As of 2019, IMCA and the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC) require all Unrestricted Surface Supplied students to be trained in Occupational SCUBA to 30m. Occupational SCUBA is now part of the 21 week Unrestricted Surface Supplied Program.
The endorsement will qualify students to use industry leading Full Face Masks (FFM), wireless communications, hard wire communications and auxiliary air systems commonly used in the field of occupational SCUBA. The SCUBA endorsement opens unique opportunities for commercial divers to support underwater filming projects, marine science, aqua-culture, survey diving, underwater archeology and other diving services where SCUBA is the right tool.
All Candidates of the Unrestricted Surface Supplied Diver program have the option to purchase and or lease the required SCUBA gear.
As a career management tool, the SCUBA endorsement is part of your ‘Plan for Success’ as an Unrestricted Surface Supplied diver.
CDI will also be scheduling its first stand-alone Occupational SCUBA course which will be run over 5 weeks of fulltime training.
Watch the CDI Calendar for an upcoming course to be scheduled for September 2019!.