Water Front Campus
Once you have completed your training in the Dive Tank, you and your class will shift to the Water Front Campus located at the Tenth Avenue Terminal Pier. Here you will learn how to operate in a realistic environment. You will complete underwater projects, work with hydraulic tools, and experience the challenges of working in conditions of limited visibility on the bottom of the Coronado Bay.
Underwater Welding Classes
If you are interested in how to become an underwater welder, you came to the right spot. The last course in the eight-month training program is the topside and underwater welding course. This course teaches you the basics and gives you the opportunity to sharpen your skills welding in the 44,000-gallon dive tank. In addition to welding, you will also learn how to cut metal on the surface and underwater. Click here to watch videos of students in action, cutting and welding underwater.
Cutting and Welding Classes
The cutting and welding class will teach you the basics in stick welding and oxy-acetylene cutting methods. This portion of the course provides students with the opportunity to learn how to cut and weld pipes and structures. The project students complete in this class allows them to build solid skills in cutting and welding metal. The picture on the right shows a student cutting a section of pipe horizontally.
National University Polytechnic Institute’s (NUPI) underwater welding school / commercial dive program is located in beautiful San Diego, California. The dive program consists of a wide range of courses.
Prepare for a successful career as a commercial diver and underwater welder
The program contains courses in diving physics, medicine, and more. The diving courses are performed at the pier and at sea on the boat providing a variety of environments to operate in. The underwater welding course will give you the foundation for work as an underwater welder and for underwater welding jobs.
Give us a call or fill out a request for information. If you are looking for an exciting career full of variety and adventure, commercial diving just may be it.