ABOUT SOUTHERN DIVERS

"A Commercial Diving Company established and operated by experts in underwater survey, construction & environmental solutions with a focus on efficiency, good service and communication"

INTRODUCTION

We are a commercial diving company operated by a highly qualified and skilled team of underwater construction and environmental services specialists. We have over 60 years of combined experience in a wide range of commercial diving work.

Our approach to commercial diving is a hands-on approach throughout all stages of any given project. Planning ahead and collaborating with our clients throughout the entire process is key to our success, therefore, we always ensure that the task at hand is well studied, understood and planned well in advance of the implementation.

CORPORATE STRUCTURE

We operate within two primary divisions of the business, Construction and Environmental. We specialise in underwater surveys for both purposes. Our capabilities include a wide range of specialised and demanding areas of commercial diving. Southern Divers are frequently commissioned by clients to carry out surveys, underwater construction, demolition and repairs, ship surveying and repairs, underwater wet welding and an array of other services under our construction division. Our environmental work includes environmental video surveys, remote sensing and GIS, environmental impact & risk assessment, habitat mapping and other services. Our complete Capability Statements can be obtained online or by contacting management.

QUALIFICATIONS & LICENCES

The Southern Divers Team consists of the finest commercial diving professionals in underwater construction and environmental services industries. Our staff hold a combination of industry related qualifications, accreditations and licences. The work we carry out is backed by qualified knowledge. Our divers hold the appropriate diving classifications in accordance with Australian Standards AS/NZS 2299.1 (2015). Our staff have a wide range of experience and backgrounds, holding degrees and qualifications including degrees in Science, Plant Science (Biotechnology) as well as Marine Environmental Science. Other licences obtained by our staff include Dogman Certifications, Forklift Licences as well as Crane Operator and Heavy-Rigid Truck Licences.

A proud member of The Water Industry Operators Association of Australia - WIOA

CAPABILITIES

Southern Divers offer a range of Underwater Survey, Construction and Environmental solutions outlined in our Capabilities Statements. Please complete the Request Form below to receive our Capabilities Statement PDF Document.






OUR TEAM

KATE PRITCHARD

Managing Director

Kate holds a Bachelor of Science and has held senior positions in the industry. She was appointed as a Marine Ecologist at a consultancy firm for over 5 years and is now managing and performing a range of key tasks at Southern Divers..

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JAMIE ZEIGLER

Director/Operations Manager

Jamie has a strong background in Engineering Technology with over 15 years of Commercial Diving Experience. He is a qualified NDT Specialist and is responsible for providing technical support & supervision of divers..

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BOB BROWN

Project Manager

Bob hold a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Plant Science (Biotechnology) with over 40 years of experience in the Commercial Diving Industry with tremendous expertise in supervising deep diving in difficult conditions..

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RICHARD ZAVALAS

Principal Marine Scientist

Richard holds a Bachelor (Honours) Degree in Marine Environmental Science and is currently a candidate for PHD. He has over 8 years of experience in Commercial Diving with focus on Underwater Survey & Scientific Diving..

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