We are always looking for energetic individuals to assist in our dive operations.

Surface support and safety divers are an integral part of our team and their assistance is greatly appreciated. A single individual will often carry out both positions of surface support and safety diver due to limited space on the boat.

Pre Dive

  • Over 18
  • Willingness to work with boat Captain to ensure safety of all team members.
  • Work with Captain to ensure boat is correctly loaded.
  • Ensure all deco-station components are present and in good working order.
  • Assist team in loading gear and dive platform onto boat.
  • Deploy and set grapple on direction of boat Captain.
  • Rigging of deco station.
  • Assist team members in gearing up. This is not as easy as it may seem, each team member may have several tanks that will need to be clipped on.
    • Small details such as orientation of gate clips is crucial.
    • Attention to detail is critical as each diver will have specific requests that the surface support team member will need to address.
  • Assist heavily laden divers to swim step.
  • Help divers with fins as requested/needed.
  • Inform Captain if diver has extra gear that will be handed down after water entry such as cameras or scooters.
  • Communicate between Captain and diver to ensure divers safe entry into water.
  • Ensure no part of divers gear hangs up and inform Captain of ‘diver in the water’.
  • Hand down and assist diver with remaining gear.

Assisting Teams while Surfacing

NOTE: This is a very busy time, while assisting a surfaced team, another team may surface. Communication and organizational skills are very helpful.

  • Inform Captain that divers have surfaced.
  • Liaison between divers and Captain to ensure safe positioning of boat.
  • Inform Captain when divers are on the swim step.
  • Assist divers in removing and lifting stage tanks onto boat.
    • Tanks cannot be left on the deck to roll around and must be properly stored.
  • When divers reach top of platform, help with removal of fins.
  • Assist diver to seated position if requested.
  • Assist diver with rig removal if requested.

After All Team Members are On Board

  • Recover and stow deco platform.
  • Recover and stow grapple and lines.
  • Ensure all gear is safely stored.
  • Enjoy ‘post dive libations’ that will be presented to the surface support crew by the exploration team members.