Commercial Diving

Get started in your new diving career now

There’s many ways to earn a living from diving.

Commercial diving work is an exciting way to make a living – you can choose to specialise in offshore oil and gas, construction diving, fish farming, abalone and pearl diving and scientific diving.

Your career options include:
  • Inland /Onshore diving
    • Aquaculture: A great place to start your career – either in Port Lincoln’s tuna farms or the salmon farms in Tasmania. Often full time; expect to be paid around $60,000 – $80,000 per year.
    • Construction: Working on wharves, jettys, bridges and ports or tank cleaning is considered the ‘apprenticeship’ for offshore diving – you’ll need an ADAS Part 2 qualification to get started. As there is work all around Australia this is a great qualification if you want to do some travel as well.
  • Offshore diving
    • Offshore oil and gas industries: Take your career round the globe – these diving jobs require lots of onshore diving experience and an ADAS Part 3 qualification. Once you have worked onshore and gained the necessary experience then it is time to complete your Part 3 and head offshore.
  • Scientific and Archaeological Diving
    Use your skills to support scientific research anywhere in the world.
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Take the first step towards a successful career in diving today.