Divers-In-Training Practice Skills on Historic Ships

Posted: August 20th, 2020
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — When ships sit in saltwater for long periods of time, a never-ending maintenance battle begins. Marine life accumulates, metal rusts and leaks are sprung. “That takes a lot of work to maintain and it gets expensive,” said David Hollars, president of the International Diving Institute, which trains...

Divers-in-training get feet wet at Patriots Point

Posted: August 19th, 2020
Diving Institute partnership to benefit school, help maintain ships When ships sit in salt water for long periods of time, a never-ending maintenance battle begins. Marine life accumulates, metal rusts and leaks are sprung. “That takes a lot of work to maintain and it gets expensive,” said David Hollars, president of the...

10 Reasons Why A Career In Commercial Diving is Great for Veterans

Posted: May 29th, 2019
The transition from military service to civilian life can be a difficult change for many veterans. A career in the military is an honorable, brave decision, but it’s often a challenge to discover your new work passion after active duty ends. Many men and women are left wondering, what’s...

IDI Featured in The Post & Courier for Preeminent Underwater Welding Program That Trains Veterans

Posted: April 16th, 2019
It has been long time coming but IDI has officially moved into our new school facility located at the old Navy Base near the Lowcountry Innovation Center. The Post & Courier sent a reporter and photographer to tour the offices, classrooms and workshop space that encompass 24,000 square feet of state-of-the-art...

US Army National Guard Specialist and IDI Graduate Takes Oath of Enlistment to a New Depth

Posted: January 29th, 2019
SPC Jonathan Heaston of the US Army National Guard recently transferred from North Carolina and wanted to do something special for taking his Oath of Enlistment. For many veterans, finding meaningful civilian employment after service can be a challenging task. Jonathan found comradery and a rewarding career path here...

Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) in Commercial Diving

Posted: August 22nd, 2018
What is ROV? Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) are tethered submersibles that are used in various applications. Unlike remote controlled vehicles for the land and air, ROVs are designed to work underwater. They are crewed by a pilot, copilot and tender from the surface control system, and do not require a diver....

HAZMAT VS HAZWOPER, What’s the Difference?

Posted: July 25th, 2018
Once hazardous materials combine with a body of water, emergency services rely on HAZMAT and HAZWOPER divers to reinstate a safe and habitable environment. These hazardous jobs can vary in severity and difficulty as the materials can range from radioactive liquids, oil spills, and more. Not only are these...

International Diving Institute Divers Explain Complexity of Thai Cave Rescue

Posted: July 11th, 2018
CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) -- Thai Navy Seals say all 12 boys and their soccer coach have been rescued from a flooded cave, ending an ordeal that lasted more than 2 weeks. Many across the world watched the developments of the rescue, including several divers in the Charleston area, who truly...

International Diving Institutes ROV Instructor Interviewed Regarding Thailand Rescue Efforts

Posted: July 09th, 2018
Global News interviewed International Diving Institutes ROV instructor regarding the rescue efforts in Thailand. A commercial diver with more than 35 years experience’ says that the ongoing efforts to rescue a team of soccer players in Thailand are unimaginably difficult and intimidating. Mike Roberts, owner of Divetech Limited in Goodwood, N.S., says that he...

Police Diving: What Does It Take?

Posted: July 06th, 2018
Unlike your average desk job, commercial diving offers a variety of experiences which allow you to see the world and make it a better place in the process. Often, when people think about commercial diving, construction comes to mind.  After all, someone needs to build and maintain the infrastructures...