Dive technician course

JFD's dive technician course enables anyone with a technical background to acquire the necessary skills to safely maintain life support equipment for inshore and offshore diving environments.

Dive technicians carry out the vital and responsible job of maintaining diving equipment and diving systems. The importance of correct servicing and repair is recognised throughout the industry and proof of competency is now required.

The course syllabus offers an excellent practical background of diving equipment and system maintenance as well as comprehension of relevant legislation and industry standards.

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Course Start date End date Location Min students Cost Book
Dive Technician 17 Apr 2023 28 Apr 2023 Aberdeen - NHC 2 £2,550 +VAT BOOK NOW
Dive Technician 19 Jun 2023 30 Jun 2023 Aberdeen - NHC 2 £2,550 +VAT BOOK NOW


This course can be scheduled on demand anywhere in the world.

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 Helmet maintenance

 Plant and equipment

 Suits and repair  Cables / umbilicals  Pipe bending

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Course objectives

Our dive technician course has been created to enable a person of technical background, the ability to safely maintain the life support equipment found on dive sites within offshore and inshore diving environments.

This training course has been designed to enable rapid progression on to the dive technician scheme. Completion of this module prepares the new entrant for practical work as a workshop trainee.

Knowledge of saturation diving systems, air chambers, high-pressure gas systems, diving helmets, compressors and oxygen cleaning procedures only touches upon this enormous subject.

Entry requirement

Candidates should have completed a recognised trade apprenticeship in a relevant technical trade. CV to be submitted for verification.


On completion of the course, each student is issued with an NHC certificate of competence.

Course Duration

10 Days.


Experienced diving and life support technicians provide professional classroom and practical tuition including modules on the following:

Topics include:

  • Industry overview

  • Diving techniques

  • Legislation

  • Diving physics

  • Effects of pressure on divers

  • Diving systems

  • Planned maintenance systems

  • Plant and equipment

  • Life support systems

  • Oxygen cleaning

  • Regulations and ACOPS for diving operations

  • Industry standards and guidelines (IMCA)

  • Gas analysis

  • Gas handling, fittings, valves, reducers

  • Diver and chamber reclaim system

  • Gauges

  • Breathing resistance and equipment testing

  • BIBS

  • First stages

  • Umbilicals

  • Compressors

  • Tescom regulators

  • Pressure testing

  • Lift bags

  • Hot water systems

  • Suits and repair

  • Harnesses

  • Swageing

  • Pipe bending

  • Air dive system mobilisation

  • Air dive system commissioning