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Commercial Diving Q and A Forum

All questions are answered by Alf Leadbitter, Dive Training Manager or Ali MacLeod Assistant Dive Training Manager at The Underwater Centre. Now a commercial instructor Alf has 15 years experience as a commercial diver where he worked his way up to Sat Diving Supervisor and Oil Company Rep. Ali has been diving for 16 years and is a qualified Diver, Dive Supervisor and Diver Medic. The Underwater Centre is the only centre to offer all the HSE commercial diving qualifications from Scuba to Closed Bell (Saturation Diving) as well as industry tailored skills courses, Diver Medic courses and Assistant Life Support Technician courses.

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Question - Can I get a job as a commercial diver?

Question - What kind of jobs are there available for commercial divers?

Question - What training do I need to become a commercial diver?

Question - Hi, Iíve been recreationally diving for about 6 years now, and as Iím only 23 I was looking into my options of turning my hobby into a career. ...

Question - Why does commercial diving have such a bad stigma attached to it?
I've been looking over the net as I'm currently doing a project on commercial diving and it's associated potential environmental impacts, and I've ...

Question - hello,my name is kerem.i am 1 star cmas diving instructor.i am living in belgium and i am 29 years old.i wonder how i can become a commercial dive ...

Question - hey im 20 years old and im waiting to go into the navy as a MCD just wondered what sort of job oppertunities i could expect after serving my requi ...
im still trainning for the physical aspect at the moment so just want to see what i could expect after navy life?

Question - I am looking for a career in commercial diving but would not be able to afford the cost of the courses. Is there any other way to get into the ind ...

Question - Best LED color to be seem in deeper water?
I am working with a designer on a metal detector for use in the deeper water. Which color LED is the best color to be able to see? Red, yellow an ...

Question - How employable would I be if I completed 'the construction career package' at your centre?
I would also like to know what the going pay rate is for someone who has recently completed this package?

Question - Hi There, I was just wondering what commercial qualifications I would need to get to become an underwater videographer/camera man. Once done can I ...

Question - i am 35 years old, a qualified motor mechanic, i also have a city and guilds in mma arc welding and i am currently employed as a full time fire fi ...

Question - Hi,I'm planning on doing a Commercial Diver-Scuba course early next year.I don't have any previous diving experience,so I was hoping to find out w ...

Question - When and why was Surface Orientated Mixed Gas banned in the North Sea? When and why was Surface O2 also banned in the North Sea? Given that both ...

Question - I am currently in the royal navy, working as a clearance diver. Please can you tell me if i were to leave and start working as a commercial diver ...

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