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Trends and New Technology in the ROV Industry

In light of recent updates to IMCA guidelines for the Safe and Efficient Operation of Remotely Operated Vehicles (IMCA R 004 Rev4) our ROV Team share their expertise on the topic and on the next generation of ROV systems.  This ROV industry article was published in full by Hydro International within their July / August […]

Career Enhancement with High Voltage & Electrical Safety Training

We recently welcomed Barry “Baz” Worgan back to The Underwater Centre, Fort William, to further enhance his ROV skills by attending our 2 day High Voltage and Electrical Safety course. Baz previously trained at The Underwater Centre in 2013 when he underwent his first ROV training course, ROV Pilot Technician, and from there his new […]

Commercial Diving – a Student Case Study

Bulgarian Alexander Paunov completed his 9-week Standard Career Package training at The Underwater Centre last year and tells us how his training kick-started his new career as a commercial diver. “The Underwater Centre helped prepare me for the reality of work as a diver” Inspired by his brother who works in the subsea industry, Alexander […]

Funding Available for Advanced Commercial Diver and ROV Training

Skills Development Scotland has awarded The Underwater Centre in Fort William funding to help ensure that Scotland is ready to supply the qualified workforce that the subsea industry will need in the future. The funding is available for advanced commercial diver courses, such as HSE Closed Bell, as well as ROV pilot technician training. Individual […]

The Saturation Diver Interview: Fredoon Kapadia

SAT diving might be a lucrative profession, but it does come with a downside — long stretches away from home and dangerous work conditions. Fredoon Kapadia has been a commercial diver for the last nine years. He has just returned from a two-month assignment in Saudi Arabia and is enjoying being on land. Original article […]