Category Archive: Commercial

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

Concrete Mattresses

Concrete mattresses comprise of moulded concrete shapes joined together that can adapt to the shape of the surface they are laying on. Their primary function is to protect the surface they are installed… Continue reading

Sacrificial Anodes

      Sacrificial anodes are one of a number of methods used to protect underwater metal structures from corrosion.  This is often referred to as Cathodic Protection. For example, if a piece… Continue reading

The Swash Channel Ship Wreck – See it for yourself!

Commercial and Specialised Diving have been working with Archaeologists from Bournemouth University to help preserve and recover the artefacts from the 400 year old Swash Channel Wreck. The ship wreck was found just… Continue reading

In the Drink – Diving in potable water

Did you know we can dive in drinking water, otherwise known as potable water? Enclosed water reservoirs are located in underground bunkers on hilltops all around the country.  These reservoirs hold enough water… Continue reading

Slipway Completion

Commercial and Specialised Diving have been proud to be part of a year long project to assist in building a new, state-of-the-art lifeboat station.   Commercial and Specialised diving were tasked with assisting… Continue reading

The European Eel Regulations – A Slippery Problem

In 2009 regulations came into effect in order to protect the European Eel (Anguilla anguilla), whose numbers are in decline. Eels spawn in the Sargasso Sea and the young, known as glass eels,… Continue reading

Fish Guidance Methods – Keeping Fish Safe

Fish need to be protected from inlets and outfalls.  If they gain access into pumping equipment they can be killed and fish stocks can be affected.  Critical species most at risk are migratory… Continue reading

Did you know divers no longer require a CSCS card?

Commercial divers with a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) approved diving qualification no longer require a Construction Skills Certification Scheme(CSCS) card to work within the construction industry. The HSE has stipulated that the… Continue reading