Friday, December 16, 2011

Aquarius’ Commercial Counterparts

Aquarius' Commercial Counterparts
starAquarius Undersea Laboratory
December 10, 2011 11:40 AM
by Saul Rosser

Aquarius' Commercial Counterparts

The Aquarius Habitat supports Saturation Divers at a depth of 47 Feet Sea Water. The commercial diving industry conducts saturation diving to much greater depths utilizing chambers on board a Dive Support Vessel (SDV) and a Diving Bell for lowering divers to the sea floor. One of the largest and most modern saturation diving systems in operation today is the DSV Skandi Arctic. Aquarius Reef Base's Operations Director, Saul Rosser, also happens to have been heavily involved in the design of this system which can take divers to 350 Meters Sea Water (1,150 Feet Sea Water).  Discovery Science recently produced an episode of their Mighty Ships series on the Skandi Arctic and it can be viewed at the following link:



Dr. Art Trembanis
Associate Professor
109 Penny Hall
Department of Geological Sciences
The College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
University of Delaware
Newark DE 19716
"We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."
-T. S. Eliot, Little Gidding

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