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ROV pilot vs commercial diver, which is better?

Post Number:#1  Postby jikass » Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:14 pm

salam and good day sifus,

need ur assistance, advice and understanding on the above subject. which job is better? does CD is a pre-requisite for ROV pilot? which job will give better pay? which job will give better satisfaction?

hope all of u dont mind sharing ur experiences. thank you
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Re: ROV pilot vs commercial diver, which is better?

Post Number:#2  Postby Spazm » Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:54 pm

Personally, I think it is just a matter of personal choice.

To be a ROV pilot, you have to love mechanical and electrical stuffs a lot coz you will be dealing with them a lot.

To be a CD, you have to love the sea a lot, coz you will be in it a lot, you gotta love rigging, you gotta love manual labour..arduos taks...:)

In term of pay, I have yet to come across a ROV pilot becoming a CD, but I have heard of many CD become ROV pilots..so..go figure..:)

In term of risk, sitting comfortably in the dive shack (aka ROV Pilots) versus toiling under hot sun and rough seas (CD)....and yet again..u can figure that out for yourself as well.:)

Now..having 2nd thoughts about being a Diver??.:)

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Re: ROV pilot vs commercial diver, which is better?

Post Number:#3  Postby jikass » Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:01 pm

Spazm wrote:Personally, I think it is just a matter of personal choice.

To be a ROV pilot, you have to love mechanical and electrical stuffs a lot coz you will be dealing with them a lot.

To be a CD, you have to love the sea a lot, coz you will be in it a lot, you gotta love rigging, you gotta love manual labour..arduos taks...:)

In term of pay, I have yet to come across a ROV pilot becoming a CD, but I have heard of many CD become ROV pilots..so..go figure..:)

In term of risk, sitting comfortably in the dive shack (aka ROV Pilots) versus toiling under hot sun and rough seas (CD)....and yet again..u can figure that out for yourself as well.:)

Now..having 2nd thoughts about being a Diver??.:)

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dear spazm,
nicely written. i'm just looking on all my possible choices. what if i love both? the electrical and mechanical stuffs and the sea as well. hehe. anyhow, thank u so much for the insight

btw, r u still a diver? or u've switched to ROV?  ;)
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Re: ROV pilot vs commercial diver, which is better?

Post Number:#4  Postby Spazm » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:38 am

Still a diver...

No plans for ROV just yet...:)
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Re: ROV pilot vs commercial diver, which is better?

Post Number:#5  Postby loanshark » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:55 am

bro
to be a diver you must be fit open your mind, be a working diver not a talking diver........................
when and where is your first job offshore?
facing problem? he he he
dont worry it normal, everydiver face it in their very first times,

work smart
he he he
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Re: ROV pilot vs commercial diver, which is better?

Post Number:#6  Postby jikass » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:26 am

dear loanshark,

got some extra mopney that i can pinjam? hehehe

anyhow, i still havent decide even on the training itself pun. still considering either one :)
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Re: ROV pilot vs commercial diver, which is better?

Post Number:#7  Postby Snafu » Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:39 pm

Pay wise.. CD when time is good but work wise is dangerous n tough.

As for ROV U dont need to get wet n u dont have to do much labour work as CD.

Good luck.

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Re: ROV pilot vs commercial diver, which is better?

Post Number:#8  Postby jikass » Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:02 pm

Syed K. A. wrote:Pay wise.. CD when time is good but work wise is dangerous n tough.

As for ROV U dont need to get wet n u dont have to do much labour work as CD.

Good luck.

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hehe.. thank you so much for the tips. now tgh pening dok pikir.. hmmm
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Re: ROV pilot vs commercial diver, which is better?

Post Number:#9  Postby mminicooper » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:44 am

can some one help me get rov trainee job it been 1 year  i keep hunting but stil dont get yetr
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Re: ROV pilot vs commercial diver, which is better?

Post Number:#10  Postby jikass » Sun May 09, 2010 1:22 am

First Underwater Footage of DEEPWATER HORIZON Oil Leak (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aG0iFDGjz9Y)

"... BP has released footage of their remote operating vehicle (ROV) successfully capping one of the three leaks that is pouring an estimated 5,000 barrels of oil a day into the waters off the Gulf of Mexico.."

the first attempt of 'plugging' the leak, deepwater. good job
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