Tasmania’s Underwater Centre Delivers Commercial Diver Training


The Underwater Centre in Tasmania is working with Kuala Lumpur-based Samsian Solution & Services to train and qualify 21 candidates as on- and offshore commercial divers.

The three-month Standard Commercial Diving Training Package includes the required Australian Diving Accreditation Scheme (ADAS) Parts 1, 2 and 3 certifications, providing them with the necessary accreditation to work legally as divers.

Samsian Solution & Services provides training and recruitment opportunities for personnel in the oil and gas, mining, water, power and maritime sectors in South East Asia.

Part 1 of the training involves occupational SCUBA diving to 30 meters while Part 2 is Occupational SSBA (Surface Supply) to 30 meters. Students are also taught about salvage, construction, welding and burning.

ADAS Part 3 is the entry-level qualification required for gaining work in the offshore industry and involves diving up to 50 meters, the deepest occupational ticket achievable on air. Part 3 sees the use of wet-bells, chamber use and operation, decompression diving, more rescues, offshore awareness, and advanced underwater work.

Samsian Solution & Services spokesperson Jamie Tham said that they chose The Underwater Centre’s ADAS training for their candidates because of its recognition in the region’s oil and gas sector.

“Before being chosen to take up the training, each of the candidates must carry out a range of assessments and physical tests.  They must also demonstrate their passion for being an ADAS-accredited diver and the work that will entail,” she said.

“The Underwater Centre has an excellent reputation in the industry and we have found the team of staff and instructors there to be very helpful. Commercial diving is a skill that is currently in high demand within our local industry, and most of the candidates will be able to secure a job with oil and gas contractors once they have completed the training.  We will help them secure job placements within the industry.”

The Underwater Centre, Tasmania, is based at Beauty Point.  The Centre has been delivering diver education since 1996 and was originally created to address the demand for commercial diver training in the South East Asia Pacific region. It is the only school in the world to offer all levels of the internationally-accepted ADAS commercial diver certification, from ADAS Part 1, right up to ADAS Part 4 Closed Bell.  It has a sister base in Fort William, Scotland.






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