Professional SCUBA Diver

15 wk program - Multiple Certifications!

This course will give the graduate multiple certifications to the CSA standards for an Unrestricted Occupational Scuba Diver, Commercial NITROX Diver, Dive Accident Management, 1st aid for divers as well as openwater diver, Restricted Surface Supply.     And with the additional courses in Divemaster you will be well prepared to work in both the commercial and recreational dive industries.

Type of dive careers available for graduates of the program:

Scientific diving, search and recovery ,  aquaculture diving, seafood harvesting, engineering and environmental inspections, archaeological investigation, public safety diving, police operations, small vessel maintenance and underwater film/video production… as well as international travel and work in these exciting areas of the dive industry…

…dive resort work, dive Charters, resort owner, dive retail, dive charters, dive tourism, assistant to the Dive Instructor, dive marketing and more…

Key Course Information:

Course length: 15 weeks (Duration 434 hours)

  • Course hours: Fulltime 8:30am – 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday- some weekend and evening work)

Course Pre-requisites:

Course pre requisites

  • Complete a CSA Divers Medical and be certified as "Fit for Diving" by a DCBC recognized Physician by week 3 of the program.
  • Complete a PADI Divers Medical
  • Be 18 years of age

Included in the program

  • DCBC Occupational SCUBA Diver
  • First Aid for divers (WHMIS, Oxygen therapy, 1st aid).
  • Dive Accident Management
  • Commercial NITROX Diver/Blender
  • Restricted Surface Supply diver course 

What you can expect in this program:

  • Dive theory on the effects of diving on the body
  • Managing dive rescues
  • Learning to work on the ocean
  • The Diverse Marine environment
  • Boat handling
  • Dive teams and their roles
  • How to get employment in the dive industry
  • Where to find dive work internationally
  • Hands on equipment maintenance and repairs
  • Underwater navigation
  • Underwater environmental survey work
  • Engineering Inspection
  • Underwater search and recovery
  • Underwater hand tools & Rigging
  • Full face mask diving
  • Night diving & low visibility diving
  • Current diving & Dive rescue
  • Hull inspections
  • Life line / tether line diving
  • Seafood harvesting techniques
  • Diving within nets & aquaculture Diving techniques
  • Underwater Video/photography techniques
  • Marine life Identification
  • Dive management and rescue workshop
  • Dive leadership and where do you want to go with your dive career



Registration Fee - 150.00

Books - 570.00

Tuition - 16,500.00

Certification Fees - 138.00

Certifications:  DCBC (Diver Certification Board of Canada ) certification,  PADI certifications, DIVESAFE International certifications

This program is approved by DCBC (Diver Certification Board of Canada) and PTIB (Private Training Institutions Branch) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.


Note:  Tuition fees are tax exempt.  T2202A CRA tax forms will be sent to students in February after their graduating year.




Course Schedule

Start Date End Date Seats Available
accepting applications Commercial SCUBA/Nitrox/1st aids & add on the Restricted Surface Supply Course