The Most Dangerous Job EVER: Underwater Welding

The Most Dangerous Job EVER: Underwater Welding
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Who do you call when an oil platform, underwater pipeline, a dam, or even ship need repair? Underwater welders of course.

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  1. One YT clip i saw this one welder would be living in a pod that was far down in the ocean for a few weeks, he would use it to rest and go to the job because it was faster than going to the surface each time due to the depth or hed get the bends. I just wonder how much youd have to get payed to live in a little pod in the ocean for weeks at a time for work. Madness.

  2. Maybe maybe not.
    Hazardous/dangerous yes. Deadly per capita. Far from it.
    That would be the president of the USA. How many have there been that have died in office. 8 out of our 46. We'd have to wait till that got up to the 53rd president to match the death rate of underwater divers. (assuming none die.)

  3. I graduated from The Ocean Corporation back in 1994 as a Certified Commercial Diver along with earning the Level I and II NDT Certs in Mag Particle, Liquid Penetrant, and Ultrasonics – best decision I've made. I worked for Cal Dive for some time and did a few Sat Jobs on the Bal Moral Sea (as a tender). Despite no longer working in the Oil & Gas Industry (now in Semiconductors and self-employed), it was by far one of my biggest "life value" educations. To this day, I still weld – mostly TIG on aluminum, stainless, and occasionally Titanium. Underwater welding isn't for everyone, but if you can figure it out, you can do very well financially. It's also a killer resume bullet. People will always be impressed by that title/skill. It speaks to your character to future employers outside the industry should you move on as I did. No other 'education' has been so lucrative to date (for me). Don't misinterpret, I make way more money in the semiconductor industry now, but the diving education, college, and military experience paved the way. I've got over 5 years of college, but didn't have direction – I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Studied engineering, Architecture, CAD design, and Manufacturing. I did 5 years in the NAVY as a 5"/54 Cal. Mount Captain, Small Arms Instructor, and was on my ship's VBSS Team holding 'Sweep Team' & 'Lead Climber' duties on CG-52 USS Bunker Hill. Anyone considering this as a career, do yourself a favor, learn patience, resilience, self-reliance, have a crap-ton of pride in what you do, be willing to do the 'sh!t work' until you prove yourself, and be ready for a lot of time away from home if you plan on working offshore. Nuclear/contaminated certs are cool, too – if you plan to use them. For me, I didn't. Nevertheless, it's a lot to consider. I loved every second of the misery. You wouldn't understand what mean until you do it.

  4. Ive done more dangerous work than that! I welded copper in Dallas TX, working in 140 degree attics, sometimes wading through deadly asbestos insulation, i have cancer to prove it.

  5. It may be the most dangerous, but the one that holds the title of the hardest still hasn't changed, being a mother

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