Saturation Diving (Scotland)

DIT and The Underwater Centre Form Training Alliance

Divers Institute of Technology and The Underwater Centre in Fort William, Scotland, have formed an alliance that allows U. S. dive school graduates to complete specialized training not available in the U.S. To hold an internationally recognized saturation diving certificate, one must complete an approved closed bell saturation diver training program.

This educational opportunity is not currently available in the U.S. Through this new alliance, DIT graduates — and those of other U. S. based schools — can complete the Saturation Diving Course and the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) curriculum at The Underwater Centre. Both courses are recognized by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA).

Both DIT and The Underwater Centre conduct their training in open water, under rigorous conditions, while insuring that international training requirements are met or exceeded. This alliance means DIT is now able to provide U. S. subsea workers access to certifications that enhance their employability.

“The Underwater Centre shares DIT’s goal to assist students in creating a global subsea career,” says John Paul Johnston, executive director of DIT.

“We’re proud to be able to offer this advanced training to our graduates and the graduates of other U.S.-based training establishments who have obtained the prerequisite international certifications required for acceptance into this advanced training program.”

Experienced Candidate Assessment Course

The Underwater Center offers a one-week program for experienced saturation divers who have a desire to obtain an internationally recognized SAT ticket. You must have been working in the industry and can provide the required documentation.

Anyone desiring information on the advanced training can contact John Paul Johnston at (800) 634-8377 or through email at