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What do commercial divers do?
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.
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. 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!
The Air Mixed Gas Commercial Diver Program does not qualify a student to become an underwater welding specialist. Additional training is required for certification. Contact our Admission Team for details - 888 974-2232.
Military & Veterans
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 is proud to be considered a Veteran Friendly School by Victory Media's Military Friendly® Schools Program for the past 7 years in a row. We honor our Military Students by waiving the registration fee for all those Veteran's that have been Honorable Discharge from their military service. In addition we offer a waiver program for both tuition and room and board. There are rules and restriction to this waiver program and the Veteran is encouraged to learn more by click the below link or contacting our Admissions team at 888 974-2232.
GI Bill® is a registered trade mark of the U.S.. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about educational benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S.. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill
Above and Beyond the Standard Training
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.