Divex selected as finalist at the Elevator Awards!

Divex is delighted to announce that they have been selected as one of three finalists in the Innovation category at the Elevator Awards.

The aim of the Elevator Awards is to encourage enterprise by selecting and rewarding businesses and individuals within Grampian who can help lead to the future prosperity of the region.

Divex were selected for their innovative new bailout rebreather COBRA which heralds a significant improvement in diver safety – by mitigating the risk of the stranded diver.

COBRA (Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus) is a unique system developed by an innovative design team in Aberdeen to respond to an urgent safety requirement in the world’s saturation diving industry. The system provides greatly extended emergency breathing gas to stranded saturation divers in an emergency scenario.

The set has been designed to be as simple as possible to operate and maintain and is completely mechanical, relying on no complex electronics for its operation. It has been developed to provide up to 45 minutes of fully independent breathing gas to allow the diver to return to the safety of the bell. This is a significant improvement on conventional bailout methods, such as scuba which at certain depths can only provide 7 minutes of breathing gas.

The Innovation award category recognises businesses which can demonstrate a proven ability to create, nurture and develop innovative products, processes or services that substantially improve the commercial performance or prospects of the business.

The winners will be announced at an Awards Dinner which is to be held Thursday 25 June at the Mercure Ardoe House Hotel.