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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 […]

Kevin Casey: Saturation Diver and Maritime Collector

66 year old saturation diver and maritime collector talks to WaterWelders.com about his life: Describe your transition from a 40-year commercial diving career into the maritime literature. Was it a gradual, natural transition or a more sudden business venture? At 66, I am still working as a saturation diver around the world but primarily in […]

Collaboration drives C2C tidal testing

Aberdeenshire-based tidal energy developer, Current2Current (C2C), has highlighted the collaboration as the key driver for the advancement of its tidal energy technology. The tidal device developed by C2C is currently undergoing several weeks of testing off west Scotland at The Underwater Centre in Fort William, one of the partners in the project. Click here for […]

Subsea Innovation Presents Cable Protection Cutting Tool

Subsea Innovation has completed the design, supply and live demonstration of a cable and cable protection system (CPS) cutting tool that can according to the company, remove a CPS without the need for divers. There were numerous offshore wind industry leaders in attendance – including sales partner Tekmar Energy Limited, DONG Energy, VBMS, Jan de Nul, […]

ADIPEC: Exploring Opportunities in the Global Subsea Industry

The upcoming Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) aims to provide a global hub, bringing together East and West. As such it provides an excellent opportunity for businesses from both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres to explore regional and international opportunities in a rapidly changing and dynamic market. From our Centres in Fort […]

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; […]

Saab Seaeye ROV Training: Working in Partnership with Industry

Saab Seaeye are well known as the world leading manufacturer of electric powered Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) systems for the subsea industry.  Saab Seaeye recently sent part of their team to experience open-water, multi-operation ROV piloting at our Fort William site. ROV training in a subsea environment Part of Saab Seaeye’s commitment to their customers is ensuring […]

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 […]

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 […]