Posts in:International Diving Institute

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...

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...

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...

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...