Applicants do not need to be certified SCUBA divers in order to be accepted at DIT. However, students must be experienced swimmers and be comfortable in the water.

Due to the unique nature of our training courses, as well as a firm commitment to upholding the highest safety standards, it is uncommon for DIT to grant credit for prior education or experience. However, any student that enrolls that does have prior education or experience in the commercial diving field will be asked to submit transcripts and dive logs from other Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC)-accredited institutions. The Director of Training (DOT) or Assistant Director of Training (ADOT) will evaluate previous transcripts in reference to criteria set forth in CSA Z-275.5 when determining which hours/components (e.g., corresponding depth / bottom times) may be recognized at DIT.

DIT provided me with a great diving education that helped to prepare me for the industry. I had no trouble getting a job after graduation.

– Janelle WennerLead Tender at Cal Dive Intl.

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