If you wish to work as a commercial diver in Denmark and have a commercial diver certificate from another EU/EEA country, you must apply for recognition of your commercial diver certificate.
How to apply
Diving work may only be carried out by people with a commercial diver certificate. If you have a commercial diver certificate from another EU/EEA country, you must apply to have it recognised in Denmark.
You must complete this application form.
You must remember to enclose a scanned copy of your commercial diver certificate. If the text on the certificate is not in a Scandinavian language or English, a translation into one of these languages must also be enclosed.
Sending in your application
Applications can be submitted electronically via this website.
You may also send your application by post, fax or e-mail to the Danish Maritime Authority. See contact details below.
Your diving equipment must comply with the regulations set out in the Executive Order on diving equipment (Executive Order No 823 of 5 November 1999). You can find the executive order here.
The equipment must be inspected and approved by the Danish Maritime Authority before being used for the first time. This also applies to diving equipment brought to Denmark from another country, even if the equipment has already been inspected and approved in another EU country.
All diving work must comply with the regulations set out in the Executive Order on the safe execution of diving work (Executive Order No 828 of 1 September 2000). You can find the executive order here.
When will I get an answer?
You will normally receive a response 1-2 weeks after we have received your application. You may not consider your application to be processed until you have received a response from the Danish Maritime Authority. You must therefore not work as a commercial diver in Denmark until you have received notification from the Danish Maritime Authority that your commercial diver certificate has been recognised.
If your application is rejected
Should you wish to appeal any decision regarding the recognition of your diver certificate, appeals may be addressed to
the Appeals Board for Maritime Matters, c/o the Danish Maritime Authority, Vermundsgade 38C, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark.
Contact and Public registers and databases
Danish Maritime Authority is the competent authority:
The diving companies in Denmark are members of:
The Association of Danish Diving Companies
Fridtjof Nansensvej 32
DK-8200 Aarhus N
Tel.: +45 8616 8297
E- mail: [email protected]
Commercial diver training and certification is covered by Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications. You can find the directive here.