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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 - bcd or backplate
Hi,i recently trained at TUC up to part 1 and i am currently buy equipment but i dont know wether to get a bcd or a weight harness backplate syste ...

Question - commercial diving trainning
hello, my name is omri from Israel, im an technical diver. can you please help me finding the best commercial diving schools in th uk ?! i w ...

Question - hi, to all viewers im came from military diving here in philippines after that i got experience in india as offshore diver pipe laying project onl ...

Question - Hiya I'm looking into going to Fort William. They have a number of packages. Premium Industry Packages consists of HSE First Aid at Work HSE Su ...

Question - I am really considering doing the premium package at TUC. however, I have come across allot of critics on the internet who state not to pursue a c ...

Question - Hi Alf This is probably something you may have answered a 100 times, After living back in the U.K now for 2 years having spent 8 years in Tene ...

Question - hi this is probably going over old ground in some parts of my question but i hope you guys wouldn't mind answering! ok firstly i am interested ...

Question - Is it possible to work in the UK under ADAS instead of HSC?

Question - Hi I am a commercial diver from New Zealand and I was wondering whether I could work in the UK under ADAS ?

Question - I do have a few dives in my own country. whit a qualified PADI license. Now i had zero experience on commercial diving is that possible i can take ...

Question - hi there , im 24 currently serving in the navy which i plan to leave next year after doing 6 yrs which enables my resettlement packaage which i pl ...

Question - hi there again just a quick one .. i am going to take the premium package course and am looking to do so early 2011as im currently serving my noti ...

Question - hi, im 18 from malaysia im interested in commercial diving. Before i take this commercial diving course can i know how can i get the HSE first aid ...

Question - Hi i do heard there are 2 diving school in Scotland. The first one is Fort William and the other one is in Dunoon, Argyll Scotland. which one are ...

Question - I am a commercial diver and am going self employed , I have formed a company to put all future earnings through and have just been told by a fell ...
I have worked for 3 years for a local company, firstly as a subcontractor then full time employee for 2 years, Is this just diver gossip and if n ...

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