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Language No Barrier to Learning at The Underwater Centre

Twelve experienced commercial divers from South Korea recently completed their HSE Experience and Competence Assessment (ECA) course at our Centre in Fort William – ‘nothing unusual about that’ you might say – except that this course was delivered entirely in the Korean language.  Our staff had all the course documentation – including dive plans, log […]

Australian Salmon Farming Gets New ROV Falcon Technology

The largest majority privately owned producer of fresh salmon in Australia, Huon Aquaculture, has ordered a second Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater e-robotic vehicle (ROV). Their newest Falcon ROV is now enhanced with Saab Seaeye’s iCON behaviour-based intelligent control architecture. This is an important new resource for Huon as iCON makes possible the option of intelligent […]

Dive Training ‘Star’ Dave Loudon Receives ADAS Award

Dave Loudon, a commercial diver who now instructs the next generation of divers at our Centre in Tasmania, has had his exceptional contribution to commercial diver training recognised with a peer-nominated industry award. Dave Loudon has been awarded the Maurie Vierow Award of Excellence by industry body Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS). The award recognises […]

Trends and New Technology in the ROV Industry

In light of recent updates to IMCA guidelines for the Safe and Efficient Operation of Remotely Operated Vehicles (IMCA R 004 Rev4) our ROV Team share their expertise on the topic and on the next generation of ROV systems.  This ROV industry article was published in full by Hydro International within their July / August […]

A Diving Partnership: Delivering ADAS Training in Singapore

The Underwater Centre, Tasmania has entered into an International Training Establishment (ITE) Partnership with SSE Training Centre Pte Ltd, Singapore to deliver ADAS accredited commercial diver training. Our experienced diver training team travelled to Singapore in June 2017 to deliver the training, in English, to SSE personnel. This course was an RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) Part […]