Oceans of Opportunity

Month: January 2012

2012 Northeast Rebreather & Advanced Diving Technology Workshop

We’re just one week away! Space is still available – register today! All are invited to attend the 2012 Northeast Rebreather & Advanced Diving Technology Workshop on Saturday February 4th, 2012. The event is being organized by Ocean Opportunity Inc, and graciously hosted at the University of Rhode Island. Our first workshop in 2010 proved hugely…

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another dive industry acronym: PCB

Diving is full of acronyms and abbreviations – agencies such as NAUI, PADI, TDI, IANTD; those used in dive planning such as RNT, TNT, RDT, those used for equipment modes such as SSA, OC, CCR, SCR, and it goes on and on and on. Some recent work leads me to discuss yet another abbreviation that those…

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‘P.I.G.’ welding the wet way

Winter diving here in New England brings three things – 1) mid 30 degree water, 2) good visibility, and 3) more work than I know what to do with. All good problems in one way or another. We combat the cold with hotwater suits, circulating a steady flow of water over the diver’s body just above…

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update on the Ocean State’s ‘Oceans Aquarium’

Today I am very proud to share a recent television broadcast update on the Oceans Aquarium Research & Science Center (OARS). The project has been catalyzed by Victor Moffitt of Coventry, RI. This is a needed, necessary, and frankly common-sensical project for our Ocean State. Stay tuned as major strides are taken to develop Phase…

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the decision NOT to dive

Of all the decisions we must make as divers, the most difficult is often the decision NOT to dive. Those of us diving in the commercial sector know that this decision can often cost a business a considerable amount of money, and even earn a sour reputation should a diver show up on sight and…

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