International Diving Institute


IDI: Commercial Diving School

Learn to dive, weld and work underwater. No prior diving or welding experience required, the International Diving Institute (IDI) will teach you! Take IDI’s course in Air, Mixed Gas, Surface Supplied Diving (helmet diving), Hyperbaric Chamber Operation, Underwater Welding, etc. and get your commercial diving certification in just four months. Partial financing now available. IDI is a member of the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI), and trains to the standards published by the Association of Commercial Diving Educators (ACDE), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), SCUBA Diving Instructor (SDI), Technical Diving Instructor (TDI) and the Sea Research Society (SRS). The Institute’s mission is to prepare its graduates for a career in the commercial diving industry as entry-level divers/tenders who excel in knowledge, skills and safety.  In order to receive an ADCI certification card one must have adequate training and possess a valid certificate. IDI’s curriculum meets and exceeds the ACDE/ANSI training standards ensuring our students will receive an ADCI certification card upon graduation. The benefits of obtaining an ADCI certification card is it’s worldwide recognition and acceptance internationally.

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IDI Graduates

Many of IDI’s graduates have gone on to work in the offshore oil industry. One even went to work for NASA teaching astronauts to dive. One of IDI’s founders, Dr. E. Lee Spence, is a world recognized expert on the salvage of historic shipwrecks and some of IDI’s graduates have gone on to work with him on such famous wrecks as the SS Ozama (a gun-runner sunk in 1894) and the SS United States (wrecked in 1881). 

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