Restricted Surface Supply diver course starts soon!

Sign up now and take advantage of 2016 pricing


Make more money diving and save money on this course!

By continuing with your dive training at DiveSafe International with our upcoming Restricted Surface Supply diving (RSS) course, you will have increased job opportunities and get paid more for your work. And because our course starts on October 24, you can take advantage of our 2016 pricing.

Imagine taking your diving career to new depths and being rewarded with better wages . . . what’s not to like?

Commercial diving course: Restricted Surface Supply (RSS) certification

At DiveSafe International all graduates from our program are fully certified and job-ready. Upon completion of our upcoming RSS course, graduating students will meet CSA standards for Restricted Surface Supply Diver. This certification allows divers to be eligible for commercial diving operations that employ surface-supplied diving equipment to depths of up to 30 metres (100 feet). 


Work opportunities and expected wages for RSS certified divers

The employment opportunities for certified RSS graduates are varied and diverse. From seafood harvesting (including geoduck) to aquaculture and underwater engineering inspections to archeological investigation, construction, salvage and recovery, there are numerous interesting and fulfilling jobs along the BC coast. DiveSafe International graduates have also found work with police operations, underwater film production, light construction and emergency services rescue operations.

And with additional training, RSS divers can even pursue underwater welding and cutting work, using underwater hydraulic tools.

In terms of wages, construction Surface Supply Divers can expect to start at around $400 a day – about double what a diver makes with Commercial Scuba Diver (CSD) certification. 


RSS certification diving pre-requisites and course outline

To take the RSS course you must already have open water certification (recreational or commercial). You must also have a CSA Divers Medical, which states "Fit for Diving." Our RSS course runs for ten weeks (nine if you received your CSD certification through DiveSafe), Monday to Friday, from 8:30 to 5:00, with some additional evening and weekend work. You must have your own drysuit, hood and fins.

Like all DiveSafe International courses, this will be a combination of theory and practical hands-on lessons. Topics to be covered include surface supply equipment (umbilical assembly, diving helmets, valves and fittings), air systems, emergency procedures, low-visibility diving, industry regulations and surface supply operations, like search and recovery, air lift and suction dredging and vessel salvage.


So what are you waiting for? Sign up now for our upcoming RSS course starting October 24, 2016!


As always, for more information on this or other courses, including fees and schedules, please Feel free to email or call 1.888.325.3483 with specific questions