The COMMERCIAL DIVE ACADEMY
Making dreams A Reality
Here at CDA we believe in making dreams a reality. All of our staff have had the chance to live and breathe diving, from shipwrecks and salvage to Offshore Oil rigs and Tuna cowboys. We have each experienced the unbelievable and aspire to allow you to do the same.
Founder of CDA
I loved diving and my career in the industry, my hope is that all my children become commercial divers and have far greater success than I ever could have dreamed of. If I could go back, the only part of my career I would change is doing this sooner.
Yes I am a better diver than Chef!
CDA has a combined training staff of 10 tutors across our full range of courses. Our ten tutors are from a combined six different countries and three continents,
The cultural diversity at CDA and our willingness to provide training for a wide range of client needs is what has led to CDA being the diving school of choice in Australia. This is why around 90 percent of all Commercial Dive Training and company sponsorship is through CDA.
In 2019 over 100 students of CDA were sponsored by companies from a wide range of industries. We believe we are the only diving school in the world to receive this level of industry support. This support is a large reason why CDA is the only Diving school in the world that can boast a 100% job placement rate.
Why choose the Commercial Dive Academy?
We set you up to stay ahead of your competitors
Head Air Tutor
Steve is not just a pretty face. He has over 30 years offshore diving and supervising with 19 years teaching through ADAS and HSE at Fort Williams (Scottland.)
Steve wears many hats including being CDA’s HSE Manager and head air diving tutor.
Located in Tasmania the Commercial Dive Academy is proud to offer the widest range of qualifications of any ADAS & IMCA certified dive school in the world.
World Class FAcilities
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 to a world class standard as only governments can afford to do.
In 2019, CDA completed a full upgrade and refurbishment of their saturation barge facilities which entailed installing a hyperbaric rescue chamber & gas reclaim system.
In 2019, over 100 students attending our courses were sponsored by companies.
CDA has trained sponsored students at all levels, including scientific training for Australian Universities to construction training for companies in Oil and Gas, Salvage, Aquaculture and onshore construction.
CDA offer the widest range of dive courses of any commercial dive school. CDA specialises in equipping divers with the skills and knowledge to excel in the workforce.
100% Employment Rate
The Commercial Dive Academy trains hundreds of divers each year, CDA prides itself on its unmatched employment rate and will help in anyway it can in the employment process of a graduated student.
“the first day after the Commercial Dive course ended. I was working and earning $800 a day.”
– Beau Hogan ( CDA GRADUATE 2019 )
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.