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KBAT Trainers - Diving

Full Time Training Staff

Alan Rhodes - Head of Diving (Training Department)

Alan joined KB Associates in January 2006 as the Training Manager bringing to the company 25 years experience in the offshore diving industry mainly employed as a Life Support Supervisor. He has worked offshore Asia, North Sea, North & Central America for all the major diving contractors.

Having worked on mobile saturation systems and on many DP DSV systems he has been involved with Saturation projects from 18m to 250m working depth using heliox, trimix and Nitrox.

Alan is a OHSAS18001 safety management system trained auditor and also often works as a audit team member for KBA. He has successfully completed the IOSH Managing Safely and NEBOSH International General certificate in Occupational Safety and Health. Alan has excellent training skills and is able to pass over his wealth of experience and knowledge using the structured KBA Training system for our IMCA approved training courses.

Having recently attended the Divelab / DSI-KM Basic Helmet Technician trainers' course he is one of the KBA Training Centre - Helmet technician training team for the DSI-KM approved courses.


Photo - Alan Hardy

Alan Hardy
Diving Specialist 

Alan previously worked as a communications specialist for 9 years in the British Army until he become involved in the Marine Trades in 1999. He subsequently worked as a captain on various commercial and diving vessels in the Caribbean, UK and Australia, before concentrating on a commercial diving career in 2001. Alan is a qualified Association of Diving Contractors (UK) diving supervisor, HSE surface supplied part 1 diver and a diver medic, who has extensive experience with construction projects, commercial shipping and MOD naval contracts in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

Alan is passionate about diver training and the development of safe diving standards. Before joining KBA Alan was an HSE commercial diver instructor/trainer at the University of Plymouth, UK. Alan is also an OPITO Assessor - with Alan's practical experience within the surface diving range of the industry and extensive technical knowledge, he brings to KBA additional support for our diving related training, competence assessment and consultancy areas of business in the role of diving specialist.