Commercial Deep Sea Diving

ANSI Commercial Diving Program

Launch your commercial diving career with our intensive 20-week, 720 clock hour program. Our Commercial Deep Sea Diving program is a surface supplied air diving program that provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to qualify for the ANSI/ACDE Commercial Diver Certification. This is the top certification requirement in the commercial diving industry within the United States.

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ANSI/ACDE Certification Overview


Main Campus, Erial, NJ

Program Length

Total Classroom Hours – 232

Total Practical Experience – 488

Total Program Hours – 720

Total Hours Per Week – 36

Total Number of Weeks – 20

*A clock hour is defined as 50 minutes of instruction in a 60-minute period of time.

Commercial Diving Certifications

  • DAI Commercial Deep Sea Diving Diploma
  • ANSI/ACDE Commercial Diver Certification
  • NDT-Mag Particle, Liquid Penetrant Level I Certification
  • KMDSI Hat Inspector Certification
  • HAZWOPER 40 hour Hazardous Site Worker Training
  • American Petroleum Institute RP2D Rigger Qualification
  • Red Cross First Aid and CPR Cards
  • Oxygen Provider and Neurological Certificate

Inspections, Underwater Welding, and More!

This program was developed for students interested in working the inland rivers, lakes, and harbors throughout the United States. It was the first dive program to offer Underwater Bridge Inspection training, Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) operation, and the crucial NDT Inspection certification programs. These offerings afford students the opportunity to gain knowledge and better understand underwater work on intake structures, bridges, water treatment facilities, hydroelectric plants, nuclear power plant technology, and marine construction.

The Commercial Deep Sea Diving Program is a fast-paced, five-month program. Students will attend 20 weeks of training at our main campus in Erial, NJ to gain required formal instruction as well as hours of invaluable dive time experience in depths up to 60 feet.

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