Tasks

  • taking safety precautions, such as monitoring dive lengths and depths, and registering with authorities before diving expeditions begin
  • checking and maintaining diving equipment such as helmets, masks, air tanks, diving suits, harnesses and gauges
  • descending into water with the aid of diver helpers, using scuba gear or diving suits
  • working under water to lay and repair bridges, piers and harbour-wall foundations
  • inspecting for suspected damage and making minor repairs to ships' hulls and underwater installations
  • reporting on condition of wrecked ships
  • removing underwater obstructions
  • drilling holes for underwater blasting
  • performing various underwater tasks connected with salvage work or recovering dead bodies
  • communicating with workers on the surface while underwater, using signal lines or telephones
  • obtaining information about diving tasks and environmental conditions

    Educational level

    • Skilled
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