Tag Archive: ROV

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

ROV Inspection – Reservoir Valve

ROV Inspection This month Commercial and Specialised Diving were asked to assist with the inspection of a faulty valve located in a reservoir. In this case it could have been extremely dangerous to… Continue reading

ROV Moving Floor Survey

Remotely operated vehicles (ROV’s) are often utilised by Commercial and Specialised Diving. The ROV that Commercial and Specialised Diving use is highly mobile and versatile. The ROV also contains a camera and is… Continue reading

New CSD Inspection ROV

Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) are unmanned submersibles that have been developed to overcome the limitations of human subsea divers. The first tethered ROV, Poddle, was built in 1953 by the French inventor Dimitri… Continue reading