The Science Behind Underwater Welding

Posted: June 20th, 2018
Underwater welding plays an important role in construction, the maintenance of oil rigs and ships, and much more. Welding requires extreme heat to fuse two surfaces together. The idea of heating surfaces to such a high temperature while they are underwater often seems counterintuitive. After all, doesn’t water put...

See the World as a Commercial Diver

Posted: June 04th, 2018
If you’ve always wanted to see the world, a career in commercial diving could be right for you. Commercial divers often travel from site to site as they complete one project and take on another. These sites could be a short drive from each other, or half a world...

The IDI Way

Posted: May 23rd, 2018
Choosing a commercial diving school can seem like a daunting process as there are many things you need to consider. The first things that come to mind are typically cost and time commitment. In addition, you’ll need to consider the quality of the education you’ll receive. Lastly, you’ll want...

A Day in the Life of an IDI Student

Posted: May 12th, 2018
The best way to learn if a specific school is right for you is to speak with current students. These students can give prospective students insight that no one else can. So, we spoke to one of our exceptional students and asked him to elaborate on his IDI experience. Joseph...

Meet Jack Bauer, Underwater Welding Instructor

Posted: April 19th, 2018
    I teach a two-week (80hr) wet welding course here at International Diving Institute.  The course is demanding with heavy emphasis on electromagnetism, safety, metallurgy, electrolysis, thermodynamics, and joint design. Students get an average of 20-24hrs of actual wet welding time utilizing different machines and various types of electrodes. We...

Commercial Diver Training Programs at IDI

Posted: March 16th, 2018
When you are ready to take the plunge and launch your new career, International Diving Institute (IDI) is here to train and certify you.  IDI offers a wide range of commercial diving training to provide you with the skills and certifications you will need for a career in the...

Commercial Diving Explained on FOX 24

Posted: March 13th, 2018
FOX 24 Charleston spoke tonight with Michael Hielscher, President of the International Diving Institute and Jack Bauer who is an underwater welding instructor at the school.  While speaking with Leyla Gulen, Michael and Jack give a brief overview of the job opportunities after graduating and receiving your certification from IDI as well as...

Possible Career Paths for IDI Graduates

Posted: February 23rd, 2018
Once you have completed your course work at IDI and earned your certifications, you will be prepared to begin your career in various capacities in the maritime industries.  These are lucrative jobs with opportunity for advancement and with many possible routes to choose.  Below are a few of the...

ROV Pilots and Technicians

Posted: February 02nd, 2018
The time to launch your ROV Pilot Career is Now! There is currently a high demand for Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Pilots and Technicians, and this demand is expected to increase exponentially in the coming years.  In fact, a recent report from the International Marine Contractors Association found that currently...

How to Maintain your Wetsuit

Posted: January 29th, 2018
As a Commercial Diver, you’ll need to invest in a high-quality wetsuit. By carefully maintaining your wetsuit, you can keep it functioning as needed for years to come. Below, you’ll find some of our top tips for wetsuit maintenance. Soak it Right Away When you have finished diving for the day,...