Training and certification required for the Commercial Diving industry

Welcome to our section on Commercial Diving training and certification.  Here you’ll find everything you need to know about what is required to work underwater.

Commercial Diving courses:

HSE Scuba

HSE Surface Supply

HSE Closed Bell

In addition to this it is recommended that you gain the following qualifications and with many companie sthis is now a mandatory requirement:

STCW-95 Elementary First Aid
STCW-95 Personal Survival Techniques
STCW-95 Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
STCW-95 Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness (as of 1st January 2014)

Although these modules can be done separately it is far more cost effective to be done as a package (saving £214.80):

STCW-95 Basic Safety Training package

Additional recommended courses:

STCW Proficiency in Designated Security Duties
RYA VHF Radio
RYA Powerboat Level 2

What else will you need?

HSE Medical certificate – Find your nearest approved doctor in the UK

Seamans Discharge book and card – Click here for more information