The Ocean Corporation

A Proud Tradition of Leadership & Pioneering


Since opening its doors in 1969, The Ocean Corporation has been blazing a trail in Commercial Diving and Non Destructive Testing career training. Take a look below at some of The Ocean Corp.’s notable achievements.

Ocean Corp Milestones:

First commercial bell diver training program in the USA - 1972
Performed first operational dives inside a US nuclear plant - 1973
First dive school to include surface welding as standard part of diver training - 1979
First NDT/Inspection Diver training program in the USA - 1980
First dive school to include HAZMAT/Nuclear diving training - 1989
Founded the National Association of Diver Medical Technicians, NADMT
Contributed to development of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) training standards for entry level
          commercial divers.
Offshore Survival & Safety are done in Galveston, where we share the Marine Sciences Campus with Texas A&M
          University - 1987

The Ocean Corporation was originally incorporated as a diver training facility in Houston, Texas, September 1969.

April 1971, the company entered into a joint venture agreement with Oceaneering International, Inc., and expanded the program to include international offshore oilfield diver training.

March 1972, Ocean Corp bought Oceaneering’s interest in the venture and became an independent commercial diver trainer. Later that same year, Ocean Corp developed its Diving Operations and Inspection Division and began providing specialized inland and nuclear power plant diving & inspection services.

Our 4.2 acre campus has an elaborate dive tank training complex, two decompression chambers, diving bell plus, NDT inspection projects and equipment. Offshore Survival & Safety training and all open water dives are done in Galveston, where we share the Marine Sciences Campus with Texas A&M University.

The Ocean Corporation is located within 300 miles of many major diving and NDT companies on the Gulf Coast. Our Houston facilities have been leased to local dive companies for equipment tests and ABS/USCG inspection certification projects. Ocean Corp also offers underwater welding and NDT seminars and classes for utility and oil industry clients as well as local NAUI, PADI, and YMCA diving groups.


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