Our ADAS and IMCA Approved Commercial Dive Courses

We are the only Australian school capable of Offshore training and one of only two schools in the world that can train saturation divers in the water.

If your goal is to ever work offshore, the only question is, why go anywhere else?

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If after learning about our commercial dive courses, you want to learn more enrol or have a chat. Do not hesitate to contact us via email, phone or through our contact us page. we aim to set the benchmark in the Marine, Oil and Gas Industry. Therefore we also aim to answer all queries the same working day.

Find out when our next course is

We have a lot of scheduled ADAS and IMCA approved commercial dive courses and speciality courses in 2019. Thus if you want to learn more, click the link below. Because how else will you know when you will become a commercial Diver?

$4000 savings if you do all three core courses together!

ADAS core Commercial Dive courses

There are three core levels within the ADAS Dive certification framework. All Three levels are offered here at CDA. Allowing divers to learn from basic Scuba to offshore SSBA. Each level is four weeks, Therefore a part three diver is not only more qualified. But as a result he will receive fifty percent more training than an equivalent part two diver. Click on more information to learn more about each commercial dive course.

Scuba to 30 m (adas part one)

The First level of Dive certification as a commercial Diver. Total Study Time of this commercial dive course is 4 weeks. A great option for scientific divers and all divers looking to complete the core dive training. This course is SCUBA only (IMCA recognised).

ssba to 30 m (adas part 2)

The next step in your progression. This Commercial Dive Course introduces the use of SSBA as the basis for underwater construction activities. Therefore it is a must have certification for those looking to become onshore divers. The certification is IMCA recognised.

ssba to 50 m (adas part 3)

The next progressive step from ADAS Part Two. This Commercial Dive course enables qualified divers to work offshore as well as operate a chamber. Therefore This commercial dive course is a must have for international or offshore work (IMCA recognised).

Feedback from a recent ADAS Graduate

"Amazing staff! Great set up and very helpful with everything. Highly recommend for any (Commercial) diving course"

ADAS supervisor

There are two levels offered at CDA for Dive Supervisor, these are onshore and offshore, click below to read about the onshore and Offshore Dive supervisor courses.


These are run through out the year, with our next scheduled date being on the 28th of January 2019.

Onshore Dive Supervisor

A course for Divers who are looking to supervise Dive work safely and competently using either Scuba or SSBA. This commercial dive course is IMCA and ADAS Recognised. Therefore allowing you to supervise all around the world. CDA's Supervisor course has therefore been updated to reflect standards required by the oil majors internationally. The supervisor course is taught by Alan Strong, who has worked for Shell Oil, Mobil Exon, Diamond Offshore, SMIT and SVITZER salvage. .

OffShore Dive Supervisor

This commercial dive course if the final step in the supervisor certification process for air supervisors and is an examination process only. The certification is IMCA and ADAS recognised and therefore accepted internationally by all the oil Majors.

What a recent supervisor student had to say

"I’m part way through my trainee supervisors course. The one thing I was fearful about was the physics component. I’ve spent a lot of long nights trying to get my head around all the formulae needed. Today in a matter of hours I have had everything explained in such a way that I’m confident that I’ll pass. Best teachers teaching best practice. Don’t waste your time going anywhere else"

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of competencies obtained through formal training, work experience and life experience. IMCA and ADAS recognised.​

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL EC)

Recognised Prior learning Exceptional Circumstances is for students with over 5 years existing experience obtained through formal training, work experience and life experience. IMCA and ADAS recognised. This commercial dive course is great for companies who have divers needing formal certification. We have trained divers from Smit, Ardent, Mobil Exon and Shell in 2018

Recognised PrioR learning

There are two levels of recognition offered at CDA for Those divers with lots of experience. The first is RPL, this is for individuals with at least two years experience. these divers must have met certain dive requirements but do not need the varied construction experience of AN RPL EC candidate. The second is RPL EC, which is for divers with at least five years experience and thus a wider range of experience in construction than an RPL student.

Companies can contact us any time to schedule and RPL or RPL EC, subject to numbers we can run these at any time.

our next RPL EC is scheduled for APril 15th 2018

Feedback from a recent RPL EC Graduate

"A 100% RECOMMEND!!! A good school for all who wish to start up or further their career in the Commercial Diving Industries. All the trainer in CDA obtain a high level of experience and competency in ensuring all the students understand the importance of Diving not only in getting you certified but making you understand the importance of SAFETY. CDA has help me further understand on many aspects which i lack of before i enter the commercial dive course, Thus they have now assisted me in many ways by doing it the right way in the safest way. Interesting, well managed and close to real word and life experiences.

Kudos & THUMBS UP to ALL Staff in CDA!!!

Diver Support Courses

AT the Commercial Dive Academy, we offer a range of support courses. Three diver support stand outs are the Diver Medic Technician (Medic Support), Life Support Technician (Advanced and standard) and ADAS and IMCA Chamber operator

Life Support Technician​

This program prepares individuals to work as a part of a bell dive team or work with a saturation diving complex. ADAS and IMCA recognised. This is also offered as part of the closed bell training course.​

Diver Medic Technician

The Diver Medic Technician certificate is offered for both offshore and onshore environments. ADAS and IMCA recognised. This is a must do course to work as a diver support or Diver medic.

Adas and imca chamber operator

The Chamber operator course is a standalone program for divers or non-divers and is focused on the maintenance and operation of decompression chambers. All Part three divers must therefore hold this certificate.

ADAS aquaculture ssba to 30 metres

The Aquaculture SSBA to 30 metre Commercial dive course is specifically designed by the Australian seafood industry therefore if you want to work on a fish farm this is a great option and can progress into ADAS part two.

closed bell training (Adas part four)

This Commercial dive course is a progressive step from ADAS part 3 and trains divers in the use of closed diving bells and chamber complexes. Therefore this is the commercial dive course that allows you to work as a saturation diver.

ROV Training

Remote Operated Vehicle training (ROV) is to come in the middle of 2019. this will enable trainees to operate ROV's succinctly. The ROV course is currently undergoing ADAS and IMCA compliance to become ADAS and IMCA approved in the near future.

Dive Specialist Courses

AT the Commercial Dive Academy, we offer a range of specialist courses. Three Specialist stand outs are ADAS Aquaculture, Closed Bell Training and ROV training. We recommend all dive students who come to our school to consider the possibility of completing there closed bell training one day in the distant future


Most frequent questions and answers

We have a course schedule you can find by clicking the course schedule link below

The career of a commercial diver is exciting and varied, from working in aquaculture and wrestling sharks from nets, to working on oil rigs in construction and recovering lost goods from a ship wreck in salvage. The career does not stop as a diver though, with opportunities as a supervisor, superintendent, life support technician, Diver medic and more.

The core three courses ADAS Commercial Dive Courses. ADAS part one, ADAS part two and ADAS part three have a total combined cost of $25,000. All costs can be found on their specific page.

There is accommodation provided next to the school, you can choose to stay with other students for $22 a day. This is a bunk bed shared dormotory. You can also choose to find an air BNB, if you book in advance you might be able to negotiate a long term discount.

All you have to do is click on enroll today!

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