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Divers swim underwater to undertake tasks such as seafood gathering, research, salvage and construction.


  • performs mechanical, construction, repair and inspection duties using hand tools, cutting and welding equipment and hydraulic or air powered equipment
  • secures cables or floatation devices to objects to raise them to the surface
  • dives in diving bells and operates articulated arms to perform tasks
  • controls equipment at the surface for other divers
  • carries out other underwater duties such as surveys, searches, blasting and collection of scientific or exploratory samples and operates underwater equipment including video and television camera and sonar gear.


  • physically demanding
  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

To become a Diver

  • You can work as a Diver without formal qualifications, however, a Vocational Education and Training course in occupational or recreational diving may be useful.

  • Registration or licencing may be required.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Project Management

  • Building Relationships

  • Research

  • Planning

  • Teamwork / Collaboration

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