What is Underwater Welding?

March 17, 2016

Underwater welding is a type of welding which takes place underwater. A number of different welding techniques can be used underwater, with arc welding being among the most common. There are numerous applications for underwater welding skills, including repairing ships, working on oil platforms, and maintaining underwater pipelines. People with skills and experience in this… Continue Reading »


How to Become a Certified Commercial Diver

March 14, 2016

A commercial diver doesn’t work in a cubicle or punch a factory time clock. Their work involves fields as diverse as underwater construction, salvage and medical research, in locations that range from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico to waters beneath the Antarctic polar cap. Specific training is required to work in the… Continue Reading »



March 3, 2016

Commercial diving is a very important field that involves a variety of diving tasks such as offshore diving, inland and onshore diving, HAZMAT diving, and nuclear diving. Commercial divers are trained professionals that work below the water surface performing many different tasks. WHAT DOES A COMMERCIAL DIVER DO? Commercial divers use specialized scuba gear to… Continue Reading »


HAZMAT Dangers: Decontaminating Properly

February 28, 2016

Water is rarely contaminant free. Even in water that appears quite clean, there’s often a mixture of diluted chemicals, solids and smaller molecules unseen to the naked eye. In water with less visibility, water cleanliness is even harder to gauge. Underwater welders involved in HAZMAT must be aware of their environment. Sometimes, the water isn’t contaminated… Continue Reading »


Commercial Diving Employer Responsibilities

February 18, 2016

It is imperative that diver safety and equipment safety be a top priority for companies that employ commercial divers in order to prevent commercial diving accidents from occurring.  Unfortunately, divers often receive different levels of safety training based on their employers and the type and scope of the work they are involved in.  While training… Continue Reading »


Commercial Diving and Underwater Welding Schools

February 10, 2016

Hyperbaric welding is an exciting and rewarding profession. Underwater welders must not only have the welding training and certifications required, but must also be prepared to work in underwater environments and have specialized training in diving and underwater operations. To become an underwater welder, there are many options to choose from. Based on industry reputation, accreditation,… Continue Reading »


PSL Releases New Product; Gets Harkand and Bibby Offshore Support

February 8, 2016

PhotoSynergy Ltd (PSL) has added a new product to its subsea portfolio, the SLS2000, developed to provide the option to illuminate the dive umbilical from the diver end. The unit, with 30mm in diameter and 70mm length, was designed to provide a light source to saturation divers using an LED attached to the umbilical at the diver’s end…. Continue Reading »


Commercial Diver – Job Description and Typical Daily Activities – Part 2

February 5, 2016

1) Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. 2) Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems… Continue Reading »


Safe commercial diving takes a massive team effort

February 1, 2016

On behalf of Michael Shelton of The Shelton Law Firm posted in Maritime Injury on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. The world under the sea is a world apart. Few people have experienced it. Fewer still make it their life’s work. Those in Texas and Louisiana who do are often considered a breed apart from the… Continue Reading »


Diving – Saturation diving and underwater habitats

January 21, 2016

Saturation diving combined with a pressurised ‘habitat’ is a technique that allows people to live and work at depths greater than 50 metres for extended periods of time. Saturation chambers are deployed and tended by a Deep Diving System (DDS). The saturation or ‘SAT’ system is divided into a rest area, the transfer chamber and… Continue Reading »

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