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Saturation diving

Funding Available for Advanced Commercial Diver and ROV Training

Skills Development Scotland has awarded The Underwater Centre in Fort William funding to help ensure that Scotland is ready to supply the qualified workforce that the subsea industry will need in the future. The funding is available for advanced commercial diver courses, such as HSE Closed Bell, as well as ROV pilot technician training. Individual […]

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 […]

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; […]

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 […]

Diving Medical Emergency Course in Tasmania puts Doctors in the Deep End

“Hundreds of metres underwater, divers work far from sunlight in the cold and alien world of the deep sea. Their voices rise to a high-pitched squeak as they breath helium, and they rely on hot water pumped around their suits to stay warm. Saturation divers stay confined to their tanks, leaving for construction and maintenance work on oil […]