Surface Supplied Diving Operations
The BIM Surface Supplied Diver course is the only Surface Supplied Diver course in Ireland and is approved by the HSE UK.
National Fisheries College of Ireland (NFCI), Castletownbere, Co. Cork.
4 weeks full-time
The course starts with the basics of Surface Supplied diving equipment, dive panels operations, emergency procedures, search and rescue, in-water decompression, surface decompression using O2, decompression chamber preparation and maintenance.
The underwater work section of the course includes the use of cutting and burning equipment, air-lifts, rigging, lifting bags and video camera operation.
QQI Level 6, 15 Credit, Special Purpose Award in Surface Supplied Inshore Diving Operations.
QQI Award is recognised by the UK HSE.
Prepare divers for working inshore as a commercial diver.
Divers with a Surface Supplied qualification can work on all aquaculture works as well as inshore civil engineering projects, construction works, maintenance, rigging and anywhere divers are required.
With experience and training, commercial divers can continue their career within the aquaculture industry.
Written exam and practical assessment
Skills demonstration 70%
Learner record 10%