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HSE Surface Supplied

Our HSE Surface Supplied diving course includes our latest accommodation offer - saving you 50% on costs


5 week HSE Surface Supplied: £5,250


This is an intermediate qualification allowing the use of surface supplied breathing apparatus for working in inshore waters. The course is suitable for civil engineering divers, dockland and inland waterway divers. However anyone diving in surface supplied equipment needs this qualification.

The course includes 24 dives to a maximum depth of 50m (165ft).  You will learn how to dive in different models of diving helmets, such as a Kirby Morgan 17, 37, 18 and 28, and use different deployment methods including shot lines and diving baskets. You will also learn surface decompression techniques, when you decompress in the chamber on the surface breathing oxygen. As the course progresses the depth you dive to will increase, which will help you prepare for the challenge of diving at depth on air.

Our HSE Surface Supplied Course also teaches you how to handle emergency situations such as loss of air or loss of communications and how to rescue a stricken diver.  In addition, we include a range of underwater tools and tasks training as part of this course, so you’ll perform tasks underwater such as assembling scaffolding, using tools such as lifting bags, a pneumatic cutting disc, hydraulic drill and impact wrench and a CP9 hammer drill, preparing you for the job of commercial diving, as well as teaching you the diving competencies. 

Special Accommodation Offer – your room and all meals for half price

When booking your course, you can also secure full-board accommodation that includes a shared, en-suite room and three meals, 7 days a week – for just £22/day. This offer means you will save 50% in accommodation costs when compared to our full price accommodation*. Our accommodation is on-site, and only a short walking distance from your diver training site and other facilities, meaning you can focus on your training and we can take care of the rest.

For more dates and prices see here.

This course is included in our commercial diving packages (see related courses).


The certificates you will obtain when you complete this course are:

  • HSE Surface Supplied
  • First Aid at Work

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

Course delivery

This course is delivered on a full-time basis.

*Accommodation charged at £22 per day. Full price is £44 per day. Offer includes fully-serviced, shared, en-suite room and food (3 meals, 7 days a week). Other additional charges for laundry are not included.

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In order to be able to attend our HSE Surface Supplied course you will require the following: 

  • HSE SCUBA certification or equivalent
  • An ‘in-date’ United Kingdom HSE Diving Medical Certificate (we also accept Norwegian, Dutch or Irish HSA approved Diving Medical Certificates);

Please note, all courses at The Underwater Centre are taught in English, unless previously arranged, so you must have a good understanding of verbal and written English.

Kit List

You are required to bring the following with you:

  • Plenty of warm clothing;
  • High visibility foul weather gear (waterproofs);
  • A pair of steel toe-capped safety boots.

As part of this package you will receive:

  • Underwater Centre Overalls;
  • Underwater Centre Commercial Diving T-shirt;
  • All course books;
  • Submission to the HSE of Competency Assessment.

During your course you will also have use of:

  • Drysuit, woolly bear, neoprene undersuit for under hot water suits, work gloves, dive knife, neoprene hood and hard hat.

For more information email us on [email protected] or call +44 1397 703 786.

For more information and advice about our training contact one of our Student Advisors;
Email: [email protected]
Or call +44 1397 703 786

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