New Build DSV

Why new build DSV projects choose Fathom

Fathom Systems are at the forefront of the new build Dive Support Vessel programme in being able to provide fully interconnected systems to satisfy core Dive System requirements in both In-Built and Surface Supplied dive systems including:

  • Diver Voice Communications
  • Diver Monitoring Systems and Gas Analysis
  • Bell Instrumentation Systems, Emergency Power and Thru Water Comms
  • High Accuracy Digital Depth Monitoring and Chamber Shutdown Controls
  • Chamber Power Switching, Alarms and Status Panels
  • Chamber Entertainment Systems.

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Fathom fully integrated solutions for dive systems allow you to focus on the job, not the technology

Complete and fully integrated solutions are designed for communication and data transfer between different sub-systems and areas throughout of the vessel Dive System enabling those interconnected systems to co-operate in sharing important parameters.

This allows Dive Supervisors or Life Support Technicians access to comprehensive information on the diving operations and all diving systems in an ergonomically arranged way to aid their critical decision making.



Connectivity – assuring the client of a fully integrated, tested, and certified system

One significant difference between modern and legacy equipment is connectivity.  We design and build equipment and systems that allow communication and data transfer between different sub-systems and areas of the Dive System.  Interconnected systems can co-operate to make operations safer, maintenance and diagnostics simple and to share important parameters:

    • Gas analysers receive chamber and bell depth signals to allow correct management of gas concentrations
    • Digital diver communications over the Fathom proprietary fibre network allows voice communications throughout the entire system
    • Remote management and control of instrumentation and sensors saves time and simplifies control rooms
    • Individual Diver exposure data is available throughout the dive system, to SPHLs and to shore


Challenges – reducing the interface risk

Fathom Systems understand the challenges of any new build project and the various interfaces that exist between parties.  Dive System suppliers do not manufacture all equipment in-house, so they must work with reputable appointed sub-suppliers.  Managing interfaces with equipment suppliers, vessel owners, certifying authorities and the shipyard is often difficult and expensive.  The many interfaces and multiple equipment suppliers therefore present a real project risk – cost, schedule and function.

    • Appointing Fathom Systems reduces the number of sub-suppliers and subsequently reduces project risk, interface management effort and cost
    • Choosing sub-suppliers like Fathom Systems, who can offer a complete certified system design rather than simply supplying discrete components, places responsibility for system function and compliance entirely with the supplier

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Making the right choice – appointing Fathom Systems as the industry preferred supplier

Many factors affect selection of equipment sub-suppliers:
    • Functionality & specification compliance
    • Cost (purchase, installation & commissioning cost)
    • Track-record (reliability, references)
    • Installation and operational support including warranty
    • Client / owner preference
In considering the above factors, why choose Fathom Systems?
    • Safety, Reliability and Quality of equipment and systems
    • Capability to offer complete integrated certified system designs
    • Industry standard Digital Diver Communications Systems with 133 installed systems & 21 SPHL/HRF systems to date
    • Industry Standard Bell Emergency Thru’-water comms systems (37 systems installed)
    • Market leading Diver Monitoring Systems – NORSOK compliant
    • Best in class, award winning Gas Analysis systems with exceptional reliability
    • Unrivalled operational support
    • Low cost of ownership


Who chose Fathom Systems for their new build Dive Support Vessel: