Fire and Water: Top 10 Underwater Welding Videos


By the Book

Measure, then weld in a stable position. This underwater welder does it by the book, and it’s a darn good wet welding job.

Perfect, Pristine Environment

Most underwater welding videos are difficult to see because of the conditions. This is a controlled environment that’s well lighted, so you can see everything that’s happening.

A Different Angle

This diver is just a few feet below the waves which allows us to see one’s work from the surface. Like fireworks in the fog…

Dry Welding…Underwater

One of the few hyperbaric welding videos out there. Hardly any are available, since the camera has to be up and out of the way since the chambers are only big enough for the welders and their project.

Prepped and Ready

One of the few videos that shows the “preparation” stage for a welder-diver. Hoses, suit, helmet, gauges – the equipment is complex and everything double-checked before the diver hits the water.

Aluminum Welding: In-Depth

Documentary style view from several underwater welders and underwater construction experts. Aluminum is one of the best materials to use in the water, but it takes a specialized skill set to repair it.

Light it up and Cut it to Pieces

Commercial divers do just as much torching (burning) as they do welding underwater. Here’s a look at how fast metal falls apart when divers start their cutting torch.

The Sound of Awesomeness

Kind of hard to see, but the sounds in this are incredible. The camera puts you right there with the welder-diver, especially when he scratches his stick on the metallic hull; it’s almost like lighting a match.


An underwater welding instructor contrasts topside with underwater welding with a small science lesson. Few people think about this, but it your environment creates a huge impact on the strength and technique of your weld.

Underwater Welding at its Best

My favorite underwater welding video. Josh McLafferty, a commercial diver that I’m acquainted with, has an incredible range of certificates and amazing skill in underwater welding. It shows in his work.


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