CDA Technical Institute - Water Welders

CDA Technical Institute


CDA Technical Institute offers one of the most comprehensive diving and underwater welding training programs available, with on-campus housing and a full meal plan. CDA’s internationally recognized Unrestricted Surface Supplied Air Diver Certification is recognized throughout the world and requires every student to achieve a minimum of 3,000+ minutes of bottom time (in-water training).  In their training they utilize their pool, training tanks, river dive stations and The Deep Water Training Center in Ocala Florida with depths / dive up to and including 165 feet.

CDA prides itself on “The CDA Advantage” offering commercial diving certifications from global organizations. Their international certification for divers is recognized by IMCA (International Marine Contractors Association) which contributes to their high success rate, with placement in excess of 91%.


Tuition: $23,500

Financial Aid:

  • Federal Pell Grant (for those who qualify)
  • Subsidized/Unsubsidized Direct Stafford loan (for those who qualify)
  • Parent PLUS loans
  • Florida Prepaid
  • GI Bill
  • State and VA Vocational Rehabilitation funding
  • Private credit-based loans


  • Air/Mixed Gas Commercial Diver (20 weeks) – internationally recognized
    • Advanced Training:
    • Emergency Medical Technician (3 weeks)
    • Dive Medical Technician (1 week)
    • Hyperbaric Technician (1 week)
    • Sport Diving Instructor (15 weeks)
  • Divers Certification Board of Canada Assessment Candidate
  • Maritime Welding


Phone Number

(888) 974-2232


91 Trout River Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32208

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