A ‘diving project’ is the term used for the overall diving job whether it lasts two hours or two months.
Diving project can apply to both a continuous period of elevated pressure, as in saturation diving, and to a number of diving operations, possibly taking place over several days, where the divers are not under continuous elevated pressure.
The diving project does not necessarily finish once the last diver has returned to atmospheric pressure. Most decompression procedures require the diver to remain in the close vicinity of a recompression chamber for a specified time in case there is a need for treatment of symptoms of decompression illness. The diving project is only completed once that time period has expired.
Source: Commercial Diving Projects Offshore, Diving at Work Regulations 1997, Approved Code of Practice (UK HSE L103), First Edition, 1998. Regulatory Guidance
“Diving project” means any activity, made up of one or more diving operations, in which at least one person takes part or will take part as a diver and extends from the time when that person, or the first such person, commences to prepare to dive until that person, or the last such person, has left the water, chamber or other environment in which the dive, or any part of the dive, took place and has completed any requisite decompression procedures, including, where it may be reasonably anticipated that this will be needed, any therapeutic recompression.
Source: The Diving at Work Regulations 1997, UK S.I. 1997/2776, 1997. Regulations
Diving project means an activity consisting of 1 or more diving operations.
Source: Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety) Regulations 2009 (Select Legislative Instrument 2009 No. 382 as amended), Australia, prepared on 1 January 2012. Regulations