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13 major companies near Florida that hire commercial divers and underwater welders

Countless companies hire underwater welders and commercial divers across the United States. But you won’t want to move all the way across the country to take a job if you don’t have to.

Here are the top 13 companies in or around the Southeastern United States who are hiring underwater welders and commercial divers right now -- some of which have proudly hired CDA Technical Institute graduates.

1. Bisso Marine

Location: Houston, Texas


Bisso Marine has been in business since 1890 and has a sterling reputation among the commercial diving industry. Proudly hiring veterans from all branches of the U.S. military, if you’re a veteran you’ll feel right at home here. Family owned and operated, Bisso Marine is led by W.A. “Beau” Bisso, IV.

2. Blackwater Divers

Location: DeLand, Florida


Blackwater Divers was established in 2007 to service underground utility and construction companies in Central Florida. After growing over the years and expanding their services, they’ve become a full-service commercial diving contractor. Safety is a priority at Blackwater Divers, as their dive teams are commercially certified and hold current first aid, CPR, and AED certifications.

3. Blue Water Marine Services

Location: Homestead, Florida


Nowhere else in the country is there more state and federally protected water than South Florida. With over 30 years of experience in offering commercial diving services and environmental protection issues, Blue Water Marine Services offers salvage services to boat owners and insurance companies all over the region.

4. Bulldog Diving

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana


Safety is the number one priority at Bulldog Diving, who has been in operation since 1991. Bulldog Diving’s services include inspections, repairs, UDT, welding, burning, restorations, salvage, airlifting, pumping, cleaning, restorations, search and recovery, and more to the Gulf region.

5. Central States Underwater

Location: Crosby, Texas


With separate land and marine divisions, Central States Underwater is an impressive operation. They handle pipeline integration and integrity digs while also coordinating DOT-compliant navigable waterway surveying and bank stabilization. Central States Underwater has been in business since 1975.

6. Deepcor Marine

Location: Broussard, Louisiana


DeepCor Marine is a commercial diving company focused on surface air diving, mixed gas diving, saturation diving, and DP support operations including ROV activities in up to -6000 FSW. DeepCor Marine offers further training and certification and their project experience includes pipeline tie-ins, hydrostatic testing, emergency pipeline repairs, jetting, burial, hot taps, anode retrofit, platform and pipeline inspection and repair, drill rig support, and salvage.

7. Denizens of the Deep

Location: Frostproof, Florida


Denizens of the Deep is an experienced commercial diving academy in Central Florida that has worked with such clients as Walt Disney World and the Canaveral Port Authority. Their expertise includes underwater inspections, underwater maintenance and repair, and underwater construction.

8. Dive-Tech International

Location: Pinellas Park, Florida


Dive-Tech International has been in business for nearly 30 years, with extensive experience in marine construction — from installing pipelines, cables, and various types of scour protection to working on large marine construction projects, including bridge construction, pile jacketing, and epoxy injection. Numerous power plants, port authorities, municipalities, and county governments obtain underwater structural inspections of all types from Dive-Tech International.

9. Epic Divers and Marine

Location: Broussard, Louisiana


Epic Divers and Marine boasts a team of over 400 divers, tenders, supervisors, and marine captains. Founded in 1972, Epic Divers and Marine specializes in underwater inspection, construction, salvage, DOT-OQ qualified, environmental support, project management, and more.

10. Logan Diving

Location: Jacksonville, Florida


As the oldest continually operating commercial diving company in North America, Logan Diving & Salvage has been actively engaged in servicing the commercial diving needs of the maritime communities of Northeast Florida. Their operations have reached as far north as New England and as far south as Puerto Rico.

11. Sea Sub Systems

Location: Largo, Florida


Sea Sub Systems Offshore Services transports cargo, spares, supplies, personnel, and other payloads to and from both the Tampa Fairway Anchorage and Egmont Key Anchorage. For over 30 years, Sea Sub Systems Offshore Services has serviced Port Tampa Bay, Port Manatee, and the general Tampa Bay area. Safety and environmental preservation are key values of this maritime company.

12. Subsea Global Solutions

Location: Miami, Florida


Subsea Global Solutions specializes in underwater ship repair, underwater exchange of demountable thrusters, marine construction, welding, and more. Led by Paul Peters who started his commercial diving career in 1986, Subsea Global Solution is licensed and certified to inspect and certify ocean going vessels and structures for condition and structural integrity and they use IMCA-compliant equipment and dive personnel certified and accredited as commercial divers.

13. Viking Diving Services

Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida


Viking Diving Services is a fully licensed, insured, and bonded contractor that has been in business since 2004. Viking Diving Services focused on marine construction, heavy civil construction, wreck removal and salvage, and more. The company’s project experience is vast — working throughout the United States, Central America, and South America.

posted 05/02/2017 in Careers, Commercial Diving, Helpful Tips, Underwater Welding

Tags: commercial diving, underwater welding, careers, Bisso Marine, Black Water Marine Services, Bulldog Diving, Central States Underwater, Deepcor Marine, Denizens of the Deep, Dive-Tech International, Epic Divers and Marine, Logan Diving, Sea Sub Systems, Subsea Global Solutions, Viking Diving Services


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