Diver Helper

Assist Diver with his suit, inspect equipment, and maintain communications.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $41,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Diver Helpers do?

Helps DIVER into diving suit, inspects diving equipment, and maintains communications with submerged DIVER by lifeline or telephone: Helps DIVER into suit equipped with hardshell headpiece, breathing hose, belt and breast weights, and leaded feet. Examines equipment to ensure no obstructions in airhose and communication line exist and that air pressure is in accordance with DIVER’S specifications. Hands equipment to DIVER and helps diver into water. Attends lifeline and telephone to receive signals from DIVER, such as tugs on lifeline and instructions on telephone, to pull in or let out lifeline and airhose. Maintains check on time diver is submerged, weather conditions, and air compressor to ensure safety of DIVER. May be assigned only to letting out and taking in airhose and be designated Hose Tender.

Should I be a Diver Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

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    How to become a Diver Helper

    Diver Helpers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Diver Helper-related education!
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