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Dive Technician Instructor Courses:

2016 update: Click on these links in the left column to learn more about the different Diving and Instructor Courses that we offer.

Are you an instructor that is interested in teaching about the aspects of diving that involves equipment maintenance and repair or about mixing different gas blends of Enriched Air or Trimix. Our Dive Technician Instructor Courses help will provide you with these oportunities. We offer a series of technician instructor courses from PSI/PCI and PADI to help you learn to to teach these courses.

PSI/PCI Fill Station Operator and HAZMAT Instructor (Visual Cylinder Inspector):

Upon successful completion of the Visual Cylinder Inspector Course, you will be certified to teach the Fill Station Operator and HAZMAT Course. The Fill Station Operator and HAZMAT Course is required for all dive shop employees including those who do not fill cylinders and any non-employee filling cylinders, by OSHA regulation.

Some of the skills that are covered are:

  • Training for the operation and basic maintenance of high pressure air systems
  • Informal cylinder inspections
  • Government regulations applicable to dive shops
  • Safe, efficient use of fill station control panels and fill whips
  • Cylinder construction techniques

Details:

  • Total course hours: 8 hours
  • Minimum Age: 16
  • Prerequisite: None

PADI Equipment Specalist Instructor:

Learn how to train others to evaluate and possibly correct minor equipment problems such as a blown o-ring, simple regulator problems, wetsuit tears or a broken fin straps, including how to manage basic scuba equipment adjustments. You will learn to teach basic scuba equipment maintenance, care, and adjustments, that your students may encounter on any dive. This course is geared to assist the professional instructor learn teach others how to make basic adjustments at the divesite.

Some of the skills that are covered are:

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

Details:

  • Total course hours: 6 hours
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Prerequisite: Open Water Scuba Instructor and a certification from an equiment manufacturer to repair their equipment

DSAT Trimix Gas Blender Instructor:

In this course you will learn how to train students to become qualified Trimix gas blenders. You will review the physical properties of oxygen, its associated hazards, handling requirements, and what cleaning equipment is necessary. Finally, you will practice different methods of obtaining the desired enriched air mix and the various methods used to obtain proper helium mixes. In addition to blending mixes, you will demonstrate how to properly clean cylinders, regulators, and other equipment to be safely used in oxygen service applications.

Details:

  • Total course hours: 30 hours
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Prerequisite: Open Water Scuba Instructor and Enriched Air Diver
 
 

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