Student Pair - this years placement students
There is a lot involved in the HSE Professional SCUBA course including hard work and commitment as well as the financial implications. So why should I do this? 
When you graduate you’re up against other students who also have the same degree as you, however you may have other skills that set you apart and make you stand out from the crowd:
  • HSE Professional SCUBA qualification
  • First aid at work and oxygen administration
  • Undertaken a module in specific dive sampling and survey techniques
  • Project work experience 
  • Understanding of the paperwork that goes into a diving project – project plans and risk assessment
  • Leadership and team work skills
  • Adaptability 
After graduating, our students have gone on to work for a number of different organisations including:

After graduating from Plymouth, I worked for the Marine Biological Association conducting benthic surveys off the island of Lundy in the Bristol Channel, before joining the British Antarctic Survey.

Terri Souster
BSc (Hons) Marine Biology  
Terri is now working as a Marine Assistant with the British Antarctic Survey
Terri Souster sitting in the snow
Searching for answers on the other side of the world: ocean science graduate Zoe Waring dives for data in the depths of Antarctica

We undertake a number of dive projects to understand the impact that short term and long term climate events have on the benthic community. Diving through sea ice is one of many unforgettable experiences I’ve had. Being able to see the ice crystals form in the water around me, to getting out and have a layer of ice instantly form over me, is truly remarkable.

Zoe Waring
BSc (Hons) Ocean Science and Marine Conservation  
Zoe is now working as Marine Assistant at Rothera research station in Antarctica
Student divers entry from platform of Wavedancer