Student Amenities


The facilities and classrooms at IDI are all located on the Old Charleston Navy Base. This area has been rich in diving history for over 100 years and no other school in the country offers prospective divers an opportunity to train in such real-world environments.

IDI has access to ex-Navy yards and docks, which gives students an opportunity to train in the same environments commercial divers and welders work in everyday.

Our advanced facilities include a network of freshwater tanks – a 48,000 gallon main tank, a 30’ confined space tank, and a dedicated 20’ deep wet welding tank, and our advantageous location prepares aspiring divers and underwater welders for a long, rewarding career at the top of their field.

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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