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Get a taste of piloting an ROV

At The Underwater Centre, we run ‘Introduction to ROV Careers’ Days’ for prospective students who want to find out more about the role of ROV Pilot Technician, and even try flying an ROV.

As well as piloting a Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV into the tidal waters of Loch Linnhe, or in our massive onshore seawater tank, you’ll be given a tour of our facilities, including the ROV Electrical & Mechanical workshops and classrooms, and our ROV and dive operations on the pier. You’ll also receive a series of lectures aimed at helping you decide if a career as an ROV pilot technician is for you. These are delivered by our ROV instructors, who all have industry experience, so it’s the perfect opportunity to ask questions about the ROV industry and the career of ROV pilot technician.

Depending on operational conditions at the Centre, your ROV flight may be carried out in the same operational environment that you’ll be training in; so you might perform wreck inspections or observation of closed bell divers, which is an experience that can’t be gained at any other ROV school in the world. Alternatively, you may pilot the ROV in our onshore seawater tank, giving you the opportunity to watch the ROV mid-flight from the external viewing panels and gain an understanding of the intricacies of flying. Each introductory day is limited to a maximum of 8 students.

For many, embarking on a new career can be a difficult decision. Visiting the Centre and seeing the facilities for yourself, as well as meeting experienced ROV pilot technicians, can help to simplify that decision-making process.

Pauric Kearney, who attended an ROV introductory day and went on to complete the Premium ROV Course, said, ‘I would recommend the introductory day to anyone considering coming on course – ROV or diving. It gives a real insight into the course, what to expect, the location, pier, staff and instructors. Then, when you come on course you feel right at home!’

The Introductory Day costs just £75* and is a great way to fully appreciate and understand what’s involved in becoming an ROV pilot technician, before committing to a full course.

*This is refundable against your course fees if you subsequently book into a course.

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