Perform many tasks, including construction, maintenance and exploration all while underwater. Work on many different types of projects. Assist in construction of the underwater portion of many structures such as bridges, buildings, docks, and ships. Other areas include underwater research and tourism. This is a unique and exciting career.
A Typical Day
- Do the unique tasks for the particular project you are working on (building, observing, teaching, inspecting, etc.).
- Take appropriate safety precautions, and register with authorities before diving.
- Check and maintain diving equipment.
- Communicate with other divers and workers on the surface.
- Write reports of the results of your dive to your employer or contractor.
- Keep up with newest advancements and technologies in the field such as underwater autonomous vehicles.
Education & Training
Regional employers often hire graduates of these programs.
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Try it before you buy it!
If you enjoy swimming and snorkeling, you might like to try diving.
The Local Advantage Learning Pathway
Starting at age 16, you can complete an entry-level dive program like the
Become an Open-Water Diver - Scuba North
Pursue advanced diving training or more advanced degrees depending on your specialization.
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