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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 - Girls in Commercial Diving. Realistic? I'm a 19 year old from Canada (sadly I can find no canadian dive forums) and am looking to attend dive scho ...
My question to you would be is it worth getting into? I have always been an outdoorsy kind of gal, I love marine biology, have volunteered at Vanc ...
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Question - Hi Alf,am 29 yares old been in the construction industry for 9 years am a steel erector/level 3 rigger been working offshore for about 3 years now ...
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Question - I am considering attending a technical school for commercial diving with hopes for employment worldwide over time. What courses should I be lookin ...
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Question - Hi Im 30. Im from Brazil and i live here in England and was just thinking of take one step foward in my life becoming a commercial diver and mov ...
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Question - hello ive recently done my hse part 4 commercial diving and trying to get a job i was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction to ...
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Question - hi . could you tell me if the south african surface supplied qualification differs any from the the UK one please ? i know its recognised by the H ...
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Question - I am looking to move into a Commercial Diving Career at the age of 33yrs. My background is within the oil/shipping Industry but more office based ...
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Question - alst course
i'm looking at taking the alst course and was wondering what are the chances of finding employment in this field i'm a reacreational diver with 45 ...
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Question - I am looking at a new career in commercial diving and the training required for this to happen.The premium dive package sounds great but as I am f ...
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Question - Why is it so hard for classIII commercial diver to get a job??I live in South Africa,and has been a commercial diver for 8 years.Diving in SA is n ...
I'm a father of 3 tiny children and can't afford to sit without a job!Been working in Africa for a year,but company is closing down.Do you have an ...
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Question - Hi im currently in the royal navy training to be a marine engineer. I was thinking after 5 years going into the commercial diving world but i woul ...
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Question - Hi i am a 29 year old joiner, a friend has been telling me about becoming an assisant life support technician. I was wondering if it was possible ...
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Question - Hi Alf am aktar 27 yrs old ex army man competition swimmer first aider and lifeguard diving instructor cmas 2 star with more than 5000 dive includ ...
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Question - I am currently serving in the armed forces (royal engineers) and am leaving towards the end of the year. I am very much intrested in starting a ca ...
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Question - I am a time served welder and coded to 6G standard, i am doing the premium industry diving course starting in january. what are the prospects of e ...
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