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 »


Underwater Welding – Guide To Schools and Jobs

April 7, 2016

Underwater welding is currently considered to be a lucrative, in-demand, high-paying and rewarding career. Those considering embarking upon this profession should understand that welding underwater requires an intensive combination of skills and training. In order to be hired as an underwater welder, you must not only be a certified welder, but you must also be… Continue Reading »


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 »


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 »


What Is An Underwater Welder?

March 24, 2016

An Underwater Welder uses many common arc welding processes to weld and cut in a wide range of aquatic environments. They must use their welding know-how and intricate knowledge of diving procedures and protocol to effectively lay down strong welds, often in tight spaces and less-than-forgiving surroundings. Hyperbaric chambers and cofferdams are used for dry… 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 »


What It Costs To Become A Commercial Deep Sea Diver

March 22, 2016

Ballpark Estimate: $8,000 to $20,000 Commercial deep sea diving can be an exciting and challenging career choice. Divers must be willing to undergo extensive training, be willing to work extremely hard, and be able to travel for long periods of time in order to be successful in this endeavor. That hard work can pay off, in… Continue Reading »

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