If you are considering attending one of the commercial diving schools in Nigera, you would do well to consider Professional Diving Services (PDS) Commercial Dive Centre, which operates a highly regarded, fully-certified commercial diving school and underwater welding program.
Selecting a profession in commercial driving is a huge decision. Thus, it is essential that you pick your way into the industry with utmost care and judgement. On your way to achieving a rewarding career, you need to make sure to take the right training to enable you to dive safely and efficiently as well as learn the skills that will allow you to recognize and exploit some of the rich opportunities that lie ahead. One of the ways to make sure that you are well positioned for a rewarding career is to attend one of the commercial diving schools or underwater welding schools in a region that is close to many of the underwater welding and commercial diving job opportunities.
Attending commercial diving school in Nigeria is akin to attending one of the commercial diving schools in Louisiana or elsewhere in the Gulf region of the United States–you will be getting your training in one of the world’s hotbeds for the petroleum production industry. Attending underwater welding schools in these regions will allow you to make useful contacts in the region while completing your studies. In fact many of the underwater welding and commercial diving schools in these regions were founded for the explicit purpose of providing qualified workers who possess the skills that the region demands.
PDS Commercial Dive Centre
PDS Commercial Dive Centre is a Nigerian commercial diving school which is duly accredited by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) as a full-fledged commercial diving school and underwater welding school. It is a school that offers a diving program carefully planned to produce commercial divers with international standards and the capability of working in any oil field anywhere around the globe.
PDS Commercial Dive Centre is the creation of the Ogegbene brothers: Andrew who is an internationally seasoned commercial diver and Paul who is an associate commercial diver. The two personally managed the Diving Company known as the Professional Diving Services Limited or PDS which later on gave birth to the PDS Commercial Dive Centre.
Professional Diving Services is a diving company dedicated to the maintenance of offshore structures and subsea facilities, classification and oceanographic survey, underwater photography and filming, remote operated vehicles services or ROV, salvage operation, underwater cutting and welding, NDT inspection, inshore and offshore underwater engineering intervention technology and finally, air and saturation diving.
The PDS Commercial Dive Centre was established because of the Professional Diving Services’ strong desire to produce well-trained and highly-skilled commercial divers that can meet up with the high demand and needs of the commercial diving industry all over the world, particularly in Nigeria as well as the African sub-region.
PDS Commercial Dive Centre has a deep commitment to produce commercial divers with international standards with the help of organizations such as the International Waters, Intership Limited ETC, Oado Energy Services or OES, PetroStuff Nigeria Ltd., Julius Berger Nigeria or JBN, Shell Petroleum Development Company or SPDC and Chevron Nigeria Limited or CNL. Hand in hand with these organizations, PDS today has already produced a lot of seasoned commercial divers, some of whom are employed by the school itself.
PDS commercial Dive Centre offers courses strategically developed to equip students with proficient expertise in preparation for the global diving industry. Graduates of the program will be well suited Nigeria; however, if they decide to take up employment farther afield, they will certainly possess sufficient skills to begin work in most other regions of the world.
PDS supports student-centred learning in order to make sure that each individual student is able to demonstrate competency through a good combination of industry-standard knowledge and skills which produce proficient performance while contributing to the creation and support of a safe work environment.
Moreover, they offer specialized career packages which promise to provide students with a viable edge in getting their very first job as a commercial diver or underwater welder. Their experienced instructors as well as their first-rate facilities aim to ensure that students get world-class training for commercial diving and underwater welding.
These specialized career packages also include indispensable training in subsea apparatus and systems, giving you appropriate expertise and experience using equipment particular to industries which a lot of employers nowadays demand.
At their Underwater Centre, your diving will be evaluated frequently, and you will receive many opportunities for training dives which will provide you with plenty of time in the water, which will consequently help ensure that you become an experienced diver by the time you hit the job market. PDS Commercial Dive Centre will make it a point to make sure that you are well-trained for beginning a career and not just getting the ticket.
With a commitment to provide top-of-class advanced education through the use of outcome-based individual development and skills drilling and preparation, PDS Commercial Dive Centre is the only training school in Nigeria to offer highly valued recreational as well as commercial air diving certifications such as Class I and II air diving certificates and PADI Dive Certificates, some of which will allow you to dive recreationally in a lot of countries all over the world as well.
Moreover, PDS Commercial Dive Centre aims to soon be fully-certified with IMCA in Nigeria and the rest of West African Sub-region.
PDS Commercial Dive Centre Courses
PDS Commercial Dive Centre (sometimes also referred to as PCDC), as a fully-recognized diver training school recognized by both the IMCA and the Professional Associations of Diving Instructors or PADI UK, offers a rigorous and comprehensive 24-week program in each of the official training courses for commercial diving.
These courses are:
- PADI Open Water Course
- PADI Advance Open Water Course
- PADI Underwater Diver Rescue Course
- Emergency First Response (Primary and Secondary Care)
- PADI Dive Master Course
- Class I Commercial Air Diver Course
- Class II Commercial Air Diver Course
- Underwater Cutting (Burning)/Welding Course
With these courses, graduates of PCDC can merit official recognitions such as USA Diver Certification in Air Saturation, Certification in Emergency First Response or EFR and many others from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors or PADI UK, Association of Diving Contractors International and the Association of Commercial Diving Educators.
The Benefits of a PDS Underwater Welding Education
A trainee diver enrolled in a program offered by the PDS Commercial Dive Centre will have the privilege to reap benefits such as the following:
- Emergency Rescue Systems.
- Trainee divers will become proficient in emergency rescue. This will enable them to save the lives of victims of drowning or underwater accidents that can potentially occur to oil industry workers.
- Trainee divers will be equipped with the ability to perform diverse duties which relate to the maintenance of oil fields both below the marine surface and on dry land.
- Besides commercial diving, trainee divers are as well suited to start their own businesses such as providing independent marine life consulting services, marine exploration, or businesses such as spear-fishing or collecting samples of marine species for researchers or aquariums.
- By the end of the course, graduates will be equipped to begin participating in aquatic research projects.
- Graduates of the diving program will also gain sufficient knowledge of the basic scientific implications of adverse effect of the behaviour of gases which will increase their ability to work safely in the field.
Not only will the divers themselves acquire valuable knowledge and skills through enrolling in the courses offered by PCDC. Graduates will be well positioned to take up employment in government or industry in Nigeira and throughout the world. Through having access to well-educated and well-trained divers, the government and employers will be in need of your skills to address needs such as:
- Teaching at one of the underwater welding schools in Nigeria
- Determination of water table levels and potential for floods
- Determination of the parts of coastal regions which might be at risk
- Establishment of tourist centres and underwater attractions
- Construction of drainages and bridges
- Implementation of dredging harbours and waterways
- Prevention of ecological threats to aquatic life