I worked at Cal Dive full-time (More than 8 years)
That company will teach the ones willing to learn...to the maxim of diving.
Well there out of business (they've been in business since the early 70's) and there are plenty of rumors about how that happened?! However, there out of business because they had a a weasel scumbag in charge! Everyone knew oil and gas was going to plummet, he just played his hand and got out while he could. Back when men were men and "divers" owned the company we would have had to loose a lot, both assets and personnel, but we wouldn't have tucked tail and ran!
Advice to Management
Well for the management that had a hard in bankruptcy, kill yourselves
I applied through other source. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Cal Dive.
Slow and drawn out process. Company is in a state of change re-defining exact roles of position. Had to be very persistent to secure interview and get follow-up commitment on hire dates
Get everything in writing is critical. Company is doing some internal reorganizing and things get forgotten and lost.