Why Philadelphia Metro Area

Why Dive In Philadelphia?

While there are a few commercial dive schools scattered throughout the country, there’s a good reason why students come from all over to Divers Academy in the Philadelphia metro area: Our comprehensive list of dive certifications. No other school leaves you more prepared.

Divers Academy International is one of only a few commercial diving schools to offer both the ANSI American and DCBC International Unrestricted certifications, and is the only school to offer Nitrox Mixed-Gas and Advanced Underwater Welding training. You’ll graduate with an extensive list of certifications, ensuring you are ready for whatever commercial diving career path you choose.

We chose our location for a reason: It’s in the heart of the Port of Philadelphia. In the early 1980’s, the underwater inland harbors were starting to boom with new bridge inspection requirements, water treatment facilities, nuclear power, and hydroelectric. Being located in the middle of the Eastern Seaboard in New Jersey, the surrounding harbors of Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Boston have continued to provide lucrative career opportunities as the industry grows.

Local Interests

Both of our campuses are located within close proximity to exciting entertainment opportunities, so our students can make the most of their time with Divers Academy. Activities range from sightseeing and attending events in Philadelphia, to visiting the Jersey Shore and Atlantic City’s casinos.

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From The Desk of Tamara Brown

Divers Academy International™ is located in the middle of the Eastern Seaboard and the booming inland diving industry, which stretches from Boston to Florida. The port harbors located up and down the Eastern Seaboard are critical to the maritime shipping industry—as reflected in our original birth name, Divers Academy of the Eastern Seaboard, Inc. From our inception in the early 1980s, DAI has been on the cutting edge of the inland diving boom. Originally located on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River in the Port of Philadelphia, DAI was the first and still is one of the only schools to offer inland dive training and underwater substructure bridge inspection training. Inland commercial diving is a diversified industry with stable year-round employment and growth opportunities for divers. Adding to the increase of commercial diving career opportunities is the high demand for inspection, maintenance, and repair of water treatment facilities, hydroelectric and nuclear plants, wind farms, and the need to rebuild the aging port harbors along the east coast.

Tamara “Tammy” Brown
President & CEO
Divers Academy International™

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