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

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 […]

English Language Assistance for HSE Closed Bell Courses

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) commercial diving courses that we offer at our Fort William Centre are completed in English: a stipulation set by the HSE.  With the ever-increasing number of foreign commercial diving students we train, The Underwater Centre offers an additional service for those whose first language isn’t English; specifically for those […]

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 […]