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New IMCA Guidance on Underwater Air Lift Bags

The International Marine Contractor’s Association (IMCA) have recently clarified and strengthened the guidance on the operation of underwater air lift bags.  Alf Leadbitter, Dive Training Authority at The Underwater Centre, explains the need behind the recent changes to the Guidance on Open Parachute Type Underwater Air Lift Bags. Air lift bag use: clarification needed Alf […]

Diving Competencies: IMCA Updates Nitrox Frameworks

In their latest Making Waves magazine the International Marine Contractor’s Association (IMCA) highlights that their diving frameworks have been updated to reflect the growing use of Nitrox in commercial diving practices. Working in collaboration with the subsea industry, The Underwater Centre introduced Nitrox training in 2014 in recognition and anticipation of the increased use of […]

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 […]