Holland College has recently discontinued its Commercial Diving Program in Prince Edward Island, after 19 years. Diving graduates received a Certificate, Unrestricted Surface Supplied Diver which was recognized by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), the International Association of Diving Contractors (ADCI), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Graduates were in demand, operating on everything from deep water drill platforms, bridges, environments in aquaculture, ships and more. Underwater welding was their specialty, but they also trained divers to be effective in the commercial tasks they would need for the future in the working world.
Kimball Johnston and his former team from Holland College are reviving the course, and they have branded themselves as the Atlantic Commercial Diving Center (ACDC). Atlantic Commercial Diving Centre’s combined staff have more than 200 years of industry experience. The eastern coast of Canada is the busiest place for commercial divers, so this is good news for businesses that require this service.