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- Premium Industry Package
- Construction Career Package
- Standard Career Package
- HSE Closed Bell
- CSWIP 3.1U Underwater Inspection Preparatory Course
- Oxy-Arc Underwater Cutting Course
- Subsea Construction
- HSE Surface Supplied Top Up
- IMCA Diver Medic Technician
- IMCA Assistant Life Support Technician
- Kirby Morgan Helmet & Bandmask Operator Course
- HSE Surface Supplied
- HSE SCUBA
- Experience & Competence Assessment - HSE Surface Supplied & Top Up
- Experience & Competence Assessment - HSE Closed Bell
- Commercial Enriched Air Nitrox
- IMCA Trainee Air Diving Supervisor
- IMCA Trainee Bell Diving Supervisor
- IMCA Trainee Bell Diving Supervisor Experience Course
- Work Class ROV for Industry
- Introduction to Commercial Diving Careers Day
About The Underwater Centre
Serving the subsea industry for over 40 years
The Underwater Centre has been training well prepared and competent subsea workers and helping companies undertake vital sea trials for over 40 years. To meet the expanding needs of the subsea industry and look after our worldwide clients we operate our training centre in Fort William, Scotland.
The Underwater Centre, Fort William
Commercial Diver Training
The Underwater Centre, Fort William was set up in the 1970s to provide commercial diver training and as an underwater trials facility. It provides training in both air and mixed gas (saturation) diving, certified by the Health & Safety Executive, giving graduates internationally recognised certifications. As well as the official qualifications, The Underwater Centre also offers training in the key subsea skills that industry really needs. This practical approach makes our graduates even more employable – over 85% of our diving graduates are now working in the industry.
ROV Pilot Technician Training
We have been providing first-class Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) pilot technician training since the 1990s and the demand for well-trained ROV pilot technicians continues to increase. Our ROV courses give graduates considerable practical experience of flying inspection-class ROVs in an open-water, tidal environment, as well as taking their technical understanding and know-how and applying it to the repair and maintenance of ROVs. The extensive operational experience gained on our ROV courses means that, as well as being developed and run in accordance with guidelines set out by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), our courses go beyond those guidelines to further prepare graduates for the role of ROV pilot technician. We train our ROV pilot technician students in the same subsea location as we train our commercial diving students. This means that both ROV and diving students go into the industry with valuable experience of a similar operational environment to what they will find offshore.
Sea Trials and Corporate Training
The Underwater Centre, Fort William, provides the ultimate location, equipment, experience and facilities to meet the trials and training needs of the subsea industry. We are based on a sheltered sea-loch, with depths ranging from 4m to 150m, all within a mile and a half of the Centre’s secure private pier. The excellent facilities and ease of conducting trials at The Underwater Centre make it an ideal choice for companies undertaking trials work. Our engineering support team has extensive experience in the marine industry, so companies testing subsea equipment can be sure of excellent support – at a fraction of the cost and operational considerations of going offshore.
Due to our unique facilities and location we are able to offer subsea training that replicates working conditions in the offshore industry: companies training staff here can be sure they’ll receive training and experience which is relevant to their industry. Our course content can be tailored to help companies ensure they’ve got the skilled workforce they need.