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First steps entering the Commercial Diving Industry. Advice? Let experience speak.
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    I am looking to take my first steps into this world of yours, and I have a few questions.    Firstly, It's been asked a hundred times over but I'll ask it again here for some more up-to-date…Continue

Tags: level, entry, certifications, beginner, rookie

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Henderson Dec 28, 2016.

 

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Mark Henderson replied to Ethan Cromwell's discussion First steps entering the Commercial Diving Industry. Advice? Let experience speak.
"I'm a diver considering going for my DCBC a****sment at CDA in hopes that it will open some doors for international work. The dive school I went to (NJ) didn't offer it at the time. I have all the pre-requisite dives, depth and experience…"
Dec 28, 2016
stuart anderson replied to Ethan Cromwell's discussion First steps entering the Commercial Diving Industry. Advice? Let experience speak.
"Have a look at www.rigg-access.com there's forums, job adverts, pictures, advice for new starts..."
Feb 21, 2015
Ethan Cromwell replied to Ethan Cromwell's discussion First steps entering the Commercial Diving Industry. Advice? Let experience speak.
"    Once again, I thank you all for the opinions and advice.  It gives me much to consider.       My background being in retail work I have very little welding experience, and even less experience diving.  I…"
Feb 20, 2015
stuart anderson replied to Ethan Cromwell's discussion First steps entering the Commercial Diving Industry. Advice? Let experience speak.
"Only vaguely related, but with a 6gr weld proficiency, then instead of diving, think about doing an IRATA Rope Access cert. it costs around £6-700 in the UK, for example and you will never be out of work offshore anywhere in the world. RA is…"
Feb 19, 2015
Fred C. Johnson replied to Ethan Cromwell's discussion First steps entering the Commercial Diving Industry. Advice? Let experience speak.
"The ability to work any place in the world is the ticket you want and Norway would be the way to go. Before going to dive school I would look at Lincoln or Hobart welding school and get a 6G welding certification for pipe welding. this will keep you…"
Feb 19, 2015
stuart anderson replied to Ethan Cromwell's discussion First steps entering the Commercial Diving Industry. Advice? Let experience speak.
"That is a s***-load of money to pay for a diving course! I thought PDA and tHe underwater centre were expensive, but that takes the cake! If you want to work in America Offshore, go to Young's Memorial, if you want to work International, go to…"
Feb 19, 2015
Ethan Cromwell replied to Ethan Cromwell's discussion First steps entering the Commercial Diving Industry. Advice? Let experience speak.
"    Thank you for your insight and advice.  I'm hearing some common themes among divers, that the most expensive schools aren't always the best, that jobs can be hard (but not impossible) to find, and that IMCA accepted…"
Feb 17, 2015
stuart anderson replied to Ethan Cromwell's discussion First steps entering the Commercial Diving Industry. Advice? Let experience speak.
"I'm not going to get too in depth here, but if you want to work 'internationally' then any of those schools will be exactly the same. To work in most of the world outside USA, an IMCA approved certificate is all you need, ie. The…"
Feb 17, 2015
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First steps entering the Commercial Diving Industry. Advice? Let experience speak.

    I am looking to take my first steps into this world of yours, and I have a few questions.    Firstly, It's been asked a hundred times over but I'll ask it again here for some more up-to-date answers hopefully, among the major schools operating today what would you suggest for someone interested in working in the commercial diving industry?  I have looked at DIT in Seattle, Wa, as well as The Underwater Centre in Fort Williams, Scotland, The NYD in Norway, Professional Diving Centre in South…See More
Feb 15, 2015
Ethan Cromwell replied to Shannon Gould's discussion im going to Commercial Diving Academy, jacksonvill, florida in feb. anybody have anything to say about this school? i cant seem to find anything online about them.
"So any updates?  I know this is an old thread but I was wondering where you are in the dive industry these days.  Did you go to CDA or another school, and if so what did you think of the experience?"
Feb 15, 2015

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Which of the following are you?
New/In School
Dive school you went to or are attending?
Considering The Underwater Centre
Are you an inland diver, offshore diver or both?
I'm not a diver
What do you like to do with your down time / onshore time?
Exploration, Photography, Hiking, Learn about new and different cultures, etc etc. Anything exploration and adventure related intrigues me in general.
What's your deepest dive? (in feet)
12 ft

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