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6 Reasons Not To Be A Commercial Diver

6 Reasons Not To Be A Commercial Diver

While on a dive job at a nuclear plant in the Chicago-land area years ago the lead diver told me that this profession is anything but glamorous. He went on to say that the dive schools will lure you in with stories of travel, hordes of money and the benefits of not working a 9 to 5 job. There were also the divers who romanticized the industry with tales of all the aforementioned attributes while conveniently leaving out the mostly…

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The Great Flood of 1993.

The Great Flood of 1993.

Do you remember the flood myth from the epic Gilgamesh? Or how about the Great Dayton Flood of 1913? The memories of  most people are short indeed.

Diver Finances: Money Survival

Diver Finances: Money Survival

Being a commercial diver is hard enough on the ole’ pocket book as it is, so one must ask; Are you ready for the next recession? As a matter of fact, top economists that were surveyed are expecting one at the end of 2019 or in the first quarter of 2020. Make no mistake, the next recession is coming. The degree of which however is uncertain but whether it is mild or severe everyone should be prepared in order to…

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Implications of a Diver’s union

Implications of a Diver’s union

The dive industry is cutthroat at best. There is no other way to describe it other than competitive and that would be an understatement. It seems much of the blame can be given to the dive companies and perhaps the dive schools that continue to pump out hundreds, maybe thousands, of newly certified divers per year. Unfortunately there is no easy solution for keeping the employment rate high and wages competitive for the working diver without creating a whole new…

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