Diver (Occupation Code : 684101)

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Swims underwater to undertake tasks such as seafood gathering, research, salvage and construction.


Checking and maintaining diving equipment such as helmets, masks, air tanks, diving suits, harnesses and gauges.

Obtaining information about diving tasks and environmental conditions.

Taking safety precautions, such as monitoring dive lengths and depths, and registering with authorities before diving expeditions begin.

Descending into water with the aid of diver helpers, using scuba gear or diving suits.

Communicating with workers on the surface while underwater, using signal lines or telephones.

Working under water to lay and repair bridges, piers and harbour-wall foundations.

Drilling holes for underwater blasting.

Removing underwater obstructions.

Inspecting for suspected damage and making minor repairs to ships' hulls and underwater installations.

Reporting on condition of wrecked ships.

Performing various underwater tasks connected with salvage work or recovering dead bodies.

Alternate Occupation Names

Clearance Diver

Scientific Diver

Offshore Diver

Underwater Worker

Hyperbaric Welder Diver

Onshore Diver

Mining Diver

Fisheries Diver

Abalone Diver

Underwater Salvage Worker

Pearl Diver

Saturation Diver

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