PDS Corporate History
Pro-Diving Services was formally established in 1969 as a combined supplier of diving equipment, training organisation, commercial diving and service facility. Early projects also included professional diving services around Australia.
Pro -Diving Services still has the same original Founder / Managing Director, Rick Poole at the helm.
The company is located in a purpose built warehouse of around 300 sq. meters in Banksmeadow in Sydney.
Pro-Diving Services Pty Ltd is ISO9001:2008 Accredited for Quality Management (Global Group Registered No: 10Q12577).
The facility is an approved Gas Cylinder Test Station (#094) as well as an Approved Australian Defence Department Supplier (No: ZJ279).
Our on-site technical and support equipment provides fast and professional support to our customers.
Mine countermeasures support.
Underground & aboveground high pressure Fast Fill Stations.
Control panels – Nitrox, Oxygen, Air, Nitrogen & Specialised gas.
Salvage and military lift bags (Rapid deployment bags available).
Service & testing capabilities of flow and air quality testing.
Diver communication system repairs.
Breathing apparatus servicing and certification.
Cylinder inspection and hydrostatic testing in accordance with Australian standard 2337.1.
Compressor servicing and spare parts.
Training on compressor use and maintenance.
Gas system pressure testing to 79,000 psi.
Air hoses and umbilical’s.
Oxygen hoses & fittings.
Extensive selection of gas fittings and adaptors for various gas applications.
Industrial and Luxfer SCUBA cylinders.
High Pressure Compressors – new, second hand and refurbished.
Underwater cutting equipment.
First-aid, resuscitation and marine kits.
Paintball Refill stations.
Marine & Salvage:
Our knowledge in this field is first hand with past experience as a senior salvage team member and Diving supervisor on many international salvage operations, for example:
Anro Asia – Co-Op Marine – Jhansi Ki Rani – HMAS Wollongong – Manhatten Duke – Bright Ace – TNT Alltrans – Pelair jet crash
Film & Television:
Technical & diving support for the following TV commercials & Films amongst others:
John West Seafoods – Cold Power – Liquid Drive – Ford – Kellogg’s Just Right – Barcadi Rum – Brylcream – Uncle Tobys – Norsca Spa – The Beast – Telstra Bigpond – Plus numerous roles within films & other TV commercials.
Pro-Diving Services Pty Ltd exports its services and products to various companies and organizations worldwide, which include:
New Zealand – Fiji – Papua New Guinea – Malaysia – Indonesia – P. R. China – South Africa – Solomon Islands – USA – Pakistan-Cook Islands – United Arab Emirates – Kuwait – Yemen – Pacific Islands
About PDS & Nuvair
Nuvair is a Californian based company located in Oxnard, which supplies a wide range of High pressure and low pressure compressors to the diving & industrial markets.
Nuvair specialise in “Off-the-Shelf” systems, as well as tailored build-ups for specific applications.
The President & founder of the company is Glenn Huebner, a former diver with extensive engineering skills and vast experience in the compressor industry as well as Nitrox systems.
Pro-Diving Services Pty Ltd proudly represent the range of Coltri & Nuvair systems in Australia and the South Pacific.
Nuvair Products include:
High Pressure compressors available as portable or stationary systems for:
Air, Nitrox, Air & Nitrox,
Nitrox Feed systems.
Gas analysers: Oxygen / CO2 / CO / Helium & Moisture content.
Support spares: Compressor oils for Air & Nitrox Compressor applications.
Nitrogen generation systems and membranes.
Pro-Diving Services Pty Ltd have a great working relationship with Glenn Huebner since 1997. This collaborative relationship encourages a joint approach to continual improvement of products & services on an International level.
Listening to our customers, respecting their views, working with their suggestions and ideas has been a vital part in assisting Nuvair and Pro-Diving Services position ourselves in the current market place.
The team at Nuvair value continual improvement, as this benefits the customer and their compressor systems. This in turn has reflected in the growth of Pro-Diving Services since the relationship was established.
Nuvair and Pro-Diving Services will continue to strive towards improvement, development, and customer satisfaction.
We all work better under “pressure”.
Pro-Diving Services was established in 1969, and continues its commitment and dedication to customer support.
Further dedication is towards our suppliers and their role in the growth of the company. Our selection of suppliers enable our service to be of a higher quality and deliver projects on time within deadline requests as best as possible.
Pro Diving Services will continue to support customers with technical advice and support to guide them in a direction that will benefit their business expansion within the diving, mining and military industry.
Rick Poole Founder / Pro-Diving Services Pty Ltd
PDS Key People
Rick Poole (C.E.O.)
Founder of the company in 1969, Rick still heads the company’s daily operations and management. He has extensive knowledge within the diving, salvage, engineering & gas industry and is a qualified fitter & machinist with considerable experience with multi-stage high pressure compressors, panel fabrication, gas storage systems, nitrogen and nitrox equipment, high pressure valves, hydrostatic testing of gas cylinders and high pressure equipment. Rick still prides himself on being readily available to talk directly to customers and give helpful advice when required.
Jack Toy (Service Technician)
Jack Toy is responsible for working directly with Rick supporting servicing and fabrication of systems for Mining, Diving, engineering & gas industry, as well as multi-stage high pressure compressors, panel fabrication, gas storage systems, nitrogen and nitrox equipment, high pressure valves, hydrostatic testing of gas cylinders and various other high pressure equipment. Jack also prides himself on being readily available to talk directly to customers and give helpful advice where required.
Jack is fully endorsed by Swagelok for work involving Swagelok fittings as well as being Certified for service and repair on the Helicopter Escape Breathing Apparatus SEA LV2 & MRS 111 used by the various Government and Military organisations. In addition to this he also holds current Endorsements for WorkCover OH& S for onsite operations, Working in Confined Space, Confined Space Rescue, & Monitoring Hazardous Atmospheres.
James Reed (Marketing – Customer Service – Company Development)
James comes from an engineering background where he served as an apprentice in Electronics & Avionics at RNAY Fleetlands from 1996-2000 where he trained for Helicopter Maintenance, Avionic & electronic Systems as well as Engine Management. This training was used in conjunction for work associated for the Tri services primarily the RAF.
In addition to this James has extensive training PC/CNC controls & trouble shooting, Management, Marketing, Customer Care and Company Development.
James is there to assist with support when required and will offer professional advice to customers based on his experience and knowledge.
Aviv David (Accounts Department)
Aviv has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering is responsible for the company accounts and day to day running of the financials.
Dora Phan (Accounts Department)
Dora Phan has a Bachelor of Business (University of Technology Sydney), majoring in Accounting and Finance. Her responsibility is to assist the company’s accounts department.