Commercial Diving School



Commercial diving school, on its own, won’t prepare you to become an underwater welder, but commercial diving is a necessary skill to have in order to begin a career in underwater welding.  Be sure to check out the underwater welding schools blog to find reviews of some of the worlds best commercial diving schools.  The information in the blog will help you to determine which program would be the best fit for you.

In many cases, students have the option to take a comprehensive course that includes both, underwater welding  training and commercial diving training.  The comprehensive courses tend to be more expensive than standalone commercial diving programs; however, they do allow students to learn multiple skills in one course, usually with one set of instructors.  If you think you might have trouble affording a comprehensive course, you can follow the instructions on this website to tackle one skill at a time.

Commercial Diving School

Commercial Diving School

Begin your journey at a commercial diving school:


Commercial diving instruction and certification can take up to 6 months to complete, but by the time you get out of commercial diving school, you will be ready to begin applying for jobs with diving companies. SCUBA diving jobs don’t usually pay inexperienced divers very well, but they don’t pay terribly either, so the salary from scuba diving jobs should be enough to keep food on your table while you complete welding programs and welding apprenticeships.


Go for the underwater welding salary:
You could stop your education after completing your SCUBA diving training or commercial diving training, and after a few years of experience you will probably start to make a reasonable living off of SCUBA diving jobs.  However, if you can manage to hang in there and add the trade of welding to the skills that you have developed in commercial diving school, you will immediately be able to jump to a higher pay bracket than other commercial divers.  When you are just out of underwater welding school, you will probably be pulling down a starting underwater welding salary of just under six figures.  Underwater welding is a career in which experience counts for a lot–after each extra year of experience that you gain, you can expect to see a relatively significant jump in the underwater welding salary that you earn.  With several years of experience under their belt, underwater divers can earn close to a quarter of a million dollars per year!

Next steps:

Click over to the welding programs section of this website in order to learn about some of the things that you should know before applying to welding programs and welding apprenticeships.

15 thoughts on “Commercial Diving School

    1. Hank Spencer Post author

      Glad to help! We aim to collect as much information as possible about underwater welding on one convenient site!

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    1. Hank Spencer Post author

      I agree, underwater welding is a great profession to get into. It is one of those increasingly rare careers that people from a modest background can use to launch themselves solidly into the middle class. With a few months of training in welding programs, and commercial diving programs, underwater welders should be able to put themselves in a position to rake in some serious cash. Thanks for commenting!

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  1. Dania

    Hi! We are looking for work hard play hard baby divers interested in NDT! Where do you think the best place to find them would be? We are on the West Coast-let me know if any of you are interested in learning more!
    Dania
    dprimley@iinspect.com

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    1. Hank Spencer Post author

      Hi Dania, Thanks for the comment! I hope that, as our community grows, our site will be able to put you in touch with some divers interested in NDT. You should also definitely leave a post in the “Employers” section of the forums. If you would care to write a guest blog post with details of the job opportunities that you have available, let me know; i think that our community might find such a post useful.

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  2. kyler

    the information is realy helpfull but i live in texas in a very small town and i have a welding job and i am intrested in taking my career further i can not find where a school is at or any numbers places anything please help me out

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    1. Hank Spencer Post author

      Hi Kyler, thanks for commenting. Since you live in texas, you may want to check out The Ocean Corporation; it’s located in Houston, and the underwater welding schools blog just profiled its program. You may also want to check out Commercial Diving Academy in Jacksonville, Florida. It’s not quite as close to you, but it is another great program located close to the gulf coast oil and gas industries.

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    1. Hank Spencer Post author

      Thanks for the comment, dreamla. The Commercial Diving Program at Louisiana Technical College does look terrific, thanks for providing the link to extra information about your commercial diving package and program prices. I’m sure that everyone in the underwater welding schools community will find the resource helpful. Also, please note that we favorably profiled your program on our blog. You can check out the article here: http://www.underwaterweldingschools.info/2012/05/24/louisiana-technical-college-commercial-diving-program/.

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    2. karen

      Our prices have changed, but we are still the best and most inexpensive program around…AND, you may qualify for financial aid! Don’t forget to apply at FAFSA.ED.GOV online! In 7 months, after passing our course, you will be qualified for a whole new life as a Commercial Diver!

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