Commercial Divers


Work below surface of water, using scuba gear to inspect, repair, remove, or install equipment and structures. May use a variety of power and hand tools, such as drills, sledgehammers, torches, and welding equipment. May conduct tests or experiments, rig explosives, or photograph structures or marine life.
Also called: Commercial Diver, Dive Supervisor, Diver, Diver Tender

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • building and construction
    Math and Science
  • physics
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Business
  • customer service
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • teaching people how to do something

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Persistence
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Integrity

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Diving logbook software
  • Diving table software
    Analytical or scientific software
  • Dynamic positioning DP software
    Internet browser software
  • Web browser software

Education:

    certificate after high school
    associate's degree
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