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35 Weeks
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Certificate

About the Program

In this 35-week certificate program, you will receive training and practice in underwater skills involving commercial diving. This program will train you to become commercial divers in order to meet the needs of the diving industry. You will gain skills in surface and underwater welding and cutting, construction and salvage work, as well as inspection and diving techniques related to the civil and offshore oil industry. Additionally, you will benefit from training in the safe use and maintenance of commercial diving equipment. Graduates of this program work in every sector of the diving industry including inshore and offshore construction, salvage, inspection and offshore oil and gas production.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Commercial diving
  • Welding
  • Construction and salvage work
  • Inspection and repair work related to the civil and offshore oil industry
  • Safety and competently using equipment in open water
  • Ability to assess the cause of pressure-related diseases and conditions

Your Career

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options, such as:

  • Commercial diver
  • Underwater welder
  • Underwater construction diver
  • Inspector and repair diver

Professional Certification

Upon program completion, graduates receive an internationally recognized certificate in unrestricted surface supply diving from the Diver Certification Board of Canada.


  • American Welding Society (AWS)
  • Canadian Association of Diving Contractors (CADC)
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
  • Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB)
  • Construction Safety Association of Ontario
  • Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC)
  • International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)
  • Ontario Ministry of Labour Management Health and Safety Committee
  • Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS)