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Meet our Team: Commercial Diver ‘Mac’

Getting advice and expertise from those who have been successful in the industry ahead of you is a vital part of preparing you for your new career.  The commercial diving instructors at The Underwater Centre have a range of experience and knowledge to share with you during your commercial diver training.  Mac is one of […]

Is my ROV job offer real?

When you start out in a new career you need to be aware of any potential pitfalls.  The ROV pilot technician training at The Underwater Centre is delivered by experienced ROV personnel, so as well as teaching you how to do the job they will also provide guidance and support on entering the ROV industry.  […]

Astronaut vs Commercial Diver: Similarities and Differences

The UK Government announces today the location of a new spaceport that will be used to launch manned missions and commercial satellites into space. This exciting development brings space travel and exploration one step nearer to us, but closer to home 95% of the Earth’s oceans remain unexplored*.  How does working as an astronaut compare to […]

Week 5 Video: Real-life Work Class ROV Operations Training

One of the primary roles of the ROV pilot/ technician is to operate the ROV. In the final week of our Introduction to Work Class ROV Operations course, candidates have been continuing with practical procedures and functions of work class ROV operations with the Triton XL26 on the ROV support vessel, and the XL32 onshore. […]

Work Class ROV Training: Planned Maintenance and Mechanical and Electrical Retermination

In our student’s penultimate week on the Introduction to Work Class ROV Operations course, they have continued to undertake classroom theoretical work followed by real world application, on the Triton XL, either in one of our workshops or on board the training vessel ‘Loch Sunart’. Working at Height training This practical training, in our Mechanical […]

What do I need to work as a commercial diver in Australia?

Australia is a great place to live and work, so our support team in Tasmania are often asked what diving certification you need to be able to work as a commercial diver in Australia. Here we explain the options available to experienced commercial divers who want to work down under.   Australian Commercial Diver Certification To […]

Video: Work Class ROV Hydraulics and High Voltage Awareness

“You learn in the classroom and then step next door to the TXL and see exactly what was meant in the lesson.” Work class ROV Student, Week 3  The hands-on approach on our Introduction to Work Class ROV Operations course means that students will be leaving the course with a practical understanding of the characteristics […]

Work Class ROV Training: ROV Electrical and Electronic Systems

In week two of our Introduction to Work Class ROV Operations course students have received practical training in ROV electrical and electronic systems, and they are currently carrying out their first ROV flight in open-water. These students are receiving knowledge and experience from industry professionals that would normally take several years to accumulate. Graduates going […]

Jason Mutch: Armed Forces to Commercial Diving

“A visit to an Armed Forces oil and gas fair proved to be life changing for former soldier and NDT technician Jason Mutch. The 27 year old was considering his options after making the decision to leave the Army after five years, when he visited a stand occupied by The Underwater Centre, one of the […]

Video: WCROV Simulator and Schilling T3 Manipulator Training

Our first Introduction to Work Class ROV Operations course is well underway. In the first week the students have completed ROV industry familiarisation, which includes working conditions, the work environment and legislation affecting ROV operations. They have also begun ROV Operations, where students are introduced to a wide range of operational procedures and skills. The theoretical training is […]