Fort William Underwater Centre Recognition

Long held as the gold standard for international diver training, the Underwater Centre in Fort William has recently been recognised.

The British Accreditation Council, which is responsible for oversight on further and higher education in Britain, has accredited the Underwater Centre’s Remotely Operated Vehicles or ROV training programme.

photo by Benvheir

photo by Benvheir

The recent accreditation is considered critical as the Centre seeks to draw students from around the world.  Unfortunately, visa requirement stipulate that students be enrolled in an accredited course, which now means that the Underwater Centre can market to a global audience.

Located on the shores of Loch Linnhe, the Centre has easy access to a sheltered Loch which features depths greater than the North Sea. Thanks to the temperate climate and great location, divers are able to train year-round.