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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 - Hi, I'm new to diving so don't be too hard on me. I've been looking into opportunities to change my career from a boring office job to commercial ...
I'm 24 and have worked for a financial compan for 5 years. I have a love of swimming and a hate of working in the office. I would be willing to wo ...
9 July Monday, 10:47 AM
Question - Hi my names andrew im new to the site so first of all hello to everyone. Im fairly new to the diver scene but after doing previous padi diving ...
17 May Thursday, 12:50 PM
Question - I am 24 years old and currently working for a pearl diving company in Australia. I am deck hand for the divers and have over a year experience, ...
13 February Monday, 2:47 PM
Question - Hello I am a new commercial diver from the uk, and have been working in the middle east for a short amount of time, but would like to move back to ...
31 January Tuesday, 10:53 AM
Question - with hope im going to be loaded on the premium industry course on 2nd of april at the underwater centre, ive been franticly searching the internet ...
19 January Thursday, 12:54 PM
Question - Hi I'm not new to diving but I am to commercial diving, and just wondering what does the 1level of commercial diving allow you to work as? Exept f ...
19 January Thursday, 12:53 PM
Question - Instrumentation technician in saturation diving
Any information and help full tips on Instrumentation technician in saturation diving? I'm currently learning an 'electronic, electrical and ins ...
29 December Thursday, 11:02 AM
Question - What should I look for in a torch for an occasional diver?
I'm looking to buy a torch for my next trip. I have about 100 dives and go diving about once a year. I have seen torches costing between 50 and 80 ...
29 December Thursday, 10:57 AM
Question - Hi there, what dive qualification do I need to become a scallop diver? I've done a fair bit of recreational diving padi dive master. I know divin ...
1 November Tuesday, 7:35 PM
Question - Hi, I am trying to get into the commercial diving. I have chosen a school in South Africa that say their qualification is to UK HSE standard. How ...
28 October Friday, 9:25 AM
Question - Hi folks! Any1 knows if a HSE commercial diving ticket is recognised in the US? Or do we need any conversion? I am thinking about moving to the U ...
24 August Wednesday, 10:36 AM
Question - this is to express my interesting in pursing a course with The Underwater Centre. The long and short of my Academia is 1. Bachelor of Technolo ...
18 July Monday, 1:56 PM
Question - Hi there, I have 10 years offshore diving experience North sea and middle East 20 years ago, I now want to get back into the industry. Any ideas ...
14 July Thursday, 2:11 PM
Question - hi, im 19 years old and planning a career in commercial diving. i am already a PADI Divemaster with 100 dives so i know i am very comfortable unde ...
30 June Thursday, 5:14 PM
Question - Hi im thinking of doing a comercial diving course. i am however worried about the maths aspect of the course.Maths was never my strong point to sa ...
21 June Tuesday, 9:23 AM
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