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Useful Links

Below is a list of links that you may find useful.

Diver Training

HSE Diving Website for Health & Safety Executive, who regulate diving at work in the UK

UK Borders Agency Application form for all non-EEA students.

CSWIP Downloadable documents outlining the requirements for the certification of underwater (diver) inspectors.

OPITO Offshore Survival Schools List of OPITO approved training establishments for offshore survival courses.

IMCA The international association representing offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies.

HSE Medical Standards (MA1) Information from the Health & Safety Executive regarding the diving medical examination which all divers must pass before being allowed to dive.

HSE Diver Medical Health and Safety Executive UK medical examiners approved for carrying out diver medicals in the UK.

HSA Diver Medicals Health and Safety Authority doctors approved for carrying out diver medicals in the Republic of Ireland.

Norwegian Board of Health Medical Examiners Norwegian Board of Health medical examiners approved for carrying out diver medicals in Norway.

Approved Dutch Medical Examiners A downloadable list of approved medical examiners in Holland, select Lijst Van Artsen. Duikerartsen B for first time medicals and renewals; Duikerartsen A is for renewals only.

NDC Diving Helping divers get the Dutch conversion; and register to get work in the Dutch sector once conversion has been completed.

Emergency First Response The Underwater Centre, Fort William, is an approved Emergency First Response Centre.  EFR Centre number: s23568


Diving Links Community forums for commercial diving and scuba divers featuring news, jobs, training, and gear reviews.

Underwater Contractor International Magazine for underwater professionals.

Submarine Manufacturing &  Products Limited (SMP LTD) Manufacturers and suppliers of commercial diving equipment

Northern Diver Suppliers of commercial diving drysuits

Water Welders Information on underwater welding careers


VAT Information

HMRC VAT Assistance In some circumstances, European Community and non-European Community businesses may be entitled to a refund of VAT paid on a course. For guidance notes and further information about the schemes (including the VAT Helpline number), please follow the link above to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs website.


Fort William Links

Outdoor Capital Fort William and Lochaber is named the Outdoor Capital of the UK. Visit the Outdoor Capital website to find out why.

Fort William Mountain Festival Britain’s premier outdoor sports mountain festival.

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