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SAAMBR dive intern qualifies as a Class III diver

In June this year, SAAMBR intern diver, Asanda Sishi was awarded a full scholarship through Oceans Alive Conservation Trust (NPO) to train as a Class III Commercial Diver. The specialised training, took place over two full months at Sea Dog commercial diving school in Saldanha Bay.
A Class III commercial divers license allows a diver to work commercially anywhere in the world, using tools and machinery required in under water welding, cutting and lifting.
“Although my mom was at first a bit against my dream of becoming a diver. Once she saw how committed I was to getting up early each morning and training for two hours before I went to school and then work, she realised that I was indeed serious about my chosen career. She is now very proud of me and fully supports my decision to become a commercial diver” said a beaming Asanda.
Asanda, who already had a Class VI qualification, had to pass a stringent swim and general fitness test before being considered for the scholarship. His hard work and long hours training, both in the water and out the water, paid off.
Well done Asanda on excelling during your training and qualifying as a Class III diver.