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
  • Industry Endorsed Dive Courses
  • 100% Student Employment Rate

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.

Industry Endorsement

In 2019, over 100 students who 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 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 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.

Alan Strong

Director / Operational Manager

  • 30+ Years in the oil & gas industry
  • 18+ Years as an ADAS assessment manager​

Stephen Clark

HSE Manager

  • 30+ Years in the oil & gas industry
  • 19+ Years as a tutor for ADAS, HSE & IMCA

Glen Martin

Saturation Tutor

  • 40+ Years in the oil & gas industry
  • 20+ Years as a tutor for ADAS, HSE & IMCA20

Meisam Gholampour

Dive Technician

  • 10+ Years experience as an offshore diver

Mohammed Edwida

ADAS Tutor

  • 20+ Years in the oil & gas industry
  • 10+ Years as a tutor for ADAS
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