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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 […]

Subsea Industry Recognises Commercial Diving Champion

Our own ‘leading light,’ Alf Leadbitter, has received the prestigious Outstanding Contribution Award at the Subsea UK Awards Dinner in Aberdeen. We are delighted that our Diver Training Authority, Alf Leadbitter, who is one of the world’s most experienced commercial diver trainers, has been recognised for the impact he has made to the subsea sector […]

From Air to Sea: Going from the Paras to Commercial Diving  

Brought up in Bognor Regis, Reuben Bennett started Chichester College after high school, but soon dropped out of college to join the army;  he ended up serving in the Parachute Regiment (British Army) Airborne Infantry.  In this post he tells us about why he chose to leave the army for a career in commercial diving. […]