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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 understand that in the UK one is required to have an HSE approved rating to work within the realms of underwater media (photography / filmma ...
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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 ...

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 ...

Question - hi i'm thinking of doing the alst course and would just like your opinion on job prospects after passing(hopefully)

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Question - Hi, I am currently giving serious thought to enrolling onto the 50m offshore air diver ADAS part 3 qualification in Tasmania. Upon completion of t ...

Question - Hi Guys! I've just had reconstructive surgery and want to undertake a career as a commercial diver. I'm worried that I might not pass the medica ...

Question - hi, i wonder if you could help me ? i rang up fort william and asked how old you had to be to start the courses and they told that i could only do ...

Question - Hi. I have alredy booked a premium packedge course to start at the end of march. The thing is I have been researching about commercial diving ...

Question - hiya.i m 33years and im marine engineer.i want to do the premium industry pakage in fort i know that i m medically fit,is there any me ...

Question - how to go about accessing funding?
I am currently employed in the construction industry but have a better career opportunity which needs me to undertake the commercial surface diver ...

Question - Hi Alf,at what age does the industry call time on your diving ? whats the oldest you have known for people still getting hows do do

Question - I'm serving in the royal navy as a diver. and am looking to make the change into the commercial world and working offshore can anyone give me any ...

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