Underwater Navigation Diver

Underwater Navigation

This course is for all divers of any level. Extend your knowledge beyond the basic away from the beach/boat and back that you learned during your open water course. Practice and try out techniques to help you keep track of where you are and how far you've gone during any dive. Make it easy to always know which direction the boat or beach is at all times.

 

What will I learn?

Techniques to measure distance underwater, natural navigation without a compass and follow patterns using compass headings. You will also combine one or more of the techniques to create a map of where you have been. 

 

You also learn:

  • Navigation patterns

  • Natural navigation (without a compass)

  • Compass navigation

  • How to “mark” or relocate a submerged object or position from the surface

  • Underwater map making

  • How to follow irregular courses with the Nav-Finder

  • Dive site relocation

  • How to estimate distance underwater

 

What will I do?

The Underwater Navigation course combines self-study, land practice and 3 open water dives to complete the following:

  • Measure time & distance underwater for at least a 100'

  • Navigate a square with a total distance of 400' - try both left and right hand turns

  • Review reciprocal navigation from your open water course

  • Use natural navigation to travel at least a 100' and find your way back

  • Air planning and management while navigating

  • Follow a pre-determined pattern with at least 5 turns ending where you started

  • Using just a starting heading and distance follow a underwater course and create a map of where your journey

  • Locate a dive site using 2 or more surface references

  • Re-locate a dive site and/or object using surface references

 

How long is the course?

The Underwater Navigation course consists of 3 dives, land practice drills and knowledge review with your instructor. It can be completed in 1 full day or spread out over a couple days. 

 

What materials will I need?

The Underwater Navigation course includes:

  • Student manual

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 10 years old

  • Open Water or Junior Open Water (or qualifying certification from another agency).

 

Deep Diver

Deep Diving

This course is for divers wanting to extend their recreational diving limits beyond 60'. It's also good when preparing for a trip with attractions beyond the open water diver limits - such as a wreck or deep wall. Every dive requires proper planning and gas management but as you go deeper even more so - gas is used much faster, decompression limits become a real factor and as well as narcosis issues. Extend your limits slowly with supervision and guidance during this course.

 

What will I learn?

Expand the gas planning techniques you learned during your open water course to include calculating surface-air-consumption (SAC) or surface consumption-rate (SCR). Alternative equipment configurations and considerations for deeper dives and make modifications to your setup to meet the dives goals. 

 

You also learn:

  • Techniques for diving in the deeper range of 18-40 metres/ 60-130 feet

  • Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four deep dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor

 

What will I do?

The Deep Diver course combines self-study, knowledge review and 4 open water dives to complete the following:

  • Planning and organizing a deep dive

  • Dive site setup with emergency gas supplies

  • Experiment with color changes as different depths

  • See how objects are affected by pressure - crush stuff!

  • Reciprocal navigation at depth

  • Reading and noting gas pressure, depth and no-stop times for yourself and buddy during the dive

  • Working with hang tanks or redundant air supplies during a safety stop

  • ​Execute extended safety stops during a simulated emergency decompression situtation

 

How long is the course?

The Deep Diver course consists of 4 dives, land practice drills and knowledge review with your instructor. It can be completed in 2 days. 

 

What materials will I need?

The Deep Diver course includes:

  • Student manual

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 15 years old

  • Advanced Open Water or Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification from another agency).

 
 

Sidemount Diver

Sidemount Diving

This course appeals to different divers for many different reasons. Maybe you want to just see what it's like to move your cylinders from your back to rigging them on your side. Divers with neck, back or leg problems might be looking for an easier way to carry cylinders to/from the dive site as well as underwater. Maybe you want to learn more about diving with a redundant gas supply or wish to extend their dives by carrying more gas. No matter the reason, this can be a very attractive course to many type of divers diving in a variety of situations.

 

What will I learn?

Different options for rigging and mounting one or more cylinders so they sit comfortably on your side in the water. Gas management and planning across 2 cylinders, calculate turn pressure and techniques for when to breathe from one cylinder or the other.

 

You also learn:

  • Valve skills in the event of a free flow

  • Air sharing with a long hose

  • Buoyancy techniques with sidemount

  • Alternative fin kicks when working with 1 or more cylinders

  • Repositioning tanks while underwater

 

What will I do?

The Sidemount Diver course combines classroom, wrorkshops, pool and 3 open water dives to complete the following:

  • Planning and organizing a sidemount dive

  • Gas planning and calculating turn pressures with across multiple tanks

  • Equipment rigging workshops

  • Neutral swimming and hovering with multiple tanks

  • Sidemount diving with just a single tank and buoyancy

  • Using a long hose (5-7') to share air with a buddy

  • Proper weighting and weighting configuration with multiple tanks

  • Mounting and removing cylinders in the water

 

How long is the course?

The Sidemount Diver course consists of class review, equipment rigging workshop, 1 pool dive and 3 dives. It can be completed in 2 days but often is done over 2.5 or 3 days. 

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 15 years old

  • Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another agency).

 

Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

Enriched Air/Nitrox Diving

This course is for all divers of any level. Find out why enriched air/nitrox diving can extend your bottom time allowing for longer dives. It can allow you to get back into the water sooner between dives and can add more conservatism to your diving. This makes it a great tool to have for those dive trips or any time you are making multiple dives in a day or many dives over several days. 

 

What will I learn?

You get to learn how to order a nitrox fill, analyze the contents of a nitrox filled cylinder, plan dives based on the analyzed fill, set a dive computer to the correct percentage of oxygen.

 

You also learn:

  • Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox

  • Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations

 

What will I do?

The Enriched Air/Nitrox course combines self-study, classroom and simulated dive planning to complete the following:

  • Review knowledge questions from self study book and video with the instructor

  • Compressor room tour

  • Procedures for ordering an analyzing a nitrox cylinder

  • Analyze multiple cylinders using different types of oxygen analyzers

  • Sign for and log a nitrox fill

  • Using a nitrox computer set the correct oxygen percentage, calculate the maximum operating depth and plan a simulated dive

 

How long is the course?

The Enriched Air/Nitrox course is typically 2-3 hours with your instructor. It can be scheduled at any time and is easy to complete in a morning or an afternoon or after work.

 

What materials will I need?

The Enriched Air/Nitrox course includes:

  • Student manual

  • OR eLearning pass

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 12 years old

  • Open Water or qualifying certification, or enrolled in the Open Water Diver Course and Enriched Air courses concurrently.

 

Search and Recovery Diver

Search and Recovery Diving

This course is for divers with a little bit of experience under their diving belt (advanced certification and/or navigation specialty) that are looking to use their navigation skills to recover lost objects. Whether it be a small, large or just awkward object that is lost, finding it is only half the battle - now you have to get it back to the surface - safely! 

 

What will I learn?

Appropriate search patterns based on the type of object, environment, underwater terrain, tools available and number of divers available. Using lift bags, lines and different knots to safely get objects back to the surface. New underwater communicaiton techniques when working with one or more during a search. 

 

You also learn:

  • Search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and how to deal with potential problems

  • How to locate large and small objects using search patterns

  • How to use a lift bag and other recovery methods

  • Limited visibility search techniques

 

What will I do?

The Search and Recovery Diver course combines self-study, knowledge review, land skills practice and 4 open water dives to complete the following:

  • Planning and organizing a search and recovery dive

  • Tie a bowline, sheet bend and half hitch knots underwater

  • Rig a lift bag and safely lift a heavy object

  • Circle search pattern

  • U-turn search pattern

  • Expanding square search patter

  • ​Setup and execute a jack-stay search pattern

  • Find a small object

  • Find a large object

 

How long is the course?

The Search and Recovery Diver course consists of 4 dives, land practice drills and knowledge review with your instructor. It can be completed in 2 days. 

 

What materials will I need?

The Search and Recover Diver course includes:

  • Student manual

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 12 years old

  • Advanced Open Water or Junior Advanced Open Water (or qualifying certification from another agency). Open Water and Jr. Open Waters with Navigation Specialty can also take the course.

 

Wreck Diver

Wreck Diving

This course is for divers with a bit of experience who have completed the advanced open water course that want to explore underwater wrecks. Whether sunk on purpose to create an artificial reef or a result of a mishap, wrecks offer a fascinating window to the past. Get prepared for that next trip or last minute dive that might include an opportunity to dive a wreck.

 

What will I learn?

Learn how to research the wreck prior to the dive and then plan and execute an appropriate dive. Find out about different hazards and identify those during a dive. Find entry and exit points on a wreck prior to attempting any type of penetration dive. How to choose and use wreck reels and spools. Document, measure and map wreck diving sites.

 

You also learn:

  • Wreck scuba diving equipment considerations

  • Considerations and techniques for entering intact wrecks

  • Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four wreck dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor

 

What will I do?

The Wreck Diver course combines self-study, knowledge review, land skills practice and 4 open water dives to complete the following:

  • Planning and organizing a wreck dive

  • Identifying hazards, entry and exit points on wreck

  • Line practice including appropriate tie-offs outside of the wreck

  • Rigging redundant equipment for a wreck penetration dive

  • Optional wreck penetration dive

 

How long is the course?

The Wreck Diver course consists of 4 dives, land practice drills and knowledge review with your instructor. It can be completed in 2 days. 

 

What materials will I need?

The Wreck Diver course includes:

  • Student manual

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 15 years old

  • Advanced Open Water or Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification from another agency). Jr. advanced or adventure divers also qualify.

 

Night Diver

Night Diving

This course is for all divers of any level. Don't let sunset stop your desire (or need) to go diving! Come experience how the ocean comes alive at night with new and different critters. Need a change at your "same old dive site", try diving it at night and see it a whole new way. Night diving is a great option for busy divers who are finding it tough to get out during "work hours".

 

What will I learn?

Learn how dive planning changes when making a night dive. Those familiar hand signals for communicating underwater don't work so well at night, discover new ways to communicate with your buddy. Work with dive lights at night to communicate, explore and not blind your dive buddy.

 

You also learn:

  • How to control your buoyancy at night

  • Entries, exits and underwater navigation at night

  • Nocturnal aquatic life, since many of the plants and animals you'll see are different

 

What will I do?

The Night Diver course combines self-study, knowledge review, land skills practice and 3 open water dives to complete the following:

  • Planning and organizing a night dive

  • Navigation at night

  • Descending and ascending at night

  • Light communicaitons

  • Light failure and deploying backup lights

  • "Lights out" practice

  • Using surface markers to identify entry/exit points

  • Proper interaction with nocturnal aquatic life

 

How long is the course?

The Night Diver course consists of 3 dives, land practice drills and knowledge review with your instructor. It can be completed in 1 night but generally works better over 2 nights. 

 

What materials will I need?

The Night Diver course includes:

  • Student manual

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 12 years old

  • Open Water or Jr. Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another agency).

 

Self Reliant Diver

Self Relaint Diving

This course appeals to different divers for many different reasons. Divers who stray from the pack such as photographers, divers who dive with people who skills may not be great, divers who want to become self sufficient in case of foreseeable emergency, and divers who want to improve their dive skills love this course.

 

Self Reliant Diving does not always mean "Solo" diving, this course prepares you for numerous different circumstances in the water.

 

What will I learn?

Divers will understand the inherent risks, risk mitigation strategies, equipment configurations, and differences in dive planning and preperation. This course prepares you to think like an independent unit.

 

You also learn:

  • Valve skills in the event of a free flow

  • Propulsion techniques

  • Alternative fin kicks when working with 1 or more cylinders

  • Equipment configuration alternatives

 

What will I do?

The Self Reliant Diver course combines classroom, wrorkshops, and 3 open water dives to complete the following:

  • Planning and organizing

  • Gas planning and calculating turn pressures

  • Equipment rigging workshops

  • Neutral swimming and hovering

  • Proper weighting and weighting configuration with multiple tanks

  • Plannig and organizing for a self reliant dive

 

How long is the course?

The Sidemount Diver course consists of class review, equipment rigging workshop, and 3 dives. It can be completed in 2 days but often is done over 2.5 or 3 days.

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 18 years old

  • Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another agency).

  • 100 logged dives (computer logs are okay)

 

Emergency Oxygen Provider

Emergency Oxygen Provider

This course is for all divers and a necessary safety component when diving. However, since there are no dives it is equally suitable for anyone that will be around divers including; non-divers, boat staff, lifeguards, non-diving family or friends, shore staff. Oxygen is the primary first aid for diving injuries but can also be useful in other emergencies, especially those in or around water.

 

What will I learn?

Get hands-on with different oxygen units and oxygen masks. Learn to properly identify the state of the victim and choose the correct method of oxygen delivery. Find out how to properly handle oxygen equipment as well as maintenance and storage. 

 

You also learn:

  • Recognize diving illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen

  • Properly setup equipment

 

What will I do?

The Emergency Oxygen Provider course combines self-study, knowledge review and workshops to complete the following:

  • Assemble and disassemble oxygen units

  • Storage and maintenance of oxygen units

  • Adminster oxygen using a demand mask

  • Adminster oxygen using a continuous flow mask

  • Adminster oxygen while performing CPR or rescue breaths

  • Setup multiple victims using 1 or more oxygen units

 

How long is the course?

The Emergency Oxygen Provider course is a non-diving course consisting of workshops and and knowledge review with your instructor. It can be completed in 2-3 hours making it a great choice for a weekend morning or afternoon or weekday evening. 

 

What materials will I need?

The Emergency Oxygen Diver course includes:

  • Student manual

  • Continuous flow oxygen mask

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • Any age

  • Diver or non-diver it doesn't matter. This course is suitable for anyone who will be around divers - boat crew, non-diving buddies, lifeguards, and shore staff

 

Shark AWARE Conservation Diver

Shark AWARE Conservation Diver

This course is for all divers of any level. Non-divers are encouraged to participate as well (except for the dives of course). Divers generally have a healthy respect for sharks and seek out opportunities to dive with them. Diver also understand that sharks are not only vital to the health of oceans but also provide economic advantages when populations are alive and healthy. Unfortunately sharks are in trouble all over the world from either direct attacts, like shark finning, to environmental issues that threaten their habitat. This course is designed to educate you about the plight of sharks and how to become and advocate for them.  

 

What will I learn?

How to identify and assess environmental conditions that are potential hazards for sharks obth above and below the water. Discuss sharks local to your environment and how they are being impacted. Complete 2 dives to identify and interact with sharks in the area as well as identify underwater habitat concerns.

 

What will I do?

The Shark AWARE Conservation Diver course combines self-study, knowledge review and 2 open water dives to complete the following:

  • Planning and organizing a Shark AWARE identification dive

  • Identify potential surface hazards to sharks in the dive location

  • Identify potential underwater hazards to sharks

  • Demonstrate appropriate and responsible diving practices and behaviours to minimize negative environmental effects

  • Identify surface features that may reduce impacts on sharks in thedive location

  • Identify underwater features that may reduce impacts on sharks

 

When sharks are present during the dive complete the following:

  • Observe natural shark behaviour

  • Identify observed shark species

  • Identify non-natural injuries to sharks

  • Demonstrate ability to follow responsible environmental guidelines for diving with sharks

 

How long is the course?

The Shark AWARE Conservation Diver course consists of 2 dives and knowledge review with your instructor. It can be completed in 1 day. 

 

What materials will I need?

The Shark AWARE Shark Conservation Diver course includes:

  • Guide to Impacts on Sharks

  • Project AWARE Ten Ways A Diver Can Protect The Underwater Environment

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 12 years old

  • Open Water or Jr. Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another agency).

 

Sea Turtle Awareness Diver

Sea Turtle Awareness Diver - Project AWARE

This course is for all divers of any level. There are also course options for non-divers and snorkellers as well. This course introduces divers and snorkellers to basic sea turtle identification and conservation. Tutle habitats are fragile and oftentimes being encroached up by all kinds of factors both man-made and nautral. Divers and non-divers are encouraged to learn more about sea turtles and participate in conservation efforts as well becoming an advocate for them. 

 

What will I learn?

Learn about sea turtle species common in temperate or tropical waters. Gain knowledge and skill needed to identify turtles and record sightings. Understand the decline of sea turtle populations, their importance to marine biodiversity and how you can reduce the loss of sea turtles worldwide.

 

You also learn:

  • The role of Project AWARE in preserving the aquatic environment

 

What will I do?

The Sea Turtle Awareness Diver course combines classroom presentations and 2 open water dives to complete the following:

  • Planning and organizing a Sea Turtle Awareness dive

  • Practice proper wighting and buoyancy control

  • Assess site for possible sea turtle sighting areas, observe habitat for hazards and responsibly clean up rubbish where encountered

  • If turtles are seen feeding, record the food source and turtle species - including diagrams of any unfamiliar turtles species

  • Locate and identify sea turtles, noting number,behaviour, injuries, tags or any other significantinformation

  • Record sightings on a slate, including diagrams and descriptions of any unfamiliar sea turtle species.

 

How long is the course?

The Sea Turtle Awareness Diver course consists of 2 dives and classroom presentation with your instructor. It can be completed in 1 day but often is conducted over 1.5 days.

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 10 years old

  • Open Water or Jr. Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another agency).

 

Invasive Lionfish Tracker

Invasive Lionfish Tracker - Project AWARE

This course is for all divers of any level. You might have seen them while diving, that beautiful, easy to photograph, brown and white striped fish with big fins. Although a stunning looking fish it doesn't belong in the Carribbean and North-western Atlantic and is having a devastating affect on the the reef fish. If you'd like to learn more and help to remove this invasive species then this couse is for you.

 

What will I learn?

Learn why lionfish are a harmful to the environment. Find out ways to remove lionfish from the reefs in a safe way to the both the diver and fish.

 

You also learn:

  • Their morphology and lifespan

  • Their habitat preference and behavior

  • Their reproduction and growth facts

  • The hunting methods of Lionfish and identification of its prey

  • Whether Lionfish are venomous and if they are dangerous to humans

  • Known Lionfish predators

  • The various theories relating to Lionfish introduction

  • The negative effects on native species resulting from Lionfish introduction

  • The procedure for reporting Lionfish sightings

  • The Lionfish Tissue Repository

  • The correct capturing and euthanizing techniques

 

What will I do?

The Invasive Lionfish Tracker course combines classroom presentations and 2 open water dives to complete the following:

  • Planning and organizing a Invasive Lionfish Tracker dive

  • Identify the type of capture equipment needed for the dive

  • Carry the necessary capture equipment without impeding the dive

  • Successfully capture a Lionfish without incident or injury

  • Successfully transfer a Lionfi sh to a collection bag without incident or injury

  • Successfully transport a Lionfish to the surface following a dive

  • Successfully euthanize any captured Lionfish without incident or injury.

 

How long is the course?

The Invasive Lionfish Tracker course consists of 2 dives and classroom presentation with your instructor. It can be completed in 1 day but often is conducted over 1.5 days.

 

What materials will I need?

The Invasive Lionfish Tracker course includes:

  • A.W.A.R.E – Our World, Our Water manual

  • Invasive Lionfish Tracker Participant Handout

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 15 years old

  • Open Water (or qualifying certification from another agency).

 

Cavern Diver

Cavern Diving

This course is for divers with at least an advanced open water certification. It appeals to divers who want to learn more about diving in overhead environments (areas without direct access to the surface). It also appeals to divers who are interested in geology, fossils or want to explore the many fresh water springs that might be available in the area. Cavern diving is done in the area near a cave where you can always see natural light - in other words you can see your way out at all times. This is also a great course if you want to learn about specialized equipment as you will work with redundant air supplies, long hoses, extra lights and reels.

 

What will I learn?

On land you will practice using a line, reel use and emergency procedures like sharing air or loss of lights, all while maintaining line and buddy contact. Then we practice these skills in open water outside of the cavern until you are comfortable. The rest of the dives will all be cavern dives, more practice and exploration. Let's not forget our buoyancy and anti-silting kicks, we'll work on those as well.

 

You also learn:

  • Cavern navigation and line protocols

  • Planning, organization, techniques, problems and hazards of cavern diving

  • Special equipment use, such as lights, guidelines, reels and redundant breathing systems

  • Air sharing, disorientation, silting, line problems and other emergency procedures specific to cavern diving

  • Silt prevention, buoyancy control, air management and emergency procedures

  • Depth and distant limits for cavern diving

 

What will I do?

The Cavern Diver course combines land skills practice and 4 open water dives to complete the following:

  • Planning and organizing a cavern dive

  • Practice frog kicks, flutter kicks and back kicks

  • "S" drills (safety drills)

  • Line course practice - touch contact and touch contact air-sharing

  • Line course practice - blacked out mask touch contact and touch contact air-sharing

  • Calculate and communicate turn pressures

  • Primary and secondary tie-offs, wraps and line placements

  • Retrieval of guidelines

  • Cavern exploration

 

How long is the course?

The Cavern Diver course consists of 4 dives and land practice drills with your instructor. It can be completed in 2 days or extended over a long weekend for instance. 

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 18 years old

  • Advanced Open Water.

 

AWARE Fish Identification

Fish Identification - Project AWARE

This course is for all divers of any level. Having more knowledge about what your seeing underwater can increase your enjoyment of the dive. You'll also be able to impress your family and friends while sharing your diving adventures with them. With just a little practice and some fundamentals you can start to identify different groups and characteristics of similar fish. For instance, some fish have the same shape in different parts of the world but the colors are vastly different - you'll be able to spot this.

 

What will I learn?

You'll get hands-on experience in looking for, noting and identifying fish. Learn how to group them to make identification easier.

 

You also learn:

  • How to identify characteristics of local fish families and species

  • Fish survey techniques and strategies

  • How to practice fish identification dive planning, organization and procedures

 

What will I do?

The Fish Identification Diver course combines self-study, knowledge review and 2 open water dives to complete the following:

  • Planning and organizing a fish identification dive

  • Recording sightings of fish

  • Identify fish by placing them in family groupings

  • Draw diagrams of unfamiliar fish for later identification

  • Demonstrate good environment concerns - proper buoyancy, fin kicks, etc.

 

How long is the course?

The Fish Identification Diver course consists of 2 dives and knowledge review with your instructor. It can be completed in 1 day. 

 

What materials will I need?

The Fish Identification Diver course includes:

  • AWARE - Our World Underwater manual​

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 10 years old

  • Open Water or Jr. Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another agency).

 

Boat Diver

Boat Diving

This course is for all divers of any level whether you've never done a boat or have done dozens of them. Boat diving is fun, often preferred by most divers and sometimes is the only way to get to a dive site. However, boats come in different sizes, shapes that may require different rules, procedures or etiquette. If you have never dove from a boat or maybe are travelling to a new destination that uses a different boat than you've dove from before - this course is for you.

 

What will I learn?

Dive boats can vary from large live-aboards to small inflatables. Review and practice techniques for the dive boats in your local area. Try out different techniques for a smaller or larger boat you may encounter. Experience entry and exit techniques based on the size and type of boat.

 

You also learn:

  • Stow your gear in the most appropriate areas

  • Use surface lines to initiate or conclude your dives

  • Locate basic boat safety equipment

 

What will I do?

The Boat Diver course combines self-study, knowledge review and 2 open water dives to complete the following:

  • Planning and organizing a boat dive

  • Identify and locate the boat safety equipment - oxygen, first aid, life jackets, etc.

  • Review marine radio procedures in the event of an emergency

  • Exit and enter the boat in the most appropriate way

  • Identify the different areas of the boat

  • Locate storage areas and demonstrate proper boat etiquette

  • Participate in check-in/check-out procedures

  • Identify hazards both above and below water

  • Use a tag-line and descent line as necessary

 

How long is the course?

The Boat Diver course consists of 2 boat dives and knowledge review with your instructor. It can be completed in 1 day. 

 

What materials will I need?

The Boat Diver course includes:

  • Student manual

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 10 years old

  • Open Water or Jr. Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another agency).

 

Project AWARE

Project AWARE

This course is for anyone interested in ocean conservation. The oceans need our help and becoming an advocate for conservation and change can help. If you want to protect this valuable resource then join a project AWARE class and find out more.

 

What will I learn?

Learn about some of the most pressing problems facing these vulnerable environments and everyday actions you can take to help conserve them. It’s informative, interesting and most importantly, you learn how to make a difference..

 

What will I do?

The Project AWARE course consists of classroom presentations about the following topics:

  • About Project AWARE Foundation

  • The Aquatic World

  • Coral Reefs

  • Aquatic Resources in Peril: Pollution

  • Aquatic Resources in Peril: Mismanaged Fisheries

  • Aquatic Resources in Peril: Degraded Coastal Zones

  • Troubled Waters

 

How long is the course?

The Project AWARE course consists of classroom presentation with your instructor. It can be completed in a couple of hours.

 

What materials will I need?

The Project AWARE course includes:

  • A.W.A.R.E – Our World, Our Water manual

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • Interested in becoming a champion for the underwater world

 

Dive Propulsion Vehicle Diver

DPV Diving

This course is for all divers of any level. Diver Propulsion Vehicle or DPV or Scooter - they are all same and they all are blast to use underwater! DPV's allow you to cover a lot of ground on a dive. Maybe you want to see a large reef or a wreck or you just need a way to get to your favorite shore diving site quicker and easier. DPV's are easy to use but do come with a new set of challenges like battery life, navigating and environment impacts to name a few.

 

What will I learn?

Learn how to add expected battery life into your dive planning. Discover new buddy techniques and tow your buddy and a failed DPV. Keeping track of time, depth, air, navigation and buddy skills are all magnified while using a DPV - practice techniques for all of these. 

 

You also learn:

  • Diver propulsion vehicle dive planning organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards

  • Equipment considerations

  • Diver etiquette and how to avoid harming fragile aquatic life

 

What will I do?

The Dive Propulsion Vehicle Diver course combines self-study, knowledge review and 2 open water dives to complete the following:

  • Planning and organizing a DPV dive

  • Entering and exiting the water with a DPV

  • Setting up, testing, breaking down and cleaning a DPV

  • Dive planning based on expected battery life

  • Towing another diver and DPV

  • Buddy skills 

  • Riding techniques and turns

 

How long is the course?

The Dive Propulsion Diver course consists of 2 dives and knowledge review with your instructor. It can be completed in 1 day. 

 

What materials will I need?

The Dive Propulsion Vehicle Diver course includes:

  • Student manual

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 12 years old

  • Open Water or Jr. Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another agency).

 

Drift Diver

Drift Diving

This course is for all divers of any level. Looking for an effortless diving experience while not worrying about navigating back to the boat? Then drift diving is for you - glide (or fly) across the ocean effortlessly only worrying about your direction and not running into something. See more fish, see more of the reef, have longer dives since you won't be working as hard. 

 

What will I learn?

Drift diving can be done from shore or a boat but either way you need to know how to make a proper entry and exit, maintain buddy contact and manage depth. These are just a few of things unique to drift diving that you will practice.

 

You also learn:

  • Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of drift diving

  • An introduction to drift diving equipment -- floats, lines, reels

  • Buoyancy-control, navigation and communication for drift diving

  • Site selection and overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects

  • Techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group

 

What will I do?

The Drift Diver course combines self-study, knowledge review and 2 open water dives to complete the following:

  • Planning and organizing a drift dive

  • Entering and exiting the water appropriate to the situation

  • Negative descents with a buddy or group

  • Drift line for communication and buddy contact (when necessary)

  • Handling a surface marker buoy or dive flag during the dive

  • Deploying a delayed surface marker buoy (DSMB) to notify the boat

 

How long is the course?

The Drift Diver course consists of 2 dives and knowledge review with your instructor. It can be completed in 1 day. 

 

What materials will I need?

The Drift Diver course includes:

  • Student manual

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 12 years old

  • Open Water or Jr. Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another agency)

 

Dry Suit Diver

Dry Suit Diving

This course is for all divers of any level. Comfort underwater is important for personal enjoyment and safety while diving. Dry suits are not hard to use and go a long ways to keeping you warm and cozy while diving. They are great if you don't want to stop diving as the water cools down but are very useful in temperate waters as well. For instance, most springs average about 70 degrees - sounds warm - but after a little bit this too can get chilly. Don a dry suit and you'll be able to extend your dives and/or make more dives in a day.

 

What will I learn?

Learn and practice how to handle an emergency situation like too much air in your feet. Buoyancy techniques and control can vary depending on the type of suit, the type of diving or even the undergarment you are wearing. In the long run most divers find buoyancy with a dry suit easier easier than with a bcd. 

 

You also learn:

  • Dry suit buoyancy control skills

  • Dry suit maintenance, storage and basic repair

  • Undergarment (fleece or overall-type garments worn under the dry suit) options

 

What will I do?

The Dry Suit Diver course combines self-study, knowledge review, pool dry suit orientation and 2 open water dives to complete the following:

  • Planning and organizing a dry suit dive

  • Donning and doffing a dry suit

  • Care and maintenance of a dry suit

  • Entry and exits with a dry suit

  • Buoyancy control and techniques using a dry suit, using the bcd & dry suit or using just the bcd

  • Practice proper weithging in a dry suit

  • Remove and replace scuba equipment on the surface in dry suit

  • Emergency procedures underwater with a dry suit - handling an inversion (or feet above the head situation)

  • Proper inflation and deflation of the dry suit

 

How long is the course?

The Dry Suit Diver course consists of a pool orientation dive, 2 dives and knowledge review with your instructor. It can be completed in 1 day but often is done over 1.5 or 2 days. 

 

What materials will I need?

The Dry Suit Diver course includes:

  • Student manual

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 10 years old

  • Open Water or Jr. Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another agency).

 

Whale Shark Awareness

Whale Shark Awareness - Project AWARE

This course is for all divers of any level. Seeing a whale shark is at the top of the "must-see" list. Diving or snorkeling with a whale shark is even more exciting. More and more divers and people are seeking out opportunities to do just that but if not done in a passive matter it can be harmful to both animal and human. Find out more about whale sharks, how to observe them in a passive matter, where you can go to participate in whale shark snorkels tours or dives. 

 

What will I learn?

The purpose of the Whale Shark Awareness Specialty course is to introduce divers and snorkelers to whale sharks and familiarize them with proper recreational diving techniques for responsible interaction. 

 

You also learn:

  • To introduce divers to whale shark biology, behaviour and distribution

  • Provide an overview of whale shark research and worldwide conservation status

  • To enable divers to plan, organize and execute a whaleshark dive in a safe, passive manner

  • To emphasise the importance of whale shark monitoring activities and provide whale shark conservation opportunities through participation in Project AWARE’s Whale Shark Project (http://www.whalesharkproject.org).

 

What will I do?

The Whale Shark Awareness course combines classroom presentations and 2 open water dives to complete the following:

  • Identify any whale shark distinctive features or markings

  • Estimate the size and dimensions of any whalesharks encountered

  • Observe whale shark behaviour

  • Take note of any tagging information, if applicable

  • Maintain a safe and comfortable distance (at least 10 feet) from any whale sharks

How long is the course?

The Whale Shark Awareness course consists of 2 dives and classroom presentation with your instructor. It can be completed in 1 day but often is conducted over 1.5 days.

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 10 years old

  • Open Water or Jr. Open Water (or qualifying certification from another agency).

 

Equipment Specialist

Equipment Specialist

This course is for all divers of any level. Don't miss a dive due to a broken fin strap or blown o-ring. Find out what the pro's carry in their save-a-dive kit and get hands-on with simple repairs that can save your dive. The more you know about how your equipment works (or is supposed to work) the more comfortable you will be when diving.

 

What will I learn?

Build a save-a-dive kit that's appropriate for you gear as well as common items that will help any diver. See the inside of regulator and how it works, then understand how to clean it to avoid common problems. Find out your BCD inflator gets sticky and how to avoid and possibly fix it. These are just a few of the areas that are covered.

 

You also learn:

  • Review the theory, principles and operation of scuba diving equipment

  • Learn about routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures, and equipment storage

  • How to overcome common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures (may include a demonstration of repair procedures)

  • Gain simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new gear

 

What will I do?

The Equipment Specialist course is a hands-on workshop to complete the following:

  • Build a save-a-dive kit

  • Familiarize yourself with field repair tools and techniques

  • Get a basic understanding of how regulators, BCDs, etc. work

  • Basic o-ring problems and fixes

  • Basic wetsuit and dry suit field repairs

 

How long is the course?

The Equipment Specialist course consists of a hands-on workshop on field repairs a diver can make with your instructor. It can be completed in 3-4 hours making it perfect for a rainy afternoon.

 

What materials will I need?

The Equipment Specialist course includes:

  • Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 10 years old

  • Scuba diver or Jr. Scuba Diver (or qualifying certification from another agency).

 

Underwater Naturalist

Underwater Naturalist

This course is for all divers of any level. Ever noticed 2 fish that seem to be following each other or maybe a fish that hovers around a specfic plant or coral head? What you are seeing are different symbioses or relationships between predator/prey or aquatic plant and animal life. Find out not just what fish and animals are, but how they interact with each other and the environment. Sometimes these relationships can be mutually beneficial and other times it only works for one party (host/parasite relationship for instance).

 

What will I learn?

Learn about why some creatures behave the way they do and what their role is in the aquatic ecosystem. Identify and record different relationships during your dives. Research them and discover more after the dive.

 

You also learn:

  • The major aquatic life groupings, interactions and factual information that dispels negative myths.

  • The role of aquatic plants, food chains and predator prey relationships

  • Responsible interactions with aquatic life

  • The underwater naturalist’s view of organisms and their roles in the environment

 

What will I do?

The Underwater Naturalist course combines self-study, knowledge review and 2 open water dives to complete the following:

  • Planning and organizing a underwater naturalist dive

  • Record different relationships underwater

  • Identify different aquatic plants

  • Identify different invertabrates

  • Identify different vertabrates

  • Locate environmental impacts on aquatic life and relationships

 

How long is the course?

The Underwater Naturalist course consists of 2 dives and knowledge review with your instructor. It can be completed in 1 day. 

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 10 years old

  • Open Water or Jr. Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another agency).

 

Coral Reef Conservation

Coral Reef Conservation - Project AWARE

This course is available to anyone interested in the learning more about coral reefs. As a scuba diver, the health of aquatic ecosystems is often what makes a good dive. Become aware of the fragileness of coral reefs and how you can help preserve them.

 

What will I learn?

The AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course teaches you about the vital role of coral reefs in the marine environment. The course also familiarizes you with the current state of the world's coral reefs and how you can help.

 

You also learn:

  • How coral reefs function

  • Why they are so important

  • Why many reefs are in serious troubleWhat you can do to prevent further decline

 

What will I do?

The Coral Reef conservation course of classroom presentation to cover the following topics:

  • Project AWARE

  • Importance of Coral Reefs

  • Understanding Coral

  • Complex Nature of Life on the Coral Reef

  • Coral Reefs in Peril

  • Protect the Living Reef

 

How long is the course?

The Coral Reef Conservation course consists of classroom presentations with your instructor. It can be completed in couple of hours. 

 

What materials will I need?

The Coral Reef Conservation AWARE course includes:

  • A.W.A.R.E – Our World, Our Water manual

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • Interested in coral reefs and finding out how to protect them

 

Emergency First Responder

Emergency First Responder

This course is anyone - diver or non-diver - but divers it is also required to enroll in the Rescu Diver course. As an emergency first responder you will be able to provide first aid, CPR, AED or secondary care to a patient. The training is for lay-pople and is meant to bridge the gap between injury and when EMS arrives. It can make all the difference when someone is injured. The training is suitable for anyone requiring assistance, not just divers, making it useful for families, sitters, coaches, lifeguards, etc.

 

What will I learn?

Learn and practice setting up a basic first aid kit, basic (or primary) first aid skills, CPR, using an AED (automated external defibrillator)  and secondary first aid skills (splinting, fractures, etc.). This is a hands-on course, low stress and designed to give you the information and confidence to assist others.

 

You also learn:

  • BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR and rescue breathing at the layperson level

  • AED (automated external defibrillator) use (optional)

  • Preventing and caring for shock

  • Spinal injury management

  • Use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk

  • Basic first aid and first aid kit considerations

 

What will I do?

The Emergency First Response course combines self-study, knowledge review and hands-on training to complete the following:

  • Scene Assessment

  • Barrier Use

  • Primary Assessment

  • CPR: Chest Compressions

  • CPR: Chest Compressions with Rescue Breathing

  • AED

  • Serious Bleeding Management

  • Shock Management

  • Spinal Injury Management

  • Conscious and Unconscious choking Adult

  • Injury Assessment

  • Illness Assessment

  • Bandaging

  • Splintingfor Dislocations and Fratures

 

How long is the course?

The Emergency first Response course consists of a self-study, hands-on training and knowledge review with your instructor. It can be completed in 3-4 hours and can be done anywhere. 

 

What materials will I need?

The EFR course includes:

  • Student manual

  • Pocket Mask

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • Willing to render assistance to others in an emergency

 

Underwater Digital IMAGING

Digital Underwater Photography Diving

This course is for all divers of any level. Taking pictures and sharing them is part of everyday life nowadays, why not extend this experience to your diving. With a camera and sutiable underwater housing you can document your diving for years to come. Whether you have never taken a picture in your life or have been shooting for years, this course can help you improve your underwater pictures. Every camera is different and thus the housing is also different for each camera, in fact different housing may work differently for the same camera. 

 

What will I learn?

Discover basic features and shooting techniques applcable to almost all digital cameras. Learn how the SEA - shoot, examine, adjust - method of shooting pictures can improve your photography. Practice buoyancy techniques and fin kicks to help you be an enviromentally friendly photographer.

 

You also learn:

  • How to choose the right underwater camera system for you

  • The PADI SEA method for getting great shots quickly

  • The three primary principles for good underwater photos

 

What will I do?

The Digital Underwater Photographer course combines self-study, knowledge review, workshops, pool practice and 2 open water dives to complete the following:

  • Planning and organizing a photography dive

  • Setup, care and maintenance of a camera and lights

  • Proper entry and exit techniques with and without the camera

  • Keeping track of your buddy while shooting

  • Framing and shooting techniques

  • Adjustments underwater

  • Post production

 

How long is the course?

The Digital Underwater Photographer course consists of a self-study, workshops before and after the dive, pool practice, 2 dives and knowledge review with your instructor. It can be completed in couple of days but if necessary it can be done in 1 long day. 

 

What materials will I need?

The Digital Underwater Photography Diver course includes:

  • Student manual

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 10 years old

  • Open Water or Jr. Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another agency)

 

Peak PERFORMANCE BUOYANCY

Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. You can achieve this, too. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level.

What will I learn?

During two scuba dives, you’ll learn how to:

  • Determine the exact weight you need, so you’re not too light or too heavy.

  • Trim your weight system and scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.

  • Streamline to save energy, use air more efficiently and move more smoothly through the water.

  • Hover effortlessly in any position – vertical or horizontal.

Get credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

New to rebreathers? This course has many helpful tips to achieving good buoyancy control when rebreather diving.

 

What scuba gear will you use?

It’s best to use your own scuba equipment, including a weight system, so that you fine-tune your buoyancy in gear you’ll use on every dive. Your PADI Instructor or local dive center staff can help you find the equipment that is best for you and your diving adventures.

 

How long is the course?

The PPB course consists of a self-study, workshops before and after the dive,  2 dives and knowledge review with your instructor. It can be completed in couple of days but if necessary it can be done in 1 long day. 

 

What materials will I need?

The Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver course includes:

  • Student manual

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 10 years old

  • Open Water or Jr. Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another agency)

 

Kayak Diver

Kayak Diving

Do you want to get to places you can't reach from shore? Do you want to have a surface support station for between dives that you can transport on your car? Do you need to reach the "boneyard", but don't want to go out on a charter? Kayak diving is for you.

 

What will I learn?

Learn basic kayaking techniques, equipment rigging, entry/exit procedures, local laws and regulations to  make you a confident kayak diver.

 

You also learn:

  • How to choose the right kayak for your needs

  • How to use resources to predict marine weather, currents and tides

  • Safety and equipment requirements

 

What will I do?

The Kayak Diver course has the following sections:

  • Kayak selection

  • Equipment requirements

  • Planning and resources for being on the water here in Florida

  • Equipment setup and prep

  • Enrty and exit techniques with akayak and equipment from the shore

  • Entry and exit techniques from the kayak to the water

  • Anchoring and trailing techniques and equipment

  • Post dive equipment care

 

How long is the course?

This course can be completed in as little as one day, with one morning of class and one afternoon of diving that includes two dives. This class is often split over one afternoon and one day of diving.

 

What materials will I need?

All materials are provided by the store - this includes a kayak for you to use. You will need to bring all of you personal scuba gear. Tanks and weights are also provided.

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 12 years old

  • Open Water or Jr. Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another agency).

 

Master Scuba Diver

MSD

Do you want the highest level certification in recreational diving? The Master Scuba Diver card is it. This certification shows that you have mastered numerous aspects of diving from Open Water through Rescue Diver. This is an application process, not just an electronic certification. Once you achieve the rating of Master Scuba Diver, you will be on the wall with an elite group of divers.

 

What will I learn?

Starting in Open Water Diver class is the beginning, and getting there is a journey - you can continue your journey from anywhere within the certification process. The great thing about this journey is that it can take many paths, following your interests. Your path may follow along learning about the environment through the AWARE courses, or learn about deep diving throug the Tec diving program. Want to learn photographgy and video along with the dive skills needed to be the most stable photo platfrom you can be? We have a path for you.

 

Goals of Master Scuba Diver can include:

  • Underwater Travel Videographer/Digital Photographer

  • Environment Specialist

  • Deep Wreck diving

  • Resort Travel Diver

  • Or let's design a program around your goals!

 

What will I do?

The Master Scuba Diver certification requires the following - you can jump into the program at any time:

 

Our Master Scuba Diver program includes the following courses:

 

 

How long is the course?

This program can be completed over a couple of weeks, or a couple of months, we can match your schedule.

 

What materials will I need?

Based on the courses selected, each course may have different requirments. You'll need your personal scuba gear.

 

Prerequisites

To take this program, you must be:

  • 12 years old

 

DSAT Tec 40 Course

Technical Diving is not for everyone. If you want to go beyond, then it is for you. Tec diving will sharpen and focus your diving skills like no other course. Divers often take this course to build self-reliant skills, understand dive planning, equipment redundancies, and to build core diving skills. This is the entry point for all technical diving course that allow you to exceed 130'.

 

What will I learn?

Each section is broken down into these areas:

  • The psyhcology of technical diving including the reasons

  • Equipment requirements, rigging and management

  • Dive planning including contingency planning

  • Core technical dive skills

All of this builds to you being able to plan and exceute a dive to 130' with amaximum of 10 minutes of decompression using up to 50% nitrox to make the decompression more conservative.

 

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 18 years old

  • A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)

  • A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)

  • An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months.

  • Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification

  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

DSAT TEC 45 COURSE

The PADI Tec 45 course is the second part of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver program. You’ll extend your depth limit to 45 metres/145 feet and learn to plan and execute repetitive decompression dives using a single stage/decompression cylinder. It puts you in a complete tec diving rig, which can be either backmount or sidemount. You’ll also make accelerated decompression dives using EANx or pure oxygen. This is a course where you’ll rise to the challenge and make the commitment to become a technical diver.

 

To enroll in the Tec 45 course, you must:

  • Be a PADI Tec 40 diver

  • Be a PADI Rescue Diver

  • Have a minimum of 50 logged dives, with at least 12 dives on enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and 10 dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

 

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your Tec Deep Instructor.

What will you learn?

Your Tec 45 training consists of three knowledge development sections, three practical application sessions and four open water dives. Building on what you learned in the Tec 40 course, you focus on the function and maintenance of tec diving equipment and associated issues. You continue fine-tuning gas planning and calculating accelerated decompression stops. Plus, you learn to think like a technical diver.

 
 

DSAT TEC 50 COURSE

The third part of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver program is Tec 50. As a Tec 50 diver, you show that you’ve developed competency as a tec diver and have the skills to dive to a maximum of 50 metres/165 feet. You know how to make extended, accelerated decompression stops using up to two gases. It’s not easy to reach this level and earning your Tec 50 certification opens the door to deeper diving expeditions.

 

To enroll in the Tec 50 course, you must:

  • Be a PADI Tec 45 diver

  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, with at least 20 dives on enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and 15 dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your Tec Deep Instructor.

What will you learn?

The Tec 50 course includes two knowledge development sections, three practical application sessions and four open water dives. A primary focus of this course is mission planning and execution. You also learn more about handling emergencies and how to think like a technical diver.

 

DSAT TEC TRIMIX COURSE

Ready for the outer edge of technical diving? The Tec Trimix Diver course takes experienced tec divers and turns them into extreme divers who go deeper and visit pristine sites where few others will ever go. During the course, you’ll make dives as deep as 90 metres/300 feet, but once you earn this tough certification, there are few limits. Your training teaches you to build experience gradually and you do it because you’ve made it this far and have more exploring to do.

To enroll in the Tec Trimix Diver course, you must:

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your Tec Trimix Instructor.

What will you learn?

The Tec Trimix Diver course emphasizes mission application:

  • Gas selection options, especially deco gases

  • Bubble models and deep stops

  • Using multigas trimix computers

  • Handling up to four stage/deco cylinders

 

DSAT NITROX/TRIMIX GAS BLENDER COURSE

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is the most popular diver specialty course and the number of technical divers is on the rise, which means that lots of scuba divers want enriched air and gas blends. The Tec Gas Blender course teaches you to blend enriched air nitrox and helium-blend gases using one or more blending methods. Being the blender is a key job at a busy  PADI Dive Center or Resort and your work allows other divers to do what they love to do – scuba dive.

If you’re a PADI Enriched Air Diver and are at least 18 years old, you can enroll in a Tec Gas Blender course.

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your Tec Gas Blender Instructor.

What will you learn?

The Tec Gas Blender course includes three practical application sessions, but no dives. During independent study and instructor-led review, you learn:

  • About the advantages and disadvantages of different blending methodologies.

  • To blend enriched air and trimix blends to within one percent of the target mix.

  • About the potential hazards related to handling oxygen, and how to manage those risks.

  • To demonstrate the steps for oxygen cleaning equipment, along with the requirements for oxygen service.

 

DSAT TEC 40 CCR

The future of deep tec diving belongs to the CCR (closed circuit rebreather) and the Tec 40 CCR course is where it all starts. If you’re interested in technical diving and want to dive a rebreather, the Tec  40 CCR course is your entry into the tec diving realm. This first level of training introduces you to Type T CCRs, which can be electronic CCRs (eCCRs) and manual CCRs (mCCRs). During the course, you focus on developing the discipline it takes to be a technical diver while learning the details of proper setup, predive checks, dive planning, failure and problem management and teamwork for CCR diving.

To take a Tec 40 CCR Diver course, you must:

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your Tec 40 CCR Instructor.

What will you learn?

You’ll learn to make no stop or limited decompression dives using a Type T CCR to a maximum depth of 40 metres/130 feet during eight training dives. You’ll also cover:

  • Basic CCR function

  • Tec equipment and CCR setup and checklists

  • Diving CCRs and handling potential problems

  • Decompression software and open-circuit bailout requirements

  • Post-dive procedures and disassembly

  • Thinking like a Tec CCR diver

 

DSAT TEC 60 CCR

Tec 60 CCR Diver is the second level of technical diving training with Type T CCRs. By completing the Tec 60 CCR course, you extend your CCR diving adventures down to a maximum depth of 60 metres/200 feet. You learn to complete multiple decompression stops, manage life-support problems and dive with trimix/heliox as a diluent. It’s a considerable challenge, but if you’re serious about being a tec CCR diver, then this course is your next step.

To enroll in the Tec 60 CCR Diver course, you must:

  • Be a Tec 40 CCR Diver qualified on the specific Type T CCR to be used in the course.

  • Have logged a minimum of 150 dives, with at least 25 dives and 50 hours experience diving the Type T CCR used in the course with an offboard bailout system following Tec 40 CCR Diver principles.

  • Have at least 10 logged CCR dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet.

Note that manufacturer requirements also may apply and qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may be acceptable – ask your Tec 60 CCR Instructor.

What will you learn?

In the Tec 60 CCR Diver course, you complete one confined water and six open water dives. Building on the technical diving knowledge and skills you acquired in the Tec 40 CCR course, you’ll cover new topics such as:

  • Different bailout strategies

  • Offboard gas supply capability

  • Planning tec CCR decompression dives including deep deco stops

  • Offsetting narcosis with helium gas mixes

  • Dealing with CCR problems and dive emergencies

 
 

TEC SIDEMOUNT

If you’ve looked into technical diving, you realize that tec divers always wear more than one tank. Sidemount is an increasingly popular way to configure multiple cylinders for technical diving. You can enter the world of tec diving with the Tec Sidemount Diver course and apply what you learn to other TecRec courses. Your instructor may offer to integrate this course with the Tec 40Tec 45 or Tec 50 courses.

If you’re a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, at least 18 years old and have a minimum of 30 logged dives, you qualify to enroll in a Tec Sidemount Diver course. It’s recommended that you also have a PADI Enriched Air Diver certification.

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your Tec Sidemount Instructor.

What will you learn?

You’ll learn about the advantages of diving with a sidemount configuration and how to set up a tec sidemount harness. You’ll get hands-on training during one confined water session and four open water dives where you’ll start with two tanks and add at least two more, maybe even getting to six sidemounted cylinders.

DIVEMASTER

Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere. 

As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.

 

PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – ask your PADI Instructor.

 

What will you learn?

The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:

  • The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster

  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers

  • Diver safety and risk management

  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills

  • Business of diving and your career

  • Awareness of the dive environment

  • Dive setup and management

  • Mapping an open water site

  • Conducting dive briefings

  • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive

  • Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course

  • Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs

Your instructor may also offer the PADI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.

You may be able to get college credit for the Divemaster course – ask your instructor.

 

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR

If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? Then Go PROSM with an Instructor Development Course.

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.

Successfully completing just the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating.

Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization may be eligible to enroll directly in the OWSI program. This recognizes prior instructor training and provides a path to become a PADI Instructor.

 

A PADI Divemaster who has been a certified diver for six months may enroll in the PADI Instructor Development Course. You also need:

You also need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor, but you can earn this rating during your instructor training.

 

What will you learn?

Over a minimum of five days, but usually more like seven, the IDC teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You’ll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. Basically, you become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety. Key topics include:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in water workshops

  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System

  • Risk Management and Diver Safety

  • The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor

  • Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling

You may be able to get college credit or the Assistant Instructor course and Instructor Development Course.

 

OPEN WATER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR

If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? Then Go PROSM with an Instructor Development Course.

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.

Successfully completing just the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating.

Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization may be eligible to enroll directly in the OWSI program. This recognizes prior instructor training and provides a path to become a PADI Instructor.

A PADI Divemaster who has been a certified diver for six months may enroll in the PADI Instructor Development Course. You also need:

You also need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor, but you can earn this rating during your instructor training.

What will you learn?

Over a minimum of five days, but usually more like seven, the IDC teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You’ll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. Basically, you become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety. Key topics include:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in water workshops

  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System

  • Risk Management and Diver Safety

  • The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor

  • Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling

You may be able to get college credit or the Assistant Instructor course and Instructor Development Course.

 
 

SPECIALTY INSTRUCTOR

More scuba diving and more fun sharing what interests you – that’s what teaching specialty diver courses is all about. The best way to learn how to make your specialty diver courses really special is to take a specialty instructor course from your local PADI Course Director. Specialty instructor courses provide teaching tips and hands-on experience that you can implement right away. With 25 standard PADI Specialty Diver courses, and numerous distinctive specialties, you have lots of choose from – so get going.

All PADI Instructors will benefit from taking specialty instructor training courses, especially those who are ready to step up to the Master Scuba Diver™ Trainer (MSDT) rating, which requires at least five PADI Specialty Instructor certifications.

PADI Assistant Instructors, instructor candidates in training, and PADI Divemasters are eligible to enroll in certain specialty instructor courses. Some specialties have additional prerequisites and exit requirements – ask your PADI Course Director for details.

What will you learn?

You’ll learn new techniques to add to the experience you already have in a specialty area and have fun fine-tuning your skills and teaching methods. Plus, you’ll get great ideas for marketing your specialty diver courses.

TEC INSTRUCTOR

Tec Instructor has a nice sound to it, especially if you’re a PADI Instructor interested in technical (tec) diving and ready to combine your interests. The Tec Instructor course is your entry into the tec diving world and your opportunity to join the PADI TecRec professional ranks. As a Tec Instructor, you’ll be qualified to conduct Discover Tec programs, teach the Tec 40 course and assist a Tec Deep Instructor with Tec 45 Diver courses (which is a great way to gain experience).

 

To enroll in a Tec Instructor course, you must:

  • Be a renewed PADI Instructor

  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver

  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor, or have completed a PADI Enriched Air Instructor course.

  • Be a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor, or have completed a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor course.

  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, with at least 20 enriched air dives, 25 dives deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and 15 dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet.

 

Prior to sending in your Tec Instructor application, you must also:

  • Be a renewed PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor

  • Be a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor

  • Be a Tec 45 Diver

  • Have a minimum of 20 stage decompression dives

  • Have successfully completed the Tec Instructor course exams

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your Tec Instructor Trainer.

What will you learn?

If you aren’t a certified tec diver, then your Tec Instructor course will include the entire Tec 40 and 45 Diver course. Part One of the course focuses on the knowledge and skills required for technical deep diving. Part Two fine-tunes your ability to conduct knowledge development, practical application and open water teaching segments. You’ll also go over the philosophy, organization and marketing considerations for technical diver training.

TEC DEEP INSTRUCTOR

Diving beyond recreational depths with open-circuit technical gear has allowed tec divers to discover amazing wrecks and photograph never-before-seen organisms. Tec Deep Instructors contribute to deep exploration by training the next generation of tec divers. When you earn this rating, you can conduct Discover Tec programs and teach Tec 40, Tec 45 and Tec 50 Diver courses.

To enroll in a Tec Deep Instructor course, you must:

  • Be a renewed PADI Instructor

  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver

  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor, or have completed a PADI Enriched Air Instructor course.

  • Be a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor, or have completed a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor course.

  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, with at least 20 enriched air dives, 25 dives deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and 15 dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet.

 

Prior to sending in your Tec Deep Instructor application, you must also:

  • Be a renewed PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor

  • Be a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor

  • Be a Tec 50 Diver

  • Have assisted with at least one Tec 50 Diver course or one Tec 45 Diver course

  • Have a minimum of 270 dives logged, with at least 25 stage decompression dives deeper than 40 metres/130 feet.

  • Have certified a total of 10 or more PADI Deep Divers and/or PADI Enriched Air Divers.

  • Have successfully completed the Tec Deep Instructor course exams.

  • Meet a peer review waterskill requirement.

 

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your Tec Instructor Trainer.

What will you learn?

If you aren’t a certified tec diver, then your instructor course will include the entire Tec 40, 45 and 50 Diver courses as necessary. In fact, the first part of the course makes sure you have a good grasp of the knowledge and skills required for technical deep diving. During the second part of the course, you practice conducting knowledge development, practical application and open water teaching segments. Your Tec Deep Instructor Trainer will also go over organization and marketing considerations for TecRec courses.

TEC GAS BLENDER INSTRUCTOR

Enriched air, trimix and rebreather diving just can’t happen without the right gas mixes. Not only does a dive shop need the right blending equipment, but it also needs qualified gas blenders. As a Tec Gas Blender Instructor, you can help meet the demand for gas blenders by offering this important training –  the Tec Gas Blender course.

To enroll in a Tec Gas Blender Instructor course, you must be a:

 

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your Tec Gas Blender Instructor Trainer. 

 

What will you learn?

Since you’re already a gas blender, the course reviews your knowledge of gas blending procedures to make sure that you not only understand them, but can explain critical information to others. You also demonstrate step-by-step oxygen cleaning procedures, practice teaching segments of the course and create different gas blends.

TEC TRIMIX INSTRUCTOR

Becoming a Tec Trimix Diver takes you to the outer edge of technical diving. Earning the Tec Trimix Instructor rating makes you the person who trains these extreme divers. It’s a respected tec diving instructor certification that few achieve. If you’ve got the experience and are up for the challenge, then it could be your next step. As a Tec Trimix Instructor you can teach the full range of deep open-circuit tec diving courses, including Tec Trimix 65 and Tec Trimix Diver.

To enroll in a Tec Trimix Instructor course, you must:

  • Be a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

  • Be a PADI Tec Deep Instructor, or have completed the PADI Tec Deep Instructor training course

  • Be a PADI Tec Trimix Diver

  • Have a minimum of 200 logged dives, with 20 tec decompression dives of which at least 10 dives were deeper than 40 metres/130 feet using trimix.

Prior to sending in your Tec Trimix Instructor application, you must also:

  • Be a PADI Tec Deep Instructor

  • Have assisted with at least one Tec Trimix Diver course

  • Have a minimum of 350 logged dives, with 50 decompression dives deeper than 40 metres/130 feet of which 30 dives must be deeper than 40 metres/130 feet using trimix and 10 dives deeper than 50 metres/165 feet using trimix with less than 21 percent oxygen.

  • Have successfully completed the Tec Trimix Instructor course exams

What will you learn?

You begin your training by reviewing the Tec Trimix course content and practical skills. Then, you complete multiple practice teaching scenarios in the classroom and in the water to ensure you know how to cover all the materials, organize skill practice and control open water dives.

 
 
 
 

TEC SIDEMOUNT INSTRUCTOR

For technical divers, using a sidemount configuration is becoming more common and it certainly is convenient for traveling, especially to locations where backmount isn’t available. As a Tec Sidemount Instructor, you can teach the advantages of sidemount diving to tec divers or introduce scuba divers to tec diving with the Tec Sidemount Diver course.

To enroll in a Tec Sidemount Instructor course, you must:

  • Be a renewed PADI Instructor

  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver

  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor, or have completed a PADI Enriched Air Instructor course

  • Be a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor, or have completed a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor course

  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, with at least 20 enriched air dives, 25 dives deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and 15 dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet

  • Be a Tec 45 Diver

 

Prior to sending in your Tec Sidemount Instructor application, you must also:

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your Tec Sidemount Instructor Trainer.

 

What Will You Learn?

If you aren’t a certified Tec Sidemount Diver, then your Tec Sidemount Instructor course will include the entire Tec Sidemount Diver course. You’ll not only get to practice all the skills, but will also get the chance to present knowledge development, confined water and open water teaching segments. Your Tec Sidemount Instructor Trainer will make sure you’re ready to teach the course and also provide ideas for organizing and marketing your tec sidemount courses.

IDC STAFF INSTRUCTOR

Just as scuba divers look up to divemasters, instructor candidates really respect IDC Staff Instructors. As the name implies, IDC Staff Instructors assist with instructor training and share their wisdom and experience with new PADI leaders. Taking the IDC Staff Instructor course provides you with in-depth knowledge of the instructor development process and prepares you to shape the next generation of PADI Professionals. It’s also a great career move.

Master Scuba Diver Trainers (MSDTs) who are ready to be excellent role models and agree to use the PADI System and components in their entirety may enroll in an IDC Staff Instructor course.

What will you learn?

After a preassessment of your instructor-level knowledge of dive theory, exemplary dive skills and role-model presentation techniques, you’ll participate in these sessions:

  • Instructor development standards, procedures and curriculum

  • How to organize and conduct the PADI Assistant Instructor course

  • The psychology of evaluation and counseling

  • Evaluating knowledge development, confined water and open water teaching presentations

Plus, you’ll get to audit an IDC or practice teaching many curriculum components.

 

As an IDC Staff Instructor, you can independently teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses as well as assist with IDCs and other instructor-level continuing education courses.

EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDER INSTRUCTOR

CPR and first aid are key skills that are important to everyone, not just scuba divers. As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you teach skills based on internationally recognized emergency care guidelines, and you can offer courses to anyone. The great thing about EFR courses is they make learning easy by providing a comfortable environment to practice emergency care skills. Your students finish the course feeling confident with their new skills and ready to help someone in need.

The only requirements are that you’re at least 18 years old and have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. An EFR Instructor rating is required to become a PADI Instructor, but you don’t have to wait until you’re ready to go pro. You can complete or refresh this training during your PADI Instructor training.

 

What will you learn?

Your role as an EFR Instructor is to be a coach that creates a positive learning environment. Along with learning how to structure and organize EFR courses, you practice:

  • Presenting course content.

  • Encouraging self-discovery in students.

  • Evaluating student understanding and skill mastery during hands-on skills practice.

  • Managing effective scenario-based learning experiences.

You may be able to get college credit for the Emergency First Response Instructor course.

 
 
 

ccr diver/advanced ccr diver

Rebreathers used to be only for technical diving, but not any more. New Type R (recreational) rebreathers are lightweight, easy-to-transport and have sophisticated electronics to simplify their use. Why dive a rebreather? You get longer no stop limits, reduced gas consumption because you reuse most of your exhaled gas, and unmatched wildlife encounters because you don’t release annoying bubbles. The PADI Rebreather Diver course introduces you to rebreather diving to a maximum depth of 18 metres/60 feet and lets you experience things you never imagined possible as a scuba diver.

 

To enroll in the PADI Rebreather Diver course, you must:

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your PADI Rebreather Instructor.

 

What will you learn?

Through self-study and instructor-guided sessions, you’ll learn how rebreathers work and the importance of proper setup and maintenance. Because rebreathers vary significantly, you’ll also study the manufacturer’s literature for the type of rebreather you’ll train on. During six dives, you’ll work on:

  • Performing proper predive checks

  • Developing the habit of keeping the loop closed when the mouthpiece is not in your mouth

  • Doing bubble checks, bailout drills and handling other potential problems

  • Fine-tuning buoyancy control

  • Monitoring displays and gauges

  • Post-dive procedures and disassembly

If you’re interested in rebreathers for their silence and maximized no stop dive time, and are happy to stay within recreational diving depth limits, then the PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver course is for you. This course builds on your PADI Rebreather Diver certification by expanding your knowledge, adding a bailout cylinder, and training you to dive as deep as 40 metres/130 feet. If you aren’t a certified rebreather diver yet, no problem – ask your PADI Rebreather Instructor about combining the PADI Rebreather and Advanced Rebreather Diver courses. 

 

To enroll in the PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver course, you must:

To dive deeper than 30 metres/100 feet, you must be a PADI Deep Diver.

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your PADI Rebreather Instructor.

 

What will you learn?

Through self-study and instructor-guided sessions, you’ll learn about scrubbers, oxygen consumption and bailout requirements, including how to configure a bailout cylinder system. Because rebreathers vary significantly, you’ll also study the manufacturer’s literature for the type of rebreather you’ll train on. During one confined water dive and four open water dives, you’ll practice bailout and other emergency procedures, as well as planning and executing deep rebreather dives.

SCUBA INSTRUCTOR

If you have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures while transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

To become a PADI Instructor you will complete 3 instructor level course and 1 examination.

  • Assistant Instructor Course

  • Open Water Scuba Instructor Course

    • These 2 courses are commonly referred to as the IDC (Instructor Development Course)​

  • Emergency First Response Instructor Course​

    • Includes instructor training covering 4 programs; Primary Care, Secondary Care, CPR & AED workplace and Care for Children​

  • Instructor Examination - conducted by PADI staff​

Scheduling:

  • 12 consecutive days for all components (most common format) - alternative schedules available

    • AI/OWSI (aka. IDC) - 9 days​

    • EFRI - 1 day

    • IE - 2 days

  • AI, OWSI and EFRI can be done as individual courses (see pre-requisited for more information)​

Components:

  • Tuition

    • IDC​

    • EFRI

  • Materials​

    • IDC online course​

    • IDC instructor slates, Student course quizzes & tests, Specialty instructor guides, OW instructor teaching presentations

    • EFR Instructor guides,Student manuals and videos

  • PADI​

    • Instructor examination 2 days​

    • Instructor application

    • EFR Instructor application

Pre-requisites:

  • IDC

    • 60 logged dives

    • PADI Divemaster OR Divemaster (or higher) from another agency

    • 18 years old

    • Signed Medical Statement

    • Certified for 6 months

  • IE

    • 100 logged dives​

    • IDC pre-requisites

    • Complete the IDC

  • EFRI​

    • 18 years old​

    • Current EFR PRimary and Secondary Care certification OR CPR/First Aid instructor with another agency

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