How to Gain Underwater Welding Certification to Maximize Your Career

Commercial Diving Certification

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

Diver Exploits: I, HSE Air Diver

I started my working life as an agricultural welder, welding everything from dumper buckets to ploughs to chicken cages. I enjoyed the variety of work, but the money was not good. Two years later, I left and enrolled at Boston College United Kingdom where I studied Civil Engineering. This program got me a start in … Read more Diver Exploits: I, HSE Air Diver

Holland College Commercial Diving: Instructors’ Backgrounds & Perspectives

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Diving Program The Commercial Diving program at Holland College provides graduates with all the skills and certificates required for immediate employment in virtually any jurisdiction in the world. Commercially trained surface supplied hard hat divers are referred to by many as underwater welders. The Holland College Marine Training Center’s program specializes in underwater welding. The … Read more Holland College Commercial Diving: Instructors’ Backgrounds & Perspectives

Six Myths of Topside Welding Certification: #3 is on the Money

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As a general rule, certification is to welders as tax laws are to accountants: Extremely beneficial to understand, but complicated enough to scare many away. For every welding technique, it seems we have five certification tests to match it. Since welding coded certification comes in thousands of varieties, I cannot do justice to the process in a single blog post. … Read more Six Myths of Topside Welding Certification: #3 is on the Money

Diver Exploits: Logan’s Journey to Underwater Welding Certification

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I just turned 23 years old on September fifth – the same day that I passed my welding certification test – that was probably the best birthday present that I could ask for. Achievements & Experience in Topside Welding The person that sparked my interest to go into commercial diving was my welding teacher from … Read more Diver Exploits: Logan’s Journey to Underwater Welding Certification

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

Reasons Not Underwater Welder

“Matt, 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 … Read more 6 Reasons You’re Not an Underwater Welder (Yet)

Beginner Welder to Professional Welder-diver: Don’t Wait for the Perfect Opportunity

(Apprentice – Journeyman welder): I have less than two years of experience with topside welding. How can I become an underwater welder? Advantage – You As a beginner welder, you have several distinct advantages over others. You’re young (at least at heart) You’re gleaning from more experienced welders Safety standards are much higher for you … Read more Beginner Welder to Professional Welder-diver: Don’t Wait for the Perfect Opportunity

Complete Guide: How to Become an Underwater Welder

How to Become an Underwater Welder

The path to becoming an underwater welder is murky. Here’s why: Few achieve success. And those that are successful often keep their success private. No longer. Here’s the six steps to capturing your dream as an underwater welder: Earn your high school diploma or G.E.D. (12 years) Earn experience and certification in topside welding (2-5 … Read more Complete Guide: How to Become an Underwater Welder