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Diving Careers: Saturation Diving

April 19, 2016

Do you ever fantasize about diving full time? Imagine strapping on your tanks and being underwater every day, and earning a paycheck to do it! Aside from the obvious — charter boat dive master or scuba instructor — there are many professions that involve full time, paid scuba diving. In this 4-part series, we’ll take a… Continue Reading »

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Diving Careers: Wreck Salvage Diving

April 19, 2016

Yesterday’s post in our 4-part Scuba Diving Careers series featured NASA diving, one of the more extreme options in the bunch. Today we’re taking a look at wreck salvage diving. There are a few different facets to this profession. Some scuba pros work as recovery divers who step in to help unlucky sailors get a sunken vessel… Continue Reading »

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What Is It Like Working As An Underwater Welder?

April 18, 2016

Hyperbaric welding is the process of welding at elevated pressures, normally underwater. Hyperbaric welding can either take place wet in the water itself or dry inside a specially constructed positive pressure enclosure and hence a dry environment. It is predominantly referred to as “hyperbaric welding” when used in a dry environment, and “underwater welding” when… Continue Reading »

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Dive Into the World of Underwater Welding

April 16, 2016

It’s not every occupation that can say “Barracudas like to watch.” Described by some as exciting, strenuous, and dangerous, underwater welding is one of the most difficult branches of welding to be a part of. As diver-welder John Quilici puts it,“ You’re underwater, playing with electricity. It doesn’t seem like a  good combination, but it… Continue Reading »

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How To Get A Job As A Commercial Hardhat Diver

April 14, 2016

Hardhat divers earn good money but work long hours in dangerous conditions. You should first know the risks. Commercial diving or hardhat diving is one of the world’s most challenging and dangerous professions. Honestly it is not for everybody but for those that are able to complete a commercial divers course and are able to… Continue Reading »

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Maritime Laws for Commercial Diving Accidents

April 13, 2016

Perhaps one of the most dangerous of the maritime industries is commercial diving. A 2013 article provided a shocking set of statistics related to the field, and said that, “Commercial divers are dying at a rate that is 40 times greater than all other workers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” (Thomas,… Continue Reading »

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Underwater Welding Dangers

April 13, 2016

Underwater welding is indeed a very unique and a rewarding career, but it involves a number of risks. Here’s a bit about the dangers involved in underwater welding. Quick Fact In 1932, a Soviet engineer, Konstantin Konstantinovich Khrenov invented underwater welding technique, and it was widely applied by the Soviet Navy at the time of… Continue Reading »

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Commercial Diving

April 8, 2016

By TY SAWYER Jim Hegeman works in a high paying world few of us will ever know-the often dim, cold waters of commercial diving. He has rescued and repaired cruise ships run aground off Alaska, done time in the oil fields off the coast of California, retrofitted dams in Washington so salmon could return to… Continue Reading »

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Professional diving

April 6, 2016

Professional diving: Procedural aspects The primary distinction between professional and recreational diving is that the recreational diver is responsible primarily for his/her own actions and safety but may voluntarily accept limited responsibility for dive buddies, whereas the professional diver is part of a team of people with extensive responsibilities and obligations to each other and… Continue Reading »

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