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$1.3M in Gold Recovered from SS Central America Shipwreck

$1.3M in Gold Recovered from SS Central America Shipwreck | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it
An ocean exploration company recently used an ROV to recover 1,000 ounces of gold from the SS Central America shipwreck.
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Nearly 1,000 ounces of gold was recently recovered from the shipwreck of the SS Central America, which sunk in 1857 while bearing 21 tons of gold. Learn more about the archaeological excavation of this historic shipwreck in our new blog post!

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U.S. Navy to Help with South Korean Ferry Salvage

U.S. Navy to Help with South Korean Ferry Salvage | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it
The U.S. Navy is offering its assistance with the South Korean ferry salvage effort by providing a salvage ship as well as a master diver and engineer.
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The USNS Safeguard was sent to help with the salvage of the South Korean ferry that capsized last week. Learn more about how military and civilian divers are helping with the recovery efforts in our latest blog!

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Army Sergeant Makes a Splash Re-Enlisting Underwater!

Army Sergeant Makes a Splash Re-Enlisting Underwater! | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it
A sergeant in the U.S. Army recently had an underwater reenlistment ceremony to make the occasion truly memorable.
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A sergeant in the U.S. Army wanted his third re-enlistment to be memorable, so he decided to have the re-enlistment ceremony underwater. Learn more about this unique re-enlistment and check out the video footage in our latest blog!

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Diving Team to Search for Unexploded Ordnance off Kuwait

Diving Team to Search for Unexploded Ordnance off Kuwait | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it
Divers will look for unexploded ordnance around a critical future mooring point for Iraq’s Al Basrah Oil Terminal and salvage a nearby shipwreck.
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Before a new mooring point can be built at Iraq’s Al Basrah Oil Terminal, a team of divers must scope out the site for any unexploded ordnance and salvage a massive sunken oil tanker. Learn more about this project in our latest blog!

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Google Underwater Street View Lets You Explore the Depths

Google Underwater Street View Lets You Explore the Depths | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it

Did you know you could explore some of the world's most beautiful underwater destinations using Google Maps Street View? Learn more about how divers capture these panoramic photos in our latest blog. 

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Commercial Divers Help Remove Shipwrecks from Protected Coral Reef

Commercial Divers Help Remove Shipwrecks from Protected Coral Reef | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it

A team of commercial divers used exothermic torches, burning rods, underwater chainsaws and jackhammers to cut up and remove three shipwrecks from pristine coral reefs in the North Pacific. Learn more about this $5.5 million salvage project in our latest blog!

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Amazing Exosuit Could Help with Deep Sea Work

Amazing Exosuit Could Help with Deep Sea Work | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it

This awesome dive suit lets divers work at surface pressure at depths up to 1,000 feet, features thrusters in the feet, and offers unprecedented flexibility. Learn more about the Exosuit in our latest blog: 

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Divers Rescue Man Trapped Underwater for Three Days

Divers Rescue Man Trapped Underwater for Three Days | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it
As divers searched a sunken tugboat for people lost in the shipwreck, they were shocked to discover a man had survived three days trapped underwater.
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A Nigerian cook survived three days trapped underwater until divers came to the rescue. Watch video footage of his rescue in our latest blog!

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Commercial Divers Might Help Clear Path for Bertha

Commercial Divers Might Help Clear Path for Bertha | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it
A giant tunneling machine named Bertha was stopped in its tracks by an unknown object. Commercial divers might help troubleshoot the problem.
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Bertha, the giant digging machine that’s tunneling under Seattle, has been stopped in its tracks by an unknown obstruction. Learn how professional divers might help identify and remove the blockage in our latest blog!

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Massive WWII-Era Submarine Found off Hawaiian Coast

Massive WWII-Era Submarine Found off Hawaiian Coast | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it

Undersea explorers recently found the wreckage of a historic aircraft-carrying submarine dating back to WWII. Check out this amazing video footage of the discovery! 

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Rena Salvage Divers Tackle Reef-Damaged Ship Off New Zealand Coast

Rena Salvage Divers Tackle Reef-Damaged Ship Off New Zealand Coast | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it

The wrecked container ship Rena has proven to be one of the most challenging and expensive salvage operations in history. Learn how salvage divers are prepping the ship for removal in our new blog! 

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Cannons from Blackbeard’s Pirate Ship Recovered

Cannons from Blackbeard’s Pirate Ship Recovered | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it

Underwater archeologists recover cannons from Blackbeard's pirate ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge, as they work to save remains of the 300-year-old shipwreck.

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Diving Team Identifies Pre-Civil War Shipwreck off New Jersey Coast - Divers Institute of Technology

Diving Team Identifies Pre-Civil War Shipwreck off New Jersey Coast - Divers Institute of Technology | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it
An old shipwreck is revealed to be the Robert J. Walker, a survey ship originally responsible for helping to chart the U.S. coast line.
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A NOAA Maritime Heritage diving team recently identified a mysterious shipwreck off the New Jersey coast. Learn more in our new blog! 

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Historic San Francisco Shipwreck Tells Tale of Heroism

Historic San Francisco Shipwreck Tells Tale of Heroism | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it
NOAA recently identified a historic shipwreck as the steamship City of Chester, which sank in 1888 after colliding with another ship.
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Not far from the Golden Gate Bridge is an underwater shipwreck that was largely forgotten for more than 100 years. NOAA recently identified the ship as the SS City of Chester and uncovered the heroism that took place on the day of its sinking

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Reservoir Inspections: A Job for Skilled Divers

Reservoir Inspections: A Job for Skilled Divers | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it
A diving team is responsible for all San Francisco's city water reservoir inspections. Learn about what these inspections entail and why they're important.
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It makes much more sense to send divers to inspect the structural integrity of city water reservoirs than to drain millions of gallons of water for a dry inspection. Learn more about how a team of divers conducts underwater reservoir inspections in San Francisco in our latest blog post.

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Divers Helped in Aftermath of La Conner Marina Fire

Divers Helped in Aftermath of La Conner Marina Fire | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it
Commercial divers played a pivotal role in fuel cleanup and salvage after the recent La Conner Marina Fire.
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Commercial divers were tasked with salvage and clean up after a fast-moving fire at a La Conner marina last month left a trail of carnage in its wake, including several charred, sunken boats and a fuel spill.

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Commercial Divers Help Repair Ship’s Propellers off Singapore

Commercial Divers Help Repair Ship’s Propellers off Singapore | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it
Repairing and maintaining ships is one of many career options available to commercial divers. Learn more about a propeller repair job conducted by divers.
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For a commercial diver, inspecting and repairing ships at sea may be part of a day's work. Learn more about how a team of divers and technicians helped repair the damaged propellers on a container ship off the coast of Singapore!

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Spectacular Underwater City in China Draws Adventurous Divers - Divers Institute of Technology

Spectacular Underwater City in China Draws Adventurous Divers - Divers Institute of Technology | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it
The underwater city of Shi Cheng that sits at the bottom of a man-made lake in China now serves as a popular tourist destination for divers.
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Look out, Atlantis! China has its own underwater city. The sunken city of Shi Cheng is fascinating divers from around the world. Learn more in our latest blog.

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Underwater Park in Mexico to Feature Sunken Battleship

Underwater Park in Mexico to Feature Sunken Battleship | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it
A new underwater park slated for Baja California, Mexico, will feature a sunken Mexican battleship and is expected to attract diving tourism in the region.
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A fascinating new underwater park slated to open this year in Mexico could encourage diving tourism in Baja California.

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Superstorm Christine Reveals Century-Old Sunbeam Shipwreck in Ireland

Superstorm Christine Reveals Century-Old Sunbeam Shipwreck in Ireland | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it
In the midst of Superstorm Christine, a shipwreck more than a century old was unearthed on the Ireland coast. Learn more about the Sunbeam shipwreck here.
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Superstorm Christine revealed an unexpected shipwreck! Read more about the Sunbeam Shipwreck on our blog.

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Marine Salvors Recover Wrecked Aircraft off Molokai

Marine Salvors Recover Wrecked Aircraft off Molokai | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it

Marine salvage professionals typically recover ships and cargo after shipwrecks, but this salvage team recovered an aircraft instead. Learn more about the plane’s recovery near Hawaii in our latest blog! 

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Mysterious Shipwreck Found in Great Lakes

Mysterious Shipwreck Found in Great Lakes | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it
A shipwreck hunter and his crew found the wreckage of a mysterious Civil War-era steamship that had been lost to history for more than 150 years.
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The Great Lakes are chock full of shipwrecks. Read about a sunken steamship that was recently discovered by a team of shipwreck hunters and the mystery surrounding it in our latest blog. http://www.diversinstitute.edu/mysterious-shipwreck-found-great-lakes/

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Underwater Cartographer Charted Florida’s Pristine Silver Springs

Underwater Cartographer Charted Florida’s Pristine Silver Springs | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it
Renowned cave diver Eric Hutcheson was once tasked with charting the crystal clear waters of Silver Springs, a popular tourist destination in Florida.
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Imagine exploring underwater caves in crystal clear artesian springs! Learn about the diving team that mapped out one of Florida’s natural wonders.

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Navy Divers Help Recover Segment of Sunken Confederate Warship

Navy Divers Help Recover Segment of Sunken Confederate Warship | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it

Divers recently helped salvage a piece of a Confederate warship that sunk in 1864. Learn more about this Civil War shipwreck and the effort it took to recover this piece of history in our latest blog!

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LOOK: Archaeologists Recover Cannons From Blackbeard's Shipwreck

LOOK: Archaeologists Recover Cannons From Blackbeard's Shipwreck | Commercial Diving & Education | Scoop.it
This is the stuff of legends and folklore: A notorious pirate, a captured ship and a terrible wreck. Nearly 300 years have passed since the infamous pirate, Blackbeard, sank his ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge.
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Divers race against the weather to recover Blackbeard’s infamous flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, before the remains of the shipwreck are lost to hurricanes and other storms.

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