Poni Marine aims to promote careers in the diving world for locals and international students. Information on careers in different types of diving below and the training & qualifications required to enter into a lifelong career in the diving industry.
Recreational diving is diving for leisure. Careers include scuba diving instructors to teach people how to scuba dive or Divemasters to guide divers underwater. To become one, you must have completed the range of courses all the way up to Rescue Diver to be able to join the Divemaster course and then the Scuba Instructor course. Poni offers PADI instructor courses.
Technical diving is diving deeper below 40m or where decompression diving techniques, twinsets or rebreathers, and a sling are required. Careers include tech diving instructors to teach tech diving courses. To become one, you must gain extensive technical diving experience and become a Tech Diving instructor. Poni Tec offers IANTD technical diving courses.
Commercial diving is working underwater for construction, maritime or offshore jobs. Careers can include commercial, inspection, welding, or saturation divers. To become one, you must first learn to dive, then join commercial diving courses. Staff at Poni pursued their HSE Scuba Part IV in UK & ADAS Level 2 (surface supply) in Melbourne. Offshore work requires ADAS Level 3. Contact us for more info.
Scientific diving is diving for scientific research or data collection on scuba. Careers can include marine biologists and marine ecologists. To become one, you must first learn recreational diving and then take advanced courses such as our PADI Scientific Diving Techniques course with further advanced studies in your Sciences degrees. Contact us for more info.
Archaeological diving is diving to excavate archaeological dive sites on scuba. Careers can include UW archaeologists or maritime museum curators. To become one, you must first learn recreational diving and then take advanced courses such as our PADI Basic Archaeological Diver course with further advanced academic studies.
Public Safety Diving
Public safety diving is diving for emergency or rescue or to investigate crime scenes with full face masks or scuba. Careers can include public safety diver or fire department diver or UW crime scene investigator. To become one, you must first learn recreational diving and then go on for specialized training in public safety diving training abroad.
Media diving is diving for the purpose of media, photography & video on scuba. Careers can include a UW photographer and videographer, or a UW journalist. To become one, you must first learn recreational diving and then learn how to use a camera underwater. Then you can join advanced courses such as our PADI UW Media or PADI UW Filmmaker course.
Military & Tactical Diving
Military & tactical diving is diving for military or tactical purposes such as surveillance or planting a UW mine with scuba or oxygen / mixed-gas rebreathers. Careers can include the Navy, Special Forces, or Police SWAT team. To become one, you have to join the Navy, Special Forces, or Police Forces and then join their specialized military & tactical diver training classes.