2015 DIT Grads At Work

2015 DIT Grads At Work

DIT loves catching up with our grads &  seeing what they are up to out in the industry.

Check out a few of our favorite interviews from 2015!

Ryan Krauss

W. Ryan Krauss

DIT Grad Ryan Krauss

Stopping sea lions.

Just another day in the life of Ryan Krauss, a 2011 graduate of Divers Institute of Technology (DIT) and active commercial diver. His most recent diving gig took him to Oregon.

Chris Kipp

unnamed (1)

DIT Grad Chris Kipp

Chris has worked on many projects since graduating and working as a commercial diver. He now works at Liquivision Technology Inc., a company providing services in potable water tank cleaning, repair and inspection.

Nick Mueller

NickMueller4

DIT Grad Nick Mueller

“I’ve been doing this [commercial diving] for about two years and have logged a little less than 100 dives,” Nick says. “Some divers I’ve talked to have been working for over a year and they say ‘Wow, I only had seven dives,’ or some small number like that.”

Max, Crystal, & Alex

WP_20140428_001

Max Szarka DIT Class 110-11 Working Offshore

20141110_115657

Crystal Kizer DIT Class 110-11 Working Offshore

Alex DeGroot DIT Class 110-11 Jumping in for a Dive Offshore

Alex DeGroot DIT Class 110-11 Jumping in for a Dive Offshore

There’s a strong sense of family among divers who’ve lived, worked and toughed it out together, in this massive, unfamiliar ocean city. They all love their jobs, and as their dive careers are developing, they are finding their niche in the big blue underwater world of diving.

Will Webb

DIT Grad Will Webb applied his experience and education in commercial diving to his current career as an ROV Tech.

DIT Grad Will Webb applied his experience and education in commercial diving to his current career as an ROV Tech.

Will loves what he does and it shows in his eager, confident tone as he discusses his work and his life. “Coming from the diving side, I just love being around the water. I wouldn’t give that up. And because you’re dealing with a fairly complicated machine, things change a lot; you’re always seeing something new so you always have something to learn. I like learning and seeing how things work. Plus, flying is cool! It’s a cool job and there’s something to be said there too. You know, when you’re young you’re told you can be whatever you want to be. As you get older, it kind of changes. You just do what you gotta do to pay the bills – so to have found something that I really love to do makes me feel so blessed.”

Josh de Monbrun

Alaska3No Snow Underwater (2)

As hard as the work is and as grueling the conditions, Josh is thrilled and loves his job under the ocean. “It’s a completely different world underwater. It still amazes me today that as soon as you go under, everything else immediately fades away. Whatever you were thinking about or worrying on, any stress or restlessness, excitement for any topside distraction, all vanishes as soon as you hit the water. There’s a thrill there that comes up from within. Part excitement, and part fear, no matter how deep or how shallow the dive, no matter how technical or simple the plan, it’s there…”

DIT looks forward to checking in with more of its graduates finding out what they are up to out in the industry, and also helping to put its graduates to work in 2016.

Happy New Year!

Compiled by Kelsey Badion from posts written for DIT by Londi Gamedze & Matt Smith

 

Upcoming Class Starts
09 Aug
Get Started Today