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How to become an underwater welder?

Requirements to become an underwater welder

First requirement for underwater welder is commercial diving course before this you must visit a doctor to get medically cleared for diving. This is a physical examination to look for any disabilities. After getting a green signal from the doctor the second step is to apply and complete a commercial diving course, as an underwater welder must be commercial dive certified. The required qualification for underwater welder  is completion of the underwater welding specialist training program offered exclusively by the commercial Diving Academy.  There are two ways to become an underwater welder: complete a highly specialized program through the Commercial Diving Academy or independently be certified as both a commercial diver and a skilled welder. Then you are eligible to apply for job at commercial diving school which offers welding services.

Diver tender and apprentice diver are the entry level job in the category of underwater welding.  If you are a certified “scuba diver,” then attend a commercial diving school to train on the safe use of commercial diving equipment. The commercial diving company will work with you to obtain sufficient skill in wet and/or dry underwater welding in order to pass qualification tests in accordance with ANSI/AWS D3.6, Specification for Underwater Welding. The time duration for moving from diver tender to qualified underwater welder depends on the level of support and policies provided by the commercial diving company.

There are no age limits for this occupation, but underwater welders must be in good physical condition. Many companies require that they pass physical exams. All underwater welders are required to keep their certifications current, which requires periodic examinations.

Underwater welders must have a commercial diver certification and must be a certified welder.  Certifications can include:

  • welding certificate
  • diving certificate
  • ASNT Level II or CSWIP ultrasonic certificate
  • Riggers certificate





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  1. With underwater welding, not everyone can just dive in and do it. You have to be trained first, just like with normal welding. Since you are doing it underwater, I would assume there would be more things that you need to learn in order to perform the job the right way.

    1. Luella says:

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