Career

Commercial Diving Careers

What do you want from your life and your job?
A commercial diving career offers significant benefits:

  • You will be part of a select group of professionals … your skills will never be obsolete.
  • Excitement and adventure will be part of your daily diet … in a commercial diving career, no two days are ever the same because no two dives are ever the same.
  • You can choose a position that requires travel, allowing you to see the country … even the world.
  • Your earning potential will expand significantly … a commercial diving career is very lucrative!

Some people assume that a commercial diving career means scuba diving to salvage ships. In fact, commercial diving careers are many and varied. Dozens of industries use commercial divers, and their jobs draw upon a wide range of dive skills and expertise.


Here is a sampling of what is available when you pursue a commercial diving career:

Oil Rigs. Offshore oil rigs are prime opportunities for commercial divers with their constant inspections, repairs, and maintenance. They also have many opportunities for underwater welding and underwater construction jobs with their submersed structures and miles of underwater pipe lines.


Nuclear Diving. Nuclear power plants use river water for their processing. The intake systems and holding pools require regular maintenance and inspection work.


Ship Husbandry and Shipyards. Divers regularly work under some of the largest sea-going vessels to inspect and repair props, shafts, and sea chests. Divers also inspect, repair, and restore shipping piers and shipyards as the integrity of the pilings becomes jeopardized with age.


Water and Power. Divers inspect water treatment facilities and hydroelectric plants to keep them up to code.


Civil Engineering. Bridges, tunnels, and dams are in constant need of divers, and often involve underwater welding and underwater construction jobs. Every structure on and under the water requires regular inspection and maintenance, as well as occasional emergency repair work.


Hazmat Diving. A commercial diving career can be part of creating a greener environment! Divers repair damaged pipelines and valves to control and contain oil spills, and further pollution control work.


Scientific Diving. There is a place for the commercial diver in pure science as well: studying and testing underwater environments for research and scientific purposes.


Communications. Underwater welding and underwater construction jobs are constantly opening up to lay miles of underwater fiber optic cable – keeping our world connected.


A commercial diving career is one that garners great respect, because the commercial diver must be multi-talented. On land, people can call construction workers, electricians, plumbers, welders, etc. to a jobsite. Under the water, there is only the commercial diver. He or she must be skilled in every discipline to perform the inspections, maintenance, repairs, and construction required for the job.


A commercial diving career is an exciting challenge: one that attracts people who are industrious, intelligent, skilled, and savvy. Through Divers Academy International, you can meet that challenge and reap the rewards it brings!