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Commercial Diving   WE ARE CURRENTLY UPDATING THIS PAGE

 

"Heavy Gear" 1967- Cook Inlet, Alaska            Diving Bell 1980 - Bering Sea, Alaska           Kirby Morgan Hat 2013 - Valdez, Alaska        

A Day In My Life from Josh McLafferty 

Link to Owen Boyle's book - "Diving Blind into Danger"

 

Local 2520 is accepting apprentice applications from successful Commercial Diving School Graduates, e-mail us for an application mailto:sactc@alaska.net

Commercial divers work underwater in commercial fishing, construction, inspection, search, salvage and repair. They are employed by diving contractors, fishing enterprises, shipping and marine construction companies and recreational diving services.

Commercial divers may find themselves working in a range of situations, depending on what work is available. They may use underwater video, sonar and other recording equipment for scientific or exploratory purposes. They may also participate in search and rescue, recovery and clean-up operations. With training and experience they may supervise and train other divers, especially hobby divers.

Construction divers perform construction duties, such as welding and installing pilings or footings for piers. They also maintain these and other structures. Some divers inspect ships, plant outflows, pipelines, sluice gates, and so on.

In salvage operations, divers use winches, derricks or cranes to raise sunken objects, or they may use explosives to remove obstructions and break up or re-float submerged object.