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The Ocean Discovery Test Centre

First and foremost here is a look at our facilities. As you can see our workshop has just about everything you could ever need to keep your gear in perfect condition.

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The Test Centre's service lab. thumbnail
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A photo of Brian MacAllister using one of Ocean Discovery's workstations. thumbnail
A photo of Brian MacAllister using one of Ocean Discovery's workstations. thumbnail

Some of Our Team’s Past Achievements

Our team is made up diving and marine specialists. They have accumulated experience and expertise in just about every niche of the diving industry imaginable, from archaeology to oil rigs. Here are some albums capturing their proudest achievements.

The Raising of the Costa Concordia

On January 12th 2012 the Costa Concordia cruise liner was wrecked off the Italian coastline. The salvage operation that ensued was the largest ever undertaken. Ocean Discovery's Brian MacAllister was diving supervisor on the operation charged with get the ship vertical, buoyant, and ready for towing.

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Image of the capsized Concordia, lying on its side. thumbnail
The ship's name, 'Costa Concordia', printed on the hull of the capsized ship. thumbnail
A poster with an image of the wreck and large text reading: 'CONCORDIA. UN ANNON DOPO.' thumbnail
Two diving masks lying side by side. thumbnail
Photo of crew members preping a diver in front of a diving cage. thumbnail
A diver underwater at work on the wreck. thumbnail
A diver turns to the camera for a photo during a dive. thumbnail
Photo of a diver underwater and looking down at part he is working on. thumbnail
A crew member sitting down inside a small, cylindrical saturation chamber. thumbnail
A photo of the Concordia taken from Giglio Porto. thumbnail
Photograph of a floating rig used by the salvage team. thumbnail
Image of several red cranes running parallel to the capsized ship. thumbnail
Photo of the raised wreck. There is obvious water damage and a huge cavity spanning the height of the ship. thumbnail
A photo of Porto Giglio taken from the sea. thumbnail

Diving in the North Sea Oil Fields

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A photo taken from underneath the Hydro offshore oil platform. thumbnail
Two WASP atmospheric diving suits. They are yellow and have a bulky anthropomorphic shape. thumbnail
A close up profile image of the WASP atmospheric diving suit. thumbnail
A diver poses for a photo from inside a WASP suit (with the helmet removed) before entering the water. thumbnail
On the deck of a ship, a diver in a WASP suit hugs two of his co-workers with the mechanical arms. thumbnail
A photo of a large industrial ship sitting in a dock. thumbnail
A photograph of a lone oil rig with a single derek protruding upwards. thumbnail
Image of a seemingly imcomprehensible instruments panel. thumbnail
A photo of two co-workers helping a diver inspect his equipment. thumbnail
A photo of a submersible and one of its pilots on the deck of a ship. thumbnail
Photo of a submersible in profile, suspended above the water. thumbnail
Photograph of a submersible being winched in for the night as the sun sets over the sea. thumbnail

Archaeological Diving

Image of a diver about to dive, aboard the the deck of a small vessel littered with ropes and equipment. thumbnail
Photograph of a canoe being hoiseted out of the sea. thumbnail
Photo of a recovered canoe being lowered into place on the deck of a larger ship. thumbnail
Archeological divers wade through a river. thumbnail
Photo of a small metal artifact recovered from the water. thumbnail
Photo of a small metal artifact recovered from the water. thumbnail
Photo of a small metal artifact recovered from the water. thumbnail