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People diving without certs.

Discussion in 'Commercial Divers' started by Krysalis, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. fstbttms

    fstbttms Manta Ray

    I get calls and e-mails from commercial guys looking for work all the time. Must be a tough way to make a living.
  2. muddiver

    muddiver Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: West Coast USA
    No one wants to pay to get work done safely and professionally if their cousin says they can do it with the double hose regulator and steel 72 pre-'75 scuba tanks in the garage, for free. Or for beer.
  3. USdiver1

    USdiver1 Divemaster

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Southwest Ohio
    Have double hose, will travel.

    As one who formerly did commercial work with only a PADI Basic Scuba Diver certification. I echo the "work ethic" statement above. I did harbor work: dirty, nasty and at times sh*tty, dive work.
    Cleaning ship hulls, raising sunken barges that leaked diesel fuel all over my gear, patching small holes in hulls, cleaning sea grates in bow thrusters and engine cooling intakes, etc. Maximum depth in the harbor I worked was 35 -36 feet, depending on the tide.
    No glamour, no deco either. Stingrays, tarpon, barracuda and the occasional shark, plus those infamous "finless browns", the extent of the sea life.
    Darol likes this.

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