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.

Top 3 Australian Underwater Welding Schools


On this side of the world, underwater welding schools offer Australia’s pristine diving environment: exotic wildlife, photogenic plant life and proper preparation for a career in underwater construction. Schools offer underwater welders in entry-level diving, similar to other training institutes across the world. They issue all applicable certification for international work, including those backed by the Australian Diver Accreditation […]

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How Deep Can a Human Dive? Top 3 World-Record Dives

How Deep Can a Human Dive? Top 3 World-Record Dives

If you’re wondering how deep can a human dive, remember that divers have died trying to break the depth record. The deepest dive on record is 1,082 feet (332 meters) set by Ahmed Gabr in 2014. That depth is the equivalent to approximately 10 NBA basketball courts aligned vertically. In terms of pressure, that’s about 485 pounds […]

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Best 3 Underwater Welding Schools in the UK: North Sea Career


The underwater welding schools of the United Kingdom understand diving work in the North Sea. They’ve prepared thousands of divers. And many more to come. These three diving schools in Scotland and England are some of the finest in the world. Two of them provide certification from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), certifying their divers […]

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6 Reasons You’re Not an Underwater Welder (Yet)


“I want to become an underwater welder, but ____________.” I hear it all too often. Hundreds of people want to go into the underwater welding field, but for every person, there’s a reason why they can’t invest in it. Some reasons are extremely legit, but most have holes in them. I’ve compiled the top six […]

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How Does Underwater Welding Work? A Shocking Process Few Know


Welding and water. Electricity and fluid. Under most circumstances, we see this mixture as a bad idea. When electricity is generated within a fluid, it reacts unpredictably. And unlike insulated solids (think copper wire), there’s no specific path generated for the electricity to move through. In water, electricity the point of least resistance and go on its […]

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Underwater Welding Schools in Canada: Top 4


In Canada, your diving options come from four major underwater welding schools. These provide the best options for restricted and unrestricted diving around the world. Each school also provides certification that’s recognized worldwide through the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC). Their organization oversees much of the occupational diving industry at home and abroad. They issue certificates […]

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10 Major Employers of US Underwater Welding Jobs

On the career hunt for underwater welding jobs? Underwater welding has a big reputation: Lots of money Extreme competition Ruthless hours Hazardous environments Reality Check: These factors depend on your diving project responsibilities and the maritime company that employs you. Most importantly, the majority of companies highly value their divers’ safety and skill level. If they don’t, you should report […]

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Complete Guide: How to Become an Underwater Welder

The path to becoming an underwater welder is murky. Here’s why: Few achieve success. And those that are successful often keep their success private. No longer. Here’s the six steps to capturing your dream as an underwater welder: Earn your high school diploma or G.E.D. (12 years) Earn experience and certification in topside welding (2-5 […]

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Dive Fitness: Physical & Fitness Requirements for Underwater Welders


If you’re serious about underwater welding, then you’ll need to pass the dive training and earn your commercial diving certification. Before you can enter underwater welding school for training, however, you’ll need to show that you’ve passed a recent dive physical. A dive physical is different from a regular physical checkup, as commercial divers work […]

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48 Welding Slang Phrases to Talk Like a Metal Junkie Expert


In the construction world, newbies often find themselves lost in common phrases and welding slang thrown around by fellow workers. Here’s the ultimate guide on welding slang and fabrication slang in the workforce. You’ll find categories in the following subjects: People & Characteristics Equipment & Techniques Workshop Issues & Welding Situations Common Work Commands Your Blueprint […]

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