Our faculty includes Veterans of US Navy and US Coast Guard.

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Get Trained By Our Credentialed and Experienced Instructors

IDI understands exactly what it’s like to leave the military and start a life in the civilian world. Check out the benefits that we offer to veterans who apply to our programs!

Veterans are welcomed at the International Diving Institute!

Your military background and experience is a benefit to your success with us! We train veterans from all branches of the US Military and we accept the GI Bill for all training options.

Scuba Diving School

We train veterans from all branches of the US Military and accept the GI Bill for all training options.

“My transition into the IDI program has been smooth and rewarding. I owe all my success to IDI and the elite staff who worked with me.”

Tyler | Commercial Diver & Former U.S. Coast Guard

Veteran Benefits

IDI is approved by the South Carolina State Approving Agency to offer veterans’ education and training (GI Bill®). Contact the school VA Representative for more information.

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Want a Challenging, Adventurous
& Rewarding Career Path?

IDI offers training and job placement services to help students pursue a career in the Marine Construction Industry. Job placement is not guaranteed. Explore all of the training courses that we have to offer below!

DCBC Unrestricted Diving

DCBC Unrestricted Diving

In this program, you will build on your AMGSSD experience 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) to become a certified unrestricted surface-supplied commercial diver.

Underwater Welding

Underwater Welding

Building on your commercial diver training, a Lloyd’s Register Underwater Welding certification opens new doors. This certification is recognized worldwide and is valued by commercial diving companies.

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Student Amenities

Whether it’s comprehensive meal plans, affordable and convenient housing, or our state-of-the-art training facilities, we take care of our students at IDI. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that empowers students to do their best while they’re here.



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