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Increase in ROV Training Need Outside Oil & Gas Sector

The development of bespoke training, tailoring courses towards companies’ specific needs, has long been a key part of what we do at The Underwater Centre.  However we have recently noticed a real expansion in the number of bespoke ROV training courses we deliver to companies from outside the oil and gas sector. ROV training for […]

Funding for Training: Transition Training Fund Offers Support to Oil and Gas Workers

Support for people in Scotland’s Oil & Gas sector to use their skills in new jobs can now be accessed online thanks to the launch of a dedicated website, according to Skills Development Scotland.  Read on to learn more about the funding for training still available, which can be used towards the cost of ROV […]

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 […]

Career Enhancement with High Voltage & Electrical Safety Training

We recently welcomed Barry “Baz” Worgan back to The Underwater Centre, Fort William, to further enhance his ROV skills by attending our 2 day High Voltage and Electrical Safety course. Baz previously trained at The Underwater Centre in 2013 when he underwent his first ROV training course, ROV Pilot Technician, and from there his new […]

ROV Training – a Student Case Study

Argentinian Lisandro Peralta completed his 7-week Premium ROV training course at The Underwater Centre in June 2017 and tells us how he intends to use this to break into a new ROV pilot career. “Always had an interest in electronics and new technologies” With a keen interest in electronics, computers and new technologies, Lisandro decided […]

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 […]