SSA Full SSA Diver SSA Tender SSA Refresh SSA Experience


This program takes a diver with no experience; begins with Open Water SCUBA certification and ends with 2.5 days of Surface Supplied Diving experience. The diver gains all of the knowledge necessary to safely perform dives using surface supplied air equipment. The course is completed in a timely manner because the student stays at our training facility where they eat together, study together and dive together during the entire course. This teaching technique ensures the diver is not distracted and can focus all of their attention on the tasks and classes. The class size is also kept exceptionally small so that the student gets the most hands on experience in the most efficient manner.

Certifications Earned:

  • International Open Water Scuba Diver certification (SDI)
  • Nitrox Diver (SDI)
  • CPR / Oxygen / First Aid / AED designed specifically for divers (SDI)
  • Kirby Morgan Bandmask Operator User Course (DiveLab)

Subjects / experiences covered during our intensive course:

  • ALL dives done in open water/ocean – no use of swimming pools during the program
  • Experience and certification as a recreational SCUBA diver
  • ALL dives conducted in a Dry Suit
  • Dive computer operation
  • Divers use the Kirby Morgan Band Mask and learn the proper user maintenance techniques
  • Dive Theory: underwater environment, physics and physiology (decompression), equipment, diving skills and dive planning.
  • Minimum of 4 surface supplied air dives: drills, skills, safety, rigging, communications
  • Emphasis placed on dive emergencies involving a commercial harvester
  • Surface Tender experience helping dress and tend at least 4 divers

The following prerequisites must be met to attend this course:

  • 18 years of age
  • Diving Medical approval
  • Physically fit
  • No fear of water or tight spaces (Claustrophobia is the main cause for failing the course)

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