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Diving Archives - Page 2 of 27 - The Underwater Centre Blog

New Air Diving Panel for Tasmania Deep Dive Site

Our diving facility located at Lake Cethana, Tasmania, was established in the mid 90’s.  Its principal purpose was to provide an internationally recognised saturation diving training establishment in the Southern Hemisphere.  The facility is also used for deep air training (30-50 meters) once commercial air diving students have completed their Surface Supplied (SSBA) module (0-30 meters) […]

Water Welders: Diver Exploits: I, HSE Air Diver

“I started my working life as an agricultural welder, welding everything from dumper buckets to ploughs to chicken cages. I enjoyed the variety of work, but the money was not good. Two years later, I left and enrolled at Boston College United Kingdom where I studied Civil Engineering. This program got me a start in […]

A Career as a Saturation Diver: Kenny Tells his Story

Kenny Martin, one of our key instructors at The Underwater Centre, has been a diver for 10 years.  He has worked his way from leisure diving to saturation diving, and is also a 3.2U inspection diver. His abundant enthusiasm about his time spent underwater shows through when he talks to students about his career: Kenny […]

Can I claim the VAT back on my training course?

In certain circumstances the supply of your course can be outside the scope of UK VAT, so no VAT will be charged. Alternatively, it may be possible for you to reclaim the VAT on your course. We’ve summarised the facts below.   Approximately 10% of students have been eligible in the past; it is always dependent […]

Addressing the Asia Pacific Skills Shortage

We recently teamed up with a Malaysian recruitment and training provider to help address the skills shortage in the Asia Pacific subsea sector.  Samsian Solution & Services provides training and recruitment opportunities for personnel in the oil and gas, mining, water, power and maritime sectors in South East Asia; we are working with a team […]