The Underwater Centre

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.

Questions posted to the Commercial Diving Q & A forum page are sent to the Underwater Centre for comment and reply. Once a reply has been sent, both the question and answer will post to the forum page.

Questions are shown in Red and the answer from the Underwater Centre is shown in Blue. Once an answer is posted, it is then possible for other users to post additional comments, these are shown in black.

New Question      
Last Post
Question - I am 24 years old and interested in training for a career in commercial diving. I am a member of my local diving club.I have just graduated from u ...
1 October Monday, 10:43 AM
Question - I have paassed the age where commerial diving is an option, but Dive Medic //chamber operator may still be a possibitiy/ Can you qualify as a non ...
29 September Saturday, 11:30 AM
Question - Hi there, i'm after a little advise please. I am currently an Army advanced diver in the Royal engineers. i have over 100 hrs experiance using sel ...
28 September Friday, 7:56 PM
Question - hi i'm thinking of doing the alst course and would just like your opinion on job prospects after passing(hopefully)
28 September Friday, 7:44 PM
Question - I am going to school in San Diego California for 50 weeks to become a Commercial Diver. I would love to work over seas. How do I find out who to w ...
2 September Sunday, 10:14 PM
Question - I am 25 years old and would like to start a new career in commercial diving. I would be funding this through my own means. So my question is what ...
1: I would ultimately like to work offshore. so would the "Premium Industry Package" be best for this. 2: Can you get training for underwater ...
2 September Sunday, 10:00 PM
Question - Hi, I understand that in the UK one is required to have an HSE approved rating to work within the realms of underwater media (photography / filmma ...
You can email direct to camdiver65 [@] (broken up to avoid spammers. Cheers, Mark Thorpe.
2 September Sunday, 9:50 PM
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 ...
2 September Sunday, 9:47 PM
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 ...
23 August Thursday, 9:47 AM
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 ...
23 August Thursday, 9:31 AM
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 ...
23 August Thursday, 9:23 AM
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 ...
8 August Wednesday, 10:27 PM
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?
7 August Tuesday, 8:47 AM
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 ...
1 August Wednesday, 3:53 PM
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 ...
1 August Wednesday, 3:45 PM
More forum pages:
Go to page- << Prev Page | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | Next Page >>
The views expressed by the author are their own and the publishers accept no liability for the advice and views expressed by the author, or other users, which are provided as a general service to divers. Users are warned that secondary posts are the views of other users and may not be technically correct.