Global Diving & Salvage, Inc.

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc.

Global is a world-wide leader in the marine services industry. With more than 35 years of experience in commercial diving, marine construction, marine casualty response, topside and subsea inspection and testing services, and non-destructive testing services, we’ve come to be known in the industry for our ability to adapt quickly, solve unique problems, and resolve potentially costly situations. Our teams take pride in providing the highest level of safety, quality control, and production available anywhere. When combined with our breadth of experience, our clients and partners receive safe, effective solutions to unique problems.

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3840 W Marginal Way SW , Seattle , Washington WA 98106 USA
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Business Type:
Service provider
Industry Type:
Emergency Response
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
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A Leader in Marine Services
Founded in 1979, Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. is the largest diving contractor on the West Coast and a leading provider of marine construction, support services, and marine casualty responder worldwide. Global is dedicated to providing clients with safe and effective solutions to complex problems – even under the most difficult conditions.

Our corporate headquarters are located in Seattle, WA, with additional offices in Alaska, California, and the Gulf Coast. Recognized internationally for safety, integrity, and expertise, Global provides a wide variety of underwater maintenance, repair, installation, and inspection services. In addition to complete project management, Global offers engineering support for complex projects that require technical underwater procedures and tooling.

In addition to our contracted services, Global Technical Services is a branch dedicated to providing inspection, testing, auditing, and training in the fields of non-destructive testing and quality assurance/quality control.

Our extensive experience and resources enable us to adapt quickly and successfully complete the most complex, challenging assignments. In all endeavors, we maintain the highest level of safety.

Global is a worldwide leader in the marine services industry. Our commitment to excellence and pride in our craft ensures that our clients and partners receive safe, effective solutions to unique problems.

With more than 35 years of experience in commercial diving, marine construction, environmental services, marine casualty response, and both topside and subsea inspection and testing services, we bring the expertise and resources necessary to get the job done quickly, reliably, and safely.

Mission Statement
To stimulate professional pride and passion in our craft and provide our clients and partners with safe, effective solutions to complex problems, even under the most difficult conditions.

Vision Statement
Building on our heritage of craftsmanship, professional partnership, and environmental stewardship and achieving success by developing, engaging, and igniting the passion of our people.

Core Values

  • Honesty, Integrity
  • Safety, Teamwork, Partnership
  • Professional Pride, Dedication to Craft
  • Reliability, Dependability

A Heritage of Underwater Excellence
In 1979, Tim Beaver, John Graham, and a small group of professional divers banded together to provide diving services, ship husbandry, marine construction, small vessel salvage, and spill response services in the Puget Sound region. Their philosophy was simple: provide outstanding service to the maritime community while maintaining the highest level of safety.

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. was incorporated in 1980. The company built a reputation for its tenacious approach to every job. Each task was treated as the most important project on the books, from simple vessel surveys to fully managed wreck removals.

Global became known for having crews available any time of day or night. “We never wanted to tell a customer that we couldn’t do something,” says Graham. “When other companies did that, their customers came looking to us and we never let them down.” As a result, Global became known as the one to call for any underwater task – anytime, anywhere.

Today, Beaver and Graham are the two remaining owners. Both continue to serve on the Board of Directors. Their original philosophy still prevails and is visible in the passion and professionalism on every Global job site across the globe.

Health & Safety
At Global, safety comes first. We emphasize collaboration among our staff and clients to ensure the safest work environment possible. We maintain cooperation through our TEAM program (Together Everyone Achieves More), which encourages employees and clients to ensure safety is maintained for current projects and improved on future ones.

We conduct regular company-wide employee training, perform ongoing observations, have proactive dive safety and general safety committees, track and address trends, and hold daily meetings to discuss job hazard analysis, job safety kickoffs, and frequent safety audits. We comply with all OSHA regulations.

Global maintains the highest environmental protections at all of our work sites. We conduct ongoing training on regulations, compliance, spill prevention, notifications, equipment maintenance expectations, and cleanup procedures.

We strive to reduce waste and ensure protective measures are always in place. We continually seek opportunities to collaborate with our neighbors and community to promote environmental stewardship.