CDA Technical Institute's Commercial Diver Program

Why CDA?

Students at CDA Technical Institute

Fully Accredited, Comprehensive & Intensive

Preparing to dive at CDA Technical Institute's dive station

CDA Technical Institute (CDA), formerly Commercial Diving Academy, is a fully accredited diver training program with ACDE-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. Our experienced instructors, combined with our real-world training facilities, ensure our students’ success. The 20’ orientation training tanks, underwater welding tanks, pool, multiple fixed and mobile dive stations, welding fabrication shop, and hyperbaric chambers both on dive station and a comprehensive hyperbaric center create an unparalleled learning environment.

More Hours, More Training, More Advanced Options

Dark water diving at CDA Technical InstituteOn the practical side, our students experience more time in the water working on projects than most other programs with a minimum 3,000 minutes of bottom time. Our program goes above and beyond the standard training by simulating the demands of a real commercial diver with 8.5-hour days, and safety meetings. CDA is committed to training students in a comprehensive and hands-on educational environment that will ensure they achieve success in the highly competitive world of commercial diving.

CDA also offers advanced training in Dive Medicine, Hyperbaric Chamber Operations, and Professional Scuba Instructor Training.  These elective programs can enhance a student’s skill levels, marketability, and career opportunities beyond diving and are another example of the "CDA Advantage!"


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