The Academy was established in the summer of 2004 following frustration within the commercial diving industry at the apparent lack of skills that newly qualified divers had with tools, rigging, cutting and welding tasks. It was obvious that existing diver training for industry wasn't delivering enough quality new divers to fill the current skills shortage in the market.
Our courses have been designed to include assessments in these essential skills. Although not required as part of the HSE diver approval, they are most definitely required by a working diver and his employer. It remains our primary goal to ensure that during their time at the academy, students are acquainted with a variety of tools in a realistic and safe working environment.
Using well seasoned "real life" diving supervisors allows students to benefit from a broad spectrum background of commercial diving experience. Ultimately this knowledgeable experience is bound to help our newly qualified divers to adapt more readily to the real thing when it finally arrives.