Professional SCUBA Diver Program

Get your PADI Divemaster and Occupational SCUBA Diver together.  DOUBLE Certifications!

This course will give the graduate multiple certifications to the CSA standards for an Unrestricted Occupational Scuba Diver and the PADI certification to PADI Divemaster.   (refer to the Occupational SCUBA course page for more details).

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 9:00am – 3:00 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 course:

  • Occupational SCUBA Diver
  • First Aid.
  • WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Identification Systems)
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Dive Accident Management
  • Commercial NITROX Diver/Blender
  • PADI Open water Diver
  • PADI Advanced Diver
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • PADI Dive Master
  • PADI Specialties as follows:
    • PADI Nitrox - DSAT Blender
    • PADI Night Diver
    • PADI Boat Diver
    • PADI Deep Diver
    • PADI DRYSUIT Diver
    • PADI Underwater Navigation Diver
    • PADI WRECK Diver
    • PADI equipment specialties
    • PADI Project Aware FISH ID Specialty
    • PADI Emergency First response CPR/AED/first aid

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
  • 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