COMMERCIAL DIVER TRAINING
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divers are trained for the occupational environment by going through four months full time or five (5) months of part
time theory and practical classes and logging over 650 hours of surface-supplied diver training.
DIVING is where divers receive their primary air from the surface; it is different from scuba where the divers actually carry
their air supply on their back. With surface supplied diving, the divers have three back-up air supplies and communication
to the surface, where the supervisor is able to monitor the air supply, depth and time of the diver. With scuba, the
diver is responsible for monitoring his own air suply, depth and time under water.
UWIL offers a wide range of commercial diver training
courses. Our enrolment details, diving pre-requisites and course descriptions, together with all applicable costs are
Upon enrolment, all students are required to:
1. Fill out and sign the Commercial Diving Enrolment Agreement and liability forms.
Complete a fit-to-dive medical from
a recognized hyperbaric physician.
3. Have all relevant personal equipment required
for the practical classes: wetsuit, coveralls, small dive light, dive watch, wrench, steel tip boots, diving boots, gloves
(3mm), fins, mask and dive knife. These items are also available for purchase from UWIL. Please see the section on
Scuba Diving for pricing details. DO NOT BUY NON SCUBA DIVING EQUIPMENT ie Snorkeling
Before enrolment, all students MUST have completed the following:
1. SCUBA OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION
SCUBA ADVANCED OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION
UWIL offers these certifications for students. Note:
we do not accept any certification from any other training institute
as proof that you can do the dives. If you already have an open water certification you are required to do
5 dives with us to show your competency. If you are currently advance, rescue or dive master certified from another
institute you will be required to do 5 dives over 3 consecutive days i.e deep diving to 120ft, night diving, boat
diving and 2 drift diving with us before acceptance in the course. The cost of these dives will be additional. Please
see the section on Scuba Diving for details and cost.
Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards is preparing to launch a National Commercial Diving Standard that conforms to the
OSHA requirements for the industry. One of the requirements of OSHA is that all commercial diving companies MUST have all
their divers certified by an approved certification body. This will mean that once the National Commercial Diving Standard
is enforced, OSHA inspectors will be able to shut down all operations that are conducted by divers who do not have the recognized
international commercial diver certification and who are not following the national standards in their operations.
We at UWIL are presently offering a number of commercial diver training courses. On successful completion
of the theory exams and logging of the required dive times and depth, we will apply for the certification cards. Students
are expected to find at UWIL, the same intense training that can be found in any school outside the Caribbean.