BDA’s curriculum takes in to account all knowledge and skills required to be successful as an entry-level commercial diver, whether employed domestically or internationally. BDA’s facilities and up-to-date curriculum are respected throughout the industry. BDA instructors take periodic leaves of absence to refresh their skills by actively working jobs within the commercial diving industry. This ensures our curriculum remains progressive and relevant to all aspects of the commercial diving industry.
BDA’s training dives are completed in open water from 12′ to 165′, giving students real world experience that can’t be duplicated in pools, tank or quarries. BDA’s underwater welding and burning is completed in a controlled 11,000 gallon tank facility. This facility allows BDA welding staff to fully monitor students’ progress, and provides for real time instruction on their underwater techniques.
BDA’s program prepares students for the expectations of the commercial diving industry, and how to exceed them. Focusing on team success, students develop skills in leadership and support roles, performance management, and involved decision-making.