Diver Exploits: The Underwater Centre Prepares You Beyond the Classroom

TUC Review Adam Feature

I graduated from The Underwater Centre on the 28th of October 2016, after completing the Construction Career Package. My Favorite Courses & Certifications: Value Beyond Training I earned quite a few certifications at TUC, but these are the ones that really stood out to me: HSE SCUBA & HSE Surface Supplied Diving: I believe these were … Read more Diver Exploits: The Underwater Centre Prepares You Beyond the Classroom

Training for a Career as an ADAS Commercial Diver

Amelia (Milly) Bartlem from Queensland, Australia shares her experience of training with The Underwater Centre, Tasmania; starting out in her career as an ADAS commercial diver and her advice to others who may be considering training for a new career, subsea. What attracted you to a career in commercial diving? ‘I’ve always loved being outdoors, … Read more Training for a Career as an ADAS Commercial Diver

Diver Exploits: CDA Technical Institute’s Program, Preparation & Flaws

CDA Technical Institute Review

About five months ago, I made the decision to attend CDA Technical Institute (CDATI). I wanted to obtain the entry-level certifications I would need to begin a career in commercial diving. I had spent the last two months prior researching several other dive schools; in fact I flew to Washington to tour the Seattle dive … Read more Diver Exploits: CDA Technical Institute’s Program, Preparation & Flaws

Diver Exploits: Training Surprises & the Power of Unions

Diver Exploits Steve Feature

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

Diver Exploits: Welding Skills, Grandfather’s Impact & CDA Technical

Diver Exploits Ethan Feature

I grew up welding. My grandfather taught me every in and out of it, along with many other things. From Heavy Metal to Combat I graduated high school in 2010 then went straight into the Army. I was a combat infantryman and I was part of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). When I came home I got … Read more Diver Exploits: Welding Skills, Grandfather’s Impact & CDA Technical

Diver Exploits: From Welding to the Waves

Diver Exploits Hunter

I don’t have any experience in the diving industry, although I am attending Divers Institute of Technology (DIT) to get the experience and certifications. As far as the construction industry goes, I have one full year of welding, and one year of electrical experience. I consider myself both a risk-taker and an explorer. But I assess every situation, … Read more Diver Exploits: From Welding to the Waves

Diver Exploits: Policing the Depths

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I started diving back in 1973 when I received my open water certification. I was number 619 from NAUI and my instructor, Ed Young, was number 501. Back in those days we still used double hosed regs, and I still have a love for them today. Wild West of Diving: My Inspiration It might sound … Read more Diver Exploits: Policing the Depths

Diver Exploits: Recreational Turned Professional at PDA

I have always wanted to work as diver, and at first I wasn’t sure what work was possible. I have always had an appetite for adventure, from when I was young spending weekends away with my dad in the Lake District climbing mountains to racing downhill mountain bikes and motorbikes. If there is a chance … Read more Diver Exploits: Recreational Turned Professional at PDA

Diver Exploits: Ethan’s Dive School Research System & First Impressions

CDA Dive Training Ethan Feature

Where to begin? At the beginning, I suppose. The start of my commercial diving journey began near Wichita, Kansas. I was 25 years old, and I had recently completed my associate’s degree in Fire Science working with the local fire departments. I was living at home at the time, working part-time out of a grocery … Read more Diver Exploits: Ethan’s Dive School Research System & First Impressions

Diver Exploits: From Ship Cadet to Underwater Welding

Underwater Welding Ship Feature

I’ve worked in the dirt, the grime, in uncomfortable temperatures and pressures. Diving isn’t what I originally imagined it would be, but I’m glad I made the shift. Graduation: Nothing to Hold Back Back in college in the Philippines, I made varsity in swimming and was a member of dance club in school. I had good athletic … Read more Diver Exploits: From Ship Cadet to Underwater Welding