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Diving School Profile: Great Lakes Water Studies Institute

The campus facilities include a 60,000-gallon indoor training tank and multiple laboratories where students learn core competencies.     BY NICK FORTUNA ALL PHOTOS COURTESY GREAT LAKES WATER STUDIES INSTITUTE You could call it beginner’s luck, or the natural result of pairing bright minds with new technology. But either way, when students at the Great Lakes Water Studies Institute located ...

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Dive School Profile: Commercial Diving Technologies Institute

BY MARY LOU JAY PHOTOS COURTESY OF COMMERCIAL DIVING TECHNOLOGIES INSTITUTE After decades of offshore commercial diving and supervisory experience, Ken Shelley and Sid Preskitt felt there was something missing in diving training programs. “The entry level people coming out of the schools didn’t have the level of working knowledge that we thought they should,” said Preskitt. They started Commercial Diving ...

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Dive School Profile: The Ocean Corporation

Feature BYMARY LOU JAY The Ocean Corporation (TOC) in Houston was founded in 1969 and has been an innovator in diving training since that time. It was the first commercial diving school in the U.S. to introduce, into its core curriculum, training for bell diving (1972); for underwater (WET) welding and cutting (1979); and for underwater nondestructive testing (1980). Its ...

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