The program is 7 months long.
DIT’s curriculum takes in to account all knowledge and skills required to be successful as an entry-level commercial diver, whether employed domestically or internationally. DIT’s facilities and up-to-date curriculum are respected throughout the industry. DIT instructors take periodic leaves of absence to refresh their skills by actively working jobs within the commercial diving industry. This ensures our curriculum remains progressive and relevant to all aspects of the commercial diving industry.
DIT’s training dives are completed in open water from 12′ to 165′, giving students real world experience that can’t be duplicated in pools, tank or quarries. DIT’s underwater welding and burning is completed in a controlled 11,000 gallon tank facility. This facility allows DIT welding staff to monitor students’ progress directly, and provides for real time instruction on their underwater techniques.
DIT’s program prepares students for the expectations of the commercial diving industry, and how to exceed them. Focusing on team success, students develop skills in leadership and support roles, performance management, and involved decision-making.
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The term offshore refers to the fact that the work takes place on vessels and platforms in the open ocean or offshore throughout the globe.
The inland industry is varied, interesting and requires a “Jack-of-all-Trades” approach. The work is conducted in rivers, lakes and coastal waters, as well as in nuclear power and hydrodynamic power plants and potable water systems. The projects can be a diverse as the geography they cover.
Hazmat diving is highly technical, requires special equipment and is all about maintaining control in highly hazardous environments while completing the task assigned. This work requires special advanced certifications and specialized training.
This is one of the most exciting aspects of diving as it makes one think of “sunken treasure”. Salvage diving presents several unique challenges. Divers salvage ships and their cargos, aircraft and other vehicles and structures that have fallen or sunk in the water. Any body of water can provide a salvage job!
Saturation Diving is a technique used or employed for deeper and long term diving projects. The diver lives in a pressurized environment onboard the working ship. When required to go to work they are lowered to the job site in a pressurized diving bell.