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Oldest new commercial diver?
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I have yet to leave for dive school...I'm wondering if being 43 years old is too old to start? Any takers?LContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by tony karlsson Jul 6, 2010.

 

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John Helander replied to Laurence's discussion Oldest new commercial diver?
"Evan's right on including the pay part. And the more experience life has graced you with the easier work is any way. Hark smart not hard and know your tools at hand."
Jul 6, 2010
John Carl Roat replied to Laurence's discussion Oldest new commercial diver?
"I got out of the Navy and started in the GOM at 27. Just passed my extencive dive pyh at 67. Yes I still dive. You will never know if you can unless you try!"
Jul 5, 2010
John Helander replied to Laurence's discussion Oldest new commercial diver?
"Sorry about that - I'm John's wife signed in under husband. LOL"
Jul 4, 2010
John Helander replied to Laurence's discussion Oldest new commercial diver?
"My husband went to school to become a commercial diver in 2006. He was 47 years old and is still diving."
Jul 4, 2010
Jerry Babin replied to Laurence's discussion Oldest new commercial diver?
"If you got any leads on thes companies, Toby, Id be glad to lookinto them. Ive called quite a few in the last few months, and even with my back ground I'm having a hard time getting in the door. Thanks."
Jun 21, 2010
Jerry Babin replied to Laurence's discussion Oldest new commercial diver?
"I Just Graduated from IDI in march,2010. I am 43. Thiugh I have been a diver for nearly 20 yrs, I needed something to do. Easy book work, and alot of time in the water. HAd a ball!"
Jun 9, 2010
PAUL JOSEPH SHAW replied to Laurence's discussion Oldest new commercial diver?
"Dude, Young Mem is the school to go to. The others give afew more certs for what you are paying them, but there is a good chance that by the time you can use those certs, you will have had to update them a couple of times and the company that you…"
Jun 2, 2010
Evan Murphy replied to Laurence's discussion Oldest new commercial diver?
"Added note: Follow your dream!! At 43 it is not too late - just a little harder beating the perceptions that prevail that younger is better (they are only a little cheaper hehehe). Your brain is your biggest asset and the more mature of us have a…"
May 30, 2010
Evan Murphy replied to Laurence's discussion Oldest new commercial diver?
"Here here - well said. There is a lot to be said about the 'level headedness' that an older person with plenty of life experiences can bring in to a job that requires calmness and keeping your nerves. I'm 46 and trying to break in and…"
May 30, 2010
Evan Murphy replied to Laurence's discussion Oldest new commercial diver?
"I qualified as and ADAS Part 3 diver recently at 46 years of age and as some of the other posters have mentioned it is tough to get started. If you have other skills such as a hands on trade will help. I have a Mechanical Fitters trade as well as 17…"
May 30, 2010
bERT hEINRICH replied to Laurence's discussion Oldest new commercial diver?
"Well, you will think at about the 8th week of dive school,,, what the hell am i doing hear,,,lol i compleated my dive training at Divers Institute of Technology, I Graduated in march of 08,, class 108-07 ,, and im 48 now,, you do the math,,, lol so…"
May 29, 2010
A.. Parnell replied to Laurence's discussion Oldest new commercial diver?
"The oldest diver I ever worked with was Tom Lindsey out of Tarpon Springs , Florida he was 78 at the time he would just grab a sponge net and head for the bottom then do a 2 hr bottom time and come up. Wowthat was an eye opener. Dive on Tom Lindsey."
May 28, 2010
Tony Liddicoat replied to Laurence's discussion Oldest new commercial diver?
"Hi Phil,[and all you other youngsters] I am 62 and have been commercial, military and recreation diving for 48 years. I have just been assigned as part of a team looking for treasure in Oman, and the whereabouts of 2 ships belonging to the…"
May 27, 2010
Rodger replied to Laurence's discussion Oldest new commercial diver?
"I went to school with a few people in their 40's and even a guy who was about 52 and he has a job offshore. It's a smaller company but they broke him out really quickly."
Oct 16, 2009
matthew chrysanthus replied to Laurence's discussion Oldest new commercial diver?
"As long as you are in excellent shape and keep yourself healthy. I'm in my 30's and my body hurts from abusing it from extreme sports. Diving is definately a physically demanding job. Topside work is hard, and diving... you use every…"
Oct 15, 2009
Isacc Hudson replied to Laurence's discussion Oldest new commercial diver?
"I'm 34 and currently enrolled at Holland College. I'm the oldest guy in the class other than the instructors. I think that if anything, age is an advantage. I watch the 20 year old during the practical lessons, and giggle to myself. They…"
Oct 3, 2009
Michael G Slinn replied to Laurence's discussion Oldest new commercial diver?
"Hey, at 43 I trained up as an ALST in Sg hoping to go offshore & my Instructor told me that on his last offshore job he had 3 diver's in Sat and the sum of their ages was 178 years. That puts em all near 60. At 45 yrs old I graduated as an…"
Oct 1, 2009
Te Wai Neho replied to Laurence's discussion Oldest new commercial diver?
"Hahahaha... is that right young fella?"
Sep 25, 2009
Michael Cook replied to Laurence's discussion Oldest new commercial diver?
"I'm 46, I've been diving for 3 years offshore. So long as you're fit you should be ok. Age shouldn't count for anything, in fact it should be a bonus. Out of the 14 guys that passed out from my dive school i was the first one to…"
Sep 21, 2009
GERARDO D DOCUSIN replied to Laurence's discussion Oldest new commercial diver?
"Age does not not matter, what matter is the gray matter....they say. I was hired as an offshore and inshore diver in 1999 (Ex Navy diver) at the age of 45. I took my commercial diving ticket only in 2007, I am now 55 years old and still with the…"
Sep 20, 2009

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