The Underwater Centre Adds New Modules to Diving Courses

April 4, 2016

The Underwater Centre has added new modules to its commercial air diving courses. The ‘Premium’ and ‘Construction’ diver training packages will now include commercial enriched air nitrox course, MJI 21 hydraulically tensioned subsea bolted connections course, IMCA diver medic training (DMT) and IMCA assistant life support technician (ALST) training. Steve Ham, The Underwater Centre’s Commercial Director, said: “These courses are… Continue Reading »



March 31, 2016

BY WALT “BUTCH” HENDRICK AND ANDREA ZAFERES As we talk about public safety diving (PSD), we hear a lot about the divers and their training or the types of equipment divers need to get the job done safely. But tenders often get lost in the shuffle. There are those who say you can take anyone… Continue Reading »


Re-examination can verify diver recovery

March 30, 2016

Before divers start their work underwater, the Association of Diving Contractors International recommends a preemptive medical exam. The exams don’t stop there, though: the association also requires divers to undergo regular exams throughout their careers. This is especially important when commercial divers returns to work after a serious illness has kept them out of commission. ADCI Guidelines state that,… Continue Reading »


Underwater Welder Career Facts

March 29, 2016

An underwater welder is a professional who does the welding work on structures which are submerged, in water, or are underwater. Underwater welding is one of the important technologies used for repairing marine structures. Underwater welders should have good diving skills and a certification for carrying out welding work. Welders who want to start career… Continue Reading »


Underwater Welder: Requirements, Job Duties, and Salary

March 26, 2016

The job of an offshore welder, also known as an underwater welder, combines welding skills ordinarily performed on land with qualifications in commercial diving. The ability to handle bulky equipment designed specifically for the job is needed by these professionals who are required to work in a hazardous setting. Due to various factors that the… Continue Reading »


Underwater Welder Job Description and Requirements

March 24, 2016

An underwater welder is required to demonstrate a combination of welding skills on dry land and commercial diving qualifications is clearly an elite career choice. Underwater welders, also known as offshore welders, are expected to have the ability to manage heavy equipment while performing work in a hazardous work environment. In this article, we will… Continue Reading »


Job Profiles: Diver

March 23, 2016

Divers carry out a range of tasks underwater, either inshore (such as rivers or lochs) or offshore (sea and ocean), depending on the type of diving and what industry they work in. This could include engineering, marine science, recreational or armed services. In Scotland, most professional divers work offshore, primarily in the oil and gas… Continue Reading »


Commercial Diver Career

March 19, 2016

Job Description: Work below surface of water, using scuba gear to inspect, repair, remove, or install equipment and structures. May use a variety of power and hand tools, such as drills, sledgehammers, torches, and welding equipment. May conduct tests or experiments, rig explosives, or photograph structures or marine life. What Commercial Divers do: Check and… Continue Reading »


About commercial diving

March 18, 2016

A commercial diver is a professional or tradesman who works underwater. Commercial divers can be rescuers, photographers, building and construction workers, they inspect and maintain aquaculture facilities, inspect ships and bridges and install and maintain offshore facilities in the North Sea. The jobs a commercial diver might carry out vary tremendously, and the diving itself… Continue Reading »



March 16, 2016

Commercial diving is a term used to define underwater industrial construction. The training required for a commercial diving career is challenging, the demand for qualified commercial divers is intense, and the lifestyle this career delivers is exciting. Commercial Diving Career Requirements The basic requirements for becoming a commercial diver include a high school diploma or equivalency, applicants… Continue Reading »

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