A diver measures sun bleached coral for scientific research

Diver

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

Overview

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

Day-to-day

  • 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.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

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.

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