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Mechanical Dive Technician


Dive Technicians carry out the vital and responsible job of maintaining diving equipment and diving systems. Equipment maintained covers an enormous variety of disciplines and requires a broad skill base. Knowledge of saturation diving systems, air chambers, high pressure gas systems, diving helmets, compressors, and oxygen cleaning procedures only touches upon this enormous subject.

Correct maintenance of Life support equipment is critical and any mistake made during maintenance can be fatal. The importance of correct servicing and regular maintenance is now starting to be recognised throughout the diving and military users of such equipment, and Proof of Competency of persons working on such equipment is now required.

Our Mechanical Dive Technician course has been created to enable a person of mechanical ability to safely maintain much of the life support equipment found on dive sites on inshore and offshore diving environments.

The syllabus offers an excellent practical background of diving equipment and systems maintenance and comprehension of relevant legislation, industry standards and systems including IMCA’s DESIGN document, and Planned Maintenance Systems.
Course Objectives

This training course has been designed to enable rapid progression onto the Dive Technician Scheme. Completion of this module prepares the new entrant for practical work as a workshop trainee.
Course Content

The course commences with theory of what happens to humans and equipment in underwater and pressurised environments. It introduces the student to the effect of different gases and the safety implications of their use. The types of Diving systems and diving equipment used in different diving operations and techniques are clearly identified.
Experienced Diving and Life Support Technicians provide professional classroom tuition including modules on the following topics:

• Industry Overview
• Diving Techniques
• Legislation
• Diving Physics
• Effects of Pressure on Divers
• Diving Systems
• Planned Maintenance Systems
• Plant & Equipment
• Life Support Systems
• Oxygen Cleaning
• Pressure Testing

Entry Requirement

Mechanical aptitude, and ideally, a National mechanical training qualification experience is preferred.


On completion of the course each student is issued with a completion certificate.

Course Duration

10 Days

For further information & booking visit the NHC Training website

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Introduction to D.E.S.I.G.N Audits
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