It’s not for everyone.
Only adventurers need apply.
Earn your international commercial diving certification in just 7 months.

“I really wanted the challenge, and diving asks me to use
every ounce of my strength in every single way.“

— Megan Butak, Commercial Diver, DIT Graduate

Have you graduated from high school?

A woman’s place is 165 feet under water

If you’re hands-on, outdoorsy, and unwilling to settle for “average,” we are your people.


No Experience Necessary

You must know how to swim, but no diving or scuba experience is required to apply.


High school diploma or G.E.D.

7-Month Certification

We’ll teach you what you need to know, from physics and dive medicine to underwater welding and more.

Financial Aid for those who qualify

We’ll guide you through it. And we accept veterans’ benefits.

Housing Support

We can help you find housing that’s more affordable than what you may find on your own.

Career Springboard

Our full-time Placement Team will help you embark on your career.

International Opportunities

Our graduates can work throughout the world.

Seattle and Puget Sound

You’ll enjoy all the benefits of a thriving city while diving in realistic, open-water situations—not just tanks and pools.


Our graduates say it best

“The school was just as helpful from the start at the end. That meant so much that they cared some even go as far as make personal calls to see what was out there and help look farther. I was more prepared than I thought I could be.. all that added up and got me a job down in Texas before I was even graduated.“ 

Marena Kanzler, Class 112-16.

Where can you go with
a dit certification?

The short answer is “anywhere.” Our divers succeed in commercial diving industries around the world.



A typical entry point for our graduates, with exciting opportunities around the globe


Highly technical field requiring advanced certification and training


Highly technical field requiring advanced certification and training


Work almost anywhere recovering “sunken treasure”: ships, aircraft, other vehicles and structures


Deeper, long-term diving projects that include living aboard a working ship