A former director of a world-class diving training centre at Fort William has recalled “hoping for an 11th hour rescue package which never came”.
Assets have been sold following the administration of Fort William’s Underwater Centre.
Fort William's Underwater Centre has been identified as one of the UK's most inspirational companies.
The Underwater Centre testing facility in Fort William, Scotland, has added the FMC Schilling TITAN 4 syllabus to its current ROV training suite.
Italian air force search and rescuers travelled nearly 1,400 miles to the West Highlands for their essential subsea training. Beniamino Panduccio, David Padula and Massimiliano Lai spent three days at the Underwater Centre in Fort William. While there, they underwent advanced remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operations training – mostly working with the facility’s Saab Seaeye Falcon observation class ROV.
A couple have literally taken the plunge and showed the depth of their love at their wedding. For both bride and groom are professional divers and decided they would like to take their vows in a giant tank full of seawater, so had bubbles underwater and bubbly as they sipped champagne later. The bizarre wedding took place at the Underwater Centre in Fort William on Saturday. A crowd of around 100 attended to watch Dorota “Dot” Bankowska, 37, and James Abbott, 39, tie the knot at the world renowned centre’s onshore seawater tank.