Women Who Rock! The Ladies of the Commercial Diving Academy

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“The only difference between men and women divers is that during pregnancy women should not dive – everything else is trivia and misinformation.”

In the past, differences such as smaller stature or lower upper body strength were considered handicaps for women in occupational diving. Now, the prevailing attitude is that smaller women can adapt the way they perform certain tasks to suit their body type – working smarter rather than harder is a relevant maxim for women in this field, particularly when working in construction diving or other work involving lifting or leverage.
Commercial diver Bunny Key has said, “It takes brains, not bulging biceps to move a 180 kilogram/400 pound flange underwater.” More than physical strength or anything related to gender, dive safety and performance depend on general fitness, proper training, well-fitting equipment and responsible dive practices.

As attitudes in the industry move away from “macho” exclusivity towards equal opportunity, more women are taking up diving careers. From science diving to working in the offshore oil fields, women are meeting their male counterparts in this often highly demanding, and at times risky, field of work.

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3 Comments
  1. Dragomir Ronilac says

    Gorski hats rule!

  2. Dorothy Whiteman says

    Kudos ladies..

  3. JonnyIsCrunk says

    I SEE MY BOY GUNNAR IN THE VIDEO. 0:58

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