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Professional Divers Handbook

The aim of this Handbook, produced by John Bevan, is to provide an introduction to operational tasks procedures, equipment and instrumentation

Professional Divers Handbook

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The Professional Diver's Handbook

The aim of this Handbook, produced by John Bevan, is to provide an introduction to operational tasks procedures, equipment and instrumentation together with associated technical and safety information. It is not a diving manual and does not teach you how to dive.

The Handbook is divided into 15 chapters:

Diving Operations
Project and safety management; Exploration drilling platforms; Drilling support; Pipelay barges; Trenching barges; Dynamically- positioned vessels; Pipeline connections; Pipeline stabilisation; Offshore production systems; Single point moorings; Pipeline inspection; Shipwork; Docks and harbours; Weirs and locks; Spillways, reservoirs and dams; Outfalls; Sheet piles.

Inspection Diving Techniques
Inspection diving; Visual inspection; Still photography; CCTV; General survey inspection; Corrosion inspection; Underwater cleaning; NDT inspection; Inspection qualifications.

Applied Techniques
Corrosion prevention; Cutting; Welding; Concreting; Explosives; Explosive tools; Rigging; Lifting operations; Air lifts and dredges; Engineering drawings. Submersibles Submersibles overview; Manned submersibles; Unmanned submersibles; Submersible ancillary equipment.

Operational Diving Equipment
Diving systems; Diving helmets and masks; Diver gas management systems; Thermal protection.

Communications (colour)
Radio telephony; Diver voice communications; Diver hand signals; Diver rope signals; Radio telegraphy; Light signals; Flag signals; Distress at Sea.

Navigation and Buoyage (colour)

Cylinder Identification (colour)

Marine Fouling (colour)
Identification of marine plants and animals.

Concrete Blemishes (colour)

Weather and the Sea
Weather; Weather forecasts; Sea state; Tides and tidal streams; Temperature, thermoclines and haloclines.

Health and Safety
First aid; Chamber hygiene and diet; Ear infections; Health in the tropics; Hypothermia; Hyperthermia; Decompression; Pulmonary barotrauma; High pressure nervous syndrome; Hypoxia and Anoxia; Gas hazards; Underwater explosions; Keeping fit; Diving medical examination; Procedures following a fatal accident.

Offshore diving emergency procedures; Hyperbaric rescue; Coastguard.

Diving regulations and Codes of Practice; Equipment test requirements; Classification and certification; Diving records and qualifications.

Useful Information
Time and travel; Metrication; Conversion tables; Types of wood; Glossary.


Emphasis is on safety and illustration. Basic safety information is provided throughout the book in grey-shaded panels.

Building on the success of the first edition, this, the second edition of The Professional Diver's Handbook has become a standard reference book for divers and underwater engineers.

19cm x 26.5cm x 2cm
(7.5 x 10.5 x5/8th inches)

370 pages.
Soft-backed with clear plastic protective jacket.

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Our top selling Commercial Diving Equipment

C-Tecnics Two Diver Video & Diver Communications System

A Two Diver Video & Communications System that is Portable, Waterproof, Rugged & Weighs only 12.7Kg

SMP Twinlock Hyperbaric Chamber - Diver Decompression Chambers

Our Hyperbaric Chambers - Diver Decompression Chambers are available in a range of sizes and bespoke specifications to suit diving clients individual needs.  Our hyperbaric chambers are also fully IMCA compliant for offshore use.


This is a unique range of larger inflatables that is designed primarily to carry heavy loads at planing speeds due to its patented Futura hull shape.

Subsalve USA Commercial Lift Bag

Subsalve Commercial Lift Bags are especially suited for remote locations or for deployment from small craft and are capable of being used by a single diver. All Subsalve Lift bags meet IMCA (International Marine Contractor’s Association) standard

Coltri MCH 6 EM Electric Portable Breathing Air Compressor (MCH6)

Light and easy to handle, the Coltri MCH 6 breathing air compressor is technically advanced, but simple and economical to use. These features mean that you can use this motor driven MCH 6 diving compressor even in your own home.

Kirby Morgan EXO-BR Full Face Mask

The Kirby Morgan EXO Full Face Mask was designed for both surface supplied and scuba diving.