Diver Exploits: Joel Takes Underwater Experience to Premium Levels

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I grew up on central London. When I say “central,” I mean between Tower Bridge and London Bridge. I can see the London Eye and The Shard from my bedroom window, it’s ace and it’s still home today! In September 2012, I traveled to study at Keele University which is somewhere between Manchester and Birmingham. I’m … Read more Diver Exploits: Joel Takes Underwater Experience to Premium Levels

Diver Exploits: Justin’s Motivation for Underwater Welding at DAI

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Years of welding experience. No diving experience. Here I go… I’ve applied and began my studies at Divers Academy International for this next phase of my life. In high school, I attended a technical school for three years to learn welding. I also attended welding classes at night at my local community college. My last … Read more Diver Exploits: Justin’s Motivation for Underwater Welding at DAI

Diver Exploits: Billy’s Ocean of Opportunity at NU Polytech

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Keep progressing in what you love, and find excitement in the challenges. Growing up in San Diego, California, I was pretty much born loving the ocean. I spent my early years wasting my summers at the beaches. A buddy and I would even ditch school in the winter and take ice-cold swims. I love the … Read more Diver Exploits: Billy’s Ocean of Opportunity at NU Polytech

Thinking Globally: New Zealand School of Commercial Diver Training

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The New Zealand School of Commercial Diver Training (NZSCDT) began over a decade ago in 2002 and currently pumps out up to 150 trained commercial divers a year. The school started due to an urgent need to raise the level of New Zealand diving industry standards within the diving industry to include formal training and … Read more Thinking Globally: New Zealand School of Commercial Diver Training

Training off the Coast of Africa for the Rest of the World

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I dive for two reasons: Support for my family and the insane, unbridled thrill I get underwater. Hailing from South Africa, I trained as a diver in Seadog commercial diving school in Saldahnha Bay, SA. Over seven nationalities went through the course with me, including those from Malaysia, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Indian, Nigerian and, of course, other … Read more Training off the Coast of Africa for the Rest of the World

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

Underwater Welding School Guide: How to Choose

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Time to make a decision. You must find the best underwater welding school. You’re going to pursue an underwater welding career – you just need to know where to earn your education so you can get your feet wet. A large investment like underwater welding school training should not be taken lightly; your future in underwater welding … Read more Underwater Welding School Guide: How to Choose

Complete Guide: How to Become an Underwater Welder

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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