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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...

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...

IDI trains U.S. Army Alpha Company 169th Engineer Battalion in Underwater Welding Certification

Posted: August 11th, 2017
Underwater Welding Certification Training Capitalizing on a two-year affiliation with Alpha Company, 169 Engineer Battalion - U.S. Army Engineer Dive School, based in Panama City, Florida, members of this elite Army unit were on hand at International Diving Institute for the past two weeks learning the skills necessary to become...

International Diving Institute (IDI) Approved as NAVSEA Diver Training Facility

Posted: April 10th, 2017
IDI becomes the exclusive training facility for dive groups in the United States Navy. Students at the International Diving Institute already have the advantage of training at IDI’s Tru Environment™ facility, in an area rich in diving history. Now that IDI is a NAVSEA-approved diver training facility, they can boast...

New Certification Puts Charleston Diving School on Elite Level

Posted: April 10th, 2017
Graduates with a Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC) will be approved for commercial deep diving outside and inside the U.S. The International Diving Institute (IDI) announced that they will now be offering DCBC Unrestricted Surface-Supplied Diver certifications, furthering their status as one of the premier commercial diving schools in...