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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 - I am looking at bocoming a commercial diver and I was wondering who the best training organisation is and also what the state of the industry is i ...
I have been a recreational diver for over 20 years which 12 of which have been at professional level. I am a technical diving instructor and have ...
5 November Friday, 9:22 AM
Question - Is there companys that will help you with funding for becoming a commercial diver . I have no expierence in it but have always wanted to do this i ...
5 November Friday, 9:21 AM
Question - Could you advise me how quickly I would be able to sit my sat course?
Hi, I am just about to do my commercial diving course. I currently work offshore on a dive boat as a rigger/welder, I am very keen to get in ...
4 October Monday, 5:43 PM
Question - Hello I am a professional diver in Brazil and member of the ADC INCA would like to know what certificates need to start my activities here in the ...
5 August Thursday, 11:01 AM
Question - Hi Alf, i am a 24 year old SCUBA Diving instructor. I am trying to find a path into Commercial diving and i have made some contacts in Greece wher ...
9 June Wednesday, 1:09 PM
Question - hi alf As i have said before im at the point where i no what direction im heading in i just want to fill in the blanks, firstly as im in the nav ...
8 June Tuesday, 3:07 PM
Question - hi,i was wondering if anyone can shine some light on commerical diving for me,as iam strongly concidering taking it up? i am a fully qualified met ...
5 June Saturday, 7:50 PM
Question - I am a commercial diver and am going self employed , I have formed a company to put all future earnings through and have just been told by a fell ...
I have worked for 3 years for a local company, firstly as a subcontractor then full time employee for 2 years, Is this just diver gossip and if n ...
4 June Friday, 3:16 PM
Question - Hi i do heard there are 2 diving school in Scotland. The first one is Fort William and the other one is in Dunoon, Argyll Scotland. which one are ...
4 June Friday, 3:15 PM
Question - hi, im 18 from malaysia im interested in commercial diving. Before i take this commercial diving course can i know how can i get the HSE first aid ...
12 May Wednesday, 8:54 AM
Question - hi there again just a quick one .. i am going to take the premium package course and am looking to do so early 2011as im currently serving my noti ...
23 April Friday, 4:19 PM
Question - hi there , im 24 currently serving in the navy which i plan to leave next year after doing 6 yrs which enables my resettlement packaage which i pl ...
5 April Monday, 4:01 PM
Question - I do have a few dives in my own country. whit a qualified PADI license. Now i had zero experience on commercial diving is that possible i can take ...
9 March Tuesday, 3:15 PM
Question - Hi I am a commercial diver from New Zealand and I was wondering whether I could work in the UK under ADAS ?
17 February Wednesday, 1:00 PM
Question - Is it possible to work in the UK under ADAS instead of HSC?
17 February Wednesday, 12:57 PM
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