Our History

Specialty Diving Services was formed in 1985 when Nicholas Tanionos and Ronald Archambault made an informal partnership to start a commercial diving company.

Ron and Nick incorporated Specialty Diving Services to conduct underwater work, in a ship husbandry capacity, on vessels in RI. The company worked in this market for 2 years while pursuing construction related diving opportunities.


Over the years… Opportunities… Growth

Today, Specialty Diving Services, Inc. is thriving under the leadership of Nick Tanionos. We have grown from a typical American startup operation to a company that employs over 50 and has a reputation as a leader in our industry as well as in our community.