About Us

GRD Franmarine, located at the Australian Marine Complex, Western Australia, is Australia’s leading commercial diving company. GRD Franmarine has more than three decades of experience in onshore and offshore diving and hull cleaning services.

2015 will see our national expansion program come to fruition with a target to have a commercial dive operation in Sydney, NSW and a commercial dive operation in Darwin, NT. This will only add to our capability allowing a fast mobilisation nationwide 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Franmarine Underwater Services, established in 1981, is the most experienced onshore commercial diving company operating in Western Australia. Gage Roads Diving, established in 2011, performs required services for offshore projects and conforms to all required legislation. Combined they are GRD Franmarine and specialise in, but are not limited to, in-water surveys and inspections, corrosion control and protection, subsea welding, salvage, subsea drilling, pipeline installation, subsea construction, mooring installation and maintenance, hull cleaning and a wide range of offshore services to the oil and gas industry.


Our aim is to remain the most professional and safest commercial diving company operating in Australia. Our strong HSEQ Management System allows us to deliver a range of specialised services within budget and on time. Our commitment to delivering the highest standard of service will remain a cornerstone of our culture as we continue to grow both here and across the nation.


GRD Franmarine has a range of patented products and services that are unique. This innovative range consists of the Ezyrider Mooring and Offset Anchor System, revolutionary scouring and dredging technology, underwater epoxy coat paint system and the Envirocart.


The prestigious Golden Gecko Award for environmental excellence was achieved in 2000 for Franmarine’s advances and innovations with seagrass protection.  In 2013 we were awarded the Golden Gecko Certificate of Merit for our Envirocart then in 2014 we were awarded the Golden Gecko Award for Environmental Excellence for the removal of potentially harmful biofouling using the 'Envirocart'.
 

Commitment to Health, Safety, Environment and Quality

GRD Franmarine operates under DNV-GL ISO 9001:2008 Quality, ISO 14001 Environmental,  AS/NZS 4801 and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management systems. The Company has undergone third party certification from NOPSEMA in respect to Diving Managment Systems and presently holds the following Classification Society approvals: American Bureau of Shipping, Nippon Kaiji, DNVGL, Lloyds Register of Shipping and Bureau Veritas relating to our commercial diving operations. Included within our quality management system are the following key elements:

  • HSEQ Management Manual;
  • Diving Safety Management System;
  • Operations and Procedures Manual; and
  • Detailed environmental management and risk management plans.

A​ll diving operations are conducted in accordance with Australian statutory requirements.

The GRD Franmarine team

Since 1981 our company has been building a solid reputation for commercial diving excellence. This reputation has been founded on a strong commitment to our employees and as a result we retain experienced staff who understand our clients' needs.

Major clients

Regular major clients include:

  • Austal Ships P/L
  • Australian Marine Complex
  • Australian Navy
  • Australian Submarine Corporation
  • BAE Systems (formerly Tenix Shipbuilding)
  • Cockburn Cement
  • CSBP 
  • Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC)
  • Department of Fisheries (WA) Subsea
  • Department of Transport (formerly DPI)
  • Fremantle Port Authority
  • James Fisher Defence
  • KJV (Chevron)
  • Maritime & Civil
  • Mermaid Marine
  • OMSA
  • Patrick 
  • Rio Tinto (Dampier Salt)
  • Riverside Marine
  • Rottnest Island Authority (RIA)
  • Saipem Leighton Consortium
  • Svitzer (Aust)
  • Tidewater Marine
  • United Salvage
  • WA Shell Sands
  • Water Corporation
  • Majority of the local Shipping Agents and Insurance Companies.