Diver Exploits: After Panama, Gabriel Dives Around the World

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Since 1991, I’ve dived professionally. First, I worked only through scuba (in Panama), but after 2003, I began my commercial diving career with surface supplied diving equipment. I grew up in Panama Republic of Panama. At the young age of six, I took an interest in sea life from snorkeling around the islands. Three years later, … Read more Diver Exploits: After Panama, Gabriel Dives Around the World

Diver Exploits: Don’s Ventures from Topside to Underwater Welding

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Movie Magic Turned Reality Ever seen The Abyss? As a kid, it intrigued me. When I saw Ed Harris welding and diving into the depths, I thought: That’s as cool as space. When I grow up, I want to be like that guy – minus the aliens. Later on, I got my chance. I grew up in a … Read more Diver Exploits: Don’s Ventures from Topside to Underwater Welding

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: Canadian Army Vet Digs Archaeology and Shooting Pictures Underwater

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Diving is a passion for me. Whether it’s work related or recreational, I love it. My first non-recreational diving course was at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMSC) in 2010, in beautiful Bamfield, British Columbia. I completed the Canadian Association for Underwater Science (CAUS) scientific diver level one course here. It was a blast, and I … Read more Diver Exploits: Canadian Army Vet Digs Archaeology and Shooting Pictures Underwater

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

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

Beginner Welder to Professional Welder-diver: Don’t Wait for the Perfect Opportunity

(Apprentice – Journeyman welder): I have less than two years of experience with topside welding. How can I become an underwater welder? Advantage – You As a beginner welder, you have several distinct advantages over others. You’re young (at least at heart) You’re gleaning from more experienced welders Safety standards are much higher for you … Read more Beginner Welder to Professional Welder-diver: Don’t Wait for the Perfect Opportunity

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