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PMTX1015X Diving Administration

Lead Faculty: Mr. William Hyder

Course Description

Instruction on dive planning and evaluating hazards for completion of underwater work tasks. Includes hazards and safety involving environmental and working around oil rigs or sunken vessels, and blueprint reading and basics of salvage theory. Additionally students will be introduced to report writing related to commercial diving.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to plan a dive when given a task and location.
  • Explain the theory of salvage and the various considerations for external and internal survey of a vessel.
  • Explain the hazards involved in working around oil rigs, harbors, vessels, contaminated waters, radiation exposures, cold water diving, explosives, sonar transmissions, poison wells, and environmental hazards.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write a report on a give job completion and to brief the results.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read a blueprint (schematic or drawing) and extract information for the planning of a diving job.
  • Demonstrate the ability to disassemble a diving helmet, clean and inspect the components, properly reassemble; and setup and test the regulator.
  • Demonstrate the ability to disassemble and rebuild a diving umbilical.
  • Explain the requirement for preventive maintenance service (PMS) for diving equipment.