Category: Diver Exploits

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 […]

Diver Exploits: Fascinating Diving Sites

What’s the most interesting place you’ve ever dived? I asked this question to several commercial divers and underwater welders, and they gave me a huge variety of answers. From these responses, it’s safe to assume that your perception of diving experiences is highly based on area of passion, interest in international traveling and a little luck. […]

Diver Exploits: From Front Lines to Commercial Diver

Diver Exploits Front Lines Feature

You can’t climb a ladder with your hands in your pockets. I’ve lived by that phrase, even with the you’ll-never-make-it sentiments I’ve received from others who I told about my plans to become a commercial diver. In the Service: Veteran of the Air I am an ex-servicemen from 16 Air Assault Brigade Colchester, and I’ve […]

Rewards of Teaching: DIT Welding Instructor’s Beginnings & Transition

Bernacki Underwater Welding Instructor Feature

My training started with welding school at Airco Technical Institute in Chicago. After graduation I did my ironworks apprenticeship. After six years of welding, I made the decision to attend The Divers Institute of Technology (DIT). With my welding training, experience and new diving training, I landed my first diving job in Hawaii and started to dive right […]

Diver Exploits: In Training, Jake Swims Deep for Offshore Preparation

Offshore Diving DIT Feature

My work background consists mainly construction with the opportunity to work with varying tools and construction of different projects. Here’s a few of the highlights that I’ve done so far in my training. Diving Projects: Divers Institute of Technology Exxon Project: Underwater Lift & Suspension In mid-water, I took a piece of a six part project and sent them […]

Diver Exploits: New Zealand Veteran Highlights School Training

I’m one of the best advocates for New Zealand School of Commercial Diver Training (NZSCDT). After all, I studied there and have contributed to its growth and development over the years. I grew up in New Zealand, although it is hard to pin me down to one town. My father was a police officer which […]

Diver Exploits: Sport Diver to Commercial Diver

Greg MacAuley Diver Feature

“My name is Greg Macaulay and I’m 30 years old. I live in Greenock which is in the west coast of Scotland. I’m married – no kids yet! My hobbies are SCUBA diving, playing and watching football, and playing the guitar. I also like to travel and go places when I have time off work, […]