Commercial SCUBA Diver

Course Length: 5 weeks
Call 1-888-325-DIVE for details

Occupational SCUBA Diver

Commercial(Occupational) Dive Courses are held at DIVESAFE International.  They are located at the marina also and can be contacted through their DIVESAFE website (click the logo on the right) or through our store.  

This course will give the graduate certification to the CSA standards for an Unrestricted Occupational Scuba Diver. The CSA standards are recognized worldwide as a leader in setting the standard for Commercial diving. They are represented internationally by the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC). This certification allows the diver to conduct commercial diving operations using scuba equipment to a maximum depth of 40 metres (130 feet).

The scope of operations allowed under this level are aquaculture diving, seafood harvesting, engineering and environmental inspections, archaeological investigation, public safety diving, search and recovery, police operations, small vessel maintenance and underwater film/video production.

Key Course Information:

Course length: 5 weeks (Duration 200 hours)

  • Course hours: Fulltime 8:30am to 5pm (Monday to Friday and some weekend and evening work)
Course Pre-requisites:
In order to enroll in this course the applicant must:
  • Complete a CSA Divers Medical and be certified as "Fit for Diving" by a DCBC recognized Physician.
  • Have a basic recreational SCUBA certification through a recognized agency (Or take Divesafe's Open Water)
  • Have a minimum 20 logged dives within the last 12 months. (Or take Divesafe's Commercial Prep Week)
Course Pre-requisites:
In order to qualify for DiveSafe and DCBC certification these tickets will be required::
  • Have certification in First Aid.
  • Have certification in Basic WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Identification Systems)
  • Have certification in Oxygen Therapy

If you do not have these courses, no worries, you can take them during your 5 weeks.  Sign up at the DIVESAFE Office.

1-888-325-3483  or email :

The following topics will be covered in the course:
Theory lessons:
Practical experience:
  • Math review
  • Dive Physics
  • Human Physiology
  • Dive Physiology
  • Air consumption and calculations
  • Buoyancy and Lifting
  • Gas Loading and Decompression Theory
  • DCIEM Dive Tables
  • Dive Accident Management
  • Industry regulations
  • Marine environment
  • Hazard recognition and risk assessment
  • Marine Rigging
  • Diver Communications
  • Dive Equipment Trouble Shooting
  • Career Opportunities
Topside experience:
  • Knots, rigging and rope work
  • Basic Seamanship
  • Line Pull signals
  • Full face mask diving
  • Hard wire communications
  • Surface Tender Skills
  • Dive Accident Management
  • Underwater navigation
  • Underwater surveying
  • Underwater search and recovery
  • Underwater hand tools
  • Full face mask diving
  • Night diving
  • Low visibility diving
  • Current diving
  • Dive Rescue
  • Hull inspections
  • Search and recovery
  • Small Vessel maintenance
  • Life line diving
  • Tether line diving
  • Seafood harvesting techniques
  • Diving within nets
  • Aquaculture Diving techniques
  • Simulated Decompression diving
  • Environmental Survey diving
  • Underwater Video techniques
  • Marine life Identification
  • Underwater rigging
  • Pipe Flange Assembly