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

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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 […]

Top 9 US Underwater Welding Schools with Certified Results

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US underwater welding schools have a competitive edge for two reasons: Their quality training facilities and instructors are known internationally. More schools exist in the US than any other country. Many of these institutions issue certification from globally renown organizations, ensuring your ability to work around the world as an underwater welder. 10 Underwater Welding Schools to […]

Underwater Welder Life Expectancy: A Complicated Picture

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Thinking of signing up for underwater welding? It’s not a “typical” job, but underwater welders aren’t your typical crowd. During my interaction with welder-divers around the world, there’s a few commonalities I’ve seen among them: Go-getters Mechanical mindset Troubleshooters Passion for construction projects Eager for bottom time (in the water) Welder-diver: Danger of Job Stereotyping One […]

Underwater Welding Jobs: Your Ultimate Resource

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We’ve carefully compiled the top online directories for dive-related jobs around the world, including: Underwater welding Commercial diving Oil & Gas Inland Shipping Maritime management All categories are organized alphabetically. Search through these directories and apply to specific diving businesses in the inland and offshore industries. Tailor your resume or CV and cover letter to the […]

HAZMAT Decon: Decontaminating Properly


Water is rarely contaminant free. Even in water that appears quite clean, there’s often a mixture of diluted chemicals, solids and smaller molecules unseen to the naked eye. In places with less visibility, cleanliness is almost impossible gauge. Underwater welders involved in HAZMAT decon must be aware of their environment. Sometimes, the water isn’t contaminated enough to be […]

Biz Wave: A Significant Casualty

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Peter J. Pilkington, author of “A Significant Casualty“, takes us through the background and significance of his book. He began writing after his son, a former commercial diver, died in an offshore incident. How long after your son’s passing did you begin your book, “A Significant Casualty”? Did your ideas for the book change as you were writing it? […]

Biz Wave: U.S. Underwater Services, LLC


About five years ago, U.S. Underwater Services, LLC (USUS) moved to Mansfield, TX. What was the main reason for the move and how did it help the company? At the time of our move, USUS was owned by Neptune Marine Services of Perth, Australia. A move to a newer, bigger, and more modern facility was […]

Diver Exploits: Training Surprises & the Power of Unions

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I’ve been interested in diving and construction from a young age. Back when I was 14, my first scuba diving experience was a five-minute crash course in a pool, and then an hour dive looking at fish in their natural habitat. That’s what got me hooked; I loved the exploration of a world I’d never […]

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

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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 1082 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 […]