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Category Archives: Biography of Commercial Divers

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Diver Exploits: Policing the Depths

August 18, 2015

I started diving back in 1973 when I received my open water certification. I was number 619 from NAUI and my instructor, Ed Young, was number 501. Back in those days we still used double hosed regs, and I still have a love for them today. Wild West of Diving: My Inspiration   It might sound… Continue Reading »

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Southern exposure – Commercial diver training in New Zealand

July 24, 2015

This article will hopefully be of interest to divers considering a career in commercial diving or wishing to complete a commercial course for other reasons. Hopefully it will give you a bit of an insight into what to expect. Especially if you plan to do the course in New Zealand (only one training agency there… Continue Reading »

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How I became a Commercial Diver

July 7, 2015

Here is my experience of commercial dive schools. Having decided to embark on a career as a commercial diver my next move was to choose a school to become a commercial diver. You can also read how I came to the point of becoming a commercial diver. Pre-course Apprehension In my country in Scotland, there… Continue Reading »

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Diver Exploits: Recreational Turned Professional at PDA

July 5, 2015

I have always wanted to work as diver, and at first I wasn’t sure what work was possible. I have always had an appetite for adventure, from when I was young spending weekends away with my dad in the Lake District climbing mountains to racing downhill mountain bikes and motorbikes. If there is a chance… Continue Reading »

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Malaysian Student Pursues Dream of Working as a Mixed Gas Diver in Oil and Gas

July 3, 2015

Malaysian Fedrick Ukab Labong was attracted to the career of commercial diving as, with two-thirds of the world being covered by water, it is an endless sector to explore. Fedrick lives in Selangor, Malaysia, and before becoming a commercial diver he worked in land construction and as a SCUBA diving instructor, so had a good… Continue Reading »

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Drunken man accused of stealing excavator, charging Jefferson Parish deputies, going on destructive rampage

April 27, 2015

Jefferson Parish authorities say a 24-year-old Harvey man was intoxicated Thursday night when he commandeered an excavator from a worksite under the West Bank Expressway, charged Sheriff’s Office cruisers and led them on a chase up Peters Road before ramming through a fence and plowing the giant machine into the Harvey Canal. William Strength escaped… Continue Reading »

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Incredible video shows the moment a huge stingray nibbles on a brave free diver’s head as he lies on the ocean floor

April 27, 2015

Footage shows stingray gliding itself over a diver’s body on ocean floor Diver and documentary maker Johnny Debnam was free-diving, meaning diving without a breathing apparatus He lay motionless on the ocean floor and stingray came to investigate Stingrays are potentially deadly animals due to their dangerous barbs Incredible footage has captured the moment a… Continue Reading »

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Rescuing Sea Lion Pups, Climate Change Hits Sea Lions in the Santa Barbara Channel

April 23, 2015

Peter Howorth is a big crunch of a man with a big crunch of a handshake. In his line of work, both attributes are vital. For the past 50 years, Howorth has been capturing sea lions, seals, whales, and other marine mammals. It’s an up-close-and-personal endeavor not for the weak of grip. Initially, Howorth sold… Continue Reading »

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Diver Exploits: From Ship Cadet to Underwater Welding

April 17, 2015

I’ve worked in the dirt, the grime, in uncomfortable temperatures and pressures. Diving isn’t what I originally imagined it would be, but I’m glad I made the shift. Graduation: Nothing to Hold Back Back in college in the Philippines, I made varsity in swimming and was a member of dance club in school. I had good athletic… Continue Reading »

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