CDA Technical Institute's Commercial Diver Program

Value Statement

Commercial diver preparing to diveCDA Technical Institute's Air/Mixed Gas Commercial Diving Program is extensive, comprehensive and thorough.  CDA prides itself on on being among the top diving schools in the world.  We provide an internationally-recognized Unrestricted Surface-Supplied Diver credential with a Commercial Scuba Endorsement from the DCBC. This certification meets the latest standards for IMCA's an Internationally recognized Commercial Diver.  CDA's Diving Program requires intensive in-water diving training.  This in-water experience provides our students with the expertise to maximize their success both in school and upon graduation.  We make every effort to control our costs, but never at the expense of proper safety training.

Air/Mixed Gas Commercial Diver Program Fees:

Air/Mixed Gas Commercial Diver Tuition $25,500.00
Application Fee $100.00
Books and Equipment $5,800.00 (estimated / plus tax)
Open Water Diver Certification (if not certified) includes basic scuba equipment Included
Physical $499.00
Dorms & Meal Plan (Optional, includes three meals a day,
seven days a week)
$5,425.00 (plus tax)

For off campus students, the dorms & meal plan are required
for the 4 weeks at the Deep Water Training Center

Parking Permit 

Required Tools with Bag

$1,085.00 (plus tax)



$200.00 (plus tax)

Click here to view the list of books and equipment as a PDF file. All of these items will be issued to students on the first day.

Every possible effort is made by CDA Technical Institute (CDA), formerly Commercial Diving Academy, to avoid increases in the cost of training; however, CDA reserves the right to change the charges for tuition and expenses without written notice. CDA Technical Institute offers a price guarantee and is willing to match any advertised price.


Speak with our Admissions Team: 888-974-2232
Or email admissions using our Ask An Expert page (Choose Drew Duffy)

Total Cost of Attendance for the Air/Mixed Gas Commercial Diver Program:

TOTAL On Campus $38,041.00 (plus applicable sales tax)
TOTAL Off Campus $33,398.00 (plus applicable sales tax)


Advanced Training Program Fees:

Underwater Welding Training Student in dive tank at CDA Technical Institute Included in 20 week Air/Mixed Gas Program
Dive Medic Technician Medic training at CDA Technical Institute $1,603.50**
$125.00 for the NBDHMT Registration Fee
Emergency Medical Technician (Graduates will qualify to sit for both the Florida and National EMT Board - the registration and examination fees are not included.) EMT training at CDA Technical Institute $4,812.50
NASE Sport Diving Instructor*
Dive training at CDA Technical Institute
$8,920.00 Tuition
$1,200 Recreational Equipment & up
Hyperbaric Chamber Technician
Hyperbaric Chamber training at CDA Technical Institute

*Requires a complete set of of recreational gear, which is available through our store.

**Requires a current and appropriate physical performed by a Board Certified Hyperbaric Physician.

The costs listed above represent the minimum price per item and are subject to change.