Servicing qualifications

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Oceaneric’s owner, Eric Thornthwaite, is a manufacturer-trained service technician for the following brands:

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  • Apeks
  • Scubapro Level II
  • Mares expert
  • Poseidon
  • Sub Gear
  • (Tusa coming soon)

Also, UWATEC, Suunto and most dive computers as well as those made by the manufacturers above. TDI image

  • Eric has in excess of 12,000 hours of experience servicing scuba diving equipment
  • Eric is a certified TDI – oxygen cleaning technician


Further to this, Eric has advised and maintained equipment for the Royal Navy Salvage Diving Unit, HM Coastguard, Royal Marines, commercial dive companies, scientific & university dive teams, James Fisher Defence, Serco (operators the Royal Navy dive support vessels) and others. From preparation of high pressure (400bar) oxygen systems to military specifications, maintenance of a range diving equipment including hyperbaric recompression chambers to developing servicing training courses for British Antarctic Surveys Field Diving Officers.