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Loch Linnhe: Seabed mapping using AUVs

Upper Loch Linnhe, where The Underwater Centre is situated, is a shallow-silled loch in northern Scotland. One of the larger lochs on the country’s west coast, the loch is approximately 15 kilometres long and ranges in depth from 0 to 150 metres. The mouth of the loch leads out to Loch Linnhe at the Corran […]

Divers Train up to 100 metres Below Surface at Remote Tasmanian Lake

‘A cold, dark lake in remote north-west Tasmania has become an unlikely destination for a global training operation. Lake Cethana is one of only a few places in the world that offers a commercial saturation diving course that trains students to work on offshore oil and gas rigs. The lake is up to 100 metres deep in […]

Offshore Windfarm Product Testing Proves Successful

Tekmar Energy, which supplies cable protection systems (CPS) to the offshore windfarm industry, has successfully carried out a full-scale demonstration of its products with us at The Underwater Centre in Fort William. Key for future offshore windfarm projects The objective of the demonstration was to prove the ability to rapidly and reliably remove a CPS without […]

The Underwater Centre Pioneers Hands-on ROV Training for Apprentices with Bibby

Site provides conditions workers would experience offshore, without the big seas that bedevil the North Sea, by Jeremy Cresswell At a time when training is being put on the back burner and certainly reducing in scale at many companies, creative thinking between a leading subsea contractor and The Underwater Centre at Fort William has opened […]

Why train in Subsea Bolt Tensioning as a commercial diver?

The Underwater Centre has been working in collaboration with Stork, global provider of knowledge-based asset integrity services focused on the oil & gas, chemical and power sectors, to deliver a one-day ECITB-certified course in bolt tensioning.  Recently, this course has been added to the Centre’s Premium Industry and Construction Career commercial diver training packages. Stork’s […]