Pipeline Construction Divers are professional divers who are directly involved in the construction and repair of pipelines and structures associated with the production of offshore oil and gas. They are often boilermakers and welders who have become professional divers and taken their trades underwater. Pipeline Construction Divers are also employed in routine inspections of pipelines and structures and non-destructive testing.
Onshore Divers and Offshore Saturation Divers
Pipeline Construction Divers cover a spectrum of underwater pipeline work that can include onshore diving (diving in no more than 30 meters of water with the air supply supplied from the surface) to saturation diving, which is the most qualified type of diving and diving to depths of 300 meters or more and working in underwater chambers or bells usually for scientific research or maintenance of deep underwater structures.