DBA: Diving Dynamics Kelowna, BC Canada (PCTIA # 705)

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Accreditation & Licensure

International Certification

The Commercial Diver Institute of Canada (CDI) was first audited in 2007 and again in 2011 by the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC) and was found to be in compliance with the CSA 275.4 competency standard for the training of Unrestricted Surface Supplied Divers, Unrestricted Surface Supplied Supervisors, Occupational Unrestricted Scuba Divers and Occupational Unrestricted Scuba Supervisors and is duly authorized to conduct Prior Learning Assessment Reviews (P.L.A.R.) for divers wishing to obtain the DCBC credential. The CSA Z275.4 competency standards are fully recognized by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of the United Kingdom and the Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS), and most other diving and national certifying regulatory agencies having reciprocity agreements with the aforementioned authorities. CDI is the first Canadian Diver Training Institute west of Toronto to achieve these accreditation through the Diver Certification Board of Canada. The  International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) fully recognizes the DCBC certification our students receive.

The Commercial Diver Institute of Canada has also been audited by Work Safe BC and has met all compliance requirements under Section 24 of the Occupational Health & Safety Guide. The BC Safety Authority has also inspected and certified all pressure vessels for human occupancy as well as all breathing air receivers used in the diving plants.

Professional Standing

CDI is proud to be associated with as professional members of the following organizations:

  • Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC)
  • International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)
  • IMCA Audited and Accredited School for the Teaching of the Diver Medical Technician Program
  • Canadian Associaiton of Diving Contractors (CADC)
  • Designated College with the BC Private Training Institutions Branch (PTA)
  • British Columbia Student Assistance Program Approved (BCSAP)  
  • Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Technical Sub-committees
    • CSA Z275.4 Competency Technical Sub-Committee
    • CSA Z275.5 Commercial Diving School Technical Sub-Committee
    • CSA Z275.1 Hyperbarics Technical Sub-Committee
    • CSA Z275.2 Commercial Diving Operations Technical Sub-Committee


  • Tuition is Tax Exempt & Tax Deductible.
  • Provincial and Federal Student Funding is Available for Qualified Candidates.
  • HRDC Funding is Available for Approved Candidate.
  • CDI is an Approved School for Canadian Forces Personnel Receiving Financial Sponsorship for Continuing Education
  • First Nation Educational Funds have been made available for approved candidates.
  • CDI is approved for Educational Lines of Credit from most major financial institutions.