Commercial Diving – a Student Case Study
Bulgarian Alexander Paunov completed his 9-week Standard Career Package training at The Underwater Centre last year and tells us how his training kick-started his new career as a commercial diver.
“The Underwater Centre helped prepare me for the reality of work as a diver”
Inspired by his brother who works in the subsea industry, Alexander decided to make a big career change from his previous job as a production planning expert in a metallurgical company. He chose our Standard Career Package to equip him with the vital skills and experience on subsea tools that he’d need as a commercial diver.
Training at The Underwater Centre
As he says, “As well as the training and certificates that I needed to be able to start work as a commercial diver, the extra time spent on skills and equipment training at The Underwater Centre helped prepare me for the reality of work as a commercial diver.”
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Alexander also believes that the facilities and the wide range of subsea operations and structures that you train on at The Underwater Centre helped get him ready for real industry conditions. “Having recently been to another school, I am happy that I chose to do my training in Fort William as I believe the facilities are better at The Underwater Centre.”
“I’ll definitely be returning to Fort William for my next advanced qualification.”
Working in the commercial diving industry
Just two months after completing his course, Alexander began working and earning as a commercial diver with a ROV and Diving Services company in Norway. He started out in his first industry job at a day rate of 4000 NOK, roughly equivalent to £365 per day,and is looking forward to advancing in his career.
“I’d recommend The Underwater Centre for anyone thinking about training as a diver. I’ve already told lots of people in online diving forums about my great training near the home of the Loch Ness Monster! I’ll definitely be returning to Fort William for my next advanced qualification.”
We look forward to helping you in your career again soon, Alexander!