ITDA Occupational Diving Page

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Occupational Diving (Professional-Diving) covers any diving activities where a person is considered to be "at work" or employed in diving activities.


Occupational Diving - Diving At Work - Diving for Work

From Cleaning Boats and anti-fouling, to diving for Scallops or using a hard hat and surface air or mixed gas. Public Safety Diving, ROV- UW-Welding, Cutting, Artificial Reef Building.

Many divers with Sports Certifications are actually breaking the law in many Countries as they are not engaged in sports or recreationaluw-welding diving but deemed in some Countries to be "Commercial Diving"... This may seem confusing so we offer a clear definition below.

Any aspect of diving operations not directly associated with recreational diving, as Sports or Technical Diving activities and where divers are paid for services as income or in kind, is generally considered to be "AT WORK" Diving and therefore "Occupational".

These types of diving activities generally offer a much greater degree of risk of death or serious injury then recreational diving and as such, sports and technical divers should seek "Specialist Training", for working diving activities and projects.  Also employers may be breaking the law by allowing NON Qualified and uncertified divers to operate...

Occupational Diving is defined as in-Land or In-Shore, diving for paid employment or personal gain. Commercial diving is also In-Land and In-Shore but also Offshore...

Occupational at Work Diving

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