Commercial Diver/Tender Course

The commercial Diver/Tender Course includes the introduction to Commerical Diving apparatus, air manifold, operations, diver dress in, dress out procedures, dive station selection, various tender techniques, O.S.H.A commercial diving regulations, safety procedures and protocol. Some fundemental commercial proceduers are also studied, hand tool techniques, out of air emergency procedure, dive station duties, selecting proper diving equipment, helment/band masks and their uses, establishing underwater work centers, orientation to surface supplied deep diving, multiple in-water operations, underwater inspections, basic oxygen administration, hyperbaric chamber operation and equipment care and maintenance. Also there will be an introduction to underwater welding and burning and an overview of non-destructive testing methods. 

How long is the course?

Courses are 11 weeks long:


Monday - Saturday (10 hours a day - 60 hours per week)


The hours and length of course have been set to meet ADCI's requirement of 625 hours of training in order for students to earn their ADCI Entry Level Diver/Tender Certification. 


2019 Course Schedule can be found on the Home Page

What certifications are recieved upon completion of course?
  •  ADCI Entry level Tender/Diver Certification (Association of Diving Contractors International). This certification is necessary in order for graduates to work as a commercial diver in the United States.
  • DSI Dive Lab (Dive Systems International) Superlite Helmet Maintenance Technician certification
  • TDI and PADI  Nitrox I
  • TDI Advanced Nitrox
  • PADI and TDI Nitrox Gas Blender
  • American Red Cross: O2 Provider
  • American Heart Association: Emergency First Responder
    • CPR
    • First Aid