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Professional diving




Program of 420 hours:
204 theoretical hours + 224 practical hours

8 weeks

Monday to Friday, from 8 to 18 h

This level increases the ability of divers to act up to a maximum depth of 60 metres with the use of specific equipment with surface air supply.

It incorporates the protocols of safety and access to immersion by wet bell system.

It includes the modules related to diving specialities approved at state level:

  • Underwater cutting and welding
  • Hydraulic works
  • Repairing and refloating
  • Diving installations and systems

General objective of the course

The aim of this course is to provide students the ability to plan and to carry out in a safe and competent way the intervention immersions. Thus they can work in a hyperbaric and underwater environment, up to an absolute pressure of 7 bars or 60 metres using an air breathing system, with autonomous equipment and surface supply, and applying the decompression protocols and the appropriate safety regulations.

In addition, it is given to the student the responsibility to act as the team chief of a diving intervention and to carry out works required by underwater specialities.

Specific aims

Students are required to:

  • Plan immersions of intervention of 60 metres depth, checking the effectiveness and safety of the diving equipment, hyperbaric chamber and wet bell system.
  • Supervise the use and maintenance of the equipment.
  • Apply the risk evaluation plan stablished for interventions at 60 metres depth.
  • Plan and apply the protocols of intervention safety when doing works from diving specialities.

Access requirements

  • Have the previous qualification of Scuba & Surface Supplied to 30 metres.
  • Have the medical examination made by a hyperbaric expert, to be able to do the practical training of professional diving.
  • Pass the physical tests:
    • Swimming: swim 400 metres breaststroke, in a maximum time of 15 minutes.
    • Do a static apnea test of 1 minute.
    • Dive breath-holding without flippers a distance of 25 metres.
    • Compression test at a depth of not less than 30 metres (4 ATA) under the supervision of a hyperbaric chamber operator and a team chief, because the test will be done in a decompression chamber and it is considered a hyperbaric environment.
  • Accredit having the first aid qualifications of First Aid at work and Oxygen Provider.