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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 there, I am a 24 year old female. I have my rescue divers certification and was looking at getting into commercial diving as a career. Due to t ...

Question - Career advice and living abroad. Hello, I am considering a career change into commercial diving. I have no previous experience in manual labor (I ...

Question - Is there any way I can do the commercial diving courses without having the money up front??
I am a 25 year old male and have been looking at doing commercial diving. I am a padi divemaster and have worked in construction since I left scho ...

Question - I'm a 28yr old serving prison officer but feel the time is right for a change. Commercial diving seems quite appealing to me but i have no trades ...

Question - hello, i am currently in the army and have been for 8 years. i am looking at leaving soon and taking up a new career. Do you know if any of the t ...

Question - work????
can anyone tell me how long after doing your training it took you to get ur fist jobs and how many days work and pay etc-any info would be welcome

Question - Am I making a wise decision?
Hi there, I'm 20 years old and am currently a supervisor, I'm really not liking my job at the moment and have always thought about diving as a ...

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