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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, This question has been posted on a few forums before, but I couldn't find anything specific or recent about becoming a 'dive tender' which ...

Question - Age and new to this game.
Hi i was looking for some advice on a few questions i have regarding diving as a career. I am at present a welder with 13 years experiance in the ...

Question - Hi there, at the moment I am working as a carpenter but would like to get into commercial diving. My plan is to start by doing the Commercial SCUB ...

Question - there are 2 diving courses i am interested in, the underwater centre and professional diving academy, (premium courses), i was wondering if any co ...

Question - I'm going to graduate this year in Energy Engineering, and I wish a career in offshore and subsea engineering. Since diving is a relevant part of ...

Question - commercial diving Cork
Hi guys, do you konw if there are any diving company in Cork ? Could you help me ? Thanks a million

Question - Industry experience, Diving literature & Living in a campervan?!
Hi all, My names Mike, I'm a 21 y/o sociology student from Brighton. I plan to take a premium industry commercial diving course in potentially ...

Question - Hi, I am a 23 year old young man, who is considering training in Scotland. I have my Padi Open Water license and have previous work exp in lab ...

Question - How do people see the commercial diving job market going in the next few years? more jobs, less jobs? I want to do my training but Im between firs ...

Question - Hi everybody! Iím Riccardo from Italy Iím 36 years old ! Iím thinking to do the premium industry package in Fort Williams for will be a commercial ...

Question - Re. Old posts regarding Strongwork Diving, are any ex employees, eg Jon Rayner, members of this group please?
I worked for Strongwork Diving from the North Baddesley yard in the early 1970s.

Question - Hi, Thinking of doing a commercial diving course and looking for advice?
I have recently graduated with a masters degree in renewable energy and a bachelors degree in civil and coastal engineering and am thinking of goi ...

Question - Are there many Commercial Diving opportunities in London for a ADAS Level 3 Diver moving from Australia to the UK??
Been in the commercial diving Industry for 4 years. Really enjoy it. Planning to move to London. Wanting to know how easy it is to change Qualific ...

Question - I have recently been made redundant and as there is not a lot of job opportunitys in the job market these days that pay well i thinking about doin ...

Question - Im currently serving in the Army and have done so since 2008. I am looking at a career change and seriously considering a career as a commercial d ...

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