The Commercial Dive Academy Story

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Our Founding

This dive school in Tasmania 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 12 month refurbishment of the school. we are now, not only ADAS approved but also an IMCA approved training establishment member.

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. We strive to ensure all our graduates, find good paying and long term fulfilling employment.

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 Closed bell saturation diving. Boasting a 100 percent employment rate, and many leaving the school going straight to offshore work. we believe that we are the best dive trainers for all diving training, both in Australia and in the world.

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
Director
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, being a Saturation Diving Technician for some of the largest offshore dive companies.
Garry Shields
Saturation Technician
Michael is the 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.
Michael Cook
Saturation 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 in France Bordeaux with Bridget Steenkamer
Michael Strong
Quality Assurance
1 %
of our part three graduates straight into offshore work in 2018 and 2019

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