Mission & History
About Divers Academy International
Divers Academy International was founded in 1977 with a focus on quality education and safety training while meeting the demand for commercial divers in the offshore oil industry, as well as inland harbors and international rivers. As the commercial dive industry evolved, we have expanded and advanced our curriculums, certifications, facilities, technology, and faculty to stay ahead of current industry trends. We were the first diving school to offer Underwater Bridge Inspection programs, Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) operation programs, and Underwater Non-destructive Testing programs.
Our Mission Statement
DAI prepares graduates to achieve successful careers through gainful employment in the commercial diving, underwater welding, and NDT trade and technical fields. The curriculum, training, and real-world experience are carefully designed to help students develop the ability to follow standard professional practices in order to work safely and gain entry-level employment within the commercial diving industry.
Our Legacy—Your Future
After nearly four decades of operation, DAI has proven to be one of the nation’s leading commercial dive schools. We are committed to providing students with a well-rounded education and various career opportunities upon graduation. We provide excellent education in inland and offshore dive disciplines, including underwater welder training, non-destructive testing (NDT), ROVs, and more. We are the only commercial diving school to offer an international mixed gas diving course and ROV operation.
We launched our new Professional Commercial Dive Technology program in 2015, located in the industry’s deepest training dive quarry at 280 feet deep. This program will give our students an advanced edge in their future career, whether it’s in international offshore waters or inland industrial harbors and rivers. In addition to our staff members holding board positions in several trade organizations, Divers Academy International holds national accreditation with the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) as well as numerous national and international industry technical and diving organizations, including Unrestricted Commercial Diving Certification with the Canadian Certification Board.
Get On the Fast Track to Success
Divers Academy International provides the highest quality training in the shortest amount of time possible, enabling you to move quickly into your career. Our intensive programs last five months and give you the knowledge and skills you need, plus hundreds of hours of dive time and hands-on experience. You will graduate as a fully certified professional, ready to enter your chosen new career.