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First female commercial diver in Singapore

21st July 2017

The KBA Training (KBAT) Centre in Singapore reports the qualification of the first female Singaporean inland/inshore commercial diver.


Siti Naqiah Binte Tusliman took part in the sixth run of the KBAT Commercial Diver training course earlier this year, completing both the Level 1 Commercial Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (CSCUBA) diver course and Level 2 Surface Supplied Diving Equipment (SSDE) diver course.


A spokesman for the Centre said: “Commercial diving has always been predominantly a male-dominated industry, due to the nature of the working environment, which can be harsh and both physically and mentally demanding. However, the KBA Training Centre is proud to announce its first female Singaporean diver.”


The spokesman added that the training had been a real eye-opener for Tusliman and, having proved her competence during the course, she has since secured employment with a locally-based diving contractor.

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