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HSE Surface Supplied Top Up

Gain the certification required to work offshore as a commercial diver; save 50% on your accommodation with our latest offer


1 week HSE Surface Supplied Top Up: £2,490


This is an advanced air diving qualification, suitable for divers who wish to make a career in the offshore diving industry.  It allows you to work offshore using all types of air diving apparatus and techniques including a wet bell. During this course, you will complete at least 7 dives to a depth of 21m (70ft). The focus of the training on this one week course is to learn safety procedures for diving from a wet bell, such as bell rescues or loss of gas, communications or power to the bell. You’ll also perform a number of dives using a ‘Golden Gate’. Diving through a golden gate is an important part of working offshore, so this is essential experience for your commercial diving career.

To further prepare you for offshore work, the dives are conducted using hot water suits, where seawater is heated and then pumped down your umbilical to your suit to keep you warm when in the water.  Training will take place from our dedicated wet bell moon pool barge, Red Baron, and you will dive into Loch Linnhe, the sheltered, seawater loch on which the Centre is based. 

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.

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*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.

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 Top Up

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.

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

HSE Surface Supplied Top Up

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Dates & Prices

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Start Date
End Date
Start Date:  29/10/2018
End Date:  02/11/2018
Duration:  1 week
Price:  £2,490.00


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

  • HSE Surface Supplied certification or equivalent
  • First Aid at Work certification (can be attended at The Underwater Centre prior to course start)
  • 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 course 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:

  • Hot water suit, 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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