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Mike Roberts

About me

Working as a commercial diver since 1984 on worldwide offshore oil and gas, salvage projects.  Worked as a commercial dive instructor at the following schools; The Underwater Centre (Scotland) Fort Bovisand (England), Commercial Diving Group (Vancouver), Canadian Working Divers Institute (Ontario), Holland College (PEI).  Retired from working offshore after spending the final 15 years as an ROV pilot/Supervisor with most worldwide offshore diving companies.

Currently owns Divetech Ltd based in Nova Scotia carrying out commercial diving and ROV work.  Also the owner of the only private ROV training school in North America, the school is run at a commercial diving school partner host location in Charleston, South Carolina.


Commercial Diver

Qualifications & Courses Attended


I.M.C.A ROV Pilot

I.M.C.A ROV Hydraulic Technician

I.M.C.A ROV Electrical Technician

I.M.C.A ROV Supervisor

H.S.E Commercial Air Diver

Diving Systems Technician

Hyperbaric Systems Technician

A.O.D.C Assistant Life Support Technician

H.S.E Diver Medical Technician

BOSIET Offshore Survival & Fire fighting Certificate

OLF Norwegian Certificate

Helicopter Underwater Escape Training Course (HUET)

UK, Norwegian & Dutch Offshore Medical Fitness Certificate

Multifabs Re Breather Training Course (Shark Air Pocket)

N.V.Q Level 2 Welding & Fabrication Certificate (Marine Fabrication)

Completed Workboat Handling & Fast Rescue Craft Course

VHF Radio Operators Course

Attended Rigging, Slinging & Manual Handling Course

Institute Of Supervisory & Man Management Skills Certificate

Swagelok Hydraulic Fitting Factory Course

Hydrogen Sulphide (H2s) Safety Awareness Course

Yellow Fever, Tetanus, Hepatitis A & Polio Vaccination Certificate

Canadian WHMIS Certificate (Same As UK COSHH Certificate)

Confined Space Awareness & Safety Course

Maritime Regional Instructor For The Canadian Federal Boater Safety Programme

Transport Canada Commercial Vessel Captain Certification

Transport Canada MED A1 Marine Safety Qualification

First Aid Training Including AED Operation

Sea Eye Technical Course On The Panther Plus ROV

DCBC Surface Supply Diving Supervisor

DCBC ROV Supervisor

Kongsberg MS 1000 Sonar Operator Course

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