About Occupational Diving (At Work Diving)

Occupational Diving (Professional-Diving) covers any diving activities where a person is considered to be "at work" or employed in diving activities. We will demonstrate here what is "Occupational Diving" and how it works and is used to support diving industry services.

occupationalOccupational Diving - Diving At Work - Diving for Work

From Cleaning Boats and anti-fouling, Blanking and sealing, Sea Chest Inspections, NDT, to diving for Scallops or using a hard hat, bandmask and surface air or mixed gas. Public Safety Diving, ROV- UW-Welding, Cutting, Artificial Reef Building. Pre-paring wrecks for sinking and Thruster replacement on support vessels and rigs etc...

Note: Scuba is NOT normally associated with "Occupational" Diving activities...

Many divers with Sports Certifications are actually breaking the law in many Countries as they are not engaged in sports or recreationaluw-welding diving but deemed in some Countries to be "Commercial Diving"... This may seem confusing so we offer a clear definition below. NOTE text highlighted in light blue are active hyper-links

Any aspect of diving operations not directly associated with recreational diving, as Sports or Technical Diving activities and where divers are paid for services as income or in kind, is generally considered to be "AT WORK" Diving and therefore "Occupational".

These types of diving activities generally offer a much greater degree of risk of death or serious injury then recreational diving and as such, sports and technical divers should seek "Specialist Training", for working diving activities and projects.  Also employers may be breaking the law by allowing NON Qualified and uncertified divers to operate...

Occupational Diving is defined as in-Land or In-Shore, diving for paid employment or personal gain. Commercial diving is also In-Land and In-Shore but also Offshore...

Occupational at Work Diving

Training & Certification LevelsOD Super

  • General Diver - Occupational Diver
  • (OD Level 1) - Boat Cleaning & Maintenance, Silo Cleaning and Maintenance / Hazmat / Anti-Fouling / Collecting (Scallops) etc.
  • OD Level 2. - Working with Power Tools Underwater - Introuction to Hardhat
  • OD Level 3. - Working with Surface Supplied Air and Comms / Full Face and Hardhat
  • Construction Diver Levels 1 to 3
  • Tools Specialist
  •  UW Welding & Cutting
  • ROV Operations
  • UW Inspection and Diving Operations Supervisor
  • Project Management
  • In-Land and In-Shore Occupational Certifications
  • Hyperbaric Chamber Operations
  • Dive Medic First Aid
  • Working in Diving

ITDA Occupational Programs and At Work / Public Safety Diving Programs

Available from our Occupational Training Services Director and ITDA Group Services (ITDAGAS) Asia.

william Mr William Ong

Pro Diving Services Singapore

Contact William via...  admin@diveitda.com

Links to additional "Occupational Pages", are in development: -  Public Safety Diving (Professional Rescue) - Research Diver / Advanced Research Diver - Professional Diving - Aquatic Rescue 

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