About CDA

The Commercial Dive Academy – CDA – facility was initially set up by the Commonwealth Government in 1993 to meet the increasing demand for offshore Oil, Gas and Marine Divers. It was set up at the highest (world class) level as only Governments can afford to do.

Today, CDA is proud to offer the widest range of qualifications of any ADAS & certified school; from beginner divers (Part 1) through to saturation divers (Part 4).

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.

Lake Cethana is the only location in all of Australia that is authorised to train offshore surface supply divers and closed bell (saturation divers) best of all is the stunning views!

meet our Team:

To set the benchmark in safety and efficiency in the marine, oil and gas industry, CDA employs the best in the game. With connections all over the world CDA has the ability to source the best tutors and dive specialist for all its courses.   


Alan Strong


Alan holds over 30 years experience in the Diving, Oil and Gas industry. 18 of  these have been as a tutor and assessment manager for ADAS. In his days off Alan is a keen motorbike and mountain bike rider. preferring Adrenalin to a lazy day.

Mohamed Ewida


Mohamed Ewida holds over 20 years experience in the Diving, Oil and Gas industry. 10 of these have been as a tutor for ADAS. Mo is a godly water polo player, playing professionally in Egypt for six years, before deciding diving was the life for him.

Stephen Clark


Stephen Clark holds over 30 years experience in the Diving, Oil and Gas industry. Steve has been a tutor for ADAS, HSE and IMCA for 19 years. Steve loves his motorbikes and a day at the school is likely a day walking past his bike.

Mike Cook

Saturation Technician

Mike is the CDA Saturation technician working on the various dive gear, hailing from the UK he is sure to love you if you supply him with his daily tea fix. Though, he will not be impressed if you offer him an Earl Grey.

Nivi Nair


Nivi is the newest member of the CDA team, eager to up our enrollment game to the highest level. Nivi is currently studying part time an IT degree with the Tasmanian University.


Office Manager

Susan is the manager of the office and is in charge of all office duties

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200 Flinders St, Beauty Point, Tasmania, Australia

  • +61 4262 02168
  • +61 3638 3484

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Commercial Dive Academy