Commercial Diving and Professional Divers
Commercial diving is anything but a recreational activity. Using commercial diving gear and a wide variety of tools, commercial diving specialists are trained to perform an extensive variety of underwater jobs. They do so in difficult environments where they must rely on professional experience and superior technology.
According to cDiver.net, “A commercial diver is the most common type of professional diver that works for pay. There are a number of different types of commercial divers but the most common is the offshore diver working in the oil and gas industry. Commercial divers are extremely skilled professionals. They often work in dangerous circumstances and require the proper training and certification necessary to meet regulations of the local authority.”
While American Underwater Services specializes in offshore and inland diving, there are a number of other contexts in which professional divers are utilized. Other kinds of diving include HAZMAT, nuclear, scientific, media, military and police.
Beyond passing a diving physical and receiving the appropriate professional training and certification, commercial divers also must be able to perform the needed work once underwater.
“A strong mechanical inclination is another important trait for anybody who wants to be a commercial diver,” CDA Technical Institute’s Allen G. Garber told Dive Training.
At American Underwater Services we equip our divers with the best-possible tools to handle the job at hand, and they perform those jobs with pride and exceptional knowhow.