The Trainee Air Supervisors course is an International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) approved certification that is recognised internationally by the commercial diving industry and a prerequisite to training as an Air Diving Supervisor. The dive supervisors scheme commenced in 1987 to provide a training and certification standard for air diving supervisors with a career structure detailed in document IMCA DO13 “IMCA offshore diving supervisor and life support technician schemes”. A trainee air diving supervisor should have sufficient theoretical, technical and operational experience to enable them to carry out their duties.
Pre-Requisites For Course:
- Hold an IMCA recognised Surface Supplied Diving Qualification
- Demonstrated competence as an Offshore Air Diver
- 100 Offshore Commercial Dives before attending training course
- A basic aptitude with mathematics
What Does The Course Include?
This intensive 5-day course covers diving physics, diving physiology, leadership and control, legislation and the duties of the air diving supervisor (In U.K. & Norwegian sector).
The Path to Air Supervisor:
On completion of the training you can start building panel hours as a trainee air diving supervisor and ultimately be put through the IMCA exam by a company that needs you to be qualified as an air diving supervisor.
- Completes 200 hands-on hours working as Trainee Air Diving Supervisor on at least 100 surface dives
- Demonstrates competence as an offshore air diver and completes 200 offshore commercial air dives
- Passes the IMCA Module I examination.