Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. is pleased to announce they have expanded their regional operations with the addition of a new office in Juneau, Alaska. The new Juneau office will support southeast Alaska through several of Global’s primary service lines: marine construction, marine salvage and emergency response, diving operations and more. Global has been providing … Continue reading Global Opens New Office in Juneau, Alaska
Devon Grennan, CEO and President of Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., has been appointed President of the Spill Control Association of America (SCAA). SCAA is a professional association representing spill control contractors, manufacturers, distributors, government agencies, and various qualified individuals within the industry. Grennan has served on the board of SCAA since 2012. “SCAA is … Continue reading Devon Grennan Appointed President of SCAA
Take a few seconds and close your eyes. That pitch black is a typical working environment for a Global diver: deep underwater, essentially blind, and doing everything by feel for hours at a time. What’s “normal” at Global, isn’t usual for the rest of the working world. It’s a unique job that comes with an … Continue reading Working Underwater
Here at Global we approach every job with the respect, attention, and focus it deserves – no matter how difficult or routine it may be. Underlying that dedication to getting the job done efficiently and effectively are two key guiding principles: reliability and dependability. “Repeat customers call us because they know what they’re going to … Continue reading A Deeper Look at Global’s Commitment to Reliability & Dependability
Bas Coppes has joined the senior management team at Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., aiming to guide the global growth of the marine services company. Coppes will be based out of Global’s Houston, Texas office and will be focusing on salvage and wreck removal operations worldwide. Coppes brings two decades of salvage and offshore experience … Continue reading Bas Coppes Appointed Director of Salvage & Wreck Removal
If you look closely at the gold diving helmet in the center of the Global Diving & Salvage logo you might notice that there’s something missing. It’s a subtle, slight mistake that – 35 years ago – fit the vision original owners Thom Davis and John Graham had for the company. The helmet in the … Continue reading A Closer Look at Global’s Logo
December 23, 2016 Global’s service offerings have expanded significantly since our initial focus on diving operations in 1979, but one of our founding capabilities – salvage and wreck operations – continues to be a success through the completion of hundreds of projects around the world. While every call is unique, our team brings quick response, … Continue reading Salvage & Wreck Services: Answering the Call Anytime, Anywhere
November 22, 2016 At Global we’re proud of our historical ties to the Puget Sound’s maritime industry and are devoted to protecting the history of the region. We have been a supporter of Puget Sound Maritime (PSM) for more than a decade. PSM’s mission is to create appreciation of the Puget Sound region’s maritime past … Continue reading Preserving Puget Sound’s Maritime Past and Future
September 22, 2016 Back when Global was first founded in 1979, there were no video systems to provide clients with an opportunity to see things through the eyes of the diver beneath the surface of the water. In those early days of the company, each client had to trust that Global was working in their … Continue reading Honesty & Integrity Hold Deeper Meaning
Founded in 1979,Global started as a group of six dedicated,independent divers,all with the goal to make a living doing what they loved. Today,the company is the largest provider of marine construction and support services on the West Coast. We’ve come a long way by delivering on the toughest jobs and remaining true to our passion for diving,performance,and safety.
Prior to Global’s founding,the diving and salvage industry was primarily composed of freelance two-man teams – a diver and tender. As shipyards grew in the Pacific Northwest,the need for formalized marine-services companies grew as well. The passing of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969,which mandated that companies clean up maritime oil spills,also meant business was booming.
To meet this new demand,several outfits formed,including Seattle-based Crowley Environmental Services (CES). It was here that Global’s founders — John Graham,Greg Harem,Thom Davis,Mark Niccoli,Norm McCullum,and Joe Antounucci – first met. “Crowley has to be credited with teaching us much of what we learned,” says Thom Davis. “It was a great company to work for.”
The founders discussed starting their own diving company for nearly a year. Within CES,they were already essentially running their own business,and calling their own shots. Once decided,they moved forward quickly. Greg Harem was elected company president over drinks at a lounge at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport,minutes after returning from a dive job. So they dubbed their newfound company Global Diving & Salvage.
After a trying first year,Global established itself as a reliable crew of skilled,determined professionals. One invaluable customer was Dave Anderson,dockmaster at Todd Pacific Shipyard,who met the Global team while they were with CES. Impressed by their ability to safely complete any job,whatever the hour or conditions,he made them his single call for his diving needs. “These guys learned so quickly,” Anderson says. “They knew what I wanted before I even knew what I wanted.”
As our reputation has grown,so have our equipment resources,service offerings,and customer base. Today we have four regional offices across the U.S. Our crews work around the world,completing major construction projects,cleaning up oil spills,and salvaging vessels. All projects are preformed with the highest dedication to crew safety and performance excellence. We also provide ship husbandry,training,non-destructive testing,QA inspections,and marine consulting services to public and private organizations across the globe.