Chattahoochee Scuba
Want to Use Your GI Bill® To Pay For Certain SCUBA Courses?
New GI Bill® Courses:

After much work and preparation, out new GI Bill® Course Catalog is in effect! See the below descriptions to learn more about our new course offerings.

Sidemount Instructor Program:

This course is focused on providing the student instructor with the necessary knowledge to build and modify different sidemount cylinder configurations commonly used in recreational diving. It then focuses on the various techniques and skill sets a sidemount diver must master. Finally it teaches the student instructor techniques to use to more successfully train their future students in sidemount diving.

Prerequisites: Open Water Scuba Instructor
Tec Sidemount Instructor Program:

This course develops a Sidemount Instructor with a focus of diving in technical environments. To establish a baseline skill set, it covers the Technical Diving principles. Then it focuses on the technical aspects of sidemount diving. Finally, it develops the student instructor to their next level by training them to instruct others in these skills. All of this knowledge is important when conducting multigas technical dives.

Prerequisites: Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Enriched Air Instructor, Deep Diver Specialty Instructor
Cavern Instructor Program:

This course prepares the instructor with the required skills sets and knowledge to teach the Cavern Diver Course. It emphasizes the critical principles of cave diving that a Cavern Instructor must demonstrate. It stresses the importance of safety not only as a diver in the cave environment, but also as an instructor leading divers into an overhead environment for the first time. This is a rigorous course to prepare the instructor for the future challenges in teaching this topic.

Prerequisites: Open Water Scuba Instructor
DAN Diving First Aid for Professional Divers:

The Diving First Aid for Professional Divers course is comprised of advanced information from the Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries, Neurological Assessment, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries, and CPR HCP courses. It focuses on providing the student with a professional level of knowledge to respond to diving emergencies a professional diver may encounter. It meets U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines for workplace CPR and first aid.

Prerequisites: None
DAN Instructor Trainer Course:

Students interested in this course are experienced DAN instructors who are dedicated to dive safety education. Once qualified they are the only individuals certified to train DAN Instructors as part of the DAN Instructor Qualification Course (IQC). After completing a DAN Instructor Trainer Course, DAN Instructor Trainers can present the knowledge and skills development sessions of the core module and the various course modules of the IQC.

Prerequisites: IDC Staff Instructor
Regulator Service Technician 1:

Regulator Service Technician 1 Course provides the student with a solid background in Scuba regulator repair and servicing. The student is trained in the fundamentals of regulator operation. The Proper cleaning and workmanship techniques are emphasized. As well, the student will be trained and certified to service several models of regulators. This course is different from the Regulator Service Technician 2 course because students are trained to work on different regulator models. The student will be trained on and certified to service Huish brand regulators.

Prerequisites: None
Regulator Service Technician 2:

Regulator Service Technician 2 Course provides the student with a solid background in Scuba regulator repair and servicing. The student is trained in the fundamentals of regulator operation. The Proper cleaning and workmanship techniques are emphasized. As well, the student will be trained and certified to service several models of regulators. This course is different from the Regulator Service Technician 1 course because students are trained to work on different regulator models. The student will be trained on and certified to service AUP brand regulators.

Prerequisites: None
Advanced Public Safety Diver:

This Advanced Public Safety Diver (APSD) course specifically focuses on teaching the public safety diver skills that can be used in complex, advanced rescue dive operations. This course builds on previous rescue skills and provides the student with a more developed knowledge to better respond to emergencies occurring much further away from shore-based resources. If adds additional searching patterns to the student’s skill set. It also focuses on conducting rescues in and around submerged vehicles.

Prerequisites: Public Safety Diver
Public Safety Diver Instructor:

This course prepares the instructor to teach the PADI Public Safety Diver (PSD) course. It specifically focuses on the development of teaching techniques that the PADI Public Safety Diver student will need to master. Basic through advanced PSD dive rescue skills are thoroughly covered.

Prerequisites: Public Safety Diver, Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Emergency First Response Instructor
Tec 30 Public Safety Diver:

This is a course focuses on teaching diving techniques that can be applied to conduction public safety dives at depths ranging from 40’-100’. Basic technical diving skills and knowledge are used to help train the public safety diver in better strategies to recover objects and bodies in this depth range. Divers learn the importance of planning during their pre-dive preparations. Divers are familiarized with basic technical diving equipment. They are also trained in limited decompression procedures.

Prerequisites: Rescue Diver, Emergency First Response, Enriched Air Diver, Deep Diver, Underwater Criminal Investigator
Tec 40 Public Safety Diver:

This is a course applies more advanced technical diving skills to public safety diving. The public safety diver will learn how to apply accelerated decompression procedures during recovery dives. A heavy emphasis is placed on dive planning and emergency procedures. Deeper recoveries are more hazardous which requires the public safety diver to exercise an adherence to a disciplined approach to these dives. This course focuses on preparing the diver to conduct recoveries between 100’ and 130’.

Prerequisites: Master Underwater Criminal Investigator, Tec 40 Diver
Mixed Gas Deep Tec Public Safety Diver:

This is a course trains the public safety diver to conduct recoveries using Trimix. During deeper dives, the narcotic effects of nitrogen affect a diver’s ability to quickly respond to emergencies. Helium is used to reduce this effect and help the public safety diver maintain a clear mind to focus on the dive mission. Dives involving an activity, such as conducting a search or recovery, that are conducted at depths greater than 130’ should be done with Trimix.

Prerequisites: Master Underwater Criminal Investigator, Tec 50 Diver
UCI Field Commander:

This course provides advanced UCI training to first responder supervisors. It combines the skills and knowledge that you have received in the previous UCI courses and focuses on how to plan and direct basic and advanced underwater operations. UCI diving operations involve an elevated risk to the divers involved. It is imperative that the commander in charge of the operation understand these risks and know the best ways to mitigate them.

Prerequisites: Master Underwater Criminal Investigator, Divemaster