“A good diver is always training”




Open Water Scuba Diver Course

The SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course is an entry-level certification course designed to give you the necessary skills to safely conduct open water dives. Some of the many skills you will learn include buoyancy, proper weighting, marine conservation, equipment assembly, proper dive planning, and maintenance. The course covers all the basic knowledge about equipment, physiology and the marine environment while training students to perform basic skills underwater. This course is the key to start exploring dive destinations around the globe or just in your backyard.


Advanced Adventure Diver

You’ve taken your open water scuba diver course and now your ready to expand your knowledge but you would like to see what is out there first. The SDI Advanced Adventure Diver course will give you an overview of five (5) selected SDI specialties. Two of the specialties are SDI Deep Diver and Navigations Diver, which are the foundation of continuing diver education. The remaining specialties include

* Advanced Buoyancy Control
* Altitude, Boat
* Computer Nitrox
* Drift
* Marine Ecosystem Awareness
* Many More!

This course is intended to introduce you to each of the five (5) specialties and not complete comprehension of the chosen specialty. One (1) dive from each of the chosen specialties may apply towards a complete specialty certification.


Rescue Diver Course

The SDI Rescue Diver Course is designed to develop your knowledge and necessary skills to effectively perform diver rescues and assist, and administer necessary first aid. You will learn skills such as how to perform self rescues, buddy rescues, recognize and calm potential panic divers, administer proper first aid to divers that have experienced dive related injuries, conduct effective search patterns and manage accident scenes. After the SDI Rescue Diver Course you can enroll in the SDI Master Scuba Diver Development Program or start in the professional ranks and sign up for the SDI Divemaster Course.


Master Scuba Diver Development Program

You have already shown that diving is the sport for you by completing your Open Water Scuba Diver certification, Advanced Scuba Diver certification, Rescue Diver certification and you have logged 50 total dives, now take the next step. The SDI Master Scuba Diver Development Program is an earned certification and the highest non professional level of certification. Visit your local SDI facility and bring along all your accomplishments in diving, don’t forget the logbook with your 50 dives, the friendly staff will reward all of your hard work by submitting for your Master Scuba Diver certification. So now that you have earned the highest of non professional training what’s next? You can continue to take SDI specialties that interest you like Computer Nitrox, Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty, Dry Suit Diver, and many more or sign up for the first professional level of training SDI Divemaster.


Specialty Courses

Scuba diving is a very rewarding activity. Numerous hobbies are integrated into the underwater environment. Our specialty courses permit the diver to gain comprehensive abilities in virtually any field of aquatic endeavor.
Specialty Certification Courses*:
Advanced Buoyancy
Altitude Diver
Boat Diver
Computer Diver
Computer Nitrox Diver
CPROX Administrator Course
CPR1st Administrator Course
Deep Diver
Diver Propulsion Vehicle
Drift Diver
Dry Suit Diver
Equipment Specialist
Full Face Mask Diver Specialty
Ice Diver
Marine Ecosystems Awareness
Night- Limited Visibility Diver
Research Diver
Search & Recovery Diver
Shore/Beach Diver
Underwater Hunter & Collector
Underwater Navigation
Underwater Photography
Underwater Video
Visual Inspection Procedures
Wreck Diver

*Not all Specialty Courses can be offered locally. Contact Spotty Kiser for further Information.



Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries

As a recreational diver, you can receive training to provide vital first aid that can make a difference to a scuba diver with decompression illness. The DAN Oxygen Provider Course provides entry-level training in the recognition and management of possible diving-related injuries using emergency oxygen first aid.


Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies

This course trains non-divers and professional rescuers (such as lifeguards) to recognize near-drowning / submersion incidents and other aquatic medical emergencies and to provide basic life support including the use of oxygen first aid.


Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries

This advanced-level program is designed to train existing DAN Oxygen Providers to use the MTV-100 or a Bag Valve Mask while providing care for a non-breathing injured diver.


First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

Serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, but most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish and other marine creatures. This course teaches divers to minimize these injuries and reduce diver discomfort and pain.


Automated External Defibrillators for Scuba Diving

More than 10 percent of all dive fatalities are actually caused by cardiovascular disease, according to DAN dive accident and fatality statistics. This course teaches divers and other interested parties to provide care for sudden cardiac arrest including the use of an automated external defibrillator (AEDs).


Automated External Defibrillators for Aquatic Emergencies

When a person drowns, they may or may not inhale water. They normally enter cardiac arrest because of the inability to breathe. This course teaches interested parties to provide care for cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator (AED).


Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals

The remote nature of dive accidents, whether a few hours from shore or days from civilization, frequently requires more advanced levels of care than are offered by traditional or entry-level CPR programs.


Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2TM)

The DAN Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2TM) system module supplements the DAN Oxygen First Aid in Scuba Diving Injuries course. Based on medical closed-circuit oxygen rebreather technology, the REMO2TMdevice provides injured divers with high concentrations of emergency oxygen for extended periods. This training course instructs the Oxygen Provider in the use of DAN’s new REMO2TM system.


On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers

Learn how to conduct a neurological assessment on a potentially injured diver in this course. The information gained in this assessment can help convince a diver of the need for oxygen first aid, and help a dive physician determine the proper treatment.


Dive Accident First Aid for Non-Divers

This program is designed for nondivers and teaches them how to recognize the warning signs of decompression illness and help provide care for a diver involved in a dive emergency.


Diving First Aid for Professional Divers

This program is intended for divers who are required to have first aid, CPR and oxygen first aid training prior to diving as part of their job responsibilities. It combines the key skills of CPR and first aid training with the DAN Oxygen FirstAid for Scuba Diving Injuries, AEDs for Scuba Diving and First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries courses.


Diving Emergency Management Provider Program

Learn the knowledge and skills from several courses into one single approach to dive emergency management.



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