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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 seriously considering starting a new career as a commercial diver, however i will be 39 years old by the time i complete my training. Am i wa ...

Question - Hi my names Jordan, I'm 23 years old and I am extremely interested in becoming a commercial diver. From a young age I have always been a hands o ...

Question - I am ADAS Part 2 Diver and Technician living in London. I eager to get any work I can.
I am contactable on my email I would like to know if there are any recruitment agencies here for the industry or could be po ...

Question - Looking to change career path and needing advice
I am looking to get into commercial diving and am looking for some advice. I have been a chef for 17 years and currently own a restaurant in the ...

Question - Realistically what are the chances of finding work once completed course.
Hello, I am booked onto the commercial diving course in November at the underwater centre, I have been speaking with an ex diver who is still in t ...

Question - can i work in UK/EU after course?
hello, im 21 from india, i just finished my mechanical engineering degree, im much intrested to take my career in commercial diving. since i foun ...

Question - UK and EU work
Hi how you doing? My names warwick and my question is; I have a few small things holding me back when it comes to working in far away places like ...

Question - Hi, I was looking into a career in commercial diving, but was wondering if there are any apprenticeships available ( being only 18 years of age ) ...
Hi Kieran, its a good career, offering a great deal of job satisfaction for many, as well as the opportunity to travel and of course be well pa ...

Question - Question - how do i get my self started?!
Hi, i currently have graduated from a commercial diving school and recieved the ADCI open water/tender certificate and the korean issued commerica ...

Question - 20 year old UK seeking advice on a start in the commercial diving industry.
Hello everyone, the title is pretty self explanatory really. I'm located in the south west of the United Kingdom and I'm in need of some specific ...

Question - Can anyone give me there experiences of being new to the industry? What do I look for? How high do I aim for the first year or two? What training ...
Hi everyone, new to this and I would like some info on the industry. I'm hoping to get into the industry within the next year or so. I'm already a ...

Question - I would like to know which is the best method to perform surface preparation of a pipeline which needs to be repaired. The coating we want to remo ...
The pipeline is located in Ecuador, South America

Question - Are there any specific skills that diving contractors are in short supply of.
I am 25 looking to become a commercial diver and just trying to gather as much information as possible. I have been a recreational instructor for ...

Question - How can I be a commercial diver if I wear glasses? Are there some sort of special glasses you can wear in a kirby morgan helmet or do I rely on th ...
Hi, I'm 16 and it has been my dream since I can remember to work as a diver in some way and then I finally decided I would love to work towards on ...

Question - I would like to know the opinion of people about the NYD school in Norway
I am new to the industry and looking to and looking to attend the NYD school for my training and would like the ground truth from people who have ...

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