Category Archive: Commercial

Commercial and Specialised Diving are part of the jet set!

Weed and marine growth can rapidly form a layer of life over surfaces underwater, especially during the summer. In order for surfaces to be visually inspected this layer of growth needs to be… Continue reading

Water, water everywhere… but do you know if it is safe to drink?

Water is classed in many different ways, but what are the differences between potable, raw and dirty water? Potable Water Potable water is drinking water. The water can be used in the preparation… Continue reading

Going with the flow – Culverts

Culverts are a structure that allows water to flow under another structure, normally a footpath, road or railway line. A simple culvert may be a pipe under a road, while a more complex… Continue reading

Welding Underwater – The Shocking Truth!

Did you know Commercial & Specialised Diving can arc weld underwater? Welding underwater needs specialist skills and equipment, all of which Commercial & Specialised Diving can provide. Arc welding underwater (also called stick… Continue reading

Seaworthy Inspection- When did you last inspect your hull?

All ships need regular inspection and maintenance to ensure they remain seaworthy. There are a few options for this. One way is to do a visual inspection of the ship in dry dock.… Continue reading

The role of diving supervisors

The role of a diving supervisor is integral to the success of a diving job. The supervisor must carefully mitigate the associated risk to divers working underwater in a hazardous environment whilst maintaining… Continue reading

Riverbank Scour Protection

Riverside pubs are a great place to relax, and what better way than with a glass of wine or a pint on a summers day? However, whilst you are sipping your drink, have… Continue reading

Technology Spot – Cofferdams

Cofferdams are temporary structures designed to allow the enclosed area to be pumped dry.  They are often used around bridge piers and other support structures built in water. Cofferdams can be built in… Continue reading

Diving In Unusual Places – Fishing Lakes

Fishing is one of the nation’s favourite pastimes. Recently, the owners of one such popular fishing spot in the Midlands required the assistance of Commercial and Specialised Diving to help clear underwater obstacles… Continue reading

The Power of the Sea – Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon Project – A World First

The sea has immense power.  It sculpts the shape of our coastline, supplies us with food and now it is going to be used to generate electricity. A pathfinder project at Swansea Bay… Continue reading