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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 […]

Standout Dive Training Projects

Adam Townsend recently spoke to WaterWelders about his commercial air diver training at The Underwater Centre in Fort William.  In this section he talks about the standout dive training projects for him. Seabed Survey: Measuring & Mapping “First project I’d like to talk about would be the seabed survey on HSE SCUBA; we had to […]

Former Student Advice: Commercial Diving Skills

In last week’s blog post, commercial diver Mikey McManus shared his thoughts on how best to get started in a diving career.  In this post he talks about the skills he gained from his military background and the training received at The Underwater Centre, and how they contributed to his commercial diving career. Tell us […]

Former Student Advice: Finding Commercial Diving Work

Mikey McManus qualified as a commercial diver from The Underwater Centre, Fort William in November 2015.  He got his first job just 3 days after completing his course.  He tells us about finding commercial diving work, and provides advice and tips on getting started in your new career. Tell us about your work as a […]

Windfarm Engineer Completes OTDR Course to Get Ahead

James Reid is an Equipment and Deck Engineer with Dutch company VBSM.NL. Based in Holland he might find himself working on any windfarm around the UK and Europe.  Last year he completed our Fibre Optics OTDR course, so we caught up with him to find out more. Tell us about your work as an engineer […]