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An atmospheric diving suit is not a new idea. The first atmospheric diving suits were developed over 200 years ago to protect divers from pressure while they maintained enough dexterity to carry out work. Operating at normal pressure means the diver can descend and ascend without the long decompression stops deep divers must endure to avoid the bends.

The Hardsuit is the newest version in a long line of single atmosphere diving systems. The cast aluminum diving suit can operate at depths of 1000 feet for up to six hours. The Hardsuit is designed and developed by the Ceanic Corporation.  A product of improvements to existing ADS technology and an innovative breakthrough in rotary joint development, the Hardsuit permits low friction movement under extreme pressures.  Twenty strategically located joints mimic the body’s joint system allowing maximum dexterity. This technology enables trained operators to work in water depths to 1,000 feet (305 meters) while remaining at a single atmosphere or surface pressure environment.

In many applications, the Hardsuit would be an effective and economical diving tool for:

  • Underwater inspection and non-destructive testing.
  • Repairs of underwater structures normally requiring saturation diving techniques.
  • Marine salvage.
  • All marine operations that require deep diving and/or long bottom times.
  • Rescue capacity for submersible operations.
  • Recently, a thruster pack was developed which permits mid-water operations such as platform inspections, pipeline surveys, and scientific research.


Remote Operated Vehicles

Underwater Admiralty Sciences operates two Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs). These include the Deep Sea Systems MAX Rover and the Deep Ocean Engineering Phantom DHD2.

The MAX Rover ROV from Deep Sea Systems is a larger ROV than the Phantom in both size and payload. The ROV is equipped with extensive video capabilities and manipulator arms.

Note: The Max Rover is on the East coast but available with prior notice

UAS also operates a Deep Ocean Engineering Phantom DHD2 ROV with an NTSC video camera, dual lights, custom aluminum crash frame and torque balanced thrusters. It also has a radar system, altimeter and compass. Additionally the ROV has two mounted manipulator arms... a two and a custom five function arm.



Sidescan Sonar

Side scan sonar use acoustical signals to paint a picture of the sea bottom. The sonar consists of a towfish attached to an umbilical cable, which is connected to a monitoring system. The monitoring system interprets information from sensors in the towfish to create a two dimensional profile of the sea floor surface. Items as small as two inches can be detected.


ADS ( Atmospheric Diving Systems)

The Hardsuit is the world’s most advanced Atmospheric Diving Suit (ADS). Manufactured by Oceanworks, Inc, the Hardsuit is the product of improvements to existing ADS technology and an innovative breakthrough in rotary joint development that permits low friction movement under extreme pressures. This technology enables trained operators to work in water depths to 1,000 feet (305 meters) while remaining at a single atmosphere or surface pressure environment. Underwater Atmospheric Systems, Inc. (UAS), uses the Hardsuit In many applications, the Hardsuit would be an effective and economical diving tool for:

  • Underwater inspection and non-destructive testing.
  • Repairs of underwater structures normally requiring saturation diving techniques.
  • Marine salvage.
  • All marine operations that require deep diving and/or long bottom times.
  • Rescue capacity for submersible operations.
  • Recently, a thruster pack was developed which permits mid-water operations such as platform inspections, pipeline surveys, and scientific research.


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