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    ?!? Dealing with the fucking tax man,maybe...

    ?!? Dealing with the fucking tax man,maybe...
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    That doesn’t really change the thrust of my...

    That doesn’t really change the thrust of my reply, does it?
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    Well, if you’re in the U.K., it’s a lot simpler...

    Well, if you’re in the U.K., it’s a lot simpler now, as fort William is now bust. There’s PDA in Dunoon, or there’s one down in Cornwall that sounds pretty good, run by North Sea guys off of RFA...
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    Obviously that is supposed to be a CSWIP 3.1u and...

    Obviously that is supposed to be a CSWIP 3.1u and 3.2u, not a 2.1, which, if anything, is a topside UT cert....
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    Not necessarily too old, but it's a pretty...

    Not necessarily too old, but it's a pretty terrible time to start looking for work just now. A couple of years ago, the vessel I'm on was taking Air divers straight from school to the North Sea...
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    Cut a piece of copper, brass or plastic pipe of...

    Cut a piece of copper, brass or plastic pipe of the correct diameter, and cut out the top of the sheath to make a 'clip' similar to the green river sheaths, then flatten it out to take the knife...
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    And as a little update for you (hot off the...

    And as a little update for you (hot off the presses, so to speak)- the chances of picking up any part time work in the current climate is much the same as for picking up full-time work- almost zero....
  8. Another one that burns me up is a cement carrier...

    Another one that burns me up is a cement carrier which sank 'mysteriously' off the east of Orkney a few weeks ago. The polish owners have repeatedly said it would be too dangerous to inspect the...
  9. Maybe they'll try a boat with a crane next....

    Maybe they'll try a boat with a crane next. Fucking amateurs.
  10. I think cost, then politics, and also ignorance...

    I think cost, then politics, and also ignorance of the industry.
    I heard a representative for the company that 'owned' the cement carrier that sunk with all hands off Orkney last week justifying the...
  11. Yep. Russian scuba divers, anyone?

    Yep. Russian scuba divers, anyone?
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    I'm going to keep it short and sweet- probably...

    I'm going to keep it short and sweet- probably not.

    There are many, MANY new divers out there, desperate for work (with a relatively high number giving up in the first year or two). Inshore...
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    Halul? Christ, they'll let anyone in nowadays!...

    Halul? Christ, they'll let anyone in nowadays! Only joking. Same applies anywhere- if the supervisor doesn't explain it well enough, or if something doesn't make sense to you, no splash until it's...
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    I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark and...

    I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark and guess that this will be on a Bibby boat, so we'll see if you've been listening!
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    (But as you asked, there are usually two divers...

    (But as you asked, there are usually two divers in the basked, get to depth, D1 will get out, and place, or re-place the tram-lines. When they are fixed, and the golden gate is in place, he will clip...
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    If you're referring to extended umbilical...

    If you're referring to extended umbilical procedures, you're in the right ballpark, but there are a variety of different procedures, usually company specific. The most important thing is to hold your...
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    Try Ashtead in aberdeen (not sure of spelling)...

    Try Ashtead in aberdeen (not sure of spelling) they hire the gear, but should be able to put you in touch with someone, and they might have a unit or so to get rid of. Go for one of the newer systems...
  19. Nearer 45k for 28 days, you can pay for a lot of...

    Nearer 45k for 28 days, you can pay for a lot of Atari's with that...and I can see a difference between actually being at 200m and watching 1500m on a TV screen...just sayin'.
    Might have to put the...
  20. Just about to go 'through the round window'. Ask...

    Just about to go 'through the round window'. Ask him if he's ever been on a real job, instead of just watching pipe hit the seabed.
  21. If you're not American, it's unlikely, due to...

    If you're not American, it's unlikely, due to work permit stuff. They probably wouldn't welcome you, and most 'red hat's' as they're called start off working in a companies yard for next to nothing...
  22. Not surprising. Anyone that could 'undercut' the...

    Not surprising. Anyone that could 'undercut' the infamous 'algo-crazies' ('you send 'em, we bend 'em) for that contract are truly bouncing along the bottom...
  23. Thread: SAT courses

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    British HSE diving medical? Yeah, 5 pages, don't...

    British HSE diving medical? Yeah, 5 pages, don't know why they would want to look at any other than the first page, though- fit means Fit!
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    ..it was marseille where they said if the weather...

    ..it was marseille where they said if the weather is too roygh, they would do the 'SAT' bell runs dry, which is pretty shit...well, in a nutshell, one Gas reclaim Superlite costs 10's of thousands of...
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    There's Fort William, which is the only School...

    There's Fort William, which is the only School that gives you an HSE ticket, then there's INPP in Marseille, and the Underwater centre in fremantle, Australia. The PDCin durban have been talking...
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