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Practical / Curriculum - Theory

Approved as a Vocational Program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005


There will be an instructor available every day after supper to help students that are having difficulty with any aspect of the course. Due to the intensive nature of the program there will be a test each week to monitor progress.


Each instructor will oversee a five person dive team, giving a 5/1 student/teacher ratio. Theory will be incorporated into this period of intensive supervision and instruction. Mobilization and demobilization are an important part of daily work in construction diving. Many jobs require more equipment than the norm to account for changing hazards, projects and environments. At C.W.D.I. dive teams select the appropriate equipment and mobilize/demobilize the equipment each day. Equipment maintenance and repair will also be taught during this period.

* The Institute reserves the right to change the start dates or cancel courses and or amend the course outline or length.

Topic Subjects Covered Projects
Gains, Stop Logs and Dams
  • hazardous waters (head)
  • u/w orientation & inspection
  • preparatory inspection
  • photography
  • report writing
  • leak repair techniques
  • blueprint reading
  • structural design
  • inspection and repair
  • sealing leaks - gains repair
  • oilfield diving & equipment
  • pipelines
  • rigging & cutting
  • u/w search & orientation
  • safety
  • jetting & air lifting
  • explosives
  • locating casing bowl
  • land wellhead
  • connect pipeline to wellhead
  • pressure test
Cribs and Piles
  • crib construction
  • cutting & drilling
  • explosives - rigging & hoisting
  • u/w orientation
  • jetting and air lifting
  • build crib
  • repair crib
  • pipe types
  • grading and alignment
  • jetting and air lifting
  • u/w orientation and inspection
  • cutting and welding
  • trenching techniques
  • explosives
  • pipe puzzle
  • trench, lay, grade and join
  • air lift and remove
  • repair
  • u/w search and orientation
  • jetting and air lifting
  • rigging and hoisting
  • hull repair
  • safety
  • surveying
  • explosives
  • clear silt from wreck
  • locate and survey wreck
  • repair and float hull
  • salvage u/w objects
  • rigging & hoisting - types
  • forming(types & method)
  • drilling and anchoring
  • inspection & report writing
  • load and stress calculations
  • inspection and report and dams
  • chip face, form and pour
Marine Railway
  • hazards (lock out)
  • u/w orientation
  • cutting and welding
  • jetting and grading
  • alignment
  • rigging and hoisting
  • blueprint reading
  • inspection and report writing
  • track alignment to specifications
  • track grading to specifications
  • rock removal
Obstruction Removal
  • explosives - drilling and jetting
  • anchoring - pile cutting, welding
  • concrete and rock removal

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