Rune Kvalvik

Employer: Subsea 7
Passed: 2004 and 2007


Rune Kvalvik is 32 and lives in Kristiansund and has a maritime working background. Rune took the class 1 course at NYD in spring 2004, after which he started work at IMC-Diving AS. Since then, he has worked for RUE, Otech Marine Services and Acergy Norge.

Rune took the class 2 course in 2007, since when he has worked offshore. He is now a permanent employee at Subsea 7, where he works as a saturation diver on board the Seven Falcon, one of the world's most advanced diving vessels.

"I look back on the training at NYD as being intensive, but very comprehensive. The content of the course prepared me very well for what I would find in the industry. The school regularly updates its equipment and professional personnel to current onshore and offshore standards. I recommend NYD to those who are thinking about diving as a profession."


Kjetil Nygaard

Employer: NYD
Passed: 2003 and 2013


Kjetil Nygaard is 40 and comes from Holmestrand in Vestfold. After working as a craftsman for many years, he took a commercial diving course at NYD in autumn 2008. After some years in the industry, Kjetil came back to NYD in 2013 and today he instructs the commercial divers of the future. Here, among other things, he teaches transfer under pressure between diving bell and pressure chamber.


After working for several years as a freelance diver, he joined Skanska Norge in 2008, where he has worked on several major projects, including building the Opera Tunnel in Oslo and building bridges and quays.


After some years in the industry, Kjetil came back to NYD in 2013 and today he instructs the commercial divers of the future. Here, among other things, he teaches transfer under pressure between diving bell and pressure chamber.


"After working for several years out in the industry, it was great to come back to NYD and see how much the school had developed. Both equipment and facilities are modern and high quality, and it feels good to be part of an organisation that is so concerned about development and improvement."

Jarl Olav Sandøy

Employer: Redningselskapet
Passed: 2009


Jarl Olav Sandøy is 43 and lives in Molde. He previously worked on ferries and high-speed ferries and is now employed by Redningselskapet.

In 2009 he took a class S, light work diving course at NYD and with the encouragement of his employer went on to take class 1.

The boat he works on now is stationed at Hitra and most of the work is commissioned by the aquaculture industry and ships that either have a fouled propeller or have grounded and need the hull checked or sealed.

There is the possibility of filming on all jobs, so as to give the customer the chance to see what was done under the surface.

"I had a fantastic term at NYD with many interesting dives. We had the chance to try out various equipment and there was good theoretical teaching. There was a very good environment at the school, with both the teachers and instructors and the other pupils. We felt well taken care of during the months we were there and I still have many good memories. I can recommend the school for anyone who is thinking about training as a commercial diver."

Johan Aronsson

Employer: SubSea 7
Passed: 2010 and 2013


Johan Aronsson is 30. He lives in Haugesund, but grew up in Sollefteå in Sweden. His background was as a building worker before he enrolled in a class 1 course at NYD in the winter of 2009-2010. After the course, he began work for Stava Dykk and has since worked as a freelance commercial diver, with assignments for RUE, Fugro, Otech Marine services, Techno Dive, Amundsen Diving, Proff Dykk and others.

Johan took the class 2 course at NYD in 2013, since when he has worked offshore. He is currently working for SubSea 7 as a saturation and air diver and has been a saturation diver on board DSV Seven Falcon. He has also had several trips on board DSV Seven Atlantic as an air diver offshore in the English sector, which he thought was both interesting and fun. There is a lot of competition to work on the diving vessels, but he hopes to get more work on board SubSea 7 in the future.

"The management and instructors at NYD are very committed and a have a positive attitude to the school and the industry. They are constantly updating the study material and diving equipment, which gives the school a very professional feel."

Contact information

Norwegian School of Commercial Diving
Fagerstrandbakken 72
1454 Fagerstrand
Norway

Business registry no: 952 564 730


Tel: (+47) 66 96 58 00
Invoice: invoice@nyd.no
E-mail: info@nyd.no

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