Cameron Dekker

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Cameron grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, a once-proud steel town on the Lehigh River, where he got a taste of TIG welding in his high school shop class. He holds certificates for Certified WeldingEducator (CWE) and Certified Resistance Welding Technician (CRWT) from the American Welding Institute. His interests include scuba diving, sculpture, and kayaking.

Teacher of 1: Benefits and Limitations of Self-taught Welding


You can teach yourself to change your car’s brakes, modify a computer program and even peel a banana the right way. All of us live in the Information Age, and no matter what interests we have, we’re confronted with the same message With enough information, you can teach yourself how to do weld. Aspiring underwater welders […]

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Underwater Welding Resources


Here are some tools to make you more effective, productive and skillful in the job at hand. Don’t drown in the unknown – use what’s available to you to succeed as an underwater welder! Underwater Welding Books & Training These written resources contain applicable, essential information to anyone considering an underwater welding career. Along with technical […]

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9 Mind-blowing Commercial Diving Jobs: Epic Careers


How many ways can you make a living in diving? Quite a few, it turns out. The underwater industry isn’t just a bunch of SCUBA divers swimming in tropical waters. Nor is it all underwater welders lighting up metal on oil rigs. The commercial diving profession has many categories. Requirements: Commercial Diving Jobs Commercial diving jobs are loaded […]

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Top 3 Australian Underwater Welding Schools


On this side of the world, underwater welding schools offer Australia’s pristine diving environment: exotic wildlife, photogenic plant life and proper preparation for a career in underwater construction. Schools offer underwater welders in entry-level diving, similar to other training institutes across the world. They issue all applicable certification for international work, including those backed by the Australian Diver Accreditation […]

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How Deep Can a Human Dive? Top 3 World-Record Dives

How Deep Can a Human Dive? Top 3 World-Record Dives

If you’re wondering how deep can a human dive, remember that divers have died trying to break the depth record. The deepest dive on record is 1,082 feet (332 meters) set by Ahmed Gabr in 2014. That depth is the equivalent to approximately 10 NBA basketball courts aligned vertically. In terms of pressure, that’s about 485 pounds […]

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Best 3 Underwater Welding Schools in the UK: North Sea Career


The underwater welding schools of the United Kingdom understand diving work in the North Sea. They’ve prepared thousands of divers. And many more to come. These three diving schools in Scotland and England are some of the finest in the world. Two of them provide certification from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), certifying their divers […]

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6 Reasons You’re Not an Underwater Welder (Yet)


“I want to become an underwater welder, but ____________.” I hear it all too often. Hundreds of people want to go into the underwater welding field, but for every person, there’s a reason why they can’t invest in it. Some reasons are extremely legit, but most have holes in them. I’ve compiled the top six […]

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How Does Underwater Welding Work? A Shocking Process Few Know


Welding and water. Electricity and fluid. Under most circumstances, we see this mixture as a bad idea. When electricity is generated within a fluid, it reacts unpredictably. And unlike insulated solids (think copper wire), there’s no specific path generated for the electricity to move through. In water, electricity the point of least resistance and go on its […]

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Underwater Welding Schools in Canada: Top 4


In Canada, your diving options come from four major underwater welding schools. These provide the best options for restricted and unrestricted diving around the world. Each school also provides certification that’s recognized worldwide through the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC). Their organization oversees much of the occupational diving industry at home and abroad. They issue certificates […]

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10 Major Employers of US Underwater Welding Jobs

On the career hunt for underwater welding jobs? Underwater welding has a big reputation: Lots of money Extreme competition Ruthless hours Hazardous environments Reality Check: These factors depend on your diving project responsibilities and the maritime company that employs you. Most importantly, the majority of companies highly value their divers’ safety and skill level. If they don’t, you should report […]

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