Training the World’s Best Underwater Welders

At IDI, you will be trained at the Old Charleston Navy Base. This location is in the heart of the industrial district of Charleston and integral to the Port of Charleston and waterfront ship loading operations. You will be training in the same environment that commercial divers work in every day. We fully stand behind the safety of our equipment, methods and training programs – which offer highly sought after certifications in a variety of industries.

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Commercial diving and underwater welding offer a challenging, adventurous and rewarding career path.

IDI’s programs help shape your career path, ensuring the highest opportunity for job placements. Explore the training we offer below.

Air/Mixed Gas Surface Supplied Diving

Training for underwater construction jobs performing inspection, installation, maintenance, and recovery as an Air/Mixed Gas Surface Supplied Diver, including both topside and underwater wet welding training.

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Underwater Welding (Certification)

Building on your commercial diver training, a Lloyd’s Register Underwater Welding certification opens new doors. This certification is recognized worldwide and is valued by commercial diving companies.

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HAZWOPER/ HAZMAT

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response/ Hazardous Materials Technician training for both general and commercial diving use.

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ROV Pilot and Technician

Remotely operate vehicle training that meets or exceeds IMCA recommendations.

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FOR VETERANS

Many of our programs are perfect for veterans, as we have faculty from several branches of the military that specialize in underwater diving.