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ADAS Part 4 Closed Bell

Save $10,000 on your Sat Course starting 1 May, and gain the globally-recognised ADAS Part 4 certificate

Overview

3 week ADAS Part 4 Closed Bell: $20,000 inc GST on May Course – Book Now!

Training to be an ADAS Part 4 Closed Bell diver will take your career to a whole new level and we are the only school in the Southern Hemisphere to help you achieve such a goal. Upon successful completion of this training, you will have the knowledge and certification to dive below 50m using oxygen and helium breathing mixtures – hence it’s often used name of mixed gas diving – and saturation techniques. As a mixed gas diver, you will have more and varied career opportunities available to you within the international oil and gas industry.

The course takes place on a sheltered lake, meaning no delays to your course due to adverse weather and minimising your time away from work. The practical elements of the course, using the sat system on our barge, consist of 12 shallow bell runs followed by a deep dive encompassing 3 bounces and 2 sat excursions to 100m.

Kenny Kinnaird, who leads our mixed gas instructional team in Tasmania and Fort William, brings many years of experience as an air and mixed gas diver. As well as providing the instructional and practical elements of the course, Kenny also takes time to share his own, personal experience of working in saturation and in the commercial diving industry in general – experiences which aren’t written in any manual.

By sharing our instructors between our Fort William and Tasmania Centres, we provide direct access to the North Sea oil and gas industry, while ensuring the best practices developed in Australia and the UK are used to deliver both courses.

To attend the ADAS Part 4 Closed Bell course you need to meet certain pre-requisites; you must have logged a specific number of working dives at specific depths. These pre-requisites changed on 1st April 2016. For full details, click here or email one of our Student Advisors who will be able to answer any questions you have – tasmania@theunderwatercentre.com

Price: $20,000 (reduced from $30,000) inc GST.  For all dates and prices click here.

Certificates Gained

  • ADAS Part 4 Closed Bell
  • IMCA ALST

All of our ADAS commercial diving courses are recognised by IMCA under the IMCA International Code of Practice for Offshore Diving.

For more information email us on tasmania@theunderwatercentre.com or call us on +61 3 6383 4844.

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Dates & Prices

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For the most up-to-date course dates and availability please contact our student advisors.

Start Date
End Date
Duration
Cost (ex GST)
Cost (inc GST)
Start Date:  01/05/2017
End Date:  19/05/2017
Duration:  3/4 weeks
Cost (ex GST):  $30,000.00
$20,000.00
Cost (inc GST):  $30,000.00
$20,000.00
Start Date:  14/08/2017
End Date:  01/09/2017
Duration:  3/4 weeks
Cost (ex GST):  $30,000.00
$24,990.00
Cost (inc GST):  $30,000.00
$24,990.00
Start Date:  06/11/2017
End Date:  24/11/2017
Duration:  3/4 weeks
Cost (ex GST):  $30,000.00
$24,990.00
Cost (inc GST):  $30,000.00
$24,990.00

Case Study

Craig Hackett loADAS Part 4 Closed Bell – Craig Hackett

As the oil and gas industry continues on its current trend of massive investment, creating work and opportunities for commercial divers worldwide, saturation divers in the Southern Hemisphere are now commanding salaries of up to AUS $1400 a day.  Craig Hackett, who completed his ADAS Part 4 Closed Bell Course in Tasmania, in 2009, tells us about his career as a saturation diver.

“I was brought up in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, and after completing 3 years secondary school, I joined the army at 17.  I stayed in the army full time for 4 years, and then in the reserves for 2 years.  During that time I travelled in Australia, Asia and Europe.  I returned to New Zealand and joined the Navy, where I completed my ADAS Parts 1, 2 and 3 with the New Zealand operational dive team.

“The challenges of the clearance diver course was my original reason for beginning to dive.  I was then attracted to the commercial diving industry when I heard of the money that could be made in that sector.  Ultimately I was looking for money and travel; I’ve found both.

“Completing the ADAS Part 4 Closed Bell Course has been one of the best investments in my life.  You will learn the basics of working and diving from a saturation dive system and how to operate it, the rest you’ll pick up once you’re on the job.  You won’t get on the job without the certificate though.   I found the senior instructors to have a wealth of knowledge, the physics teacher was excellent.  I’ve never really fully grasped physics on my previous dive courses but found he explained it really well.

“I mainly work now as a saturation diver, but I still do some work as an air diver too.  I am currently working in Papua New Guinea.  As well as the money side of things, I love the travel aspect of my work, plus the time off you get.  Some of the long trips (3 months plus) can get a bit tiring though.

“As a sat diver in Asia you can earn $1000-$1400 USD a day, depending on the company’s rates.  To work in Asia, it is best to go to Asia and go to the companies in person. It took me a month to find a company willing to take on someone without offshore experience.  It will happen though, you just have to be patient.  I’ve heard of people getting jobs via e mails and phone calls, but to have the best chance I would recommend going to Singapore.

“It can be very tough to get a break in the commercial diving industry, but with no risk you’ll never get there.  Doing the sat course has opened up doors for me, for things that would never have been possible otherwise, and I earn more money than I ever thought I would be able to.  I’m very grateful for what I’ve got from completing the sat course and from this industry.”

Pre-requisites

Before applicants commence ADAS Part 4 training, the ATE must ensure that they meet the following, and please note that the pre-requisites have changed as of 1st April 2016: 

  1. The applicant will have an offshore surface supplied diver qualification as required in the country of training delivery, for example the EDTC diving competency standard. Hold a valid and approved surface supplied diving qualification to 50m and have held that qualification for a period of 12 months, prior to commencing closed bell training.
  2. Hold a valid certificate of medical fitness to dive which remains in date for the duration of the training course.
  3. Hold a valid certificate of competence in first aid at work which remains in date for the course, or undertake that training as part of the course of instruction. Where first aid training is undertaken during the course that training is not included in the minimum times outlined within the course guidance.
  4. Have recorded in a daily record of diving,
    1. At least 100 dives surface supplied breathing apparatus (SSDE), and
    2. At least 100 hours bottom time, since being qualified as a surface supplied diver as per section 1.

NOTE 1:

The above dives and bottom time are to include 20 dives over 15 metres

The above dives and bottom time are not to include any dive time undertaken at a depth of less than 6 meters or a bottom time of 15 minutes

NOTE 2:               

The above mentioned dives and dive time can be made up of either onshore or offshore dives or a combination of both.

 NOTE 3:        

  • Training and Navy dives will not be accepted.  dives and dive time can be made up of either onshore or offshore dives or a combination of both (all logged dives must be working dives performed in open water i.e. not in compression chambers, pools or tanks.  Additional evidence may be requested i.e. letter from previous company employer.
  • Current recognised Senior or Apply First Aid certificate
  • Current recognised Perform CPR certificate.
  • Current recognised Oxygen Provision certificate
  • Current commercial diving medical – AS2299. HSE or IMCAMust be by a approved and recognised commercial diving doctor (see attached IMCA Approved list for Diving doctors).  Medical must state you are fit to dive for Mixed Gas Diving (Saturation).  Medicals that cover you for a duration of over 12 months will not be recognised by ADAS.  ADAS require candidates must undergo a commercial diving medical every 12 months to the AS2299 standard.
  • Understand written and verbal communications in English and be able to communicate with other people using the English language.
  • Are able to understand written and verbal communication in English, and can communicate effectively in English with other persons. ADAS requires all students from non-English speaking countries to undertake Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) testing prior to commencing their course. Click here for more information and to complete the questionnaire. (Unless Non-English Language (NEL) speaking course arrangements have been made with ADAS)
  • USI – Unique Student Identifier number (See attached)
  • Be a minimum age of 19 years old
  • Photo ID(E.g., Driver Licence, Passport or National ID Card)

(For more information regarding First Aid and Oxygen provision requirements, please visit the ADAS website).

  • All students who undertake nationally recognised training in Australia delivered by a Registered Training Organisation are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This application process will take a few minutes to complete and is free of charge. For full details of how to obtain a USI, please click here.

Please ensure you bring originals of all of the above required certificates with you, including:

  • Your original certificates to support the prerequisites above
  • Current commercial diving medical
  • Your current logbook
  • Sufficient log books to prove the times prerequisites above
    • Current recognised Senior or Apply First Aid certificate
    • Current recognised Perform CPR certificate.
    • Current recognised Oxygen Provision certificate
    • Current commercial diving medical – AS2299. HSE or IMCAMust be by an approved and recognised commercial diving doctor (see attached IMCA Approved list for Diving doctors).  Medical must state you are fit to dive for Mixed Gas Diving (Saturation).  Medicals that cover you for a duration of over 12 months will not be recognised by ADAS.  ADAS require candidates must undergo a commercial diving medical every 12 months to the AS2299 standard.
    • Be a minimum age of 19 years old
    • Photo ID (e.g. Driver Licence, Passport or National ID Card).

Further Academic Qualifications. If you are intending to progress into higher level academic courses (e.g. Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor Degree) please read the attached document with regard the additional option of attaining the VET Certificate in addition to the ADAS certificate as part of your course here at The Underwater Centre.

You can read details of why the pre-requisites changed on our blog.  

For any advice or questions you have about the pre-requisites, get in touch with our Student Advisors; call us on +61 36383 4844 or email tasmania@theunderwatercentre.com

Kit List

You need to bring with you the following equipment and original documents:

  • Under-suits (can be provided by the Centre – limited sizes available)
  • Dive knife
  • Boots
  • Gloves
  • Overalls (to protect your clothes)
  • Work clothes
  • A calculator, pen and paper (classroom work)
  • Work boots / safety boots
  • Warm clothes (for evenings and winter months)

The Centre will provide all other diving equipment and suits.  The use of private equipment, other than those listed above, is not permitted.

For more information and advice about our training contact one of our Student Advisors;
Email: tasmania@theunderwatercentre.com
Or call +61 3 6383 4844