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

DSWG is the Cover Story in Underwater Magazine

image The Executive Board was pleasantly surprised recently when certain members received the March / April 2015 issue of Underwater Magazine which is published by the Association of Diving Contractors International. The cover story in this issue is about the US GOM Diving Safety Work Group and discusses the vision of our group and provides examples of the documents that we have published over the last few years. It describes the different committees that have been formed to work industry issues and provides examples of relationships that have been established within industry groups as well as regulatory agencies. 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 2015

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.
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TO REPORT SIGHTINGS: Please report any lionfish sightings to
Texas Wildlife Department, Coastal Fisheries division:
Leslie Hartman      (361) 972-6253
Brenda Bowling    (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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