Diving Services

URI diving personnel are particularly qualified and experienced working in “black water”, turbid water and high tidal current conditions normally present here in the SF Bay. Our work experience includes:

  • Inspection, repairs and new construction of sanitary ocean outfalls, water transmission & gas/oil pipelines and large diameter tunnels and canals
  • Conduct internal pipeline and tunnel diver penetrations in excess of 3000’ to perform structural inspections and repairs.
  • Detailed structural condition surveys and repairs of waterfront facilities including wood, steel and concrete rehabilitation of piling and substructure members; corrosion monitoring and installation of cathodic protection systems; concrete and weld repairs.
  • Dam inspection, repair and retrofit; demolition and replacement of sluice gate operating systems; leak repair and concrete restoration on dam faces, spillways and penstocks.
  • ABS certified “External Specialists” to conduct ship surveys including UWILD and NDT inspections (ultrasonic gauging and magnetic particle) and hull repairs
  • Sediment removal, inspection and both coating/structural repairs of potable water reservoirs and appurtenances conforming to AWWA disinfection requirements.
  • Offshore/Coastal Diving for surveys and repairs of ocean outfalls, direction drilling and fiber optic cable installation support and salvage & recovery of materials/structures.
  • Oil refinery, sanitary and other process plant facility repairs in aeration/bio-reactor ponds, clarifiers and digesters, force mains and traveling intake screens; installation of portable dewatering cofferdam systems (Portadam®).
  • Sediment removal/displacement operations required for salvage, pipeline/cable burial and piling and pier repair.
  • Utilization of assorted UW hydraulic/pneumatic power tools and various burning, cutting and welding equipment systems.
  • Performance of projects requiring high-altitude diving as well as deep air and mixed gas diving operations in excess of 250’.