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Band Mask or Hard Hat – An Explanation of Commercial Diver Helmets

Presently, probably the most common diving helmets in use wordwide are the Kirby Morgan 27 (KM 27) and Kirby Morgan 37 (KM 37) hard helmets, or variations of them; the Kirby Morgan 17 variants are also still very common. There are currently two Kirby Morgan band mask versions which have a soft shell: the KMB […]

Experienced Commercial Diver Joins our Team to Pass on his Subsea Industry Knowledge

The Underwater Centre, Tasmania, has appointed a new commercial diver trainer to support the increasing demand for our ADAS-approved diving courses. David Loudon joins the Centre from Gilbert Diving PTY Ltd, where he spent the last three years as a commercial diver and workshop manager. Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS) qualified and approved PADI master […]

Commercial Diving Graduate Story: Sport Diver to Commercial Diver

Greg Macauley graduated as a commercial diver from The Underwater Centre in Fort William earlier this year. In this blog post he tells us about the change from working in construction, and diving recreationally, to a satisfying and lucrative new career in commercial diving: “My name is Greg Macaulay and I’m 30 years old.  I […]

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 […]