Mixed Gas Surface Supplied Diving Program


At the International Diving Institute we offer a 16 week, 640 hour comprehensive course which includes everything you need to become a commercial diver. At IDI we focus on the quality and safety of the training we give our students. We recognize different people have different learning styles, so we keep our class sizes small to allow for more direct interaction between students and instructors.

There is no prior diving or welding experience required. We teach you basic concepts all the way through advanced techniques. The core curriculum includes:

Diving Physics, Physiology, and Dive Medicine

Decompression and Treatment Tables

Hyperbaric Chamber Operations

Underwater Tools and Equipment

Engines and Compressors

Topside Welding and Cutting

Underwater Welding and Cutting

Dive Operations Plannning

Offshore Oilfield Diving

Inland Diving

Mixed Gas Diving

Ship and Sea Salvage Operations

Ship Husbandry

Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Dive Helmet Maintenance 

Rigging and Seamanship



IDI is a member of the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) and trains to the standards published by the Association of Commercial Diving Educators (ADCE), and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). 

Whether you plan to dive on shipwrecks, weld underwater on a nuclear reactor, or go to the depths of the gulf, IDI will prepare you with the skills to be successful in a variety of diving jobs. This is accomplished through IDI’s training philosophy of small class sizes as well as equal amounts of classroom time and hands on real world experience.

Industrial Divers may be called to work in:

  • Archaeological investigation

  • Bridge structure inspection

  • Demolition and Salvage

  • Fish Farming

  • Nuclear Power Plant maintenance

  • Professional Recreational Services

  • Rescue Services

  • Scientific data collection & Observation

  • Search recovery and survey

  • Television and Film making

  • Underwater Civil Engineer

  • Offshore wind farms





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