travel the world. get paid. do what you love.

The Adventure of a Lifetime Awaits in Commercial Diving!

“I enrolled at IDI a couple years after high school and it changed my life. I’m now in my mid-20’s, making over 80k a year, and traveling all over the world!”

—Brett, Class of 2013

Real Life Training

prepares our graduates

to succeed after graduation.


Career Benefits for Commercial Divers

  • Hiring rates stay steady, even during economic downturns
  • Rewarding opportunities across many industries
  • Minimal entry requirements to get started
  • Make between 30k – 100k annually

Career Options for Commercial Divers

Ready to Dive In?

Become certified in less than a year, travel the world, and begin your journey towards a challenging, rewarding career.


“IDI not only helped me apply for Federal Student Aid, but they provided me with a dedicated financial counselor, who was able to answer all my questions and lay out a financing plan that kept me on track.”

—Ryan, Class of 2011



to helping students

receive financing

What Makes IDI the Best Choice!

We offer the best instruction, the best facilities, the best location, and promise to help you become one of the world’s best commercial divers. Getting started is easy.

  • Must be 18 years old
  • Must have GED or high school diploma
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must pass a dive physical

“I’ve never been so satisfied in my career. I owe all my success to IDI and the amazing staff who trained me, not only on how to dive and weld, but on how to live a life I won’t regret.”

—Jason, Underwater Welder & Former Navy Seal


miss out

on the opportunity

of a lifetime!

A Better Future Begins Today

Our admissions team is standing by, ready to help you dive into an experience you’ll never forget and career opportunities that keep on giving.



Please note

  • The International Diving Institute is permanently closed.   The final class completed August 26, 2021
  • Please note for transcript and/or education verification inquiries please contact the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education at 803-737-2260 or visit