A day in the life of a SCAMP dive team


Our dive team’s day starts early! Even before the sun has come up, our Dive Supervisor and Operations Manager are getting ready for the day ahead. The pair discuss the day’s dive project in detail, agree the schedule of work and ensure the documentation is ready. Our Divers and Diver Tenders are getting ready too – conducting safety checks and loading their equipment on the dive boat.


Fresh from his planning session, the Dive Supervisor meets his team at the water’s edge. He briefs them on the day’s dive, detailing what work needs to be done and giving a comprehensive safety briefing. The team prepare the surface air supply equipment, double checking everything is in good working order. Then they wait for the call saying that the customer’s vessel is ready.


The call is received. The Operations Manager radios the dive team to advise them that the vessel they will be working on has given notice that it’s ready for the work to start.


When the team arrive at the customer’s vessel the Dive Supervisor goes on board to brief the Captain and Chief Engineer. Permits to work, risk assessments and safety checklists are discussed and signed, to ensure a stringent schedule of work and that all safety procedures are in place before work starts.


The Dive Supervisor runs through the plans again with his team. Now they are onsite, he can brief them in even greater detail on the potential hazards and share intelligence from the Captain and Chief Engineer. The Dive Supervisor completes the diving record log, with Diver Tenders reporting the status of the primary and standby Divers.

Our Diver Tenders are crucial to safe operations. They stay in the dive boat and remain in constant contact with their Diver in the water. They remain alert for any sign of emergency and keep the Dive Supervisor up to date on the health and safety of their Diver throughout. Once the vessel’s crew confirm all emergency procedures are in place, the Divers then enter the water, reconfirming safety checks are correct before submerging.


The Divers carry out an initial visual inspection and photograph the area undergoing work. Once complete, they get to work, following SCAMP’s rigorous health and safety policies right up until the job is done. The last task is to take a final photograph of the area so that they can share the results with the customer, and they can review their work back on dry land.


The job is done. With the assistance of the Diver Tenders, Divers are brought safely back to the surface and get back on board the dive boat. The Divers report to the Supervisor, who completes the diving records before re-boarding the vessel to brief the Captain on the completed work. He gives the Captain a disc with the before and after shots and talks him through the work that’s been done. Once the Captain is satisfied, he and the Supervisor finalise the documentation and the project is complete.


The dive team radios the harbour authority and requests permission to start their journey back. The dive team unload the dive boat, check the equipment is in good working order and get it ready for the next project. The Dive Supervisor debriefs the Operations Manager on the completed job, who, with the support of SCAMP’s technical team, prepares a comprehensive written report with photographic evidence for the customers.


Job done? Having completed one dive, the team standby for the next job, using the time to check their equipment is safe and ready for another dive.

Safety is fundamental to SCAMP’s operations.

We are committed to an incident free workplace, every day and everywhere that we provide underwater services. We only use the latest safety technology available to ensure that our expert teams are not put at risk, even when working in challenging environments. Every one of SCAMP’s physical stations uses the latest surface air supply, and we constantly monitor industry trends to ensure we’re the safest we can be at all times.

Scamp: better prepared for the journey ahead.