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Alex Evans
posted : February 9, 2012 Post subject: New diver seeks career info
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, however my visa runs out in 6 months and I am going to do the commercial course when I get home to the uk. Does anyone have info on a recommended company, cost prices, and any tips? Am I likely to get a job straight away? I would be prepared to travel anywhere and do any type of work....cheers

 
Alex Evans
posted : February 9, 2012 Post subject: New diver seeks career info
I have just found a commercial diving construction package for about 11,000 pounds, it was on the underwater center website, here's the link and tell me what you think thanks again.... http://www.theunderwatercentre.co.uk/coursedescription.asp?courseid=193

 
Joe Brooks
posted : February 9, 2012 Post subject: New diver seeks career info
tips - dont waste your time and money.

however if youre dead set on it the professional diving academy is excellent but dont expect to be too busy once youre qualified.

If you can get sponsored in oz youd find it easier as its a much bigger industry there

 
sbreedon
posted : February 17, 2012 Post subject: New diver seeks career info
hi there go and do your commercial course in south africa be half price than fourt william and alot warmer

 
Alex Evans
posted : February 24, 2012 Post subject: New diver seeks career info
Cheers for that but how much work is there out there realistically? Would I struggle to find work, or do you mean I'll have time off between jobs? I would be prepared to travel anywhere and I've heard a lot of offshore work in the gulf of Mexico?

 
Alex Evans
posted : February 24, 2012 Post subject: New diver seeks career info
Cheers breedon, alot of great whites there though also lol...will look into it. Any other places with worldwide recognised certification that would be less pricey?

 
Derek M
posted : February 25, 2012 Post subject: New diver seeks career info
Itís been said before.

There is a big difference between ambition and populace of the diving industry and there is known to be an attrition rate of over 80% of the initial graduates from diving courses

It does not matter where you go a long as it is recognised by industry, but do you have the stamina to weather the lows of the industry.

derek


 
Alex Evans
posted : February 28, 2012 Post subject: New diver seeks career info
To be honest Derek it does make a difference where I do it because the difference in cost varies significantly, and I do think I would be able to hack the lows, as I said im used to being out at sea for months at a time working 12 hours 7 days a week and understand the industry isn't as glamourous as people think. I think it is a career and lifestyle suited for me, there is only one way to find out.... But I do appreciate your feedback. My worst case scenario is that I pay to do the course and buy the equipment but suddenly find myself out of work for months. All I want to know is this likely or not, like I said I would be prepared to do anything anywhere.
Cheers

 
Joe Brooks
posted : February 28, 2012 Post subject: New diver seeks career info
As a baby Diver you can expect to be out of work for months especially in Britain over winter. its all very well there being off shore work but unless you have some very nice contacts you aint gettin offshore for a few years

 
Alex Evans
posted : February 29, 2012 Post subject: New diver seeks career info
Fair enough thanks for feedback

 
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