PDA Now Training Singaporean Certified Divers (11 July 2016)

The Professional Diving Academy (PDA), Dunoon, Scotland and KBA Training Centre (KBAT) have signed a MOU to train commercial divers in Singapore to the UK HSE offshore diving standard. Delegates who have successfully completed the nine-week inland/inshore commercial diving training with KBAT can thereafter apply to PDA to attend a bespoke training programme that will […]

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PDA Introduces Kirby Morgan Technician Training (27 August 2015)

The Professional Diving Academy is the only commercial diver training school in the UK that is approved to teach the Kirby Morgan Basic Maintenance and Repair Technician Course. This course consist of maintenance and inspection of fiberglass and stainless steel shells, side block and demand valves, yoke/neck clamp assembly and includes daily, monthly and annual […]

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A subsea tool specialist has found an innovative way of bridging the oil and gas industry’s skills gap by collaborating with a world class commercial diving training academy. Fisher Offshore is working in conjunction with the Professional Diving Academy (PDA) in a partnership which will see both continue to place an importance on supporting new […]

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PDA awarded with new Kirby Morgan 47 Rex BR demand helmet (16 October 2013)

Kirby Morgan President Connie Lynne Morgan, presenting PDA Training Manager Neil Macmillan, with the new 47 Rex BR demand helmet.   The Professional Diving Academy has been awarded with a new Kirby Morgan 47 Rex demand helmet from renowned diving equipment manufacturer, Kirby Morgan. President, Connie, Lyn Morgan, chose the recent Seawork 2012 Exhibition in […]

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Offshore Windfarms Provide Fantastic Opportunities (15 October 2012)

Department of Energy and Climate Change News New ‘’Round 3′ rights granted in 9 UK coastal zones Potential for 6,400 additional turbines generating 32GW far exceeds previous plans £75 billion offshore wind industry could support up to 70,000 clean energy jobs by 2020 These are high value jobs in manufacturing, research and engineering, installation, operation […]

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OTC Houston (15 October 2012)

Top companies that have a vested interest in the offshore oil and gas industry tend to gather at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas. The annual conference which is held in the Reliant centre and Arena covers a vast floor area of approximately 350,000 square feet. It typically attracts thousands of industry’s brightest and […]

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PDA Graduates Brush Up Nicely (15 October 2012)

(Former PDA Graduates Came Together For Prestigious Maersk Contract) A large group of Professional Diving Academy graduates taken from courses over the last 4 years, came together recently for a prestigious diving project run by Shearwater Marine Services. Shearwater is the sister company of the PDA and operates out of the same spacious unit in […]

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PDA Gains British Council Accreditation (15 October 2012)

PDA Training:  Reinforced Through Live Situations As part of its continuous process to improve quality, the Professional Diving Academy, based in Dunoon, Scotland, has recently been accredited by the British Accreditation Council.  This extremely prestigious recognition demonstrates that PDA standards of management, training, and student welfare fully comply and indeed in many cases exceed the […]

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New Training Venue For PDA (15 October 2012)

The Professional Diving Academy has secured an agreement with Argyll and Bute Council for the exclusive use of Dunoon Pier for the purpose of training divers. The pier, which is an iconic feature to the town of Dunoon and the upper Clyde estuary, was the main sea route for tourists entering the beautiful Argyll and […]

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