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Testing New Subsea Technology in an Offshore Environment – Inshore

As the extraction of oil and gas becomes more challenging, the UK energy industry will become increasingly reliant on engineers and developers to advance the subsea equipment used, from exploration to production. Testing and proving of new technology for the subsea sector is ever more key to the successful future of the industry. Rising to […]

Subsea Construction Course; Part of our Flagship Commercial Diving Course Packages

During our Premium Industry Package and Construction Career Package commercial diving courses students spend two weeks of their time at The Underwater Centre undertaking training in subsea construction. Students are taught the key skills required to carry out construction jobs under the sea which are invaluable when it comes to working in this industry. After initial safety briefings students begin training and […]

Closed Bell Student, Mark Sugden, Sees Saturation Diving Opportunities in the Far East

With plenty of work in Asia, Mark Sugden had no hesitation about the opportunities becoming a saturation, or mixed gas, diver would bring to his commercial diving career. Mark recently completed his HSE Closed Bell Course at The Underwater Centre in Fort William, and here he tells us more about why he chose a career […]

Malaysian Student Pursues Dream of Working as a Mixed Gas Diver in Oil and Gas

Malaysian Fedrick Ukab Labong was attracted to the career of commercial diving as, with two-thirds of the world being covered by water, it is an endless sector to explore. Fedrick lives in Selangor, Malaysia, and before becoming a commercial diver he worked in land construction and as a SCUBA diving instructor, so had a good […]

New Air Dive Pontoon Benefits Commercial Air Diving Students

Part of our commercial air diver training is ensuring that students are fully prepared in all aspects of equipment operations.  After many years of service our former air diving pontoon was starting to get a bit tired and, with an increase in the demand for commercial diver training, needed upgraded.  Herb Mitton, Operations Manager at […]