Why Philadelphia Metro Area

Why Dive In Philadelphia?

The Port of Philadelphia is one of the leading shipping ports on the East Coast offering plentiful work for commercial divers. As one of the first areas in the country to take a serious look at bridges and aging infrastructure, Philadelphia has become the heart of the inland commercial diving industry. Local commercial diving opportunities include inspection and maintenance of bridges, nuclear power plants, and hydroelectric plants, with many new opportunities as the inland commercial diving industry continues to grow.

Local Interests

We’re also just a few hours away from the major port cities of New York, Boston, and Baltimore! Both of our campuses are located near exciting entertainment opportunities, so our students can make the most of their time while at Divers Academy. Activities you’ll find include exploring the city of Philadelphia, fishing and surfing at the Jersey Shore, and skiing or hiking at the Pocono Mountains.

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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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