Starts in September
This rigorous and fast-paced program has been preparing commercial divers for a variety of industry careers for more than 45 years. That’s why contractors continue to contact Seneca looking for skilled graduates to work in offshore construction, salvage, inspection, offshore oil and gas exploration, and production.
In this 35-week program, you will dive to a maximum of 50 metres (165 feet), led by Seneca’s Unrestricted Surface Supplied Supervisors, who have more than 100 years of combined commercial diving experience. Graduates will receive an internationally recognized certificate as an Unrestricted Surface Supplied Diver from the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC).
The purpose of the information session is for you to be able to meet the faculty and staff of the Underwater Skills program and to provide you with the opportunity to visit our diving sites, lab and classroom facilities. In addition, during this session you will be provided with important information relating to critical dates, equipment and text book requirements, diving medical examinations and costs that are associated with the program.
Our next program information session is on, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 at 10 a.m., King Campus. Applicants who are unable to attend the information session may request an information package.
Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:
When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:
After completing the program, you will receive an internationally recognized certificate as an Unrestricted Surface Supplied Diver from the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC), along with the following certifications:
Certificates issued by the DCBC are recognized by the Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS), France, Norway, South Africa, the United Kingdom Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA).
Follow along with Andrew Younghusband of the Discovery Channel’s Tougher Than It Looks as he trains to become a commercial diver at Seneca under the guidance of lead instructor Aaron Griffin.
Witness how a team from Seneca’s Underwater Skills program trained and prepared Parks Canada marine archeologists to work in the icy waters of the Arctic in order to explore the HMS Erebus.
Go behind the scenes in the Seneca dive lab at King Campus where a team from the Daily Planet conducts an underwater experiment.
Dive into our photo gallery to see what it’s like to study commercial diving.