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Commercial Diving School in Canada

The Canadian Working Divers Institute trains commercial divers at a reasonable cost to compete in a growing industry, both nationally and internationally.

CWDI has been training qualified individuals to be certified Unrestricted Surface-Supplied Divers since 1993. CWDI has trained well over 500 divers from 25 countries. The demand for certified divers has never greater, which gives our graduates a prime opportunity to engage in an exciting and rewarding career. Upon graduation you will receive an Unrestriced Surface-Supplied Diver Certification, from the Divers Certifcation Board of Canada (D.C.B.C).

Course Introduction, Location & Facility:

Canadian Working Divers Institute has a superior campus located on Borden Lake near Chapleau, Ontario. The facility is named Chapleau Lodge.

The emphasis of the offered course is on practical hands-on training with up-to-date marine construction and offshore techniques. This facility gives our students a competitive edge through the cost-effectiveness of receiving this training in a real-life commercial diving environment; all accompanied by professional, certified and experienced instructors.

On a typical day CWDI students wake up at 05:30, have a snack and start class at approximately 5:55 am. There is a break from 08:00 am to 08:30 am for breakfast. After breakfast students and instructors depart from the lodge on the CWDI diving barge for the day. Students will spend the day working on practical non-simulated projects, which duplicate an actual working environment. Lunch is served on the barge (we do not stop for lunch) and return to the lodge by 18:00. Dinner is served and after students will have time to complete homework assignments or receive extra help from instructors. Time permitting; students can engage in relaxing activities such as hiking, fishing, swimming or relaxing around a campfire.

CWDI is accredited with

  • Divers Certification Board of Canada
  • The National Energy Board
  • The Provincial Offshore Petroleum Boards
  • HSE
  • IMCA
  • Canadian Ministry of Employment and Immigration. As well; CWDI exceeds all US federal and state standards.

Practical Curriculum

  • Advanced Diving
  • Gas & Oil Field Diving
  • Dams & Powerhouses
  • Forming & Concrete
  • Rigging & Seamanship
  • Dredging & Jetting
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Cutting & Welding
  • Pipelines & Fittings

Board-certified instructors

The emphasis of our course is on practical hands-on training with up-to-date marine construction and offshore techniques.

This facility gives our students a competitive edge through cost-effectiveness training in a real-life commercial diving environment.

All accompanied by professional, certified and experienced instructors.

* CWDI maintains a
5:1 student/teacher ratio.

Campus is located on Borden Lake

The emphasis of the offered course is on practical hands-on training with up-to-date marine construction and offshore techniques. This facility gives our students a competitive edge through training in a real-life commercial diving environment and experienced instructors.

The next 12-week course runs July 25, 2022 to October 14