All applicants must have the following qualifications:

  • 18 years of age or older upon graduation of program
  • High school diploma, transcript or GED
  • Proficient in English speaking, reading and writing
  • ADCI dive physical
  • Ability to swim 400 meters unassisted
  • Ability to obtain a TWIC card
  • Completed application

Prior dive experience is not required. Applicants must be experienced swimmers and be comfortable in the water. Ideal candidates have a positive attitude, a high mechanical aptitude, and the ability to work safely and effectively in a team environment.


Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. If under 18, an applicant must have parental consent, and be 18 years old by the expected graduation date.


Applicants must possess a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent (GED).


DIT is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. All students must be proficient in English speaking, reading and writing.


All students are required to complete a dive physical, performed by an UHMS/ADCI certified physician. Students are encouraged to obtain the physical prior to start date.

You can download the DIT Dive Physical Packet 2015.

Click Here for Current List of UHMS Dr.’s

There are certain disqualifying medical conditions that will prevent you from passing the ACDI dive physical. Please contact admissions if you have any questions about this.

If you’re unable to finalize the physical prior to start date, DIT Admissions will help you schedule the appointment.

The cost of the physical is Approx. $500.00.  In the event that a student receives a disqualifying physical AFTER being accepted and enrolled, any and all monies paid to DIT will be refunded, except for the $100 Application Fee.