Our internationally recognised wet welder training courses in the Far East are currently run at Mermaid Maritimes facility near Laem Chabang Thailand. The courses, which which are modular, last for 10 days and are intended to train professional divers up to the standard required to pass a Welder Performance Qualification (WPQ) to AWS D3.6-93 Specification for Underwater Welding to class 'B' welds. The WPQ is witnessed by Lloyds Register (LR) who also issue the certification. Lloyds Register are a major classification society and certification issued by them is generally accepted by other classification societies throughout the world.The price of the courses includes all materials, consumables, testing and Lloyds witnessing. Accommodation, travelling expenses, subsistence or personal expenses is not. However, in Thailand there is a mini bus or similar laid on free of charge to transfer between the Hotel and the training centre and a light lunch is provided. You will need to bring along suitable work gear i.e. overalls and boots and a wet suit. The climate is tropical (Warm/hot) in Thailand all the year round so you will need to bring appropriate clothing . All of the diving, welding and safety equipment is provided.
The course objective is to train welder divers who are serious about pursuing a career in wet welding or who wish to improve on their current wet welding capabilities and gain a recognised wet welding qualification. No previous experience is required for the basic course as the courses are modular so students can develop skills over a period of time.
The courses systematically guide students through various tasks designed to improve their wet welding skills and provide a sound foundation for the subsequent tasks. The courses have been developed on a modular basis and on successful completion of the initial 10 day course students will be able to enrol on additional courses to further their skills in the 4F overhead position, 5F all positional pipe to plate or butt welds in all positions.