The European Eel Regulations – A Slippery Problem

In 2009 regulations came into effect in order to protect the European Eel (Anguilla anguilla), whose numbers are in decline. Eels spawn in the Sargasso Sea and the young, known as glass eels,… Continue reading

What is “The Bends”?

Most people have heard of the bend (decompression sickness), but not many know exactly what it is! Decompression sickness is caused when bubbles of nitrogen gas are formed in the blood, when the… Continue reading

Surveying Historic Structures

Over the years our professional team of divers have undertaken work on a wide range of historic structures including bridges, tunnels, aquaducts and locks.  The work has involved surveys, maintenance, repair, protection and… Continue reading

What is underneath your moving floor?

Recent years have seen a new feature regularly installed in swimming pools, in the form of a moveable floor that allows the pool floor to be extremely versatile.  The advantages of this are… Continue reading

Are your pool ladders safe?

Consider swimming pool ladders to be a safety feature; if your swimmers are in a deep pool and the ladder is not accessible, then pool users may struggle to get out. Weaker swimmers might… Continue reading

Why you should maintain your Grilles!

Don’t let your grilles become a serious hazard! Grilles and similar features of the circulation system in a swimming pool are hugely important to the cleanliness of the water and are essential components. … Continue reading

Are your Underwater Structures in a good condition? – UT Meter

An ultrasonic thickness (UT) meter is a tool commonly used by Commercial and Specialised Diving with reference to inspection work. The device is frequently used to monitor metal thickness on underwater structures. It… Continue reading

A Safe Way for you to Work Over Water – Pontoons

Pontoons offer a flexible, effective solution to gaining safe access to structures over and alongside water. The pontoons are light, and being modular, can be assembled to fit almost any configuration.  This is… Continue reading

Underwater Concrete Repair Work

Underwater concreting is widely used in today’s marine and inland waterway construction industries in the stabilisation of various structures and in erosion areas such as piers, foreshores, harbours and tidal zones. Inevitably, due… Continue reading

What do you do if a tile breaks underwater?

There are many reasons why swimming pool floor tiles can fail or become damaged. Once exposed, broken tiles can present a serious Health and Safety risk. This is because their razor sharp edges… Continue reading