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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 - hello im currently a qualified rescue diver and am thinking of going down the commercial line of diving as im a keen diver and ready for a new cha ...

Question - Hi Guys, Whats your opinion on a diving career later in life..? l have compleated 14 years as a firefighter and am looking for a change in career ...

Question - hi i have read the diving pakages at fort william and was wandering which one you recommend i ahve never dived before, also i was wondering if i ...

Question - Hello. I am currently offshore on multi role/cargo vessels, I have all my tickets for the deck ( AB DC Cox AMA ect ) but am looking for more of a ...
Years at sea. Spearfisherman. Freediver. 33 years old.

Question - Hi I'm due to join the Royal navy as a marine engineer for at least 4 years. After that I want to become a commercial diver. How long will the ind ...

Question - Hi, I'm Solomon from Singapore. I am interested in taking up commercial diving as a career. After finding out from many sources, I got confused on ...

Question - Hi, I've done much research about commercial diving and I believe I've read about everything (unfortunately many bad points) I own a construction ...

Question - I am currently enrolled on the premium industry package at the centre in september. I have just yesterday turned 30 and am currently serving in th ...

Question - Hi, I am 29, currently a BSAC Dive Leader with underwater survey experience, have a BSc in Marine Biol & MSc in Aquaculture. I also have a number ...

Question - Hi, im 17 from Dorset and am a recently qualified Divemaster, was just wondering where and how i could get some experience and training near me, i ...

Question - I have been asked for my day rate for a job coming up in UAE, What would you expect to get as a bell diver/welder, I am newly qualified but the jo ...

Question - I'm considering a career in Commercial Diving. However, I am concerned about what the terms of employment are like. Would I be hired by a Commerci ...

Question - Is it worth the career change? Hi, I have been working offshore in the O & G industry for 12 years as a Rope access supervisor, qualified in va ...

Question - I am about to Commence training at Fortwilliam in March. Can you recommend a good technical commercial diving book, that would be useful to read ...

Question - How do we utilise commercial divers to work as self employed agents?
UK Lake Management Ltd are a newly formed ltd company specialising in the retrieval of golf balls from water hazards on golf courses nationwide. W ...

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