The Commercial Dive Academy Story

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Our Founding

CDA was set up by the commonwealth Government in 1993 to meet the growing needs of the Oil and Gas industry. Today in 2019 CDA has just completed a full refurbishment compliant with the IMCA and ADAS standards to ensure the best possible training facilities.

Our Vision

the Commercial Dive Academy aims to provide effective, efficient and comprehensive training and assessment solutions whilst setting the benchmark in safety and efficiency in the marine, oil and gas industry.

infinity and beyond

We are proud to be the only ADAS school to offer all four levels of diver training from entry level Scuba to Wetbell saturation diving. Boasting a 100 percent employment rate, we work with companies such as Shell Oil, Smit Salvage, Transocean and more.

Meet the Team

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.
Stephen Clark
Hse Manager
Alan Strong 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.
Alan Strong
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.
Mohamed Ewida
ADAS Tutor
Garry has over 30 years experience in the Diving, Oil and Gas industry. He is highly experienced in engineering and brings with him a wide array of skills, able to fix anything, including old Toyotas, or so it seems.
Garry Shields
Saturation Technician
Simon is the site 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.
Simmon Cannon
Site technician
Michael joined the team at CDA in July 2018, bringing with him a useless piece of paper (finance degree) and some lofty ideas of business development, he is the friendly face you will see in the office each day.
Michael Strong
Quality Assurance

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