Uncle Sam to SCUBA divers: I want you
By Mimi Hall
"For the first time in the (scuba) industry, we have a malicious threat to manage," says Steven Orusa of the International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists. "Any place that has water in its jurisdiction may have a risk — recreational, commercial, shipping or industrial."
No one keeps count of how many dive teams there are across the country, but those who work in the field say there are hundreds, maybe thousands. Some are small volunteer fire company units; some are big-city operations, responsible for underwater security at huge commercial shipping ports, with dozens of divers and millions of dollars worth of equipment.
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