Diver

Divers swim underwater to undertake tasks such as seafood gathering, research, salvage and construction.
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    Overview

    Divers swim underwater to undertake tasks such as seafood gathering, research, salvage and construction.

    Day-to-day

    • performs mechanical, construction, repair and inspection duties using hand tools, cutting and welding equipment and hydraulic or air powered equipment
    • secures cables or floatation devices to objects to raise them to the surface
    • dives in diving bells and operates articulated arms to perform tasks
    • controls equipment at the surface for other divers
    • carries out other underwater duties such as surveys, searches, blasting and collection of scientific or exploratory samples and operates underwater equipment including video and television camera and sonar gear.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Working outdoors
    • Stressful

    To become a Diver

    • You can work as a Diver without formal qualifications, however, a Vocational Education and Training course in occupational or recreational diving may be useful.

    • Registration or licencing may be required.

    Skills employers are looking for

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