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Tailored Training Provides First-hand Experience of Commercial Diving

Employees of a company which designs and produces gas monitors for the commercial diving industry has received tailored training to see first-hand how the equipment they produce helps keep commercial divers safe. The team from Analox travelled to The Underwater Centre in Fort William to complete a familiarisation training course in order to gain a […]

Increasing Productivity, Decreasing Complexity with ROV Manipulators

‘Work class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) systems routinely perform hundreds or even thousands of intervention operations around the world every day. The vast majority of these tasks require the use of the ROV’s manipulators to interface some form of intervention tooling, such as a hot stab or torque tool, with a subsea intervention panel. The […]

Training ROV Personnel for Safer, More Effective Operations

A new model for increasing workforce competency in the ROV industry, using a realistic offshore instruction environment, was unveiled by The Underwater Centre at the Subsea UK ROV conference in Aberdeen on Friday, September 11. Improve safety and efficiency of ROV personnel Industry and training providers have collaborated to develop work class ROV operations training […]

Commercial Diver Alex Passes on his Experience to ADAS Students

Alex Caie is one of the experienced commercial divers who teaches on our ADAS commercial diver courses. In this blog post he tells us about his career before and after becoming a commercial diver, and imparts some wisdom for those thinking about a career in commercial diving. Born and bred in Edinburgh, Alex first heard […]

Testing New Subsea Technology in an Offshore Environment – Inshore

As the extraction of oil and gas becomes more challenging, the UK energy industry will become increasingly reliant on engineers and developers to advance the subsea equipment used, from exploration to production. Testing and proving of new technology for the subsea sector is ever more key to the successful future of the industry. Rising to […]

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 […]