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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 […]

Nitrox Training Shortlisted for Prestigious Subsea UK Award

Industry body Subsea UK have announced the finalists who are in the running to triumph at its 2017 business awards. Some of the country’s most innovative and successful subsea businesses have made it on to the final shortlist for the annual awards which seek to recognise companies and individuals who are leading the way in […]

Training Our Trainers: Ensuring Quality Instruction for Students

The experience of our instructors is one of the key foundations of the commercial diver and ROV training at The Underwater Centre; the way our instructors pass that experience on to students is just as important. One of the ways in which we ensure the quality of our teaching is by providing all instructors with […]

Companies Present New Subsea Mapping Solution in Fort William

DOF Subsea together with subsea technology companies Sonardyne, 2G Robotics, and Seatronics demonstrated a new underwater surveying technique that could reportedly have an impact on the time needed to map underwater structures and offshore sites. The capabilities of the so-called ‘Dynamic Mobile Mapping’ were showcased at The Underwater Centre in Fort William on December 07, 2016. This […]

HSE SCUBA: How Important is it for a Commercial Diving Career?

To start your commercial diving career, you must have a recognised commercial diving certification, such as HSE or ADAS. While a lot of commercial diving work is carried out using surface supplied diving equipment, there is still a demand for SCUBA – and you must have HSE SCUBA or equivalent to attend the HSE Surface […]

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, […]