Sat System in Stock For Sale Immediate Delivery

SMP Ltd have available for immediate delivery this 9-12 man modular saturation diving system.

This system can be sold “As Where Is” or as a completed fully operational saturation diving system.

Further details can be viewed by downloading the PDF document below.

If you have any further questions regarding this saturation diving system please contact Phil Connolly (

Click here to download the PDF datasheet for this saturation diving system

Diver survives 40 minutes in North Sea after air supply line is cut

A cool-headed oil rig diver survived nearly 40 minutes deep in the freezing North Sea after his air supply line was accidentally cut.

The commercial diver, named as Chris Lemons, 32, was working 262ft underwater when his “umbilical” line, supplying air and heat, became snagged and was severed, leaving him with just his emergency air tank.

In line with safety procedures he remained still to conserve his air supply, but it was 38 minutes before his colleagues were able to find him and pull him to the safety of a diving bell, by which time he had fallen unconscious, The Times reported.

Mr Lemons was quickly revived by the bellman, a diver who remained in the diving bell, and has made a full recovery after undergoing decompression treatment.

The drama unfolded on Tuesday last week as Mr Lemons and fellow divers from the Bibby Topaz support vessel inspected a drilling structure at the Huntington oil field, 115 miles east of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.

The boat began drifting after a problem with its dynamic positioning system, which uses thrusters to control the vessel’s position, causing Mr Lemons’ umbilical line to snag before becoming severed.

Describing what happened, a diving forum user wrote: “Chris, the diver in question, said he knew to try and conserve his gas even though he was freezing to death. He doesn’t remember slipping into unconsciousness, it just happened…

“After two breaths by the bellman he started breathing on his own, he even stood up and out the way on his own steam to help in getting the bottom door down.

“Once his breathing was restored he recovered quite quickly, so they proceeded to start and warm him once the door was down and the bell was on its way up. (He was blue when they removed his hat)…

“Chris has been very very very lucky. It brings it home just how quickly things can go pear-shaped.”

A spokesman for Bibby Offshore, the company operating the vessel, praised “the skill, professionalism and expertise” of the crew in rescuing Mr Lemons.

72inch (1800mm) Diameter Twin-lock Diver Decompression Chamber in Stock

SMP have a newly painted 1800mm twin-lock diver decompression chamber in stock.  The chamber has just returned from painting.  After lots of demand from customers, we made the decision to stock one of these chambers to speed up our delivery times to our customers.  The chamber can be supplied as a stand alone chamber, or in a shipping container designed to customer specification.  Finally the chamber can be supplied as is.

Chamber comes with CE approval and has the following specification:

  • Depth Rating: 100 Metres
  • Design Code: PD5500
  • Certification: Lloyds Design Approval built under survey
  • Working Pressure: 10 Bar
  • Length: 4330 mm
  • Width: 2061 mm
  • Height: 2126 mm
  • Weight: 3875 kgs
  • Viewports: 1 x Entry Lock and 2 x Main Lock

For more information on this chamber please contact our sales team on
+44 (0)1772 687775.  Alternatively you can email

Click here to download our latest newsletter featuring this chamber 

SMP Experiencing High Demand for Commercial Diving Equipment

SMP are currently experiencing exceptionally high demand for commercial diving equipment.  In particular we are fielding lots of enquiries from commercial diving contractors looking to purchase complete air diving systems as they bid for commercial diving contracts.  This is positive news for the commercial diving industry after the recent slump over the last couple of years.

As a manufacturer of commercial diving equipment with over 30 years experience in the diving industry whose products include containerised diving systems, saturation diving systems, diver decompression chambers, diver launch and recovery systems, hot water machines and surface supplied diving panels, SMP are well placed to supply this increased demand.

Commercial Diving Equipment Manufacturer and Supplier in UK by SMP

In addition to manufactured diving equipment, SMP are also suppliers of leading brand name commercial diving equipment including Kirby Morgan diving helmets, bandmasks and full face masks, Coltri breathing air compressors, Subsalve lifting bags, Amron diving equipment including diver communications equipment, Bowtech Camera Systems, Birns underwater lighting, Stanley hydraulic tools, Cortland diving umbilicals, UMC hull cleaning equipment, Broco cutting and welding equipment and much more.

We have also improved our shipping services meaning that we are now able to reliably supply equipment much faster at reduced shipping rates to any location throughout the world.  This is a major advantage for customers who need equipment delivered ASAP in order to minimise any disruption to costly commercial diving operations.

Whatever your diving equipment needs, SMP can deliver on-time, on-budget with a superior range of diving products offering exceptional value for money.  Contact our UK sales team on +44 (0)1772 687775.  Alternatively you can email

To download our 2012 Commercial Diving Equipment Brochure use the link below:

Ocean Technology Systems (OTS) Through-Water Communications for Divers

SMP supply a range of Ocean Technology Systems through-water communications equipment for commercial diving.

OTS Guardian Full Face Mask

We supply the following OTS diver comms equipment:

  • OTS SP-100 Surface Buddy Phone®
  • OTS Buddy Phone System
  • OTS CDK-6 Surface Accessory Kit
  • OTS Earphone/Microphone Assembly
  • OTS DRS-100B Diver Recall Hydrophone
  • OTS Aquacom® STX-101 Transceiver
  • OTS ME16R Microphone element (hot mic) 150 ohm
  • OTS SSB-2010 Diver Transceiver
  • OTS Guardian Full Face Mask

All of these OTS products are listed on our website.  For more information please use the links below: