underwater hull cleaning

Underwater Inspections

DIVING STATUS specializes in the provision of underwater survey and inspection services for ships, dock gates, mooring systems, cables and a variety of other underwater structures. Underwater surveying is one of the core diving services we provide to clients in a whole range of settings. Every service provided by DIVING STATUS includes underwater inspection along with a detailed report with photos and videos before and after the tasks performed.

Our experienced diver inspectors and inspection engineers regularly carry out surveys approved by all the major classification societies including in-water damage assessment and surveys in lieu of dry-docking. Our company understands the challenges involved with this type of work and believe a comprehensive knowledge of ship construction, marine structures, corrosion, paint coatings and marine fouling, along with numerous other details are necessary to be able to produce a meaningful, accurate and useful client report.


In-Water Survey with CCTV equipment

  • Complete hull surveys, including still and video colour photography documentation
  • Complete running gear inspection, including struts, fairwaters, rope guards, propellers
  • Underwater inspections on rudders and bearings
  • Dry-dock extension inspections in compliance with all major classification societies
  • Pre and Post dry dock inspections
  • Special inspections at request of ship owners’ representative, classification inspectors, surveyors and insurers
  • Pre-purchase, pre/post charter surveys
  • Damage assessment inspections
  • Hull coating inspections
  • Bottom survey at berths or anchorages to locate and remove obstructions hazardous to vessels
  • Underwater paint/epoxy/coating inspection and application

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Services

  • NDT underwater inspections
  • Ultrasonic thickness measurement (weld flaw & crack detection)
  • Magnetic particle (crack detection)