Vision Statement


The US GoM Diving Safety Workgroup is a US GoM focused, non-competitive and non-commercial group of oil and gas operators, transmission companies, commercial diving companies, supporting sub-contractors, organizations and industry stake holders. The group will provide a unified voice to promote and improve diving safety, through the following:
  • Identification and sharing of best practices
  • Identify and seek solutions to industry challenges and issues
  • Review and comment of existing and proposed standards and guidelines
  • Provide input to the regulators and industry associations

Executive Board Elections


The DSWG would like to congratulate Kevin Lord (Shell) & David Gilbert (ExxonMobil) for re-election to the E-Board. David will serve again as the 2022 Chairman.
We also congratulate Troy Turner (Phoenix) being elected in the contractor position on the E-Board.

We thank Marty Cox (Chet Morrison) for his service this past term on the board and ongoing support to DSWG.
To the other 2021 nominees; Kris Chambers (BP) and Eddie Trahan (C-Dive), thank you for your participation and interest in serving on the board.



Membership Meetings

The next General Membership Meeting will be held:

Wednesday January 19, 2022.
9:00am to 11:00am


Please mark your calendars for 2022 DSWG General Membership meetings. At this time we will continue to plan the meetings as Virtual/Zoom meetings, but we are all looking forward to in-person meetings as conditions improve.

2022 Meeting Dates
Month Day Meeting Type Location Hosts
January 19-Jan General Membership Virtual TBD
March 16-Mar General Membership Virtual TBD
May 18-May General Membership Virtual TBD
July 20-Jul General Membership Virtual TBD
September 21-Sept General Membership Virtual TBD
November 16-Nov General Membership Virtual TBD



Underwater Magazine: Phil Newsum Remembers Randy Abadie

image Phil Newsum writes about Randy Abadie in the latest issue of Underwater Magazine. "On Friday, April 26th, the industry lost a man whose contribution to diver safety needs to be shared with all who should read this." This article remebering Randy can be found in the May/June 2019 Issue on page 10

Click here: Underwater Magazine May/June 2019













DSWG is the Cover Story in Underwater Magazine

image The April/May 2017 Issue of Underwater Magazine, which is published by the Association of Diving Contractors International, features an article about the DSWG meeting that took place at the Neutral Bouyancy Laboratory in the Johnson's Space Center in Houston. If you have not received the latest issue or read the story online, follow the link below to read the article in digital format. Again, thank you to everyone for the continued support and progression of the group to lead safety for commercial diving.

Click here: Underwater Magazine March / April 2017












Exotic Species Alert - Lionfish (Family Scorpaenidae)
Information, Concerns, Contact:

image Lionfish are native to the warm waters of the South Pacific and Indian Oceans. Since there are no known Atlantic or Gulf predators, lionfish have quickly expanded their range throughout the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Lionfish are voracious predators and may compete with other important reef fish such as groupers and snappers.
Click Here for More Information

TO REPORT SIGHTINGS: Please report any lionfish sightings to
Texas Wildlife Department, Coastal Fisheries division:
Leslie Hartman     leslie.hartman@tpwd.state.tx.us      (361) 972-6253
Brenda Bowling    brenda.bowling@tpwd.state.tx.us    (281) 534-0100




Join the US Gulf of Mexico Diving Safety Work Group

To Join the US Gulf of Mexico Diving Safety Work Group, please complete the Application Form on the Documents page
and email to William Bratkowski.

There are NO dues or other Fees required to be a member. We simply ask that you provide your time and input to promote safe operations for commercial diving in the US Gulf of Mexico.


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