Cameron Dekker

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Cameron grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, a once-proud steel town on the Lehigh River, where he got a taste of TIG welding in his high school shop class. He holds certificates for Certified WeldingEducator (CWE) and Certified Resistance Welding Technician (CRWT) from the American Welding Institute. His interests include scuba diving, sculpture, and kayaking.

6 Shocking Underwater Welding Dangers & Powerful Safety Solutions

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Safety first. And last. If you’ve ever worked under a diving adviser or taken a welding class, safety is the primary emphasis. Because underwater welding dangers are prevalent, safety is of equally high importance. A little common sense and understanding of diving operations make all the difference. Underwater welding is not the most dangerous job in the world. Not by […]

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5 Underwater Welding Information Essentials to a Career

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Learning about underwater welding information can feel like you’re drowning in a sea of the unknown. It’s a field mixed with rumors, technicalities and bizarre stories. So what do you need to know to help you determine if this is a good career choice? Let’s set the record straight: Top 5 Underwater Welding Information Facts […]

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HAZMAT Diver: Equipment & Procedures Used

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Hazardous materials divers, also called a HAZMAT diver, have exceptionally dangerous jobs. They find themselves in precarious conditions, and regularly expose themselves to contamination such as fuel spills or radioactive material. However, the extreme dangers these divers face can be minimized through intense training, the right dive gear, and a thorough decontamination processes. Here’s how: HAZMAT […]

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Underwater Welding Equipment: Essential Accessories

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How many accessory tools do you carry to a dive job? An experienced underwater welder could answer that question thousands of different ways, as every job is slightly different. Like topside construction, underwater welders can meet all kinds of unexpected challenges that require equipment ranging from a basic wrench to a full-fledged air-powered jackhammer. But […]

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Underwater Welding Equipment: Stinger, Electrode & Machine

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Indiana Jones keeps his whip handy, and Thor always packs his hammer to vanquish his foes. So it is with underwater welders. Each chooses preferred brands of their equipment, but all must use three essential items to complete their assigned welding projects: A welding machine, stinger and electrodes. This equipment can vary in range of price, quality and […]

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Underwater Welding Equipment: Power Tools

When you imagine an underwater welder, you probably see a careful, precise, analytical suit with a keen eye for minuscule details – even the smallest crack. But there’s another side to most welder-divers; a side that enjoys sending shockwaves and blasts of air through the water (not just electricity). In fact, demolition, cutting, and securing […]

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Practical Guide to Underwater Welding Equipment & Purpose

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Finding the right tools for an underwater welding project can be daunting. There’s a lot to take into consideration: Purpose Function Quality Welder-divers need the right equipment to perform their jobs accurately, efficiently and safely. This guide can help you navigate the process of choosing underwater welding equipment. 6 Underwater Welding Equipment Essentials Each welding job is slightly different. Their suit […]

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Teacher of 1: Benefits and Limitations of Self-taught Welding

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You can teach yourself to change your car’s brakes, modify a computer program and even peel a banana the right way. All of us live in the Information Age, and no matter what interests we have, we’re confronted with the same message With enough information, you can teach yourself how to do weld. Aspiring underwater welders […]

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Underwater Welding Resources

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Here are some tools to make you more effective, productive and skillful in the job at hand. Don’t drown in the unknown – use what’s available to you to succeed as an underwater welder! Underwater Welding Books & Training These written resources contain applicable, essential information to anyone considering an underwater welding career. Along with technical […]

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9 Mind-blowing Commercial Diving Jobs: Epic Careers

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How many ways can you make a living in diving? Quite a few, it turns out. The underwater industry isn’t just a bunch of SCUBA divers swimming in tropical waters. Nor is it all underwater welders lighting up metal on oil rigs. The commercial diving profession has many categories. Requirements: Commercial Diving Jobs Commercial diving jobs are loaded […]

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