Diving Systems Technician - Foundation Level


Course Code: 505

Start Date: NA
Duration: 3 Days

This course is designed to give candidates with little or no experience of commercial or military diving a basic understanding of commercial diving procedures and practices. The course includes: -

Roles responsibilities and duties of the Dive Technician

Career Structure

Understanding of Diving Physics, Boyles, Daltons, Henrys, Charles Laws

IMCA Code of Practice

Working in the offshore environment

IMCA design and record keeping

Stock Control

Basic Diving Systems, SCUBA, SSDE Air, SSDE Nitrox, SSDE Mixed Gas, Sat

Diving Medicine, Gas Toxicity, Decompression Illness

Gas production Equipment

Divers Environmental Protection

Oxygen Safety and Handling

Basic divers control panel

Helmets and Umbilical’s

Gas analysis equipment

Gas distribution equipment

Project equipment, Hydra-tight, Air & Hydraulic Tools, Cutting / Welding Equipment

Upon completion of the foundation course there is a written Interdive examination, requiring a 70% minimum pass mark.

Whilst this foundation course gives the basic understanding of diving operations, the candidate must remember that if he/she is planning on working in the offshore environment the following IMCA prerequisites also apply: -

Job Category: Dive Technician D12

Entry Level Qualifications / Acceptance Criteria

Detailed knowledge of one or more of the following fields is preferential in electrical, mechanical or hydraulic engineering, to be obtained: -

Through a trade qualification

Valid training/competence certificate OR

Through advanced academic education Documentary proof of qualification(s)

Through experience and qualification in a military environment Military service qualification

Through extensive experience in previous employment Industrial experience reference(s)

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