About the book
"Underwater Work is work done underwater, generally by divers during diving operations, but includes work done underwater by remotely operated vehicles and manned submersibles.
The versatility and multifarious skills of Underwater Work mean that it’s possible to operate over a wide range of activities, working in hyperbaric conditions or in confined spaces. The experience in the field and the detailed knowledge of diving procedures also enable the divers to operate in highly specific segments: inspection of civil-engineering structures; undersea foundations and welds; ship hull inspections and raising of wrecks; work in hostile and nuclear environments; dam inspections using an ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle); installing or commissioning outfalls, undersea conduits and cables.
Virtually all the civil-engineering trades and crafts can be transposed to Underwater Work, as in the case of high-pressure cleaning, cementing, welding, cutting, etc.
Nowadays, mainly stimulated by the development and encouragement of underwater oil exploration, the technical means in the form of diving equipment, installations, electronic equipment, compression and decompression chambers, as well as surface support vessels, are increasingly complex and require an ever better-prepared staff.
The main aim of this book is to expose and discuss the inner workings of Underwater Work, its challenges and opportunities.
Underwater Work - know, recognize the unknown, explore a new world."