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

How Waterproof Electrodes Changed Our World: Wet Welding History

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In the early 20th century, it would have been considered suicide for a diver to shoot an electric arc into the water. Though professional diving was already an established industry (and had been for hundreds of years), underwater welding was not. That all changed when Konstantin Khrenov, a Soviet engineer, invented a method to join and … Read more How Waterproof Electrodes Changed Our World: Wet Welding History

Biz Wave: Logan Diving & Salvage

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Logan Diving & Salvage started business in 1947, around the end of WWII. What’s some of the main ways this company has stayed relevant with the maritime industry for over 65 years? First: Service, Service, Service. By carefully listening to our clients’ requests/needs and providing high quality service at a fair price. Second: By being … Read more Biz Wave: Logan Diving & Salvage

Top 6 Careers Welders Aspire to Achieve

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As a welder, your career is anything but boring. Each day comes with a slew of challenges in design, testing, teamwork and keeping your clothes from catching fire. But you long for something more. Here’s six of the primary ways your career can take a turn for the better. Keep your sights on that long-term goal and … Read more Top 6 Careers Welders Aspire to Achieve

The Best Way to Find a Commercial Diving Job: Networking

Face it, you’re in an industry as turbulent as the ocean in a storm. Work may come steady for four, five or six months and then completely drop off. Even with impressive certification, jobs aren’t always there as an underwater welder. “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Ever heard this one? You may have ignored it … Read more The Best Way to Find a Commercial Diving Job: Networking

Before the Big Leagues: Life as a Tender

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No one enters the army as a general. And no one starts their first job as a full-fledged, high paid underwater welder. If you’re like the vast majority of divers, prepare for your first job title: Dive tender. Dive tenders “tend” to the needs (and wants) of commercial divers. They’re usually busy for most of the … Read more Before the Big Leagues: Life as a Tender

Family Man or Lone Wolf? Inland Versus Offshore Underwater Welding

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One of the biggest decisions faced by underwater welders is work location: Where’s the best place to find a job? A dock on the Boston harbor? Local water tower maintenance in Quebec? An oil rig a thousand miles off the Gulf of Mexico? Inland (onshore) and offshore divers face different sets of circumstances in their … Read more Family Man or Lone Wolf? Inland Versus Offshore Underwater Welding

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

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“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)

9 Mind-blowing Commercial Diving Jobs: Epic Careers

How many ways can you make a living in diving? Quite a few, it turns out. The underwater industry isn’t just a bunch of SCUBA divers swimming in tropical waters. Nor is it all underwater welders lighting up metal on oil rigs. The commercial diving profession has many categories. Requirements: Commercial Diving Jobs Commercial diving jobs are loaded … Read more 9 Mind-blowing Commercial Diving Jobs: Epic Careers