Why to Choose CDI - Why to Choose Commercial Divers International

CDI is located in Goodyear, Arizona, where housing costs are some of the best in the nation. In addition to the prime location of the school, with regards to entertainment: baseball, NASCAR, and premium concert events, we offer every student the opportunity to dive in open water at the Old Waddell Dam. This submerged dam presents students with a unique and rare open water dive that simulates real world diving conditions, which simply can't be matched by other dive schools.

In addition, CDI is owned and operated by a team of professionals that have been in the commercial dive industry for a combination of over 40 years. Our curriculum was designed by a team of highly experienced divers/supervisors that include Commercial Divers who hold the highest certifications obtainable in the industry. Because of this, the CDI team is uniquely qualified to train divers for jobs in this field. We know what employers are looking for, and we know how to train you to be the best in the industry.

Located on 2.8 acres in Goodyear, AZ, the CDI facility uses state of the art technology and boasts three 21,000 gallon traning tanks, a penetration tank for underwater pipe inspection & repair training, topside and underwater welding equipment, decompression chambers, and classrooms designed to exceed the strict requirements set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for commercial diver training. Open water diving education is performed at Lake Pleasant using real world environmental conditions.

CDI also offers job placement assistance upon completion of our program, housing assistance for students in need, and work study where available to help offset the cost of tuition.

CDI are members and or work with the following agencies / institutions:

Arizona State Board for Post Secondary Education    City of Goodyear Arizona Business    OSHA - Occupational Safety & Health Administration    TSA - Transportation Security Administration    ASNT - The American Society for Nondestructive Testing    AWS - American Welding Society    ADCI - Association of Diving Contractors International    DAN - Divers Alert Network    Dive Lab    Kirby Morgan    Commercial Divers International, Inc BBB Business Review