Program Hours: 60 Days Required: 6
This program was developed after surveying many dive operators and finding which additional skills they wanted from a new instructor. We take you through many facets of the dive industry, i.e. compressor operations and maintenance, trimix gas blending, boat handling and crew duties, equipment repair, and general dive store operations.
This program is for those who are looking to be one step ahead of the competition when seeking employment. You will gain real life skills in all aspects of the industry to be able to effectively operate at a dive center. It consists of six distinctive specialties including the PADI Dive Center Operations distinctive specialty and five Instructor level specialties. Below is a list of the certifications and details.
|PADI Dive Center Operations (DCO)||$999.00|
|PADI Specialty Instructor Application Fee (5 specialties)||$370.00|
|DSAT Trimix Gas Blender Application Fee||$74.00|
|DSAT Gas Blender Manual||$30.00|
|DSAT Gas Blender Instructor Manual||$90.00|
|DSAT Gas Blender Exam||$13.00|
Work with some of the most experienced boat crews in dive boat operations like: preparations before departure, boat handling, tying lines, briefings, and safety equipment.
Orientation to Recompression Chambers
This program is designed to introduce divers to a hyperbaric chamber and the indications for its use through knowledge, skills, and techniques. This program reviews the planning, organization; procedures, potential problems, and hazards associated with a hyperbaric chamber and we include a chamber ride.
Learn all about how different types of compressors operate. You will receive hands on training on how to maintain and service them along with learning the proper ways to fill cylinders safely.
Sales, Customer Service and Retail
We will cover the importance of good customer service, positive approach selling, and how to work effectively in the day-to-day running of a dive center.
Trimix Gas Blender
This program develops your ability to blend enriched air nitrox and helium gases for trimix using one or more blending methods available for the dive industry.
Boat Diver Instructor
We will show you how to teach this course and include some hands-on skills like evaluating conditions, boat etiquette, and the familiarization of terms.
Equipment Repair and Maintenance Instructor
This is a realistic hands-on training clinic covering all aspects of Scuba equipment. You will learn how to maintain and make repairs on regulators, BCD’s, tank valves, etc.
Search and Recovery Diver Instructor
Upon completion of this program you will be able to develop the skills, knowledge, planning, organizing, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards, and fun of search and recovering diving. We will teach you how to teach this course and give you suggestions and skills from a dive operation’s point of view including how to start a search and recovery business within a dive operation to gain additional income.
Trimix Gas Blending Instructor
This program further develops your ability and certifies you to teach individuals to completely blend enriched air nitrox and helium gases for trimix using one or more blending methods available for the dive industry.
Underwater Video Instructor
This program will familiarize you with basic underwater video hardware, use, maintenance and diving techniques. You will be able to demonstrate safe diving practices while shooting underwater video and be able to instruct in setting up an underwater video system. We will also have you edit and produce an underwater video that tells a story and demonstrates appropriate video technique.