Programs / curriculum


The Diver’s Academy International Commercial Diving and Underwater Welding Program includes classroom theory and practical training across all commercial diving disciplines. All of our faculty members are former commercial and/or military divers. The five-month curriculum includes the following course work:

  • Diving Physics & Physiology
  • Medical Aspects of Diving
  • Decompression and Treatment Tables
  • Communications
  • Hyperbaric Chamber Operations
  • Commercial Scuba
  • Dive Tending
  • Diving Equipment Maintenance
  • Underwater Projects
  • Pipe Penetration
  • Underwater Tools
  • Underwater Welding and Cutting
  • Rigging
  • Salvage
  • Offshore Oil Operations
  • Bridge Inspections
  • Inspections and Report Writing
  • Inland Diving Operations
  • Safety Standards
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Hot Water Systems
  • Underwater Photography
  • Underwater Video, Monitoring & Recording Devices
  • Mixed Gas Diving
  • Saturation
  • Remotely Operated Vehicles
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
  • HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response)

This program focuses on in inland diving, salvage, bridge inspection and marine construction skill set.

Commercial Deep Sea Diving Program Length

Location: Main Campus, Erial, NJ
Total Classroom Hours: 232
Total Practical Experience: 488

Total Program Hours: 720 clock hours

Total Number of Weeks: 20
Total Hours Per Week: 36

Total Number of Months: 5

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

School Vacations

The Academy is closed on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.