The Commercial dive academy


Fresh into the industry and on $800 a day

“the first day after the course ended. I was working and earning $800 a day.” – Beau Hogan

“CDA will find you a job. They will work with you, and they will teach you to a higher standard than anyone else.”

A CDA profesional construction diver in thailand
A commercial dive academy student working in the gulf of Thailand on the Transocean Andaman jack up rig.


planned Dive courses in 2019


percent employment (2018)


high earning graduates

Featured Course: ADAS Part One Two and three

Combo Price: AU $21,000 Total Savings of: $4,000

Scuba to 30 m (adas part one)

The First level of Dive certification as a commercial Diver. Total Study Time of the dive course is 4 weeks. A great option for scientific divers and all divers looking to complete the core ADAS dive training, this course is SCUBA only (Internationally IMCA recognised).

ssba to 30 m (adas part 2)

The next step in your progression. This Commercial Dive Course introduces the use of SSBA as the basis for underwater construction activities, therefore it is a great option for onshore divers and an essential component of the core ADAS dive training (IMCA recognised). total length is 4 weeks.

ssba to 50 m (adas part 3)

The next progressive step from ADAS Part Two. This Commercial Dive course enables qualified divers to work offshore as well as operate a chamber internationally. This course is a must have for international and offshore work. CDA is the only school in Australia to offer IMCA approved SSBA to 50 M (ADAS part three )

What our past students had to say

"I have just recently finished my ADAS Part 3 at CDA, one of the biggest things a noticed was that students even from Part 1 and 2 were being trained exactly as we would if we were working on an offshore and onshore worksite. I think this is a huge help for anyone who would be starting new into the industry or continuing, something I feel I missed out from previous training elsewhere. On top of the high quality of training and experienced staff I appreciated the help I was given to find work afterwards."
"Best teachers, teaching best practice. Don't waste your time going anywhere else."
"Great company, highly recommended. Michael was my main point of contact and he was a huge help. My only regret is not doing this years ago. Thanks Michael and the CDA team!"
"Interesting, well managed and close to real world and life experiences.""
"I could not recommend the commercial dive academy (CDA) enough. If you are looking to get your ADAS ticket, do not go any where else."
""I just completed my (ADAS) dive supervisor course. It was well worth it and practical. I will recommend this school to everyone."
"CDA is by far the best in the industry.No other training centre has the facilities , courses and knowledge to get you where you want to be in the industry."

Learn how to become a commercial Diver

Featured Course: ADAS Part Four

Total Cost: $ AU 26000

US $17,890 (May 22nd exchange rate)

ADAS Closed Bell (adas part 4)

• The ultimate dive qualification
• Internationally recognised closed bell training.
• The only ADAS and IMCA saturation training in the world

our 2019 course schedule

We have a lot of planned ADAS and IMCA Dive Courses, Supervisor Courses, RPL Courses. Saturation courses and more. If you are looking for international recognised ADAS and IMCA training, we can offer you the highest level of training in the southern hemisphere.

January 7 – March 1
April 1 – May 24
June 24 – August 17
September 16 – November 9

March 4- March 29
May 27 – June 22
August 19 – September 14
November 11 – December 6

January 28 – Febuary 8
April 1 – April 12
June 24 –  July 5
September 16 –  September 27

ADAS Part One


April 1st - April 26th

ADAS Part Two


April 29th - May 24th

ADAS Part THree


May 27th - june 22nd

ADAS Part 1,2 & 3 Combo


April 1st - June 22nd

ADAS Onshore Supervisor


April 1st - April 12th

Trainee Offshore Supervisor


April 8th - April 19th

Learn about all our Commercial Dive Courses

The career of a commercial diver is rewarding and exciting where often no two days are the same and above all – it pays well. However there are alot of possible courses to undertake to get your diver certification. on this next page you will find information on the core ADAS courses that we offer as well as others such as ROV training, Diver medic and more. 

If you want to learn about the exciting courses on offer, click more information below

The Perfect Location

Located in the picturesque town of Beauty Point Tasmania. The Commercial Dive Academy has two main diving locations. Flinders wharf is where the shallow diving takes place. The deep water dives are operated from our lake Cethana site.

Commercial Diver Alan Strong with a chainsaw underwater

Contact CDA Today!

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Commercial Dive Training made Easy.

“Diving is an investment of time and money, but the rewards can be life changing, literally.” – Andi Cummings

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