Posts in:Commercial Diving

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...