"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.
"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…"
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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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."
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"