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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 […]

What offshore work opportunities are there in commercial diving or as an ROV pilot now?

“As one of The Underwater Centre’s Student Advisors, a question I get asked a lot, and particularly just now given the media coverage of the drop in oil prices, is what offshore work opportunities are there once students have completed their training as a commercial diver or an ROV pilot tech? “The drop in oil […]

Innovative Subsea Power Firm to Test Prototype in Fort William

“An Aberdeen technology firm has won a £1.2million Scottish Government grant to develop an innovative subsea power generation system. East Coast Oil and Gas Engineering (ECOG) has invested £3.9million in the autonomous electrical power technology which has been designed to reduce the cost of repairing or replacing umbilicals after all-too common power failures. The firm aims […]

Sat Diving Rules to Get Tougher

Experienced commercial air divers will be aware of our previous blog about the soon-to-be implemented tougher sat diving rules.  Changes to the closed bell course regulations will come into force from April 2016; you will need to have experience of 100 working dives, double the current 50 dives. Get in touch to check the experience […]

Changes to Closed Bell Course Pre-requisites for Experienced Air Divers

As of April 2016, the experience commercial air divers need to have gained while working before they can attend closed bell training will change. Experienced commercial air divers At the moment, candidates attending the course need to have a minimum of 50 logged dives totalling at least 50 hours.  From 1st April 2016 this will […]