This avocational course is only offered to graduates of the IDI AMGSSD program or individuals with documentation proving completion of a DCBC accredited Commercial Diving Program. If you did not complete the AMGSSD course at IDI, documentation must be provided proving completion of a DCBC accredited Commercial Diving Program.


In this 4 week, 200 hour program, you will learn through both classroom instruction and practical exercises. Your training will fully comply with the requirements that have been established through the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC) for certification as an unrestricted surface-supplied commercial diver.


“I am proud to call myself a student of IDI”

I look forward to working with more of the instructors and retaining all the knowledge they have to offer. In IDI you get out what you put in. I have put in a lot of work and I am getting a ton out of it.

—Ryan T.



I started the final month of training and am challenged physically and mentally each day. Definitely going to take one or more of their advanced courses in welding and/or unrestricted depth.

—Caleb S.


“This is a top notch school with  a dedicated staff…”

…they go the extra mile for enrolling and focus on the individual they use hands on training to help train the next generation on commercial divers

—Zachary K.

Entry-Level Requirements

Completion of an accredited commercial diver program per Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Code Z275.5-13.

Certifications at Completion

Graduates will receive a certificate from the International Diving Institute and an Unrestricted Diver Certification from the Diver Certification Board of Canada.

program cost:

The tuition for this course is $7,900. This includes instruction and testing.

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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 www.che.sc.gov