‘Hard Hat’ Diver Specialty
Try a Dive in Commercial Diving Gear!
Scubadive West is delighted to offer divers the opportunity to walk the seabed wearing the equipment used by commercial divers on diving projects; from harbour construction, to deepwater salvage and rig work. Breathe air supplied from the surface dive station via an umbilical and talk to your dive supervisor over the communications system.
Who can participate in this unique PADI specialty?
Any diver with an entry level qualification can try “hard hat” diving on this fun one day Specialty. Those considering a career in commercial diving will really benefit from this introduction to the discipline. Divers must be over 18 years of age. Please note this PADI Specialty Course will not count as one of the 5 required towards PADI Master Scuba Diver.
What will this progamme involve?
Tiernan Gray and Cillian Gray, both highly experienced PADI Diving Instructors and commercial divers, will teach this distinctive PADI Specialty. The morning will be spent in the classroom and provide information on surface-supplied commercial diving equipment and techniques. Learn about the differences between commercial diving and recreational diving, and become familiar with the different techniques used while using surface-supplied gear. Impartial information will be provided on commercial diver training and qualifications, as well as an overview of the contemporary commercial industry.
The afternoon will be spent in the water where you will see a surface-supplied diving system assembled at a typical inshore location. The various components of the gear will be explained and the role of each dive team member outlined. Once familiar with the equipment and procedures, you will undertake a short shallow dive wearing commercial diving gear.
Please note that this specialty is an experience programme and does not qualify candidates to engage in any form of underwater work or to use surface supplied diving equipment.
Please note that Scubadive West reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course based on weather and bookings.
Contact us to book your place!
Cost for this one day PADI Specialty is €200 with booking by €50 deposit. All necessary equipment and materials will be provided. All you will need to bring is your drysuit: these can be provided if needed.
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