In 1979-80 Hunter Allied Diving Service was involved with the demolition of the original Newcastle Floating dock prior to the installation of the new dock "Muloobinba". Divers were trained in all aspects of underwater cutting (Thermal lance, oxy arc, Brocco and flame cutting) Each section of dock was cut away and removed by 120ton Floating crane.

The divers worked on this cutting project for 6 months straight. At the completion of works Hunter Allied Diving Service had at it's disposal a crew of highly trained divers specializing in underwater cutting. Twenty years on this experience is still available in Newcastle.

Using the flame cutting system it is possible to cut at twice the speed with half the cost of consumables against popular methods of underwater cutting.