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International Skills Development Centre
Commercial Diving 
Learn on-line + Onsite Skills Development 
Saldanha Bay - South Africa 

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SEADOG: Educating The Next Generation                                                                                                

Discover your Options: Commercial Diver

*Department of Labour: DOL Registration No CS04. B-BBEE Level 2 Contributor

Class VI (6) Permit: Commercial Diver: Standard SCUBA: Shallow water benign diving 
Class V (5) Permit:  Commercial Diver: Standard SCUBA: Aquaculture, Scientific and Archaeology 
Class IV (4) PermitCommercial Diver: Full Face SCUBA Integrated Comms and EGS
Inshore Public Safety: 30 day package
Class III (3) Permit: Commercial Diver: Inshore limited scope Surface Supply: Civils and Diamonds: 60 day package  
Class II  (2) Permit: Commercial Diver: Offshore Surface Supply: Oil and Gas: 90 day (IMCA recognised)Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)Cross over course available up to class II (IMCA recognised)
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SEADOG is located in Saldanha Bay, approximately 120km from Cape Town, on the West Coast of South Africa.
 The Port of Saldanha is the deepest and largest natural port in the Southern Hemisphere. 
It is ideally located to hold a dominant position in the growth of the oil and gas industry.
The closest airport is Cape Town International. 

Our Mission
At SEADOG, we are committed to providing quality, progressive education using on-line learning and on-site skills development. 
We support student-centered learning to ensure that individuals trained at SEADOG demonstrate competency through a combination of knowledge, understanding and skills that produce optimal performance and safe working practices.

Partnerships: Quality Assurance
SEADOG's competence management system provides evidence, that is cross referenced to industry guidance,that learners have the required knowledge, skills, understanding and behaviour to perform their role.
C-DOC Partnership: The C-DOC health care professional team offers on-site occupational health support and training specific to the diving industry. C-DOC offers expertise to the learners in respect of approaches to safety, first aid and oxygen administration training and diving medical emergency response planning.
D+MER Partnership: D+MER is an online blended learning Competence Management System specific to all those involved in diving operations.

Why Train at SEADOG
The quiet waters within the bay are ideal before the trainees are exposed to the rigors of diving in the open ocean on one of SEADOG's dedicated diving vessels.
Safety Induction: On arrival all students are provided with personal protective equipment and trained accordingly. This is supported by an on-line learning module regarding Approaches to Safety. SEADOG is committed to occupational health and safety and safeguarding the environment. We work with our learners to provide a safe workplace. 
Fitness Training: The daily fitness training helps determine the learners ability to safely perform the physical requirements of commercial diving. Exercise testing remains a valuable and important component of the diver medical assessment. (ref DMAC )
Watermanship Training: Diving is a safety critical and physical demanding task and for those reasons the learners require adequate reserves of physical fitness. Fitness is considered go be protective against decompression illness and other health risks.
Seamanship Training: All learners complete pre-sea qualifications. SEADOG ensures personal safety at sea, good deck work, basic rigging and good seamanship when aboard one of the 5 dedicated diving vessels. 
Working at Heights: SEADOG promotes the safety awareness when working at height. Skills training is to equip learners with the knowledge, skill and attitudes to work at height safely. 
Staff Compliment: Courses are presented by qualified facilitators and assistants. Registered assessors are tasked to encourage the success of the learner through the training program. (Ref: QCTO and NationalQualifications framework)
Realistic Training:  SEADOG's unique location on 700m's of waterfront with a private training jetty, provides the trainee with realistic conditions and exposure to seamanship and diver training.

Local and International Students
Transport: Seadog provides a professional transport Service to assist you effortlessly between Cape Town International and SEADOG diving school.
Visa: SEADOG assists with your visa applications
Accommodation: All accommodation is within walking distance (50 metres !) 
Catering: International cuisine and extreme hospitality! No cleaning no cooking - All students are given a good breakfast, packed lunches for seagoing days and a hearty evening meal. International cuisine and extreme hospitality!.

IMCA DMT Course 
* C-DOC is an IMCA recognised Training establishment member 
  • IMCA Diver Medic: DMT Full Course: 2 weeks
  • IMCA Diver Medic: DMT Refresher  Course: 1 week                
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IMCA Trainee Air Diving Supervisor: TADS:  2 weeks                                                 

Kirby Morgan Hat Courses

*SEADOG is an authorised Kirby Morgan Training facility. 
The only school in SA authorised to train Kirby Morgan user operator and technician courses. 

User operator Course: 2 days  
Hat Technician training: 3 days

Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Courses

SA ROV : SA ROV Training facility.

Chamber Courses
Chamber Attendant
Chamber Operator

Dive Technician

Trainee Air Diver Technician: on request. 

First Aid Courses
*Training is provided by C-DOC registered Health Care Professionals with experience in the emergency care and diving medicine.

Practical Diving First aid: for divers
Occupational Diving First Aid: for Diving Supervisors
Oxygen administration: for Divers
Advanced Oxygen Administration: for Diving Supervisors 
Approaches to Safety: Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
Diving Emergency Response Planning 

STCW Courses
STCW-95 code A-VI/1-3)                               
(STCW-95 code A-VI/4-2)                                       
STCW-95 code A-VI/4-2)