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

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