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Training Our Trainers: Ensuring Quality Instruction for Students

The experience of our instructors is one of the key foundations of the commercial diver and ROV training at The Underwater Centre; the way our instructors pass that experience on to students is just as important. One of the ways in which we ensure the quality of our teaching is by providing all instructors with […]

Kevin Casey: Saturation Diver and Maritime Collector

66 year old saturation diver and maritime collector talks to WaterWelders.com about his life: Describe your transition from a 40-year commercial diving career into the maritime literature. Was it a gradual, natural transition or a more sudden business venture? At 66, I am still working as a saturation diver around the world but primarily in […]

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 […]

HAZMAT Divers: Equipment & Procedures Used

Hazardous materials divers, also called HAZMAT divers, have exceptionally dangerous jobs. They find themselves in precarious conditions, and regularly expose themselves to contamination such as fuel spills or radioactive material. However, the extreme dangers these divers face can be minimized through intense training, the right dive gear, and a thorough decontamination processes. Here’s how: HAZMAT Dangers […]

Ingrid Vickers Takes on New Student Support Role

Ingrid Vickers has been a Student Advisor at The Underwater Centre for over 10 years: as such she’s well known as being a friendly face for our students.  As one of the first points of contact students ever have with the Centre, she has now taken a new role as Student Liaison to continue that […]