ADAS Occupational SSBA to 30m Part 2

This course covers the training activities and competencies required for accreditation of divers to work safely and competently using surface supplied breathing apparatus (SSBA) to depths of up to 30m.

This is the second level of accreditation as an occupational diver and it covers Occupational Onshore Air Diving. Divers certified in this level are competent in the use of surface supplied breathing apparatus, cutting and welding equipment, pneumatic and hydraulic tools, digital video, still photography, and ultrasonic and non-destructive testing equipment.

This qualification also includes the use of nitrox and has a nitrox endorsement as well as Kirby Morgan Helmet and Band Mask Operators Certifications. This is a good level to complete and start an onshore construction diving career. It is equivalent to HSE Part 3 (UK).

The course competencies include

  1. ADAHYP401A Work safely in hyperbaric operations
  2. ADAHYP402A Maintain effective working relationships within dive or hyperbaric operations team
  3. FSKNUM14 Calculate with whole numbers and familiar fractions, decimals and percentages for work
  4. BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  5. ADADIV403A Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology and diving physics to diving
  6. ADADIV404A Assess diving casualty and assist with treatment of diving conditions
  7. ADASSB411A Utilise and maintain surface-supplied diving equipment
  8. ADASSB412A Undertake pre-dive preparations for a surface-supplied diving operation
  9. ADASSB413A Undertake underwater deployment in a surface-supplied diving operation
  10. ADASSB414A Implement emergency procedures for a surface-supplied diving operation
  11. ADASSB415A Undertake post-dive procedures for a surface-supplied diving operation
  12. ADACON416A Perform underwater work with powered tools
  13. ADACON417A Perform underwater work using cutting and welding
  14. ADACON418A Perform underwater construction work tasks
  15. ADACON419A Identify basic safety and statutory requirements for underwater explosives work
  16. ADADIV453A Perform underwater tasks for a diving operation
  17. ADADIV461A Ensure health and safety in occupational diving in compliance with legislation
  18. ADADIV462A Work effectively in the occupational diving industry
  19. ADASSB458A Use enriched air nitrox in occupational diving operations

The ADAS Occupational SSBA Diving to 30 metres (Part 2) course has a four (4) weeks / twenty (20) course days duration. The emphasis of the training is on preparing occupational divers to work safely and effectively as members of a commercial diving team in order to successfully achieve a variety of onshore construction work. The course includes 24 dives on SSBA including training in underwater construction, cutting and welding, hydraulic and pneumatic tool use, inspection and non-destructive testing and salvage.

For more information, please visit the Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS) SSBA to 30m (Part 2) page.

ADAS Part 2 Course Components

Underwater Welding

Underwater Cutting


Underwater Construction Tasks

Underwater Cutting and Welding

Pipeline Construction

Kirby Morgan, Bandmask, and Helmet training.

ADAS Part 1 students Nitrox training

Hydraulic Tools and Underwater Construction Projects.

ADAS Part 2 student with chainsaw

Surface Supply Diving, and Rigging and Lifting Equipment

ADAS Part 2 diving student using lifting bag

Dry Land Welding Training

Diver conducting transec search

Underwater Tool Use

Divers with Chainsaw


ADAS Part 2 student with camera

Underwater Survey

ADAS Part 2 student with tape measure

Underwater Welding

ADAS Part 2 student underwater welding

Ultrathermic Broco Cutting

ADAS Part 2 Student using Broco

Pipeline Construction

Divers undertaking a pipeline laying task

Ultrasonic Thickness Testing

ADAS Part 2 student Ultrasonic Thickness Testing

SSBA Pre-Dive Preparations

SSBA Diver Dress In


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“Learning from experienced instructors in all types of diving scenarios. It was very easy to apply the theory to the practical aspects of the course. Instructors were fantastic!”
“Safety message was strong, good amount of equipment to use.”
“Very practical course offering a very good introduction to commercial diving part. Excellent instructors with enormous experience and easy to understand. A credit to PDTA.”
“Excellent theoretical training and all dives were done with safety in mind. The instructor was very patient throughout the course and training aids were great.”
“The course was well worth the money. Training was clear and easy to understand. There was good variety with the dives and tasks we did.”