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What’s in a Commercial Diver’s Bag?

Training to be a commercial diver isn’t just about learning to dive: you have to learn all the ins and outs of doing the job too.  Included in the wide range of advice you’re given when you’re on our commercial diving courses is guidance on items that may be useful to have when working as [...]

We’ve Been Shortlisted for Two Prestigious Industry Awards

We are pleased to announce we have been shortlisted as finalists in the Subsea UK Business Awards, as well as the 2014 SPE Offshore Achievement Awards. This is yet another endorsement for us as one of the world’s leading subsea training and trials facilities. We have been nominated along with two others in the Innovation [...]

Offshore Diving and the Importance of Training

Our Diver Training Authority and one of the most experienced commercial diver trainers in the world, Alf Leadbitter, recently featured in European Oil and Gas Magazine. Read how the major industry skills shortage affects offshore diving and why training is vital to sustained career success. ‘The recent announcement by the UK Government that it will [...]

Exhibiting at Subsea Expo: Scots Firm Lights Way on Dive Safety

‘A company with roots in St Andrews University has developed an LED-based system for marking dive umbilicals for North Sea divers that has already been credited as making a significant contribution to enhancing their safety. Known as Lightpath, it has been developed in co-operation with several leading subsea contractors and The Underwater Centre at Fort [...]

What Background Best Suits a Career as an ROV Pilot Technician?

A question our Student Advisors get asked frequently is, do I have the right background and experience to train as an ROV pilot technician?  In this post, we explain what aptitude and experience are recommended for a successful career as an ROV pilot technician. A suitable technical background The subsea industry is looking for trainee [...]

A New Year, a Different Dive and a New You!

Canadian Erik Jakobson recently finished the ADAS Premium Package with us in Tasmania. He now enjoys some of the lifestyle benefits of being a commercial diver, like travelling and good rates of pay. Erik tells us that it was his adventure-hungry nature that lured him to dive into the industry . In this week’s blog, Erik [...]

Australasian Offshore Market Likely to Require Investment of US$40bn Between 2014-2018

Across the offshore sector ROVs are now seen as an indispensable tool, working on a spectrum of life-of-field applications, from exploration drill support to decommissioning of offshore infrastructure. Infield Systems forecasts that the Australasian offshore market is likely to require more than US$40bn over the 2014-2018 period, a massive increase from US$22bn over the previous [...]

What Background Best Suits a Career as a Commercial Diver?

A question we are often asked is ‘What sort of experience do I need to become a commercial diver?’.  Here we explain the kind of skills and experience which will stand you in good stead for your future career in the diving industry. Diving Only Gets You to the Dive Site Working as a commercial [...]

ROV Pilot Your Way Around the World

Jonathan Reith graduated from our 7 week Premium ROV course in December 2012.  Originally from Portlethen, near Aberdeen, 22 year old Jonathan has since secured work as an ROV Pilot Technician Trainee and is working and living in Singapore.  In this blog post, Jonathan gives us an insight to his background and tells us how [...]

Rising Number of Students Train for a Bright Subsea Future

We are pleased to report a rise in the number of international students training with us; with graduates from countries including Angola, Australia and Iran attributing the quality of our courses, staff and the replication of real working environments as the main factors for choosing to train here. A total of 384 students passed through [...]