Commercial Divers

Civilian:

Work below surface of water, using scuba gear to inspect, repair, remove, or install equipment and structures. May use a variety of power and hand tools, such as drills, sledgehammers, torches, and welding equipment. May conduct tests or experiments, rig explosives, or photograph structures or marine life.

Military:

Sometimes, military tasks such as search and rescue, ship repair, construction, and patrolling must be done under water. Divers in the military perform this work. They usually specialize either as scuba divers, who work just below the surface, or as deep sea divers, who may work for long periods of time in depths up to 300 feet.

Job Titles

  • Commercial Diver
  • Deep Sea Diver
  • Dive Superintendent
  • Dive Supervisor
  • Divemaster

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Nationwide Salary Average*

Civilian:
$50,470
Military:
$64,599

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