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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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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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How saturation diving is embracing safety

April 11, 2016

Good news for commercial diving contractors: the saturation diving industry is changing, and it could be for the benefit of safer divers. The latest issue of Underwater Magazine featured an in-depth look at the changes coming to SAT diving. According to experienced diver Mike Brown, comfort and security have increased as divers gained access to more technology. While… Continue Reading »

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