Biz Wave: U.S. Underwater Services, LLC

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About five years ago, U.S. Underwater Services, LLC (USUS) moved to Mansfield, TX. What was the main reason for the move and how did it help the company? At the time of our move, USUS was owned by Neptune Marine Services of Perth, Australia. A move to a newer, bigger, and more modern facility was … Read more Biz Wave: U.S. Underwater Services, LLC

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

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

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

The Importance of Training in your career: From the Experts

No one knows everything about welding under the sea, but there’s certainly welder-divers with more experience and knowledge than others. Because of the lucrative and often mysterious nature of this interesting field, rumors are started by those that don’t understand it. Rumors are cool, but around here, we prefer facts. I have hand-picked some of the experts … Read more The Importance of Training in your career: From the Experts

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