3 Types of Marine Structures & How They Shape the Industry

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Metal’s relationship to marine structures is necessary to the continuation of trade and vital to manage natural resources. Ports and jetties are the access point to the oceans and require specific fortifications to maintain longevity. Platforms offer an anchored presence to a specific area in the ocean for commercial use. Semi-submersibles and floating platforms can effectively transport … Read more 3 Types of Marine Structures & How They Shape the Industry

HAZMAT Diver: Equipment & Procedures Used

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Hazardous materials divers, also called a HAZMAT diver, have exceptionally dangerous jobs. They find themselves in precarious conditions, and regularly expose themselves to contamination such as fuel spills or radioactive material. However, the extreme dangers these divers face can be minimized through intense training, the right dive gear, and a thorough decontamination processes. Here’s how: HAZMAT … Read more HAZMAT Diver: Equipment & Procedures Used

Underwater Welding Process: Maximize Your Career

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The underwater welding process seems to defy logic: How does electricity flow through water leaving the underwater welder unscathed? As you might guess, there’s a lot more to it. Here’s a few factors to think about: Underwater welding works in a similar fashion to topside welding, though the environment is different. Underwater welders take on risk, … Read more Underwater Welding Process: Maximize Your Career

Best Underwater Photography Tips for Beginners

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For SCUBA divers, capturing that perfect moment through underwater photography isn’t easy. Especially if you’re just starting out. But novice photographers can go far. They just need to understand the basics of this field. It starts with knowledge of marine photography equipment, techniques and common mistakes. Hitting the Highlights: Best Underwater Photography Tips This infographic is for new learners, and it’s relatively self-explanatory. … Read more Best Underwater Photography Tips for Beginners

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 … Read more Diver Exploits: Training Surprises & the Power of Unions

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

Words to Swim by: Commercial Diver Slang

Search here for the internet’s most complete guide to commercial diving’s slangs and off-hand phrases. It’s separated into the following categories: People Equipment or things Situations Methods Places Times Diver Words & Phrases People Dopes-on-Ropes/Sky-Walkers – Rope Access Workers who abseil off the side of platform. Dopes-on-ropes is a somewhat pejorative and offensive term, possibly … Read more Words to Swim by: Commercial Diver Slang

Why are Underwater Welders so Pessimistic? Top 3 Reasons.

Word of advice: Don’t ask a question to an underwater welder without doing your homework. You’ll get slammed. Big time. They’re not subtle about it. I’ve talked with a lot of underwater welders on the phone and on the internet. You guys have the most incredible stories on earth – I’m a firm believer in that. That’s … Read more Why are Underwater Welders so Pessimistic? Top 3 Reasons.

How to Gain Underwater Welding Certification to Maximize Your Career

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Underwater welding certification is a messy, confusing topic. Why? Certifications aren’t a “one size fits all” solution. Every underwater welding school has their own names and qualifications. But there’s hope. I’ll teach you the value of certifications and how to obtain them in this guide: Start Here: Defining Underwater Welding Certification & Qualifications Due to the … Read more How to Gain Underwater Welding Certification to Maximize Your Career

Inspection & Preparation in Underwater Wet Welding

Success. A well-done underwater wet welding project starts long before a welder diver strikes the arc. In fact, proper prep-work begins at the surface level. Though it’s less expensive than dry welding, project managers and underwater welders must often determine whether the wet welding project they’ve been requested to perform is even in their range … Read more Inspection & Preparation in Underwater Wet Welding