Diving Qualifications And Diving Jobs

On our own website, we tend to only talk about recreational diving and the memorable experiences you can have in some of the best dive spots in the world. There is also another fascinating area in the diving industry which you may want to look into where people are employed to work in areas that are underwater – industrial diving jobs.

Industrial diving.
There are many industrial areas of work where a professional diver is needed, like on oil rigs and diving rescue. A good resource for you to see what qualifications are needed for these type of jobs and what they imply are here – http://www.hse.gov.uk/diving/qualifications/index.htm.

Industrial diving can be seen as being completely different to recreational diving in many ways.
Industrial diving requires a lot more expertise and skill than domestic diving. Many more qualifications are needed to take up diving as a career and as the competition is quite fierce, you will need to prove your worth as a diver in a variety of situations, before you start applying for jobs. You can find out more by doing a search online for industrial diving job vacancies to get an idea of what is required for an industrial diving job.

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The individual diver will have to have more advanced diving qualifications, regular testing both of their skill level and health and to make sure every aspect of the divers skills are regularly checked.
If you are thinking of an industrial diving job as a career, you most probably have been diving before and recognise you have some sort of skill in this area, which you can take forward into a job.

If you feel you can progress in this area, then go for it, but take the training one step at a time as diving for a job is also very competitive, so being patient is one of the key factors.
Your first steps on the road to diving as a job, will obviously entail the passing of all required qualifications, be it an advanced open water diver, CMAS scuba diver, Master SCUBA diver or any other professional qualification.

Types of industrial diving jobs.
A rescue diver may be a good area for you to start as it is part of the PADI qualifications and loosely equivalent to CMAS in the US. The reason for this is because it will teach you to cope with divers stress and how to deal with dangerous or hazardous diving situations both for yourself and a fellow diver. It will also make sure you know how to cope with emergencies underwater such as equipment failure, or a fellow diver panicking, protocols needed for breathing or any other diving incident scenarios. Once you have experience in the above areas it will stand you in good stead for other aspects of diving. A level head while diving is a must.

Contact your local diving centre and ask about information on potential diving jobs and professional diving qualifications if you are interested in this area.
Even if you just take the qualifications, it will provide you with much skills and experience for a lifetime of safe and happy diving.

The author has worked as a diving instructor for all over 11 years in some of the best diving spots available.

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