The Commercial Diver Network
NO TOBY. YOU "MUST"HAVE 30 LOGGED "GULF" DIVES TO BE BROKE OUT AS A DIVER HERE IN THE GULF. YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVEN'T WORKED IN THE GULF FOR A WHILE. I'VE BEEN HERE 2 YEARS. U NEED THAT ADC CARD JUST TO BE A TENDER HERE. I HAVE 211 SURFACE DIVES INLAND. I TRIED HIRING ON AS A DIVER WITH CAL DIVE. YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST HAVE 30 LOGGED GULF DIVES TO BE A BROKE OUT DIVER IN THE GULF. CAL DIVE IS NOW 40
So you haven't done 30 dives. In 2 years. Jesus, they must be saving you up for all the good stuff....I'm calling wind-up on this.
Got that right!
A diver is a mechanic that go's underwater.
You must have mechanical experiance, if the employer wants bubbles he will buy bubble wrap.
Divers Dont go backwards in this business once they've earned their bones, unless your desperate. The current practice even under the ADC's rule book is discriminatory and Illegal. REALITY Check! Would you rather have a green diver in the clear blue or one who has proven after years of service he can literally work with his/her eyes closed? ME as a Supervisor would rather have the later!
When I was a baby in this business, GOM divers stepped aside on salvage op's when an inland salvage diver walked on deck. A Diver ( weather ADC carded or resume proved) is a diver Not a tender (Unless your getting Divers pay). Any Diver who steps backwards instead of walking should consider retirement. I didn't put 25+ years under my belt to bow my head to a teen aged tender! Wake UP you only get what you accept! If you accept less than what your worth, no real diver will pity you (Im not just speaking to TOM). Inland Divers make the BEST OFFSHORE DIVERS hands down. They are capable of doing work no GOM Diver could be trained for in a 10% or better vis situation. There are inland companies every where Looking for your experience and will pay you well to provide it. Stay where the real money is off shore has been run by the ADC followers for too long the mentality out there is backwards the reason the ADC is fixing to go under.