Sign-up today the next 12-week course runs July 15, 2024 to October 5

Training Costs

Since 1993, the canadian working divers institute trains commercial divers at a reasonable cost.

All fees are in Canadian dollars and include tax. Use the Bank of Canada's Exchange Rate page to calculate the costs in your country's currency.

A DEPOSIT OF $500.00 TOWARDS TUITION (NON-REFUNDABLE) IS REQUIRED to secure your spot: Payable to Canadian Working Divers Institute

ADDITIONALLY A DEPOSIT OF $1500.00 (NON-REFUNDABLE) TOWARDS ROOM & BOARD IS REQUIRED Payable to Chapleau Lodge Resort *We now accept Visa or MasterCard (for deposit only).

  • Total Tuition = $22,500 CAD (After Deposit = $22,000.00 CAD)
  • Total Room & Board = $6,500.00 CAD (After Deposit = $5000.00 CAD)

Books available for purchase through CWDI for an additional fee. The following books are required.

  • Professional Divers Handbook
  • Commercial Diver Training Manual
  • Commercial Divers Logbook
  • Pocket Ref (Thomas J Glover)

You will also need to obtain the following personal equipment.

  • Dry suit / repair kit - Suggested suit would be neoprene complete with thigh pockets. Push through wrist seals and neoprene neck seal. Please email us if you require more information regarding suit configuration.
  • dive knife (available for purchase at the school)
  • C.S.A. approved work boots
  • 8" and 12" adjustable wrenches
  • C.S.A. approved life vest
  • calculator (metric converter)
  • lined paper
  • ruler
  • water resistant work gloves (winter & spring)
  • Rain Gear and Warm Winter clothes, hats and mitts
  • digital watch with stopwatch (e.g. Timex Ironman)
  • uni-tool (e.g. - Leatherman)
  • flash light for tool belt (small)
  • three finger neoprene dive gloves (order when ordering dry suit)
  • safety glasses
  • Personal Towels and Toiletries
  • *We have laundry facilities on site but you do not need to bring laundry soap.
  • Hat liners for helmet (available for purchase at the school )

The Canadian Diver Training Standared(CSA Z275.5) is the highest and most robust diver training in the world.