Talk:Commercial offshore diving

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This article makes unbalanced assertions about the safety of the industry, some of which are uncited. There is a strong emphasis on Norway, whereas the industry is worldwide. There is room for improvement. Chiswick Chap (talk) 13:45, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

What is the most unbalanced assertion about safety in your view? --Pan of steel (talk) 10:18, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

This article says this is the most dangerous form of professional diving but the page on professional diving says that HAZMAT diving is the most dangerous and sewer diving is the most dangerous form of HAZMAT diving. I suspect that sewer diving is in fact the most dangerous, but I am not sure enough to edit this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:46, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

The hazards are different, and the risks vary depending on the exact circumstances. In the absence of statistics to support any one mode of diving being measurably more dangerous, I think that the claims should be modified to high risk, or just dangerous instead of most dangerous. The most dangerous conditions are the ones that are fatal. Commercial diving is an occupation where fatalities are rare, and occupational health and safety authorities are watching for contraventions. Technical diving is probably significantly more dangerous at the extreme exposures, and military combat diving during war is probably the most dangerous of all. • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 13:58, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Focus of article[edit]

This article seems to be mostly about historical safety and exploitation issues on Norwegian offshore oilfields, and not really much about that. There is probably more about actual offshore diving in other articles.

The article should be rewritten and expanded to fit the topic, or renamed to fit the content, or merged into another article. I have no strong opinions as to which would be the better route. At the moment it is moribund and misleading. I do not have the skills in Norwegian to improve the historical value of the only content that is unique to this article, nor the interest, knowledge or experience to build a decent article to fit the title.

I invite suggestions on how to deal with this. • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 14:19, 20 September 2014 (UTC)