JACKS DIVE CHEST

JDC is the oldest operating COMMERCIAL DIVING ACADEMY in Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA est. in Sept 1993. JACK’S DIVE CHEST commercial dive courses are DOL and IMCA approved

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JACK’S DIVE CHEST COMMERCIAL DIVE ACADEMY is what we say we are, an ACADEMY. We are not a school, we are a place of HIGHER LEARNING, an academy that prepares you with training to become employed in the COMMERCIAL DIVE INDUSTRY

Our dives are not just bubble blow dives or noughts and crosses tasks on slates, our dives are working dives with actual tools and equipment, at actual depth.

We do not believe a graduate diver can be called “COMPETENT” as per the TRAINING STANDARDS with the minimum amount of dives and time.

Courses Offered at Jacks Dive Chest

Our courses are approved by SOUTH AFRICAN DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR, and are both IMCA (INTERNATIONAL MARINE CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION) and UK, HSE (HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE) approved for the working diver qualification in the UNITED KINGDOM

The following is the list of courses offered jack dive chest commercial dive academy :

DIVING COURSES

CLASS IV

4 WEEK COURSE

As defined by the SOUTH AFRICAN DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR, this is the 1st course of a commercial diving career and has to be done by all new commercial divers. CLASS IV is the COMMERCIAL DIVING SCUBA QUALIFICATION,even if you hold a sports scuba qualification, you still have to start with CLASS IV. The purpose of the qualification is to introduce the trainee diver to an underwater environment with theoretical and practical training, ensuring that the trainee is competent to dive safely whilst carrying out specific underwater tasks needed by this class. You will be able to be employed as a Scientific, archaeological, police and or fire brigade diver.

He/she must have the right attitude and must be willing to learn and work hard-the course is intense.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS​

If you are considering a career in diving, the following course requirements have to be met : Failure to meet any of these requirements will result in a student not being permitted to commence training:

  • All trainees must be 18 years and older, 
  • Must have passed a DIVE MEDICAL at a DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR approved DIVE DOCTOR.
  • The trainee must be able to do basic mathematics-add/subtract/divide/minus,be able to speak,read and write English. The trainee has to pass a swim test on the surface and underwater and be able to breathhold underwater.

COURSE CONTENT

LECTURES IN, History of diving, diving physics, diving physiology, diving procedures, decompression theory, decompression tables, diving emergencies, compressors HP and LP, air banks, decompression chambers, diver communication, seamanship, HIRA, dive planning, dive equipment, safety, underwater hazards and diver legislation.

CLASS III

4 WEEK COURSE

After successfully completing the CLASS IV SCUBA, a trainee can progress to the CLASS III COMMERCIAL DIVE COURSE, this is the 2nd course of a commercial diving career. CLASS III is the COMMERCIAL DIVING CIVILS QUALIFICATION. The purpose of the qualification is to introduce the trainee diver to an underwater environment using DIVE HELMETS and DIVE MASKS supplied with air from an air bank or compressors through UMBILICALS,using the SCUBA equipment as backup for this equipment and not as his primary source. Theoretical and practical training is extensive, ensuring that the trainee is competent to dive with a variety of different DIVE HELMETS AND MASKS,and conducting a wide range of tasks and work needed by this class. You will be able to be employed anywhere in the world doing work underwater except on a oil rig offshore.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS​

If you are considering a career in diving, the following requirements have to be met : Failure to meet any of these requirements will result in a student not being permitted to commence training:

All trainees must be 18 years and older, must have passed a

  • DIVE MEDICAL at a DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR approved DIVE DOCTOR, and the trainee must successfully have completed the COMMERCIAL CLASS IV.
  • The trainee must be able to do basic mathematics-add/subtract/divide/minus,be able to speak, read and write English.
  • The trainee has to pass a swim test on the surface and underwater and be able to breath hold underwater.
  • He/she must have the right attitude and must be willing to learn and work hard-the course is intense.

CLASS II

4 WEEK COURSE

Class ii is also commonly known as the “offshore commercial dive ticket”. The diver doing class ii is trained in preparedness for the offshore industry, where he/she is trained to work from a “wetbell”, trained in the use of decompression chambers using surface oxygen, using hot water machines and wearing hot water suites with further theoretical lectures and practical dives to 50 meters.specific underwater tasks needed by this class. You will be able to be employed as a Scientific, archaeological, police and or fire brigade diver.

He/she must have the right attitude and must be willing to learn and work hard-the course is intense.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS​

All trainees must be 18 years and older, must have passed a

  • DIVE MEDICAL at a DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR approved DIVE DOCTOR, and the trainee must successfully have completed the COMMERCIAL CLASS III.
  • The trainee must be able to do basic mathematics-add/subtract/divide/minus,be able to speak,read and write English.
  • The trainee has to pass a swim test on the surface and underwater and be able to breathhold underwater.
  • He/she must have the right attitude and must be willing to learn and work hard-the course is intense.

CLASS IV & III COMBINED COURSE

8 Week Course

This special is strictly for the full payment and paid a week before you commence the course, should you wish to pay for the class iv and iii separately you will pay per course. A 50% deposit is to be made to book your spot 10 working days prior to the start of the course you wish to attend.

This course special Includes the following –
underwater welding, compressor operators course, mixed gas diving, First Aid course, Pre Sea course, transport to and from dive sites as well as airport or bus stop pickup and drop of.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS​

All trainees must be 18 years and older, must have passed a

  • DIVE MEDICAL at a DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR approved DIVE DOCTOR.The trainee must be able to do basic mathematics-add/subtract/divide/minus,be able to speak,read and write English. The trainee has to pass a swim test on the surface and underwater and be able to breathhold underwater.
  • He/she must have the right attitude and must be willing to learn and work hard-the course is intense.

FULL OFFSHORE COURSE
CLASS IV, III & II

12 Week Course

This full course special Includes the following –
underwater welding, compressor operators course, decompression chamber operators course, mixed gas diving, First Aid course, Pre Sea course, transport to and from dive sites as well as airport or bus stop pickup and drop of.

A 50% deposit is to be made to book your spot 10 working days prior to the start of the course you wish to attend.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS​

All trainees must be 18 years and older, must have passed a

  • DIVE MEDICAL at a DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR approved DIVE DOCTOR.The trainee must be able to do basic mathematics-add/subtract/divide/minus,be able to speak,read and write English. The trainee has to pass a swim test on the surface and underwater and be able to breathhold underwater.
  • He/she must have the right attitude and must be willing to learn and work hard-the course is intense.

Contact Details

23 Michau street, Strand Western Cape, South Africa

Call or Whatsapp us

+27 (0)21 829 9499
+27 (0)64 404 0090

Email us

info@jacksdivechest.co.za

marketing@jacksdivechest.com

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