Did you turn on the lights in your home today or watch the news while you were getting ready for work this morning? You probably won’t see a commercial diver climbing up a highline pole or installing a cable box in your home, but commercial divers do play an integral role supplying power across the globe. More than 20% of the world’s electricity is supplied from hydropower, and commercial divers are a key resource during the design and construction of these dams and hydroelectric facilities. Commercial divers also help provide power and technology to isolated areas and remote islands throughout the world by working with energy companies to install underwater power lines and fiber optic cables.
When was the last time that you crossed over a river or body of water via bridge? Millions of Americans cross bridges every day during their routine commute, a commute that would be much longer (or impossible) if it were not for the help of commercial divers. Commercial divers provide valuable underwater engineer support and underwater construction services that are necessary to complete a bridge building project. These same skills and services are used in the construction of many other marine structures such as piers, docks, and wharfs that are used every day for both recreational and commercial purposes.
Do you enjoy the convenience of being able to quickly grab a glass of cool, clean water from your faucet? 1 in 9 people in the world do not share this same luxury. Commercial divers play a critical role in ensuring the quality and maintaining the safety of rural and municipal potable water facilities across the world. Commercial divers provide potable water inspections, tank cleaning services, and potable repair services that are all necessary efforts to keep clean water flowing to millions of people every day and to help prevent dangerous outbreaks of waterborne diseases such as E. coli.
Commercial divers perform a wide range of duties, and these are just a few of the services that commercial divers provide. If you are interested in learning more about the exciting field of commercial diving or discovering more about some of the jobs that commercial divers perform, please visit us online at www.midcodiving.com. If you are a commercial diver looking for an exciting career change or new career opportunities, visit our online Careers Page to see what positions may be open at Midco Diving and Marine Services, Inc.