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

Diver Exploits: Holland College Commercial Diving Graduate Part of Historic Victoria Straits Expedition

When Joe Boucher signed up for the Commercial Diving program at Holland College in 2008, it’s unlikely that he thought that he’d end up on board a ship off the coast of Nunavut searching for two ships that disappeared almost 170 years ago. But that’s exactly where he found himself, as part of the Victoria … Read more Diver Exploits: Holland College Commercial Diving Graduate Part of Historic Victoria Straits Expedition

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. … Read more Diver Exploits: Fascinating Diving Sites

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 … Read more Diver Exploits: From Front Lines to Commercial Diver

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

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

Diver Exploits: With Engineering Experience, Adam Plots Future as Commercial Diver

My dad was a sports diver since he was 16. Now at 50, he still dives with me at times! He showed me old videos of the Cousteau Adventures and when I was eight, my dad took me on my first dive at the Maidens, Ayrshire (I had a pony bottle and US Divers regulator, … Read more Diver Exploits: With Engineering Experience, Adam Plots Future as Commercial Diver

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 … Read more Diver Exploits: New Zealand Veteran Highlights School Training

Diver Exploits: Paul’s Success Through PDA’s Instructors, Hard Work & Networking

Paul PDA Diving Success Feature

I had no previous diving experience at all when I signed up for my diving course. Some instructors actually prefer that. Toward the end 2007, I was hit with pressure to step into a position of which I had no interest in doing. I was happy with my role as a foreman on heavy construction and pipeline sites, and … Read more Diver Exploits: Paul’s Success Through PDA’s Instructors, Hard Work & Networking

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, … Read more Diver Exploits: Sport Diver to Commercial Diver