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The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#1  Postby AdRiaN cHuA » Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:35 pm

Hai all,

I came across this article over the web when I try to look for more information on offshore work. This story happen at labuan. Is this true??? "The commercial diving industry are dominated by Filipinos who would be pretty happy to work for $50 a day"

http://www.travelblog.org/Asia/Malaysia ... 75722.html

And I came across few oversea commecial forum giving many negative point of view about commecial diving industry.

http://www.ukdiving.co.uk/forums/topic.php?t_id=577

Those article and forum really worry me alot. I going to take my ADAS part III course this coming October. Please advice. Thank.

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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#2  Postby Spazm » Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:35 am

I know it is disheartening after reading all those comments...

I am new diver slowly making my round of pilgrimage of sending resumes, calling and visiting them...but I know..one day eventually..someone somewhere...there bound to be a spot opening up for me...but until then...back to work (sending resume and calling that is..:)

welcome bro...:)
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#3  Postby AdRiaN cHuA » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:53 am

Thank again Spazm for the comfort.....wish you get you job ASAP.....Dive safe....
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#4  Postby salcom » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:01 pm

that's sad.. but there is no diving union nor diving association in malaysia. like australia, ADAS control of everything. Most of the company willing to take local diver.. but problem is client not willing to pay more.. and resulted in recruiting foreign diver... so sad to hear it..

spazm, you new diver and still looking for job? me too.. calling and sending resume.. just took my petronas safety passport course.. make myself available for petronas job
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#5  Postby nanda666 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:11 pm

Did the list I put up here on an earlier thread help?  [-(
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#6  Postby AdRiaN cHuA » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:19 pm

salcom wrote:that's sad.. but there is no diving union nor diving association in malaysia. like australia, ADAS control of everything. Most of the company willing to take local diver.. but problem is client not willing to pay more.. and resulted in recruiting foreign diver... so sad to hear it..

spazm, you new diver and still looking for job? me too.. calling and sending resume.. just took my petronas safety passport course.. make myself available for petronas job


:hello:Halo Salcom, nice to meet you. I going to frementle soon for my ADAS part III.....hard to get job now at offshore??? Would like to hear more and accumulated experance of how to get job offshore....wish you guy all the best...later will follow u guy footstep....calling n sending resume...n waiting :(.
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#7  Postby AdRiaN cHuA » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:20 pm

nanda666 wrote:Did the list I put up here on an earlier thread help?  [-(


sorry nanda666...didn't saw ur thread...can you show me the link to ur thread...thank...
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#8  Postby nanda666 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:25 pm

http://malaysianunderwater.com/smff/ind ... 466.0.html

I'm not too good with computers so i just went to the thread and copied the http thing.

If it doesn't work, just go to offshore and look for topic called "list of commercial diving companies"
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Post Number:#9  Postby AdRiaN cHuA » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:28 pm

nanda666 wrote:http://malaysianunderwater.com/smff/ind ... 466.0.html

I'm not too good with computers so i just went to the thread and copied the http thing.

If it doesn't work, just go to offshore and look for topic called "list of commercial diving companies"


Thank for the info nanda666, will start mail n visiting them after my course at December. are you a commercial diver 2???Nice to meet you and ur info. Thank bro....
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#10  Postby nanda666 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:42 pm

no la....biasa diver only  :P :P

Just working in Oil & Gas with MISC Offshore Business Unit & Closely with PETRONAS too!!

We use those companies for a lot of subsea stuff. They are also approved by CLASS (ABS, DNV, LLOYDS, etc)

Good luck!! :icon_thumleft:
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Post Number:#11  Postby AdRiaN cHuA » Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:52 pm

Thank u bro...hope can meet with u at the platform or land.....btw, do you need to go platform??? Anyway thank for the info.
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#12  Postby salcom » Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:12 pm

more info on diving companies can found at http://www.longstreath.com

me and spamz seems to having problem looking for job. I just wonder how a client normally deal with diving company? Coz there are few jobs before and i called to offer myself. Alas, they always looking for experienced diver because that's the requirement of client.

I don't mind at all working as tender or other running deck job as i know i'm new to this industry and you can't dive directly. From what i experience, if you have what they always call 'cousin' working as a diver, the more chance he can pull you in..

like my friend no experience what so ever, been to Dubai for a project because his cousin pull him along. Another 3 of us, with no 'cousin', still working hard in looking for job.  :laughing11: :laughing11: hope to get one soon!! surface surface.. diver 1 is boring  :smileinbox:
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#13  Postby Spazm » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:44 pm

Since we are all in this together..

When wana teh tarik session and share some stories or info??..:)
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#14  Postby AdRiaN cHuA » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:02 am

Off course.....but i'm now at langkawi...will back to KL 08/08...still working here.....resign soon.....will info you when i at KL...hope to meet with you guy.
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#15  Postby Scuba Dynamics » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:04 am

Wah Adrian! Resigning ar?

Any chance of giving your job to our brothers here?

Not me lar, Me the Uncle still learning how to snorkle properly first :D :D
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#16  Postby wilhurricane » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:41 am

you really wan ah? the post here will be available once me and adrian resign...hahah~

think think and think again... here they mite wan you to do very ridiculous dive one ah...sumtimes...hahah~
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#17  Postby salcom » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:46 am

my teh tarik will cost me more than rm400 coz i have to fly over.. stay at hotel.. haha.. too bad dude.. but once i in KL, sure can meet u guys up
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#18  Postby AdRiaN cHuA » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:47 am

Company think that they pay too much to hire diver :(...so they plan to take deckhand to do the dive work n fishing operation. Sorry bro...no vacancy yet, if anything came out will post up here ;). That why I fast2 go to register for my Part III...if not later kena fire.....act before beening fire..... :D

wilhurricane are my buddy at work...when i dive he watch my gas....and i do the same when he dive.....
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#19  Postby AdRiaN cHuA » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:49 am

keep us update when you at KL...so that we can meet up for TT....
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#20  Postby wilhurricane » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:49 am

no worries man... i'll can meet you up when i'm go kuching... will be back btu 26th Aug so mite drop by kuching anytime... standby
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#21  Postby John F SeaDemon » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:53 am

Talking about unions, I seem to recall a certain CD here who was mobbed, then demobbed a week later because union from a certain country got their way and grabbed all the jobs on the barge. He had a 4-month "holiday" after that doing marketing...of himself  :D :D :D :D :D :D

You guys might want to think of doing inspections later...I don't know how many more projects will last in this region.  And local companies are hiring more and more BERNAS-qualified divers cos it's cheaper.
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#22  Postby AdRiaN cHuA » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:58 am

What a sad story for CD.... :crybaby2: :crybaby2:, we just can hope for the best.
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#23  Postby dewalaut » Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:08 pm

To new divers dont worry about not getting the jobs. just be patient a little bit.
TIMES WILL COME.  :clock: cos we got no uncle in there, that the way we will survive....................  :smileinbox:  :( :( :( 
During my days I see no Philipinos being an offshore diver,all whites, we work hard to be among the best working divers. when the names is there people will look for you.  :icon_salut: : :icon_salut  than :icon_rr: :icon_rr: than  :D :D :) :) :)
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#24  Postby Snafu » Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:44 am

Guys..keep applying & calling ok.

The 1st job is always tough but u will get there.

FYI ... Petronas dont state that the job in Malaysia Water must use Malaysian divers, so currently local diving company are importing foreign divers & not using Malaysian divers...even foreign company that got contract to work in Malaysia water.

Miri..Trengganu...etc

I wonder what are the Labour Department in Malaysia doing about it, as to work in Malaysia water they the foreigner need to have WORK PERMIT....unless is soooOOoo easy for them to give work permit to foreigner.

I know few local divers do complain to the labour office....hehehehehehe.

Anyway hang on there, lets work together to make a change.

Sarku...Offshore Works Subsea...Allied Marine...Alam Hydro....do have work running in Malaysia right now & require CD .... keep calling & let them know U r Local divers.

Good luck & hope to meet up sometime soon ..... KEEP TRYING!!!!!
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#25  Postby AdRiaN cHuA » Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:44 am

Thank alot Syed K. A and dewalaut for your advise.....

Will do my best to show the them Malaysian BOLEH....I think as a CD we have to stand together to fight for our future....(talk like i'm one of them oledi..sorry), anyway have a nice day and once again thank for advise.

Ofcourse will have many question later :D....hope you all don't mind sharing [-(.....
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#26  Postby wilhurricane » Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:18 am

Thanks for the info...Let's grab back our rice bowl from the white a**..

Go Malaysian CD go...
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#27  Postby Snafu » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:28 pm

wilhurricane wrote:Thanks for the info...Let's grab back our rice bowl from the white a**..

Go Malaysian CD go...




Hahahahaha....as long as we help eachother, look after eachother...not greedy & self centered, we will get it.

If i know of any job around, I will put it up here ok.

So call them alright!!!
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#28  Postby AdRiaN cHuA » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:27 am

Syed K. A. wrote:
wilhurricane wrote:Thanks for the info...Let's grab back our rice bowl from the white a**..

Go Malaysian CD go...




Hahahahaha....as long as we help eachother, look after eachother...not greedy & self centered, we will get it.

If i know of any job around, I will put it up here ok.

So call them alright!!!


Thank again Syed for your helpful advice...long live CD...
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#29  Postby dewalaut » Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:32 pm

Hi guy!
Still looking for work? AIR DIVER < ADAS/HSE >
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Re: The sad truth of commercial diving

Post Number:#30  Postby Spazm » Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:39 pm

dewalaut wrote:Hi guy!
Still looking for work? AIR DIVER < ADAS/HSE >




Hi Dewalaut.

I am looking for jobs. Any leads?
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