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

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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: 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

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

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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

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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

Underwater Welding School: Learning Experience

If you’re considering underwater welding, training’s not an option. You need training in a professional environment, and underwater welding school can bring this to you in an affordable way. They offer multiple certifications, training on equipment, heavy-duty facilities and premium diving resources. Divers have different opinions on what constitutes the “best” underwater welding school. Most make the mistake … Read more Underwater Welding School: Learning Experience

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

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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: In Midlife, Eric Makes a Career Switch

At 47 years old, I was after a complete change of career. I worked for over 20 years in the motor trade as a mechanic and business owner. I decided to take the plunge and train as a commercial diver. I looked into training at both The Underwater Center in Fort William and Professional Diving Academy (PDA) in … Read more Diver Exploits: In Midlife, Eric Makes a Career Switch

Holland College Commercial Diving: Instructors’ Backgrounds & Perspectives

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Diving Program The Commercial Diving program at Holland College provides graduates with all the skills and certificates required for immediate employment in virtually any jurisdiction in the world. Commercially trained surface supplied hard hat divers are referred to by many as underwater welders. The Holland College Marine Training Center’s program specializes in underwater welding. The … Read more Holland College Commercial Diving: Instructors’ Backgrounds & Perspectives