The Underwater Centre Adds New Modules to Diving Courses

The Underwater Centre has added new modules to its commercial air diving courses.

The ‘Premium’ and ‘Construction’ diver training packages will now include commercial enriched air nitrox course, MJI 21 hydraulically tensioned subsea bolted connections course, IMCA diver medic training (DMT) and IMCA assistant life support technician (ALST) training.

Steve Ham, The Underwater Centre’s Commercial Director, said: “These courses are being included now because they have been highlighted as important by industry and they will make important additions to our students’ CVs when it comes to looking for a job as a commercial diver.”

Chris Barratt, Senior Trainer at Stork, who will be delivering the MJI 21 course, added: “The one day subsea bolt tensioning course, or more commonly known as the MJI 21 Course, is a fundamental skill required within the commercial diving industry. Developed from the ECITB technical training standard, the course has been specifically designed with the diving industry in mind due to the lack of any robust training in subsea bolt tensioning, for divers and deck crew.

“Delivering the course at The Underwater Centre in Fort William allows a concentrated focus in familiar surroundings for divers; ensuring individuals are trained and knowledgeable in subsea bolt tensioning when they graduate from their diving course.”