Welcome to Water Welders!
Curious about underwater welding?
Serious about pursuing a career in the maritime industry? Awesome.
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About Water Welders: Your Guide to Underwater Welding
We created Water Welders for people like you. Underwater welders are the champions of the diving industry: They do everything, from sealing off the tiniest pipeline in a murky pond or dive hundreds of feet to weld the support beams on an oil rig offshore.
As I talk about underwater welders or welder-divers, it’s extremely important to clarify the most misunderstood point in this field:
Underwater welding in itself is not a career. Commercial diving with an emphasis in underwater welding is a career.
Just as surface welders are expected to perform many duties besides just welding, commercial divers only perform underwater welding about 5 – 10% of the time. In fact, the longer you stay in the diving field, the more diversified your skills become and the less you’ll perform one specific task.
However, learning underwater welding will provide plenty of new opportunities for career placement and advancement. Many benefits exist for underwater welders, including world sightseeing, high income, and the satisfaction of repairing and completing enormous construction projects.
Underwater welders are essentially underwater construction workers. They silently serve us to boost national economies and complete vast infrastructures. Their physical stamina, mechanical minds and teamwork makes much of the water services and flow of resources to us possible. I greatly respect each and every one of them, and I want to give something back to the diving community.
Water Welders exists to educate, train and resource prospective and current underwater welders, focusing on all aspects of commercial diving and welding. That’s my mission and my promise to you.
Matt: Water Welders’ Creator
I’m a Kansas boy, so I didn’t exactly grow up around wetsuits. I moved to Missouri to earn my undergraduate degree and married Beth, my best friend and supporter of all my passions in life, even if she doesn’t always understand them.
Since I was a young kid, I loved to swim. I would swim in my community pool for hours, often diving deep in our 12-footer to glimpse the glitter of a quarter. Eventually, holding my breath turned into an obsession and I bet in contests with my friends to see who could stay under the longest.
I have a degree in journalism, and I love talking to experts in the underwater welding field.
They have major insight that comes from experience – something you can’t always find from a technical manual or online forum. These experts will continue to be my primary resource for all information on underwater welding. If you see something on this site that you’re not sure about and want to clarify, let me know (be nice!).
Best of luck on your dream to advancing in the underwater welding field!