Diving Done Right - Experienced Instructors, Advanced Technology
CDA challenges our students every day with complex, real-world problems and lets the student solve them. We provide training and go beyond to make sure our graduates have a complete understanding of diving operations.
Commercial diving is industrial construction that takes place underwater. Commercial divers work all over the world, and are experts in underwater welding, underwater salvage and recovery, underwater inspection, and installation.
After all the research I've done and instructors I've talked to, CDA is bar-none the premier dive school in all of America.
Cameron Duncan Graduate, CDA
I want to be an Underwater Welder
CDA's internationally-recognized training includes an introduction to topside welding and underwater welding for commercial divers. Our Highly trained instructors provide guidance to our students and provide them the opportunity to be certified as an Underwater Wet Welding Specialist per the AWS standards and guidelines. A successful commercial diver needs to be highly trained and proficient in all facets of commercial diving. This is where CDA graduates excel and the CDA Advantage comes through!
CDA is proud to honor those students that have honorably served our nation by not only waving the registration fee but also offering them a room and board waiver while they attend the Air/Mixed Gas Commercial Diver Program.*
Much like military personnel, a commercial diver needs to travel to where the work is. Additionally, they are required to work safely and possess the endurance to work long hours under difficult conditions. A diver often needs to act quickly and follow a strict set of standard operational procedures similar to those that were experienced during time in the service.
CDA Technical Institute (CDA), formerly Commercial Diving Academy, is the ONLY fully-accredited diver training program with IMCA-recognized training, on-campus housing and a full meal plan. CDA’s training is complete, comprehensive and intensive to ensure our graduates are recruited by the industry’s leading dive companies.