Commercial Scuba Diver

Also known as Occupational SCUBA Diver/ Aquaculture Diver/Scientific DiverDivesafe graduates

DO you want to get out and work fast!  Make $220-$250 per day the day after Graduation?  This is the course for you!!   

This course will give the graduate certification to the CSA standards for an Unrestricted Occupational Scuba Diver. The CSA standards are recognized worldwide as a leader in setting the standard for Commercial diving. They are represented internationally by the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC). This certification allows the diver to conduct commercial diving operations using scuba equipment to a maximum depth of 40 metres (130 feet).

Work in aquaculture diving, seafood harvesting, engineering Divesafe International commercial scuba diverand environmental inspections, archaeological investigation, public safety diving, search and recovery, police operations, small vessel maintenance and underwater film/video production.

Key Course Information:

Course length: 5 weeks (Duration 200 hours)

  • Course hours: Full time 8:30am to 5pm (Monday to Friday and some weekend and evening work)

Course Pre-requisites:

In order to enroll in this course the applicant must:

  • Complete a CSA Divers Medical and be certified as "Fit for Diving" by a DCBC recognized Physician.
  • Have a basic recreational SCUBA certification through a recognized agency (Or take Divesafe's Open Water)
  • have a minimum 20 logged dives within the last 12 months. (or take Divesafe's Commercial Prep Week)


Also included in the course:

              Dive Accident Management

  • Industry regulations and prevention of accidents, emergency planning, and equipment, marine hazards, ocean hazards, emergency contacts, dive physiology, thermal regulation, squeezes, lung over inflation injuries, indirect effects of pressure, decompression sickness, diagnosis and treatment, accident protocol, self rescue, water rescue, evacuation procedures, post accident management, rescue and accident management, caring for an injured diver, distressed divers, water rescue,  


                1st aid for divers

  • dive accident management protocols, breathing devices & resuscitation masks, artificial resuscitation & CPR with oxygen, self assessment, preventing disease transmission, eye protection, cleaning equipment and furniture, soft tissue injuries, wound cleansing, dressings, infections, follow up care, strains, burns, eye injuries, poisons, airway management, respiratory distress  and more...

                     Oxygen Therapy

  • accident management protocols, oxygen therapy systems, calculation of oxygen supplies and travel time, artificial respiration/ CPR with oxygen



 Workplace Hazardous Material Systems



These courses are available through DiveSafe Intl. during the Occupational/Commercial  SCUBA program or you can get these courses before the program begins. - (Copies of your certificates need to be on file before the start of the program) 

What you will learn...

  • Underwater navigation & environmental survey work
  • Underwater search and recovery, hand tools, rigging
  • seamanship, vessel hand, ocean environment
  • Full face mask diving, low vis diving, hull inspections, zinc changes
  • Current diving & Dive rescue
  • Engineering inspections, seafood harvesting techniques
  • Life line / tether line diving, underwater media techniques
  • Diving within nets & aquaculture Diving techniques
  • Simulated Decompression diving

Registration Fee - 150.00

Books - 395.00

Tuition - 5950 

Certification Fees - 115.00

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

This program is approved by:

  • Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC)
  • Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) 
  • 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
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