Diver Exploits: Recreational Turned Professional at PDA

I have always wanted to work as diver, and at first I wasn’t sure what work was possible. I have always had an appetite for adventure, from when I was young spending weekends away with my dad in the Lake District climbing mountains to racing downhill mountain bikes and motorbikes. If there is a chance … Read more Diver Exploits: Recreational Turned Professional at PDA

Biz Wave: Delise & Hall

Over the course of your practice, have any laws involving divers changed (or added) that have dramatically altered how you operate? Not really. In reality, the laws protecting the American diver with respect to his/her employer have been in place (written by the U.S. Congress) and confirmed by the United States judiciary for nearly a … Read more Biz Wave: Delise & Hall

Diver Exploits: Sarah Takes the Helm of Underwater Artifact Exploration

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Give a basic overview of your educational background and what drew you into the maritime field. I have to start by saying, I’m not your usual archaeologist. I have a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA (Master of Business Administration) as well as a Master of Arts in Maritime Archaeology (with distinction), a Diploma of … Read more Diver Exploits: Sarah Takes the Helm of Underwater Artifact Exploration

Biz Wave: Sea Sub Systems

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Sea Sub Systems (SSS) is over 30 years old, founded by two people. How many individuals do you currently employ? We currently have 18 employees, seven of whom are divers. What’s one of the largest vessel projects that SSS has ever worked on? How long did the project last and what were some of the repairs … Read more Biz Wave: Sea Sub Systems

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

Biz Wave: Dryden Diving Company, Inc.

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Dryden Diving provides many services in the maritime industry. How many full-time divers and other employees does it have to provide these services? Dryden Diving utilizes the Wharf and Dock Builders Union to supplement labor, after divers graduate from dive schools, they’re offered an apprenticeship to learn the trade skills. For example, they’ll learn common skills … Read more Biz Wave: Dryden Diving Company, Inc.

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

Biz Wave: Heavy Metal Divers

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How has your previous experience as a commercial diver help in developing your line of helmets? My experience as commercial diver is the only reason I am making helmets. I experienced the same frustrations with the existing helmets as all other divers do. Your helmets boast epic names like “Gladiator” and “Crusader.” What inspired these … Read more Biz Wave: Heavy Metal Divers

Biz Wave: Logan Diving & Salvage

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Logan Diving & Salvage started business in 1947, around the end of WWII. What’s some of the main ways this company has stayed relevant with the maritime industry for over 65 years? First: Service, Service, Service. By carefully listening to our clients’ requests/needs and providing high quality service at a fair price. Second: By being … Read more Biz Wave: Logan Diving & Salvage