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Industry support for commercial diving courses

We recently blogged about the new addition of Bolt Tensioning to our commercial air diving packages. This training has been included in our commercial diving courses. In this post, Steve Ham from The Underwater Centre and Chris Barratt, Senior Mechanical Instructor from The Mechanical Services Department of Stork, discuss why the inclusion of this training […]

Construction Worker to Commercial Diver

Like many commercial divers, Gabriel didn’t start out in commercial diving. He had worked as a bar tender and part-time in the construction industry before looking for a career that offered job satisfaction and excitement. He was already a keen sport diver, so he put that together with his construction experience, and training as a […]

Meet Michael Jones: Graduate Dive Support Tech

21 year old Michael Jones has been with The Underwater Centre in Fort William since March 2013.  Here he talks about the work he does and why the subsea industry appealed to him: What is your day job today? I’m a Graduate Dive Support Technician.  This means I am involved in the planned maintenance and inspections […]

ROV Pilot Tech Skills: Commercial Diver Observation

Repair and maintenance of a remotely operated vehicle, or ROV, is probably 80% of the job you’ll do as an ROV pilot technician, but skilful piloting of the ROV is also essential for a successful career.  Understanding the nature of the sea, being aware of the potential for accidents, and identifying and piloting hazardous areas […]

World First as Commercial Enriched Air Nitrox Course Introduced

The subsea industry identified that a shortfall existed in the training available for divers, supervisors, technicians and project managers on the subject of Nitrox as a breathing medium. Professional subsea personnel need to have a greater knowledge and appreciation of the gas laws and physiological effect that this type of diving has on divers. Meeting […]