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New IMCA Guidance on Underwater Air Lift Bags

The International Marine Contractor’s Association (IMCA) have recently clarified and strengthened the guidance on the operation of underwater air lift bags.  Alf Leadbitter, Dive Training Authority at The Underwater Centre, explains the need behind the recent changes to the Guidance on Open Parachute Type Underwater Air Lift Bags. Air lift bag use: clarification needed Alf […]

Ex-miner trains for new commercial diving career

It’s been said before, but we’ll say it again – there’s no such thing as a traditional career path in commercial diving. At The Underwater Centre, our commercial diving course is the first step to an exciting new career for people from a huge range of work backgrounds. If you’ve got the attitude and aptitude, […]

Diving Competencies: IMCA Updates Nitrox Frameworks

In their latest Making Waves magazine the International Marine Contractor’s Association (IMCA) highlights that their diving frameworks have been updated to reflect the growing use of Nitrox in commercial diving practices. Working in collaboration with the subsea industry, The Underwater Centre introduced Nitrox training in 2014 in recognition and anticipation of the increased use of […]

Melbourne Expo To Connect Those Seeking a New Career

With Australia’s mature aged workers set to account for the majority of workplace growth in the labour force in the near future, discovering career trends will assist many workers to prepare for current and future jobs. Workers looking to make the transition into a new job, a new career or a new industry, will want to […]

Case Study: Simon Jeppesen – A Commercial Diver

Simon Jeppesen, an Australian living and working in Sweden, tells us how training at The Underwater Centre, Tasmania, led him into a new, international career as a commercial diver. Simon was brought up in the beautiful Whitsunday islands of Australia, so it’s not surprising that he was drawn to the sea, but he didn’t start […]