Category Archives: Featured Commercial Diver


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 »


Commercial Diving Advocate – Michael Cocks – Dies

November 5, 2015

We are grateful to Dr John Bevan for writing the following article about Michael Cocks and allowing us to share it. *** Following 20 years as a London stockbroker and eight years trying to get into Parliament for the SDP, Michael Cocks found a new challenge in commercial diving. He had his first dive in a… Continue Reading »


Experienced underwater searcher volunteers to help

November 2, 2015

Dozens of law enforcement and volunteers spent Friday on the water in Jackson County, assisting authorities in the search for more plane wreckage and three missing passengers. Among those helping out was Pac Brian from Louisiana; whose work boat is uniquely equipped and designed to find things underwater. “Well, this is what I do for a living,” said… Continue Reading »


This Galway man is running the world’s toughest adventure race to fund a life-changing operation

October 29, 2015

FOR THE MOST part, Johan Jacobsen is like any other two-year old. According to his parents – Breeda (from Galway) and Bjorn (from Sweden) — when Johan was born, his legs were so strong they joked about him being a soccer or rugby player and their biggest worry was which country he would tog out for…. Continue Reading »



October 26, 2015

My job entails inspection and maintenance of nuclear power plants and hydroelectric dams in Ontario. We’re based in Port Hope. The closest we get to the city is the Pickering nuclear power plant. At Seneca College in King City, I took the underwater skills program, where I learned the physics and physiology of diving. We… Continue Reading »


Twelve Questions: Sam Kereopa

November 22, 2014

Sam Kereopa was a penny diver at Whakarewarewa as a child and is now a lead commercial diver and deck foreman in the Persian Gulf oil fields, spending seven weeks away and five in Auckland. He survived a boiling mud pool fall when he was 7. 1. That’s a very shiny Harley- Davidson: do you… Continue Reading »


Featured Commercial Diver for January – Abel Bembong Gainza Lemos

March 13, 2014

Overview: Full name : Abelardo Gainza Lemos Date of Birth: February 18, 1966 Hometown: Batangas City, Philippines Mini Bio A Professional Chief Diver who is currently working at SETE Company, Jeddah KSA (formerly Petrola Int’l) Latsis Group of Companies.  He was a college instructor for Maritime students until he started his career as diver in 1992. His… Continue Reading »

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