Steamboat's Commercial Divers

Steamboat’s Skin & Scuba has a full staff of professionally rated divers that are licensed and insured. Our underwater commercial work is specialized in DIVE SALVAGE/REPAIR/INSPECTIONS. All divers are also trained in “Search & Recovery” and are experienced, which saves time and money for our customers. There is no commercial dive work too small or too big for Steamboat’s divers. We can operate all year round at any time of day or night if necessary.

                                        Potable Water Inspection:
Steamboat's Inc. strictly meets and exceeds all AWWA standards along with applicably federal CFR's. Providing you with assurance that your tank will be inspected without disturbing any sediment, and it will not have contaminants from a dive team introduced. Most often we are able to inspect and clean tanks with no disruption to service. 

The most dangerous potable water tank situations are the ones you are unsure of. Contact us and see what a difference we can make for you. You will finally know exactly what your tank is like when it is full and in operation, our High definition video and high resolution photographs along with the detailed written report will give you all the knowledge you need to be 100% confident your system is correct. 

Safe and Sanitary Diving Practices for Potable Water Systems

The two most important things to consider when using divers for the inspection and maintenance of potable water systems are SAFETY AND SANITATION. The equipment and procedures employed by Steamboat's Inc. addresses both of these issues. We DO NOT view a diver using a wet suit or using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA) as either safe or sanitary. Therefore, we do not use or recommend the use of such equipment. Equipped with dry suits and full face mask, our divers are totally isolated from the water. The dry suit eliminates any possibility of contaminating your drinking water and enables the diver, by adjusting the volume of air inside the suit, effortlessly maintain buoyancy at any level in the tank. The full face mask combined with the proper hood guarantees no part of the divers head will contact your potable water. Divers receives an unlimited amount of surface-supplied air through an umbilical with hardwire communications and a life-restraint member attached. This system allows the diver to conduct a complete and thorough investigation and communicate currant accurate information  for documentation topside Divers equipped in this manner are comfortable and confident of their safety and well being, and thus perform more efficiently.

Having a limited supply of air, scuba divers prove to waste more time gathering and changing their air tanks than actually working. Making them inefficient and tired. Fatigue compromises safety from the beginning. Full body contact with water occurs with the use of a wet suit, offering no assurance that the diver will not contaminate the water, since wetsuits absorb contaminants at contact. The face mask used with scuba does not protect the diver's head and has no communication system, rendering him helpless in an emergency situation. Not having the ability to communicate, the diver relies largely on his memory to compile his report. Frequently, the scuba diver is preoccupied with concern for his air supply and may not take the time or have the time to gather precise information for an adequate documentation.

UNDER WATER ROV - Under Water Remotely Operated Vehicle Inspections - 

Our ROV often is the best choice for larger tanks.  Photographs and Video cover all major inspection points, and any problem points can be thoroughly analyzed.  A DVD lets you see and analyze the interior conditions of the tank. The ROV is controlled by one of our trained ROV operators and his team. You can be confident after we have completed the initial inspection with our ROV that you can now see the whole picture.


Diver Inspections 

We also utilize qualified divers which use a hand held underwater High-Definition video camera, Inspections with divers are generally performed after an ROV inspection. The diver is able to better inspect cracks, breaks, and other problem spots in more detail showing you depth of a crack and the diver can be heard through our state of the art hard wired communications.  Our divers are sealed off from the potable water by wearing a dry suit and full face mask with communications.  Any equipment that will be coming in contact with your potable water is dedicated for diving potable water only, and is  washed down with a chlorine solution that meets AWWA guidelines just before the equipment is used.  

No storage tanks are exactly alike, which is why we have and continue to develop specialized equipment. We are committed to saving you time and money, while never compromising safety.

Always ask for references and do your homework on any dive contractor you hire. Often they are no more than recreation enthusiest that have gotten in over their heads, which can and will cost you to much money, stress, and down time. We hope you will allow us the opportunity to demonstrate the professionalism  that sets our company apart. When you contact us you will not talk to an office person whose sole responsibility is to sell a job to you but someone who will sell the job and help see it through on site. That's why Steamboat's Inc.  has been successful since 1984


If you are interested in receiving a quote call Toll free: 1-800-239-9380

For after hours emergencies call 605-222-4149
Or email

Some unique options/tools we can offer our customers are:

Underwater high-definition video (provides customers excellent footage of details) 

Underwater still picture photography (provides customers excellent snapshots of details) 

Pneumatic Tools (automates assembly and disassembly)

Magnetometer Proton 2 (used for narrowing down search areas and locating lost objects) 

Lift Bags (used for precision placement of items on the bottom and recovering items from the bottom to the surface ranging from 50 lbs. to 20,000 lbs., lift/air bags have many uses) 

Airlift (basically a dredger for excavating, many uses) 

Water jet (for cleaning and excavating, many uses) 

Underwater cutting torch (many uses) 

Call or email us for a free quote! Serious inquiries only please.