At IDI, you will be trained at the Old Charleston Navy Base. This location is in the heart of the industrial district of Charleston and integral to the Port of Charleston and waterfront ship loading operations. You will be training in the same environment that commercial divers work in every day. We fully stand behind the safety of our equipment, methods and training programs – which offer highly sought after certifications in a variety of industries.


Our Commercial Diving and advanced skill-based courses offer a challenging, adventurous, and rewarding career path.

IDI’s programs help shape your career path, ensuring the highest opportunity for training and job placement. Explore the training we offer below.


Many of our programs are perfect for veterans, as we have faculty from several branches of the military that specialize in underwater diving.


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