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Training at The Underwater Centre takes Ross from Fixing Bikes to Fixing ROVs

Ross Anderson graduated from the Premium ROV Course in 2014 and now works for Aleron Subsea in Aberdeen. Here we look at how his training at The Underwater Centre prepared him for his exciting new subsea career and what it took to get that all-important first job in the ROV industry… Before starting his ROV […]

The Cyclical Business of Oil Price

“Oil is an inherently cyclical business. The point is remarkably simple but it is amazing how often it gets forgotten by forecasters and investors. In the century and a half since the modern oil industry was founded with the drilling of Edwin Drake’s well in 1859, real prices have doubled in the space of three […]

Subsea Construction Course; Part of our Flagship Commercial Diving Course Packages

During our Premium Industry Package and Construction Career Package commercial diving courses students spend two weeks of their time at The Underwater Centre undertaking training in subsea construction. Students are taught the key skills required to carry out construction jobs under the sea which are invaluable when it comes to working in this industry. After initial safety briefings students begin training and […]

New Modules Added to ROV Training Courses in Fort William

Students undertaking ROV pilot technician training at The Underwater Centre, Fort William will benefit from newly revamped courses providing even more contextual training modules. We’ve been working closely with industry to identify areas of our ROV training suite which can be enhanced.  As a result, ROV pilot technician courses for the remainder of 2015 will […]

Closed Bell Student, Mark Sugden, Sees Saturation Diving Opportunities in the Far East

With plenty of work in Asia, Mark Sugden had no hesitation about the opportunities becoming a saturation, or mixed gas, diver would bring to his commercial diving career. Mark recently completed his HSE Closed Bell Course at The Underwater Centre in Fort William, and here he tells us more about why he chose a career […]

Additional Offshore Experience included in HSE Closed Bell Course in Fort William

At The Underwater Centre we continually try to ensure our commercial diver training is current and that it provides you with the necessary skills required by industry. In some cases industry assists with the development of our courses, and also with the provision of the necessary equipment needed to improve our practical training. As a […]

Malaysian Student Pursues Dream of Working as a Mixed Gas Diver in Oil and Gas

Malaysian Fedrick Ukab Labong was attracted to the career of commercial diving as, with two-thirds of the world being covered by water, it is an endless sector to explore. Fedrick lives in Selangor, Malaysia, and before becoming a commercial diver he worked in land construction and as a SCUBA diving instructor, so had a good […]

New Air Dive Pontoon Benefits Commercial Air Diving Students

Part of our commercial air diver training is ensuring that students are fully prepared in all aspects of equipment operations.  After many years of service our former air diving pontoon was starting to get a bit tired and, with an increase in the demand for commercial diver training, needed upgraded.  Herb Mitton, Operations Manager at […]

MATE Regional ROV Competition – Scotland 2015

The MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) Competition Network began in 2001 and currently consists of 24 regional events that take place around the world.  The MATE ROV competition challenges students from all over the world to design and build ROVs to tackle missions modelled after scenarios from the ocean workplace. Ocean activity – and beyond […]

English Language Assistance for HSE Closed Bell Courses

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) commercial diving courses that we offer at our Fort William Centre are completed in English: a stipulation set by the HSE.  With the ever-increasing number of foreign commercial diving students we train, The Underwater Centre offers an additional service for those whose first language isn’t English; specifically for those […]