Doug Elsey is a professional engineer working in the commercial and military diving industry for over 45 years. He has been a commercial diver/supervisor, submersible pilot, ROV operator, arctic explorer, photographer, cinematographer, lecturer and diving instructor. He was the Area/OPS Manager of the Canadian Great Lakes/East Coast Division of Can-Dive Services Ltd. and was one of the partners in that firm for 25 years. He has served as the Chairman of the CSA Diving Standards subcommittee and is the vice-chair for the main technical committee. He is a past President of the Canadian Association of Diving Contractors and is also the webmaster of UnderwaterINDUSTRY and UnderwaterJOBS websites. He makes great coffee but is a lousy cook.
Offshore Life .. is it really for you?
- By Doug Elsey
- Published 03/19/2007
You can go to school all you want but until you actually get offshore - to smell the atmosphere of diesel generators, aviation fuels, salt air and the wind - you will not quite "get it". This little video I found on YouTube will give a smattering of what its like. And for those that have been there - a reminder of why you like it - or don't!
As they say ... there is no life like it!