Underwater Welding Course


Underwater Wet Welder Training (Included in the Unrestricted Surface Supplied Air Diver Program)

CDA Technical Institute of the West Indies, Inc. offers an internationally-recognized underwater welding training program in association with the American Welding Society (AWS) and the Canadian Standard Association (CSA) for diving. This advanced welding training is part of the Unrestricted Surface Supplied Air Diver Program.  This portion of the training follows the CSA Z275.5 Standards curriculum.

This is a highly specialized training program designed to prepare our students to obtain high quality Manual Metal Arc (MMA) welding skills both above and below water. The course follows the guidelines under the CSA Z275.5 in accordance with AWS D3.6M 2010. The training is designed to equip our students with the skills necessary to produce high quality fillet welds. You will be introduced to all the relevant theory associated with the MMA welding process, together with relevant safe working practices.

Upon completion, students may receive:  AWS Certificate of Completion-Certified AWS Entry Level Welder, name added to nationally searchable AWS database, Certificate of successful completion of Topside Welding for Commercial Divers and Certificate of successful completion of Underwater Welding from CDA.

Course Outline

  1. Safe underwater welding procedures
  2. MMA welding plant & equipment
  3. Underwater welding techniques
  4. Preparing to weld
  5. Electrodes & weld terminology
  6. Basic weldability & common weld defects
  7. Monitor & control welding operations
  8. Quality assurance & quality control
  9. Join steel plates using the three standard techniques

Program Costs

Tuition - $2,500.00

Registration Fee - $100.00

Consumables - $450.00

Please contact Capt. Black @ captblack@cda.edu or call 869.466.1990 for required equipment and prerequisites.

Program Length

The program of study at CDA Technical Institute of the West Indies requires a minimum of 2 weeks. The maximum number of weeks a student may participate in training is 4 weeks.

Practical Experience Hours - 60
Classroom Hours - 40

Total Hours - 100

Number of Weeks - 2

5 Days a week / 10 Hours a day