Requirements for DIT

All applicants must have the following qualifications:

  • 18 years of age or older upon graduation of program
  • High school diploma, transcript or GED
  • Proficient in English speaking, reading and writing
  • ADCI dive physical
  • Ability to swim 400 meters unassisted
  • Ability to obtain a TWIC card
  • Completed application

Prior dive experience is not required. Applicants must be experienced swimmers and be comfortable in the water. Ideal candidates have a positive attitude, a high mechanical aptitude, and the ability to work safely and effectively in a team environment.


Applicants must be 17 years of age or older. If under 18, an applicant must have parental consent, and be 18 years old by the expected graduation date. There is no cut off age to attend. Contact admissions to chat further if you have questions about your age and attending. 


Applicants must possess a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent (GED).


DIT is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. All students must be proficient in English speaking, reading and writing.


All students are required to complete a dive physical, performed by an UHMS/ADCI certified physician. .

You can download the DIT Dive Physical Packet

Click Here for Current List of UHMS Dr.’s

There are certain disqualifying medical conditions that will prevent you from passing the ADCI dive physical.


DIT will assist in arranging a physical at or around your orientation date. Please contact admissions if you have any questions regarding your dive physical.

The cost of the physical is Approx. $700.00. In the event that a student receives a disqualifying physical AFTER being accepted and enrolled, any and all monies paid to DIT will be refunded.