COMMERCIAL DIVER COURSES

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MARINE ENGINEER AND COMMERCIAL DIVING EDUCATOR

Mr. Kin-Kwong Li from Hong Kong is the General Manager of SZSWC, Mr. Li is a British, Chinese and Hong Kong Registered Marine Engineer and Licensed Commercial Diving Specialist since 1982 and 1990 respectively. He has been involving in a variety of Marine Engineering and Commercial Diving Projects both above and under water for more than 40 years. The desire to train quality divers and promote diving related educations led to the formation of Hong Kong Institute of Scuba Training Ltd. (HKIST) and Scuba World Club (SWC) in Hong Kong since 1989, and Scuba World (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd. (SZSWC) in Shenzhen, China (PRC) since 2004. As a Professional Engineer and Educator over 30 years, Mr. Li has trained and certified more than 4,000 students including 500 Professional Instructors and Instructor Trainers, and will continue to provide all levels of training courses to enable you to become the best and the most respectable divers and dive leaders in the diving community.

With his sound experiences in marine engineering and commercial diving, Mr. Li has been inviting as an Expert Witness at the High Court in Hong Kong to provide expert opinions and advises on marine, recreational and commercial diving accidents since 1995.

Professional Qualifications of Mr. Kin-Kwong Li:

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Chartered Manager - Canadian Institute of Business Administration (C. Mgr., CIBA)
Fellow - Institute of Marine Engineers, Science and Technology (FIMarEST)
Fellow - Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (FHKIE)
Fellow - Hong Kong Institute of Marine Technology (FHKIMT)
Member - Chinese Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (MCSNAME)
Course Director - National Association of Commercial Diving Specialists (NACDS)
Course Director - National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI)
National Instructor - World Underwater Federation (CMAS)
National Instructor - Chinese Underwater Association (CUA)
Diving Supervisor - Chinese General Administration of Sports Registration
National Instructor - Hong Kong Underwater Association (HKUA)
First Aid Instructor - Diver Alert Networks (DAN)
First Aid Instructor Trainer - National Safety Council (NSC)
Oxygen First Aid Instructor Trainer - Diver Alert Networks (DAN)
Nitrox Instructor Trainer - National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI)
Rebreather Instructor - Technical Diving International (TDI)
IRB Instructor - Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB)
Grade 1 Pleasure Vessel Operator Certificate (HK Marine Department)

 

SZSWC is an Authorized Professional Training Agency of the National Association of Commercial Diving Specialists (NACDS) for Asia Pacific and has been providing the NACDS Commercial Divers and Dive Supervisor Courses in Hong Kong and China (PRC) since 1991, more than 100 Commercial Divers and Supervisors had been trained and certified. NACDS is a recognized Training and Certification Agency for Commercial Divers and Instructors in United States, the Course standards meet the requirement of OSHA and ADC.

SZSWC is being worked with the Authorized Occupational Diver Training Schools in Australia for providing the Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS) training in China (PRC) upon request.

NACDS COURSES OBJECTIVE

The primary objective of the NACDS Commercial Diver and Commercial Diving Supervisor Courses is to insure that graduates are able to safely and effectively perform or supervisor the necessary duties for each dive team station, both topside and underwater. Commercial divers should have advanced diving knowledge and skills, with substantial open water diving experience in a variety of environmental conditions. Certified Commercial Divers should be proficient at working underwater with Scuba, Tethered Scuba and Surface-supplied Diving Systems with Voice Communication.

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Basic Commercial Diver Course consists of:

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Three (3) Days Academic Training

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Four (4) Days Openwater Training

Minimum class size is 6 students. Training schedules may be agreed among class students. The training will be scheduled in three phases:

Phase 1

Advanced diving technology and techniques consisting of a comprehensive knowledge and experiences covering the areas of : diving physics, physiology, medical aspects, decompression, rescue techniques, First Aid & CPR, Oxygen first aid, commercial diving equipment maintenance and repairs, underwater working techniques, commercial diving standards and procedures etc.

Phase 2

Each student learns how to perform at the six duty stations for a surface-supplied dive team, which includes: Diver, Tender, Safety Diver, Air Console Operator, Record Keeper, and Dive Team Supervisor.

Phase 3

Commercial diving projects, tailored to the specific skills that are appropriate for that team. We may be working with marine engineers, boat maintenance divers, public service rescue dive teams, fisheries harvest divers, marine Investigators, etc.

HISTORY OF NACDS

During the 1970, it became apparent that the problems required to train commercial offshore oil field divers were very technical and extensive, while sport diving training was going more towards the short, less technical programs and vacation oriented divers. At the same time, there was a growing need for divers to perform professional tasks in shallow water that required training in advanced diving technology and surface-supplied diving with communication , but not to the extent of the 6 months to two years courses being offered through commercial diving schools and colleges.

There was, and still is, another dilemma to deal with. Throughout the world there are hundreds of small companies and public safety / service agencies that need their dive teams trained and qualified to work underwater using surface-supplied diving equipment with voice communication. It is simply not feasible for an entire team to attend a commercial diving program. It is not affordable and some, or all of the divers, do not speak English well enough to learn at one of these schools.

In 1983, at The Ocean Corporation Commercial Diving School in Houston, TX, a team of Professional NAUI and Commercial Diving Instructors, under the direction of Tom Hemphill, created a short training program called "Commercial Scuba Diver". The primary objective at that was to provide specialty commercial diver training for experience/advanced Scuba divers and public service dive teams.

The National Association of Commercial Scuba Divers (NACSD) was found and qualification standards for NACSD Divers and Instructors were established. By the end of 1993, more than 400 Commercial Diving Specialists and 50 Commercial Diving Instructors had been trained and certified by NACSD.

In March of 1994, after reviewing the students' backgrounds and requests from the association membership, the Board of Directors elected proposed to change the Name of the association to the National Association of Commercial Diving Specialists (NACDS). The term "Scuba" was deleted in order to more accurately represent the training programs because very few of the members were actually using Scuba for working underwater and most of the training programs being conducted focused on surface-supplied diving.

VALUE OF SPECIALIST TRAINING

We are primarily working with people that are already in the Marine / Hyperbaric related industry skills simply allow them to perform underwater the same tasks that they are qualified to do topside. The unique features of our NACDS programs include:
 

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We are able to travel to all areas, worldwide, and train entire dive teams in their environment, with their equipment.

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We also train the topside, non-diving team members who need to learn how to set-up, operate and maintain the diving systems, and who must understand the medical aspects of diving, decompression calculations, tending techniques and chamber operations.

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We tailor the training projects to focus on the special skills that the dive team will be doing, so as not to waste time teaching unnecessary skills.

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We issue NACDS Commercial Diver Certification as well as NAUI Industrial Diver and NAUI Scuba Rescue Diver Specialty Certifications for entry-level graduates.

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Our primary program meets the OSHA Standards and ADC Requirement for Commercial Diver Training for shallow, umbilical diving on air.

TRAINING REPRESENTATIVE

Scuba World (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd. (SZSWC is an Authorized Professional Training Facility of NACDS in Asia Pacific. Mr. Kin-Kwong Li, Registered Marine Engineer and Diving Educator, is the NACDS Training Representative for Asia Pacific. Mr. Li is responsible for the promotion, development and coordination of NACDS training in these areas.

NACDS INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS

All NACDS Instructors are also certified Scuba Instructors of recognized agencies and are qualified to teach advanced diving technology and advanced specialty diving. There are three qualification levels for our NACDS Instructors, which are:

Level 1

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Certified Scuba Instructors qualified to teach Advanced Diving Technology, Basic First Aid Courses.

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Graduated in NACDS Instructor Training Course.

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Has minimum 1 year practical experience as a commercial diver.

Level 2

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Certified NACDS Instructor qualified to teach Commercial Diving Specialists Courses and Advanced Specialty Diving Courses.

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Qualified to teach NACDS Commercial Diving Supervisor Course.

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Has more than 2 years practical experience as a commercial diver.

Level 3

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Certified NACDS Instructor Trainer qualified to teach all commercial diving courses and leadership training programs.

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Graduated in NACDS Instructor Trainer Workshop.

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Has participated as a staff member in at least one of the NACDS Instructor Training Course.

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Has more than 2 years practical experience as a commercial diver.

QUALIFICATIONS OF GRADUATES

Upon successful completion of the course, graduates fulfilled all the course requirements will be certified as NACDS Commercial Diver or NACDS Commercial Diving Supervisor (for those eligible and with working experiences), and are considered competent to engage in Commercial Air Diving activities not exceeding 190 f.s.w. (60 m.s.w.) with Scuba, Tethered Scuba and Surface-supplied Diving Systems with Voice Communication. Graduates are also qualified to apply for admission into more technical training programs, such as Underwater Welding & Burning, Enriched Air Diving, NDT Inspection Diving, Dive with Rebreather and Hyperbaric Chamber Operator etc.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Age - Must be 18 years or older for admission

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Education - Should have a high school graduate or obtained a waiver from the Course Director

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Dive Qualification - Must have a Scuba Rescue Diver Certification from a recognized Training Agency (required prior to admission. Students may take our Combined Course Packages to fulfil this requirement)

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Dive Experience - Must have completed and logged at least 20 Openwater dives

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Medical - Must have an approved diving medical examination within the past 12 months

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Valid First Aid and CPR Certificates (required prior to graduation. Students may take our Combined Course Packages to fulfil this requirement)

Note: Students who are in Leadership level may request for exemption of some academic topics from the Course Director.

NACDS COMMERCIAL DIVING COURSES PACKAGES

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NACDS Commercial Diver Course
(For Rescue and Master Diver of any recognized Agency)
Course Duration
: 8 Days (3 Days Academic + 1 Day Pool Training + 4 Days Openwater)
Course Tuition ¥15,000, Manual approx.¥3,000.
Rental of Dive
Equipment and Surface-supply Air Diving Equipment will be paid by students.

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NACDS Commercial Diving  Supervisor Course
(For certified and experienced NACDS Commercial Divers only)
Course Duration: 4 Days (2 Days Academic + 2 Days Openwater)
Course Tuition
¥10,000, Manual approx.¥3,000.
Rental of Dive
Equipment and Surface-supply Air Diving Equipment will be paid by students.

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NACDS Commercial Diving Instructor Course
(For certified and experienced NACDS Commercial Diving Supervisors only)
Course Duration: 10 Days (6 Days Academic + 4 Days Openwater)
Course Tuition ¥18,000, Manual approx.¥3,000.
Rental of Dive
Equipment and Surface-supply Air Diving Equipment will be paid by students.

DIVE EQUIPMENT

Students are required to have their scuba diving equipment for the course. Surface-supplied Diving Equipment used for the Course will be provided on rental basis and shall be paid by students. Please browse [Dive Equipment] for information of equipment rental.

Besides sales of equipment, SZSWC also conducts [Equipment Maintenance Workshop] to divers on regular basis for familiarization and maintenance of their own dive equipment. Participants may obtain hand on experiences on disassemble / reassemble and testing / pressure setting of various types of BCDs and Regulators (Piston type and Diaphragm type) at this one-day Workshop.

 

 

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