Pricing

  • Underwater Welding Course
  • 5490,-
    plus tax
  • 11 Day Course
  • On successful completion of the course:

    EAL-certificate (valid for life). EAL covers the theoretical background demanded by EWF/IIW.

    Wet weld certificate (valid for two years).

  • Who can attend the underwater welding course?
  • Any IDSA approved commercial, surface supplied trained diver, with or without welding experience.
  • Include; dry weld welding shield, coverall, safety glasses, working gloves, ear protection, lunch, coffee and thea.

    One acceptation is safety shoes.

  • Refresher Underwater Welding Course
  • 2200,-
    plus tax
  • 5 Day Course
  • On successful completion of the course:

    EAL-certificate (valid for life). EAL covers the theoretical background demanded by EWF/IIW.

    Wet weld certificate (valid for two years).

  • Who can attend the underwater welding course?
  • Any IDSA approved commercial, surface supplied trained diver, with or without welding experience.
  • Include; dry weld welding shield, coverall, safety glasses, working gloves, ear protection, lunch, coffee and thea.

    One acceptation is safety shoes.

Where is the certificate valid?

Our certificate is recognised worldwide.

To become a certified underwater welder you must be prepared for 2 weeks of intensive training. This means that you’re not only going to be welding underwater but you’re also going to get a lot of theory. The European welding federation (EWF) demands that you also have knowledge of safety, weld defects, welding specifications.

How is the course build up

The duration of the welding course is 11 days.

  • The first week will be Monday to Saturday.
  • The second week will be Monday to Friday.
  • All days will start at 8.00hr and end at 18.00hr.

1The first 3 days you’ll get all the necessary theoretical information. With this knowledge you’ll become a problem solver regarding underwater welding.
Senior underwater welding instructors will accompany you. These are highly experienced practical orientated underwater welders. They will share extensive theoretical and practical experience with you.
The 2nd week we’ll test your theoretical knowledge to obtain the globally recognized EAL diploma.
(Further details about the programme see: 6. Module details – PDF)

2Day 4 and 5 you will be trained in above water (dry) welding.
To ensure that you’ll pass the NIL1 examination of dry welding on the 2nd day. We will have 2 days of intensive training in dry welding. What are you going to be training:

  • Create a penetration of the weld and you’ll close it with a cap (flat position)
  • A fillet weld with multiple layers (horizontal position)
  • A fillet weld around a pipe (horizontal position)
  • Weld around a 90° angle profile.
    (See: 4. NIL-1 exam (dry weld exam – PDF)
    Advanced welders should also weld the NIL1 specimen but may subsequently also weld in other welding positions (PD, PF, pipe)

3Starting of the 6th day with welding underwater.
The following days we’ll be welding underwater, because 90 % of all underwater welding is being done in the vertical down position (PG), we have chosen this position (also the easiest position) as our entry level for wet welding.
During these days you’ll also practice other welding positions. Given the difficulty of the other welding positions, we will only examine (in the entry-level course) the vertical down position.
The underwater welder has to create on his final day a weld according to BS-EN-ISO 15618–1_2002 standard. (Qualification testing of welders for underwater welding – Part 1: Diver-welders for hyperbaric wet welding)
While not usually required for entry-level underwater welding positions, expanding your skills will make you more useful to
employers.
If you want additional certificates (extend your range of approval) you’ll have to conduct additional examinations in other welding positions.

4Day 10: In the morning you’ll get the EAL theoretical exam. Afterwards you’ll go diving again.

5Day 11: Today you’ll be taking a practical exam to demonstrate your skills.
The diver welder must make a weld in accordance with the international recognized standard BS-EN-ISO 15618-1_2002. This code refers to acceptance criteria of the EN-ISO 5817. The EN-ISO 5817 makes no difference between welds made underwater or above water.

This implies, that due to in-sufficient root penetration conventional underwater welding methods will not meet the standards.

After completion of the ‘Divewise-tec’ wet weld training course:

  • You can weld in accordance to ISO 15618-1:2002
  • You have the manual metal arc NIL 1 diploma
  • You have the international EAL recognizes the “theoretical ” diploma
  • You have the E4 welding certificate witch states that you are able to weld according toBS-EN- ISO 15618-1 within a certain range of approval for a period of 2 years. To keep your certification valid you’ll only have to make a test weld to show that you possess the welding-skill.
    (See: PDF Range of approval to welding positions)
  • You will find that your learning curve regarding to underwater welding is reduced by many years.Should you welding to make in accordance with EN1090 underwater (This is standard is required by law as of 1 July 2014) Note: If only this standard is required to be worked according EXEC 2 “Performance Class 2 “

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