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Diving Medical Emergency Course in Tasmania puts Doctors in the Deep End

“Hundreds of metres underwater, divers work far from sunlight in the cold and alien world of the deep sea. Their voices rise to a high-pitched squeak as they breath helium, and they rely on hot water pumped around their suits to stay warm. Saturation divers stay confined to their tanks, leaving for construction and maintenance work on oil […]

Where Could ROV Training Take Your Career; A Student Case Study

Manuel Santa Ana Barry is a recent graduate of ROV Pilot Technician training at The Underwater Centre. We caught up with him to find out how he rated the ROV training course, what he’s doing now and his plans for the future and his career as an ROV pilot technician. How did you find your […]

Free Kit Included in HSE Commercial Diver Training

Get your new commercial diving career off to a great start with a helping hand from The Underwater Centre. Gear for your commercial diver training Included with our Premium Industry and Construction Career Packages are essential items of diving kit that will help you get you started in your new career as a diver: Northern […]

Save £5000 on Saturation Diver Training Now

Train now for sat and take advantage of a very special and limited offer from The Underwater Centre, Fort William. Save over £5,000 on saturation diver training Save over £5,000 on our June and August 2016 HSE Closed Bell Courses, helping you to progress your career now and be prepared for sat opportunities when they arise.  […]

Training for a Career as an ADAS Commercial Diver

Amelia (Milly) Bartlem from Queensland, Australia shares her experience of training with The Underwater Centre, Tasmania; starting out in her career as an ADAS commercial diver and her advice to others who may be considering training for a new career, subsea. What attracted you to a career in commercial diving? ‘I’ve always loved being outdoors, but […]

Why train in Subsea Bolt Tensioning as a commercial diver?

The Underwater Centre has been working in collaboration with Stork, global provider of knowledge-based asset integrity services focused on the oil & gas, chemical and power sectors, to deliver a one-day ECITB-certified course in bolt tensioning.  Recently, this course has been added to the Centre’s Premium Industry and Construction Career commercial diver training packages. Stork’s […]

New Approach to ROV Pilot Tech Training and Recruitment

The Underwater Centre in Fort William, has implemented a step-change in the training, assessment and, ultimately, recruitment of its candidates. A more effective and comprehensive assessment of students  Our ROV department has introduced a qualitative model for student assessment to all its ROV courses, offering a more effective and comprehensive way of assessing students during […]

Extra Training to Help Progress your Commercial Diving Career

Enhance your commercial diving career prospects even further with new additional training now included in The Underwater Centre’s diver training packages. The Centre in Fort William has added important new courses to the Premium Industry and Construction Career Packages for commercial air divers – now providing you with a further unrivalled training experience. From March […]

What offshore work opportunities are there in commercial diving or as an ROV pilot now?

“As one of The Underwater Centre’s Student Advisors, a question I get asked a lot, and particularly just now given the media coverage of the drop in oil prices, is what offshore work opportunities are there once students have completed their training as a commercial diver or an ROV pilot tech? “The drop in oil […]

TITAN 4 Manipulator Training added to The Underwater Centre’s ROV Courses

The Underwater Centre, Fort William, has added the FMC Schilling TITAN 4 syllabus to its current ROV training suite. The course familiarises candidates with all major components of the TITAN 4 manipulator; and provides system operation and routine maintenance procedures. We’ve adapted the course to offer extensive operational practice through specific activities designed to give […]