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Dive Preparations

Program Costs

Tuition                                         $4395.06

Equipment and Related Costs

Underwater Skills Equipment

Diving Equipment Qty Approximate Cost
Weight Belt with Suspenders 1 $80.00
36 - 40 lbs. Weight ($2.50 per lb.) 1 $125.00
Ankle Weights (optional) 1 $30.00
Pair of Fins 1 $130.00
Diving Knife 1 $90.00
CSA approved Diver Harness 1 $500.00
Locking carabiner with a breaking strength > than 2000 lbs 1 25.00
Heavy Duty Dry Suit with Underwear & Inflation Whip 1 $2000.00
Pair of 5 Finger Neoprene Gloves 1 $50.00
Pair of 3 Finger Neoprene Gloves 1 $50.00
Neoprene Hood 1 $50.00
Dive Gear Bag 1 $50.00
Pair Chambers Greens (Hospital Scrubs) 1 $35.00
Tool Bag (for underwater use) 1 $30.00

Headliner for DSI Diving Helmet
Part # 510-754. NO aftermarket liners permited

1 $125.00

Additional Restricted Scuba Diving Equipment
(If taking restricted scuba component)

 

Qty

Approximate
Cost

Weight Belt with quick release buckle (same weights can be used)

1

$25

Scuba regulator

1

$500

Submersible pressure gauge

1

$100

Depth gauge

1

$100

Scuba mask

1

$100

BCD

1

$550

Snorkel

1

$50

Total:

$1425

Books

Note:

The Underwater Skills curriculum often changes by semester or yearly. Refrain from buying books until the instructors and/or professors have informed you which books are required for the course.

Books Approximate Costs
Ministry of Labour Diving Regulations * $ 15.00
DCIEM Diving Manual* $ 80.00
Commercial Diver's Handbook $ 65.00
Diver's Log Book* $ 20.00
* required for the start of classes  

Tools

Tools Qty Approximate Cost
12" Adjustable Wrench 2 $ 40.00
Work Knife 1 $ 20.00
5/8, 11/16, 3/4 Open Ended Wrenches 1 $ 8.00
Other tools (ex. electric tape, pliers, etc.) $ 25.00

Clothing

Clothing Qty Approximate Cost
CSA Approved Work Boots 1 $ 80.00
CSA Approved Winter Work Boots 1 $ 130.00
CSA Approved Hard Hat 1 $ 20.00
Work Gloves 1 $ 10.00
Coveralls 1 $ 40.00
MOT Approved Life Jacket 1 $ 85.00
Safety Glasses 1 $20.00
Welding Gloves 1 $25.00
Floater Suit                                                  1 $ 400.00
Total Clothing Costs  $ 810.00

Other Costs

Other Costs (Approximate)
Wiarton accommodations, oxygen and fuel usage (due in the spring) $1000.00
Diving Medical $ 800.00
IMCA Diver Medic (Optional, fees not due until Spring) $ 1,500.00
Welding Certificate (Optional, fees not due until spring) $ 750.00
First Aid, CPR and O2 provider*must be taken on course* $ 150.00