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What offshore work opportunities are there in commercial diving or as an ROV pilot now?

“As one of The Underwater Centre’s Student Advisors, a question I get asked a lot, and particularly just now given the media coverage of the drop in oil prices, is what offshore work opportunities are there once students have completed their training as a commercial diver or an ROV pilot tech? “The drop in oil […]

What Does an HSE Diving Medical Involve?

If you’re thinking about starting your career as a commercial diver, there’s one crucial thing you need to pass before you can start your diver training – the HSE diving medical. And once you’re qualified and working as a commercial diver, you’ll need to pass this diving medical every year. So what does it involve […]

Changes to Closed Bell Course Pre-requisites for Experienced Air Divers

As of April 2016, the experience commercial air divers need to have gained while working before they can attend closed bell training will change. Experienced commercial air divers At the moment, candidates attending the course need to have a minimum of 50 logged dives totalling at least 50 hours.  From 1st April 2016 this will […]

The Underwater Centre and RGU Team up to Provide Commercial Diving Familiarisation Course

The Underwater Centre is working with Robert Gordon University (RGU)’s School of Engineering to incorporate a commercial diving familiarisation course as part of the recently introduced MSc in Subsea Engineering one year full time course. Practical experience to reinforce the classroom-based theory The Centre will deliver theoretical sessions covering diving physics, diving physiology, gases and […]

Internationally recognised IMCA ALST certification

Mexican Salvador Figuueroa Gonzalez recently attended The Underwater Centre, Fort William’s IMCA Assistant Life Support Technician (ALST) Course. Flying in from Mexico especially to complete his training, here Salvador tells us more about his subsea career to date. A successful career as an Assistant Life Support Tech 39 year old Salvador Gonzalez from Veracruz in México […]