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Aquaculture Divers work in the aquaculture industry.

What do Aquaculture Divers do at work?

  • Work for a dive contractor or employed by industry.
  • Diving makes up part of the role of a Salmon farmer
  • Check & repair underwater structures.
  • Check and repair underwater nets.
  • Monitor Salmon farms.
  • Make records.
  • Biosecurity checks on vessels
  • Carry out dive surveys of marine farms.
  • Carryout underwater maintenance as required.
  • Collect information.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Diving techniques
  • Diving experience
  • Knowledge of diving equipment
  • Knowledge of relevant health and safety regulations
  • Knowledge of first aid and how to deal with emergencies


There are no specific secondary educational requirements to become a diver. However, physical education, maths, physics and workshop technology are useful.

To become a commercial diver, you need:

  •  A professional diving qualification from a certified provider
  • You also need to be at least 18 years old  
  • Medical clearance from the Diving Hyperbaric Medicine Service
  • First Aid Certificate renewed every three years.
  • CPR qualification renewed every 12 months.
  • Oxygen administration qualification, renewed every 12 months.
  • Worksafe Certificate of Competence renewed every five years.

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Pay for divers varies, depending on your role