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Why do you need HSE or ADAS diving certification?

We get many divers coming to us asking if their IMCA diving certification is accepted for diving outwith their own country. IMCA (International Marine Contractors Association) is a trade association which provides guidance and advice on carrying out offshore diving operations safely, but not legislation.  The IMCA International Code of Practice for Offshore Diving states:  […]

The Secret to Becoming a Good Saturation Diver: Learning from Experience

All of the commercial diver training courses in Tasmania are delivered under the Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS), because ADAS certification is a mark of competence in a commercial diver that is recognised around the world.  However ADAS not only assess competence in the students that we train, but in the diver trainers too. First […]

Commercial Diver Nick Reeves: Starting From Sport Diving

Nick Reeves is the main instructor on the HSE SCUBA elements of our commercial air diving package courses at The Underwater Centre in Fort William.  His main role is to ensure the divers are well equipped to dive competently in the practical dive sessions, as well as passing their exams to gain the HSE SCUBA […]

Underwater Construction Work – What Tools?

When you first qualify as a commercial diver it’s essential that you perform well on your first jobs, so you need to know what you’re doing and how to do it.  You will be working underwater using construction tools and techniques from day one, doing work such as hull cleaning, lift bags, or inspection. We’ve […]

Meet our Team: Commercial Diver ‘Mac’

Getting advice and expertise from those who have been successful in the industry ahead of you is a vital part of preparing you for your new career.  The commercial diving instructors at The Underwater Centre have a range of experience and knowledge to share with you during your commercial diver training.  Mac is one of […]