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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, After i sit my premium industry course in january what additional courses are available? If anybody has any useful info that could help me to ...

Question - hi guys, just a quick one. i am wondering if you can give me a very rough idea of how long it is currently taking newly quilified commercial diver ...
also, if possible can you tell me ( again - roughly ) if 'ALL' newly qualified divers 'are actualy getting jobs'. many many thanks. ( I only ask ...

Question - Hey guys. This may have been asked before, but I can't find a decent answer on the boards. Going to do my HSE Part 4 in October, was hoping of get ...

Question - Hi .if you wanted to boost your career chances would you suggest DIVER MEDIC or completing the welding course at midlesborugh. I know experience ...

Question - hi.. i am abhay sondur from india.i am planning to do the premium industry course at the underwater center in the uk. i wanted to know what kind o ...

Question - could you please tell me what the difference is if any between the premium industry course at the tuc and the full combo course at dunoon divivg a ...

Question - Do you know if there is any funding anywhere for commercial diving qualifications

Question - Hi there! As i am attending the TUC in january could anyone tell me about the welding standard AWS D3.6-99. What positions does it cover and would ...

Question - Currently hold PADI master scuba diver certification. Looking to train as a commercial diver. Does this qualifiaction have any weight with regards ...

Question - Hello. I am a plumber by trade and recently discovered scuba diving by chance on holiday. I enjoyed it but felt the need to do something whilst un ...

Question - Hy. I'm 28 years of age and im seriously thinking of a change in job and becoming a commercial diver. Obviously its a big investment for training ...

Question - Went to the Dive Show in NEC at the weekend. Spoke to UWC and PDA. ANy idea which one to choose? Both have their plus and minuses. ANy experiences ...

Question - hello there, i am currently at a crossroads in my life where i want to do a exciting job, so i am thinking of joining the royal navy as a diver, b ...

Question - Seriously looking to undertake HSE Scuba and HSE surface supplied courses. However I have no 'trade' with regards to welding, construction etc. I ...

Question - hi . im 27 . my background is in construction. im thinking of going to south africa to do a commercial diving course . i belive you might get a be ...

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