Commercial Diving Training Facilities
Divers Academy International™ has two school locations for our commercial diving and underwater welding classes. Our state-of-the-art facilities offer a safe and realistic training environment and present outstanding opportunities for commercial dive training and underwater welding in comparison to shallow water, polluted rivers, or small training tanks.
Our custom-designed, modern facilities include onsite open dive quarries, decompression chambers, high-tech diving helmets, modern classrooms, and fully-equipped technical labs. These will give you real-world experience, allowing you the opportunity to develop the professional skill set prospective employers are looking for.
Main Campus – Erial, NJ (20 minutes south of Philadelphia)
Our main campus offers a 60-foot deep sand quarry and is the perfect environment to begin your commercial diving career. The water visibility will range from 5 to 20 feet. The campus also hosts an 11,000 square foot modern classroom and administrative offices, including a 115’ x 40’ diving barge complex that provides 25 dive stations, retractable welding stages, and a Class II diving bell. Onsite we also have a welding lab, salvage boat, pipeline system, hyperbaric chambers, and cranes.
Our main campus was purchased in 2006 to accommodate our expanding student base and expose them to the latest industry operations. The underwater welding, construction, and salvage, programs all take place at this location.
All tours are conducted at this campus.
Satellite Campus – Allentown, PA (45 minutes north of Philadelphia)
Our satellite campus near Allentown, PA utilizes the 40-acre LaFarge Dragon Quarry with depths of 280 feet. This is the deepest dive training facility in the United States. When we acquired the LaFarge Dragon Quarry in 2013, we specifically designed it to train students to meet the requirements of the DCBC International Unrestricted Commercial Dive Certification. By learning in water depths of up to 280 feet, students will make dives up to 165 feet deep to develop the professional and qualitative experience required by prospective employers.
This facility consists of a large 50’ X 50’ barge diving complex that hosts two hyperbaric chambers, a Class II diving bell, multiple underwater deep dive platforms, and deep dive specialty equipment and gear within a 60’ X 40’ barn style barge complex.