Terrence E. Overland, CSP, CHT, DMT
Cal Dive International
2500 CityWest Blvd., Suite 2200
Houston, TX 77042
Terry is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), and both a DMT and CHT through the NBDHMT. He was first SCUBA Certified in 1966 and completed commercial diver training in 1974 at the Commercial Diving Center, Wilmington, CA. He entered the commercial diving industry that year, and has worked as a diver and supervisor in the offshore diving industry around the world. He was certified an EMT-Diver in the second class offered in 1977. He has extensive diving experience using surface supplied air and mixed gas and well as Saturation and bell bounce dives. He has been the Supervisor, diver, and operator of various surface chambers for normal decompression, saturation diving, and bend treatments. He performed experimental saturation and bounce dives to 600', 1000', 1300' and 1525' at Duke University, and the Royal Naval Physiology Laboratories, UK.
Currently, EHS Manager, for Cal Dive International in Houston, TX, the largest diving company in the world. Coordinating Environmental, Health, and Safety issues and procedures relating to the offshore construction barges and vessel engaged in underwater operations worldwide. Previously employed in the offshore diving industry with Acergy, Stolt Offshore, and Oceaneering International
Before getting in to diving Terry was a Nuclear Power Plant Operator for the US Navy aboard the USS California DLGN-36 and the USS Enterprise CVAN-65.
Author of “Can Decompression Sickness Be Eliminated” published in “Proceedings of the Repetitive Diving Workshop”, American Academy of Underwater Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, March 18-19, 1991.
Co-author of the paper “Safe Diving on DP; Operational, Technical, and Regulatory Concerns and a Guidelines Standard”, presented at 1992 OTC, Houston, Texas, May 4-7, 1992.
Author of "The Development and Use of Reverse Dive profiles, Repet-up and Hang-off Diving Procedures in the Offshore Oilfield Commercial Diving Industry" published in the “Proceedings of Reverse Dive Profile Workshop”, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., October 29-30, 1999.
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