Virtual Reality technologies open a new range of possibilities. This applies especially to familiarization and planning, since experiencing an environment through VR helps to build experience prior to operations. VR Diver is a full-range VR diving training solution, and fits well in the early stage of planning phase of a subsea operation, including both saturation diving and air diving.

How Virtual Reality Works

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Virtual Reality is done using head-mounted VR goggles.

These have two displays inside, creating a live stereo video for the eyes.

The goggles track head movement and rotation, so the viewer feels immersed in the environment. PaleBlue uses 3D sound environments and sound landscapes to intensify the presence effect.

For interacting with the environment, hand controllers and palm and finger tracking are used. That makes it possible to touch and interact with the virtual objects around.

Usage of VR Diver around the world

loading environment in VR

IMCA event

loading CAD models in VR

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

running simulation in VR

DSWG session
New Orleans, USA

Familiarization Using Virtual Reality

Familiarizing with working site, diving bell, chambers and procedures. Run the operation over and over again.
Use 3D virtual reality technology to experience realistic air diving or saturation diving training in a cost-effective way.

VR Bell and Chambers

Familiarize with valves and controls operation inside the diving bell and pressurized chambers.

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Work Site Familiarization

Walk around on the virtualized work site as a Virtual Reality diver and get familiar with the subsea area, distances, directions, work plan, and evacuation routines.

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VR Diver

  • Efficiency

    Better cost efficiency of commercial diver training operations

  • Competence

    Higher competence of personnel

  • Lower risks

    Minimize the risks by training on VR diving emergency situations

  • Availability

    Higher personnel retention and availability

  • Time saving

    Saving several days on each site familiarization

  • Preparedness

    Better preparedness for an operation


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Loading Environment

DEM, XYZ, and other terrain formats
Importing actual seabed scan data
Utilizing geoid (WGS84)
Applying geo projection (UTM)
Converting to real-time terrain
Positioning, according to reference

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Loading CAD Models

Inventor, SolidWorks, PDMS, other
Objects including XT, templates etc.
Converting to real-time
3D Using General Assembly Drawings
Positioning on the seabed

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Running Simulation

Adjusting environment conditions
Changing visibility distance
Customizing water currents
Work site familiarization
Familiarization with the chambers
Operation of valves and controls

Join the New Era with VR Diver

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