“Where we train divers to work underwater”
JDC is the oldest operating COMMERCIAL DIVING ACADEMY in Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA est. in Sept 1993. JACK’S DIVE CHEST commercial dive courses are DOL and IMCA approved
JACK’S DIVE CHEST COMMERCIAL DIVE ACADEMY is what we say we are, an ACADEMY. We are not a school, we are a place of HIGHER LEARNING, an academy that prepares you with training to become employed in the COMMERCIAL DIVE INDUSTRY
Our dives are not just bubble blow dives or noughts and crosses tasks on slates, our dives are working dives with actual tools and equipment, at actual depth.
We do not believe a graduate diver can be called “COMPETENT” as per the TRAINING STANDARDS with the minimum amount of dives and time.
JACK’S DIVE CHEST COMMERCIAL DIVE ACADEMY’S commercial dive courses and underwater welding courses are approved by SOUTH AFRICAN DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR, and are both IMCA (INTERNATIONAL MARINE CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION) and UK, HSE (HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE) approved for the working diver qualification in the UNITED KINGDOM and for the first time in 10 years, we are the only school/academy in South Africa to pass a complete proper class II AUDIT and not only a mere “health check” by the Department of Labour.
We are determined by the Department of Labour, dive times, dives and syllabus that has to be presented to the under-graduate diver, HOWEVER unlike the other TRAINING INSTITUTIONS in South Africa, we do not offer the minimum requirements as determined by Department of Labour.
Our graduate divers complete class iv commercial dive training with at least 44 dives totaling a minimum of 1400 minutes (this being double what the requirements are). They also complete class iii with at least 50 dives and 1800 minutes (again this being nearly three times the minimum requirements). These are times and dive standards that we have been able to maintain consistently for the past 9 years,
We are a proud ACADEMY and are proud of the quality of commercial dive courses and training we present, we are proud of the fact that we train commercial divers for the industry, we are proud of our standards, we are proud of being the BEST IN SOUTH AFRICA, IF YOU WANT THE BEST COMMERCIAL DIVE TRAINING – COME BE TRAINED BY THE BEST.
OUR TRAINING OPENS DOORS FOR DIVERS ALL OVER THE WORLD