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Kindly request from newbie. How to start.

Post Number:#1  Postby Wan~ » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:46 pm

[color=rgb(34, 34, 34)][font=arial][size=13px]Hello everyone,[/size][/font][/color]

I'm 21 year old newbie from Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia. The reason I posted here because I want some advise and guide from experienced diver like you guys.

Currently I'm a freelance NDT (non-destructive testing) inspector for about a year now. But as a freelancer, my monthly income wasn't really stable. Sometimes the pay also not good. So I'm planning on becoming 'NDT Inspection Diver'. As a start, 3.1 U NDT inspection diver, and TWI has an offer for that courses in Thailand.

For that, I have a few question in mind that i kindly hope u can help. As for now, I don't have any experience on working offshore, above sea, or subsea. So this are the question:

1. where can I get the HSE part 1 courses? And if I get cert for HSE part 1, am i eligible to start working?
2. by becoming ndt inspection diver, is it true about the high pay?
3. ADAS 3 vs HSE part 1, which one is better?
4. between maritime/marine and Oil&Gas industries, which one is better? (better = salary and long term employment).

need a guide [-(
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Re: Kindly request from newbie. How to start.

Post Number:#2  Postby shark_fin » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:01 pm

ADAS more better!!

i also NDT man..
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Re: Kindly request from newbie. How to start.

Post Number:#3  Postby Wan~ » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:20 pm

So where can i get the courses? hope it not too far...what about the cost?


shark_fin, have you done your 3.1u courses?
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Re: Kindly request from newbie. How to start.

Post Number:#4  Postby Snafu » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:38 am

IMO;

1. Australia, New Zealand, France, United Kingdom & South Africa
- start working YES, getting work is the hard part.

2. No, is just an advantage to get u work

3.  Both teaches U to dive
- ADAS tix. U need to renew every 5yrs
- HSE have no expiry date

4. O&G will give u better ROI but not easy to get in
- Air diving market is saturated in Malaysia, will be very hard for new diver to get work

RM60k-RM70k est. for Air diving course....think really hard if U want to be a commercial diver for O&G, I know people that graduated 2yrs ago n not getting work.

I know of divers getting RM50 a day also right now.
Some people are only ALIVE because it's against the law to KILL them...really!!!
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Re: Kindly request from newbie. How to start.

Post Number:#5  Postby necrosis » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:44 pm

shark_fin wrote:ADAS more better!!



shark_fin, would love to read your elaboration on the above.
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Re: Kindly request from newbie. How to start.

Post Number:#6  Postby Wan~ » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:21 am

wow, u really put a fear factor to me snafu..


now i have to arrange another plan for my future, yish.. [-(


anyway, thank you for your help.  :)
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Re: Kindly request from newbie. How to start.

Post Number:#7  Postby Snafu » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:02 pm

That is the truth with the current situation in Malaysia.
Some people are only ALIVE because it's against the law to KILL them...really!!!
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Post Number:#8  Postby Wan~ » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:31 pm

what about outside malaysia?...for  :newbie:
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Post Number:#9  Postby Spazm » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:17 am

Wan,

There will always be work but do you want to take a chance and spend RM100K (that includes your Dive ticket, Inspection Ticket, Offshore tickets) and take a gamble that there are work outside of Malaysia??..

Think long and hard on it and you will find your answer...:)
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Re: Kindly request from newbie. How to start.

Post Number:#10  Postby Insomniac » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:48 am

[font=arial black]1. where can I get the HSE part 1 courses? And if I get cert for HSE part 1, am i eligible to start working?[/font]
[font=arial black][size=1em]Answered by SNAFU. Check out [/size]www.longstreath.com[/font] for the training centres around the world.

[font=arial black]2. by becoming ndt inspection diver, is it true about the high pay?[/font]
[font=arial black]The pay is just an additional 50-100 more than an Air-Diver but a bit more in demand as Air Diver dah berlambak in the market....[/font]

[font=arial black]3. ADAS 3 vs HSE part 1, which one is better?[/font]
[font=arial black]Answered by SNAFU. HSE no need renewal. Thats the best part....[/font]

[font=arial black]4. between maritime/marine and Oil&Gas industries, which one is better? (better = salary and long term employment).[/font]
[font=arial black]O&G definitely la better pay. Long term employment however about the same coz most divers are freelancers. And it all depends on your yearly medicals...[/font]

[size=1em]I was one of those yang balik course end of 2008 got no job coz economic downturn and offshore diving companies at that time because had a limited number of jobs preferred experienced divers. Persevered and did a lot of other job before finally getting my lucky break with a Kerteh based diving co. in 2010. Since then, have been working regularly with a couple of other co. till now.[/size]
If you think it is expensive to hire a professional to do a job - wait until you hire an amateur.
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