Profile

We are a leading company in the field of underwater works, with the capability to undertake any project using air diving in shallow water or saturation diving in deep water. We offer a wide range of highly specialized services: hydrography, geomorphology, topographical analysis. Thanks to our continual and targeted investment into human and technological resources, we have the best technical support available on the market and the most highly qualified professionals ready to take on any challenge while guaranteeing excellent safety standards.
Our experienced and certified technicians combine reliability in respecting schedules and deadlines with impeccable safety standards and all around the world.

Mission

Sea is our field of action, passion is our driving force and specialization is our defining value. Our company’s mission is based on careful research and total quality: it’s the only safe way to integrate human resources and ensure complete customer satisfaction.

For this reason, Drafinsub is certified ISO 9001 since 2002.

History

Drafinsub was born in 1976, from the passion for the sea and the diving.

The activity was born from the passion of Adriano Passeri, that after years of experience as commercial diver in what was at the time the first European port for dimension and ship traffic, decided to start its own activity for harbour services, small underwater works, search and recovery and shipowner assistance.

That idea gave birth to Drafinsub, that kept growing in the 80’s in a well known commercial diving and maritime works reality in Italy and above, that performed all kinds of in-shore underwater works off the coast of all the country and with overseas contracts in Lebanon, Libya and Jamaica.

In the 90’s Drafinsub stepped the ladder once again, with the creation of its first hyperbaric system dedicated to the closed bell activities, and projecting itself to the offshore market.

Nowadays, with highly skilled staff operating worldwide, increasingly advanced technologies and engineering applied at the highest levels, Drafinsub aims to leave their mark in a market where the very high standards of safety and quality of work distinguish companies capable of applying modern working philosophies, to the great quality that has always distinguished the way the company works, and which is its distinctive sign.

This history goes through generations, and is a history of constant growth, that under the current leading of Gianluca Passeri is evolves at the pace of modern times for both technology and safety.

This experience, gained in nearly 45 years, led today Drafinsub to be a leader in the in-shore and off-shore diving industry with professionalism, commitment and competence.

Working Evolution

Evolution is a constant work of improvement, without stops, a path to follow towards the excellence.
Our know-how comes from long term experience and a continuous enrichment of skills, inside and outside of the water. Like the engineering ones, that represents a significant step forward in our history. An history that might be represented as a nautilus structure, a mollusc with extraordinary bathymetric performances, exactly like our company, able to operate from shallow water to offshore deep water areas as leaders in our field.

Since our origins we apply the human knowledge to technology. The know-how that comes from experience, from the respect for a natural harsh environment and for a profession that always requires top class performances. This is the “techknowlogy” we always bring with us to the sea depths and that distinguishes the quality of our services.

We are able to undertake any project using air diving in shallow water or saturation diving in deep water. We offer a wide range of highly specialized services: hydrography, geomorphology, topographical analysis and marine weather forecasting. Thanks to our continual and targeted investment into human and technological resources, we have the best technical support available on the market and the most highly qualified professionals ready to take on any challenge while guaranteeing excellent safety standards.
Our experienced and certified technicians combine reliability in respecting schedules and deadlines with impeccable safety standards, whether working in Italy or abroad.

The company has recently entered the West African Oil and Gas offshore field. Drafinsub Nigeria Limited has been created to support the expansion in this new market.

Value from Inside

Nature does not take leaps, but follows a constant evolutionary process, without interruptions. This is also our way to create our working team. Only inner human resources, only professionals fully committed to achieve each single project.
Our trademark is the quality of our staff. Women and men chosen because of their technical and physical competences and, especially, for their attitude to work as a unique team. Pearls cultured with care: an additional value that comes from the inside.

Today the company has a workforce of nearly 50 people, including employees and consultants and is authorized to take on public contracts in Italy with SOA OG7 category 5th class for Maritime projects and OG12 category 3rd class for mine clearance. We operate under the following Management Systems: ISO 9001 – ISO 14001 – OHSAS 18001. The company has grown exponentially over the past 5 years. For this reason, we decided to expand our core business activities to include mine clearance, which we have always offered as an additional ‘service’ to our clients in the past.

Furthermore, we have adopted an ethical code, following the italian D.lgs 231/01.

Drafinsub is a proud member of IDSA (International Diving Schools Association) and is running for IMCA (International Marine Contractor Association) certification.

Our Logo

The Drafinsub SRL LogoDrafinsub: strenght of our nature.
Adaptability, speed and cleverness: the natural gifts of the dolphin, our symbol, are the same ones that inspire the way we operate. The sea is infinitely stronger than men and their technology.
Those people that work deep down, as we do, must be able to adapt to any condition with extreme care for every single detail.
This is our strength, a flexible strength: made of detailed engineering projects, advanced underwater equipments and specialists for any type of work we are commissioned.