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The Underwater Centre Adds New Modules to Diving Courses

April 28, 2016

The Underwater Centre has added new modules to its commercial air diving courses. The ‘Premium’ and ‘Construction’ diver training packages will now include commercial enriched air nitrox course, MJI 21 hydraulically tensioned subsea bolted connections course, IMCA diver medic training (DMT) and IMCA assistant life support technician (ALST) training. Steve Ham, The Underwater Centre’s Commercial Director, said: “These courses are… Continue Reading »

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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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Why diving contractors don’t need to fear safety audits

April 14, 2016

Commercial diving businesses should always push for better safety, but sometimes learning the truth about their safety compliance can be tough. The Association of Diving Contractors International is a key resource for companies hoping to identify problem points, as their official audits can help businesses find ways to improve. However, operators that aren’t familiar with the audit process… 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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