Underwater Welding Schools


Underwater Welding Schools are your ticket to a high paying career as an underwater welder!

Underwater Welding Schools

Underwater Welding Schools

The Underwater Welding Schools website has everything you need to begin on your path towards a high paying career in underwater welding.  Reasonably healthy adults should be able to follow our simple plan to learn the two skill sets that are necessary to start a career as an underwater welder– commercial diving and welding.

In today’s economy, underwater welders are in high demand.  Once you have learned the required skills, you will have an excellent chance of landing a high-paying job with one of the world’s top governments or corporations.  The resources available on the underwater welding schools website will help you to identify the best path for you to take as you learn the skills necessary to launch a sucessful career.  The site offers profiles of underwater welding schools, news and information that is relevant to the field, and  most importantly, the site is also introducing a forum which allows people to ask questions about the profession, provides a space for employers to meet job hunters and provides a space where people who are hoping to attend underwater welding schools can have their questions answered by people who have already graduated.  Welcome to the underwater welding schools website–enjoy!

Underwater welding salary:



Underwater welding is naturally a high paying field because companies and governments depend on underwater welders to construct and repair the ships, offshore oil and gas platforms, and pipelines that make our economy run.


The profession requires a high degree of skill, which is good because it prevents dabblers from entering the field.  Since relatively few people possess the skills required to weld underwater, employers are in constant competition to employ the limited number of underwater welders.  This competition for underwater welders, in turn, drives up the level of salaries that underwater welders can earn.

Another reason that the underwater welding salary is considerably higher than the regular welding salary is because of the extra risk that the workers take on when they apply their trade underwater.  Anytime people go beneath the water, they take on extra risk, and when the underwater work is combined with super-heated materials and heavy moving objects, the potential for injury increases.  However, by following the instructions on the underwater welding schools website, you can learn how to get proper training to perform underwater welding relatively safely, and you will get to collect the higher underwater welding salary with a decreased risk of job related injuries.

In light of the high salaries and nearly constant demand for workers, underwater welding schools can be quite a good investment in your future.  Before applying to underwater welding schools, be sure to ask them about their job placement rate to make sure that you will have the best possible chance of earning back the money that you invest in your education.

No underwater welding schools?!

There are few underwater welding schools that will be able to teach you all of the skills necessary to begin a career from scratch, instead you can use The Underwater Welding Schools website as a free education plan that will put you in touch with the information and resources that you will need in order to gain the two main skills necessary for the trade — commercial diving and welding.  This website seeks to put information about the country’s best commercial diving schools and welding programs in one place so that you can get started in your career right away.

Underwater welding schools profiled:



If you already know that you plan to pursue a career in underwater welding, you can begin by hoping over to the underwater welding schools blog.  The blog features news and information that is relevant to the underwater welding field.  Even more importantly for someone hoping to gain the skills necessary to start a new career, the blog section of the website features in-depth profiles of the best underwater welding schools available today.  Using the free profiles, you will be able to get the information that you will need to compare underwater welding schools to one another to make an informed decision about the best program for you.  If you don’t see a profile for an underwater welding school that you are interested in, write a comment or shoot me an email, and I’ll try to put together a comprehensive profile for the school as soon as possible.

35 thoughts on “Underwater Welding Schools

    1. Hank Spencer Post author

      Glad you are enjoying the site! Thanks for commenting, and please check back frequently for new information about underwater welding schools.

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  1. Brian

    Am getting ready to get my certification in FCAW/MIG welding and not really sure where exactly I’m going to start in terms of a welding career. Underwater welding definitely looks to be one of the most awesome career choices and had given it some consideration in the past but will more than likely stay on dry land. Excellent site!

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    1. Hank Spencer Post author

      Hey Brian, thanks for commenting and good luck with getting your certification. I’m glad you like the site, even if you’ve decided that underwater welding isn’t for you! I checked out your site too–it looks awesome!

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  2. Dustin

    I been debating on doing this underwater welding gig for about two years now maybe you can help me make a desision. I have quite a bit of experience with contruction and welding i was in the naval mobile construction battalion for six years and i also have an associates degree in welding and fabriction. i’m currently a welder/fabricator now with certifications and shipyard experience but im thinking i want to give up my job to go to underwater welding school, on the GI bill. which school would you recommend ? and what are some big name employers i should keep in mind to contact in the future?

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    1. Hank Spencer Post author

      Hi Dustin, Thanks for commenting. Quitting your job to begin underwater welding school is a bold move, but it could certainly payoff–especially since the government is picking up the tab with the GI bill. The commercial diving schools or underwater welding schools that appeal to you will largely depend on what you are hoping to get out of the program. If you don’t have a family, and can just pick up and move, I would definitely recommend taking a look at some of the programs in the Gulf Coast region. The weather is nice, they have some great programs, and they are about as close to the domestic petroleum industry as you can get. If you pick a school in the region, it is more likely that the school will be able to provide you with useful networking opportunities and connections to some of the biggest underwater welding employers in the world. Since so many employers operate out of the region, you will also be more likely to find employment in your new trade once you finish the program. Check out some of the profiles of underwater welding schools on this page and see if any appeal to you–especially ones in the Gulf Coast region: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Texas.

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  3. Luke

    Hi I’m an engineer aboard a ship and been doing basic welding for a while but no ticket. Iv been diving for ages & looking to get into this.
    What’s the fastest time I could possibly become a citified underwater welder. I am able to go to school anywhere.

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    1. Hank Spencer Post author

      Hi Luke, You’ll actually be able to complete most of the programs in about 20 weeks. However, commercial diving schools and underwater welding schools teach a trade that can be extremely dangerous is you lack proper preparation and experience. I recommend that you take your time researching programs, and pick one that offers a good educational experience as well as good contacts and networking opportunities once you graduate from the program. Best of luck!

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      1. Luke

        Thanks Hank, I think I’m going to look for schools around Florida as I attend marine fire fighting, sea survival & first aid classes there all the time and there’s always guys from the rigs training so I’ve got some contacts there. Do you think LTC could be a good place to get the right training?
        Good on ya mate, thanks for your time.

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        1. Hank Spencer Post author

          Hi Luke, LTC could be worth looking at; however, since you mention that you are looking for underwater welding schools in Florida, you should definitely take a look at the Commercial Diving Academy in Jacksonville, Florida. It has a great program and it is located in your desired region.

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  4. S Masih

    What about background checks for employees is there opportunity to work in this field with a criminal background and how about California schools.

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    1. Hank Spencer Post author

      Thanks for the question. As in most industries, some companies perform background checks and others don’t. You will certainly be able to find some opportunities in the commercial diving industry, but depending on the particular details of your criminal record, it might not be as easy as for someone who just out of one of the underwater welding schools with a clean criminal record. Before you make a decision, I’d put in calls to the HR offices of some of the companies that you might consider working for and ask about their hiring policies. I would suggest keeping the calls anonymous so that they won’t be able to discriminate against you if you do decide to apply for commercial diving employment.

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  5. Asa

    Hi my name is Asa Latham and I am currently in trade school getting some basic welding knowledge before I go to a underwater school. What types of training are extra valuable when being considered for employment by an underwater welding company. I have a job offer and need to get out of school fto make some money for school. But I wanted to know if it would be worth staying in training to put on a resume later. If you could respond via email that would be great. Thankyou for your time. Asalatham@gmail.com

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  6. Corrie

    Hello my name is corrie I am a 24yr old female. What chance do I have of
    Making it in this field of work? I want adventure and change travel money and
    Danger. I’m a graduate in fine arts from Columbus college of art and design.
    I’m not your typical guy entry. But if this is what I enjoy and want what will it be like for
    A woman like me to give it my all?

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    1. karen

      We have had a few female applicants who have finished our program and went on to get careers in the diving industry! Heck yea!

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  7. james

    just got out the army and was in for 4 years as a conbat engineer.stay in texas city,tx and i am wanting to use mu GI bill to pay for school as a underwater welder.is there any schools near galveston i can look at???

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  8. Will Young

    Im fresh out of High School and want to pursue a career in Underwater Welding. Can you tell me the best way in doing this?

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  9. cmallo

    i am from nigeria and i have been doing basic welding for about 8years or more but i want to enroll and get certified in underwater welding but i just ont know how to go about it or i should say the best center to enroll with.

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  10. Taren

    Doh! I was domain shopping and went to type in the domain name: http:
    //www.underwaterweldingschools.info/ and guess who already
    purchased it? You did! haha j/k. I was about to shop for this domain name but realized it had been taken so I thought I’d come check it out. Great blog!

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  11. Alex

    Dear Hank,
    Please could you mail me the addresses of the institutes or schools here in Nigeria that undertake this course. Anytime i lick on the link it redirects me to pages on the blog. I need contacts, phone numbers , addresses and the like.
    I am presently in Port- Harcourt Rivers State Nigeria and i am very enthusiastic in doing this program. I look forward to hearing from you.
    Alex

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  12. B Clarke

    i am still in high school and I really want to do underwter welding. Please tell me what school’s teach underwater welding, what I need to do to pursue this career and how long should I go school for to guarantee that I have the proper skills to keep my selfe safe and making the big bucks. I currently have a dive certification and I am getting boat, navigation, night, and deep dive specialty’s in diving.

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  13. Amanda Emory

    I was just curious if there are any programs in Michigan & what it would take to get signed up? Could someone send me a few brochures? im very intrested & also what places would we travel to? i love traveling (: thanks for your time.

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    1. Hank Spencer Post author

      Lee, sorry you have been having a hard time finding a school close to Tennessee. Most of the major underwater welding schools and commercial diving schools are located close to large bodies of water. For the best programs in the country, I’d suggest thinking about relocating closer to one of the coasts, or even one of the great lakes to get your training in the field.

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  14. Donald O Akpowowo

    Good day, I’ve not seen any address on underwater welding school yet in NIgeria, I live in Lagos NIgeria and I’m interested in the diving and underwater welding courses.

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  15. ENOCH OMOMEHIN

    Am from nigeria , I will love to go into underwater weldiing.
    Must some one be a graguate from university bfor he or she can be a underwater welder?.

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    1. Hank Spencer Post author

      Thanks for the question Enoch. Regulations vary from country to country; however, since underwater welding is such a specialized skill most countries will require that you receive the necessary credentials before beginning work. Most underwater welders are dealing with assets that companies have invested significant money to develop, so it is unlikely that you will find an employer who is willing to hire an employee who has not received some type of qualification from one of the world’s underwater welding schools. For example–if you owned an underwater pipeline that was responsible for moving millions of dollars worth of natural gas daily, you would want to make sure that the people you hired to maintain and repair the underwater pipeline were well qualified. Finally, underwater welding (and actually all commercial diving) is a career that involves a significant amount of risk–even if you were able to land a job in the industry without having received much training, it might not be advisable to take it, since underwater welding is incredibly dangerous if you begin without knowledge of proper safety techniques and best practices.

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  16. samuel

    i wish to undergo the under water training in nigeria,hw do i go about it?pls i need ur response as soon as posible pls.thanks

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  17. Egbo

    i wish to undergo underwater welding training and then apply for post graduate course in maritime oron because i just graduated but the issue is that i don’t have any experience about welding. please what do i do?

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    1. Hank Spencer Post author

      Hi Egbo, Thanks for commenting. This site will definitely be a good resource for someone in your situation. I would suggest browsing through some of the underwater welding school reviews on this site. There are definitely a few that will admit you without welding experience, and teach you that part of the trade as part of your studies.

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  18. Hank Spencer Post author

    Thanks, Natasha. Glad to hear that you are enjoying the site. Check out the blog section for overviews of underwater welding schools that are currently offering classes.

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