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Welcome to Professional Diving Academy

No gimmicks, no distractions, just world class commercial diver training which will unlock your exciting new career as a commercial diver. The PDA has established a global reputation for delivering high quality HSE approved commercial diver training and our internationally recognised certificate will allow you to work on every continent in a potentially lucrative new subsea career full of challenge interest and excitement.

Why HSE Approved?

Established initially to safeguard commercial divers working in the harsh conditions of the United Kingdom’s offshore oil and gas fields, the Health and Safety Executives Diving Division quickly developed an unparalleled reputation for ensuring diver safety on the worksite. As such, the HSE approved Commercial Diving Courses run by this training academy; remain amongst the very best available.

Why Us?

We are one of the most modern diver training schools in the world with a unique link to the diving industry through our sister company Shearwater Marine Services, one of the UK’s largest marine civil engineering diving contractors. This vital interface with the commercial diving world allows our delegates to experience an unrivalled industry relevant training programme that teaches essential skills in a real world environment.

Industry Ready

Our Customised Skills Awards, have set a new Diver Training benchmark. The groundbreaking Construction and Inspection Diver Awards are independently audited by SQA, an internationally recognised and government approved accreditation body. This scheme aims to ensure that every new diver graduating from the Professional Diving Academy, is an immediate and highly employable asset for any recipient company.

Skills Courses

Skills Courses Improve employability with enhanced skills training.


Your Equipment Package

Equipment Package Check if you qualify for a free personal equipment package.


Careers in Diving

Careers Find out just how diverse a career in commercial diving can be.


World Class Facilities

Facilities Please review our world class training facilities.

SQAHydratightIMCABAC AccreditedADC Speciality WeldsSpeciality WeldsCareer Transition PartnershipCareer Transition PartnershipRight Management

Diving Courses

Diving Courses Get an overview of our individual and packaged diving courses. Read on for full information and more details!


Skills Courses

Skills Course Improve employability with enhanced skills training. Our range of training courses will help any diver to improve their skills and therefore their employability.


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