German Trained Welder-diver: Uwe’s Journey into a Commercial Diving Career

When I finished school in Germany, I never dreamed of such a career. I am very fortunate to do what I do for a living. I can combine two of my greatest passions in my life, welding and diving. Being a welding engineer educated in Germany, I had to start my career with an apprenticeship … Read more German Trained Welder-diver: Uwe’s Journey into a Commercial Diving Career

Fresh Start: After Almost 2 Decades Topside, Shawn Welds Underwater

I started welding in  1997 and full-time as a career for 16 years, fitting and fabricating heavy equipment. I’ve done everything, including concrete mixers, roofing tar kettles, rodeo equipment, live stock equipment, food processing machinery, CNC Router Machines, Asphalt Pavers, and huge track crawler excavators. In between my main job, I’ve worked on small and … Read more Fresh Start: After Almost 2 Decades Topside, Shawn Welds Underwater

Experienced Welder to Underwater Welder: Full Speed Ahead

(Journeyman – Master Tradesman): I have 2-5+ years of experience with topside welding. How can I become an underwater welder? Have you ever watched professional surfing on the TV? They make it look easy; as one wave falls and another folds over to take its place, surfers carve out the inside of each massive tidal … Read more Experienced Welder to Underwater Welder: Full Speed Ahead

10 Major Employers of US Underwater Welding Jobs

On the career hunt for underwater welding jobs? Underwater welding has a big reputation: Lots of money Extreme competition Ruthless hours Hazardous environments Reality Check: These factors depend on your diving project responsibilities and the maritime company that employs you. Most importantly, the majority of companies highly value their divers’ safety and skill level. If they don’t, you should report … Read more 10 Major Employers of US Underwater Welding Jobs

How to Seize Your $300,000 Underwater Welding Salary This Year

Underwater Welding Salary Feature

It’s rare to find a well-paying job that requires little education. Even more to earn your entire year’s salary in as little as a few months. Underwater welding can be one of those professions. Today I’m going to show you exactly how you as an underwater welder can earn by: Current underwater welding salary Job type Pay scale factors Comparisons … Read more How to Seize Your $300,000 Underwater Welding Salary This Year

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