Commercial Dive Supervisor

This course is designed to certify experienced commercial divers in one component of the steps to achieve dive supervisor.

Divers to the CSA Level of Commercial Dive Supervisor.

Graduates of this course will have the theoretical training in order to apply for supervisor status when they also have the other criteria that is required.    This course emphasizes leadership skills, risk assessment, industry regulations, and professionalism. Certification is required for supervisors in some provinces.

To apply for the online Supervisor course please follow these links below  

1. Supervisor Course application form



Prior to acceptance into this course, the applicant must have in place the following prerequisites:

For Commercial SCUBA Divers:

1.    Certification as a CSA level commercial Scuba diver (or equivalent) by a recognized certifying agency (WCB of BC, DCBC, ADAS, HSE, Etc.)

For Restricted Surface Supply Divers

1.    Certification as a CSA level restricted surface supply diver (or equivalent) by a recognized certifying agency (WCB of BC, DCBC, ADAS, HSE, Etc.)

Course Duration:

This course is designed to run a duration of 32 hours with.

Normal contact hours are from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with a 30-minute lunch break. Course hours may be modified to reflect the abilities of the learner or the number of learners. Course contact hours do not include suggested homework times and extra-curricular activities.


Course Content:

This Dive Supervisor course will cover occupational dive theory outlined in CSA Z275.5-05 which includes elements of supervising, motivation and communication, legal responsibilities, Health and Safety, Site Emergencies and accident investigation, dive accident management and management planning.

Topics addressed within course:

  • Module 1: Elements of Supervising
  • Module 2: Motivation and Communication
  • Module 3: Legal Responsibilities
  • Module 4: Occupational Health and Safety regulations
  • Module 5: Health and Safety
  • Module 6: Emergencies and accident investigation
  • Module 7: Dive Accident prevention/planning and management.


Registration Fee - 0

Books - included in tuition

Tuition - 895.00                 

Certification Fee - none

This course is approved by DCBC (Diver Certification Board of Canada).
This course does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, skills & training.  As such, the registrar did not review this program.