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DIVING JOBS

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This KidZone is all about the different jobs that divers do.

There are many different ways of earning a living as a diver. 
Here are just some of them:
Perhaps you will be one of them one day.

 

Scientific divers specialize in studying the oceans and the creatures and plants that live in them.

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Archaeology divers explore old man-made things that are found underwater – like ship wrecks, or the remains of ancient settlements.

Military divers work underwater.

They repair and maintain ship’s hulls and other structures underwater.

Mine clearance divers specialize in getting rid of underwater bombs.

Secret operation divers also carry out secret operations underwater.

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Sport divers dive for fun. There are lots of different kinds of sport divers like:

  • Spear fishermen and women who hunt fish while holding their breath underwater.
  • Free divers who dive deep holding their breath.
  • Cave divers who explore flooded underground caves.
  • ‘Tech’ divers who dive with special breathing gases to dive very deep.
  • Underwater photographers who dive to take beautiful photographs and videos of undersea life.
  • Holidaymakers who dive just to enjoy the spectacular underwater scenery.

Police divers are shallow water divers. They usually dive to recover things that are needed to solve crimes.

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two divers underwater; one on the left is holding a sea urchin in his had while the diver on the right is filming the scene

Media divers work on movie sets underwater….usually in specially designed tanks. They can also film on location in the sea, lakes, reservoirs and rivers.

Commercial divers work underwater for a living.

There are two kinds of commercial divers:

Deep divers and Shallow-water divers.

Deep divers have to breathe special breathing gases to go so deep. They use diving bells to get to and from their work site. They can do all sorts of work underwater like building and repairing underwater structures.

Shallow-water divers breathe air.

They also build and repair things underwater including cleaning ships’ hulls..

They also do fish farming, and dive for precious things like pearls, natural sponges and corals.

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Funny Bones

What do you get when you graduate from diving school?

Click to find out

A Deeploma, of course!

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Cool Kidz

Now here is a diver doing a job we never even thought of!

Click on the picture to see what we mean!

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Books we love

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Let’s Dive! Scuba Diving for Kids and Teens
An e-book by Stephanie Naglschmid

Diving is becoming a popular pastime for more and more people of all ages – especially young people.

“Let’s dive!” is an excellent illustrated companion guide to an introductory course in diving. The self-explanatory step-by-step-illustrations and the easy-to-understand text explains diver training in clear and simple terms and in a very interesting and entertaining manner. It includes many useful tips and hints.

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