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Diver Case Study: It’s What You Do in the Water that Counts

David Böhm completed his first course at The Underwater Centre, Fort William in 2012. He was working as a commercial air diver within a month of qualifying. Before completing the Premium Industry Package in Fort William, David had a diverse career; drafted as a national conscript EOD in the Swedish Army, as a Telecom technician; […]

Reinvent Your Career – Just Like These Guys

Why change your career? You could be unhappy in your current role and looking for more fulfilment, you could be bored and looking for more excitement, or you could be looking for a career that gives you better pay.  We’ve seen all these reasons and more for people choosing to retrain for a career as […]

Commercial Diving Work: Searching for Unexploded Ordnance

Stephan Kuypers, from Den Bosch in The Netherlands, originally worked in road and sewer construction, but wanted more.  When an opportunity came up for specialised work detecting unexploded ordnance (UXO) from WWI and WWII he jumped at it, and now that he’s got his HSE commercial diving qualifications he can take the search underwater. Commercial […]

Ex-miner trains for new commercial diving career

It’s been said before, but we’ll say it again – there’s no such thing as a traditional career path in commercial diving. At The Underwater Centre, our commercial diving course is the first step to an exciting new career for people from a huge range of work backgrounds. If you’ve got the attitude and aptitude, […]

From ROV Pilot Tech to ROV Supervisor

Former ROV student, Steven, originally from Fort William, shares his experiences of completing his ROV pilot tech training with The Underwater Centre, and how, with a lot of hard work, his career has gone from strength to strength. Three-week ROV Pilot Technician Course Previously a trainee maintenance technician with a local manufacturer in Fort William, Steven […]