Basseterre, St.Kitts (February 18th 2016):- The demand for Professional Divers to work in the oil fields of Nigeria and other countries around the globe has created the need for CDA Technical Institute, a US based dive institute to opens its doors in St.Kitts. CDA Technical Institute of the West Indies which started classes on February 6th, 2016 with 50 students from Nigeria is currently operating temporarily adjacent to Caribbean Supplies or what use to be called St.Kitts Gases. Upon successful completion of the training, these students are expected to return to Nigeria to work in the oils field there.
While operating in St.Kitts, it goes without saying that this commercial dive institute will become one of the primary facilities for building capacity for the local maritime industry in the area of diving. Among the courses being offered are: Commercial Diving and Underwater Wielding, Medical Assistant, Maritime Welding and Industrial Non – Destructive Testing. The institute is also equipped with some of the most modernized and updated equipment which includes 2 Hyperbolic Chambers to treat divers who develops bends.
The institute which has its main branch in Jacksonville Florida is one of three in the US, one of five in the world and was founded by Captain Ray Black of the USA. Ultimately the institute will be housed in the building formerly owned by S.S.M.C close to the coast guard base and used to store sugar before shipment.