CDA would like to thank everyone who has helped us recover from Hurricane Irma. We are fully operational and classes are in session. Thanks also to all the first responders and emergency crews that helped our community through the recovery.
On Campus Housing
We offer on-campus housing (dormitories) and full meal plans 7 days a week!
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!
Do you miss the teamwork and adventure of serving in the U.S. Armed Forces? Would you like a career underwater instead of behind a desk? Most veterans tend to do very well in the commercial diving industry because of the structure that they had in the military.
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.