Hoodsport ‘N Dive has been training commercial harvest divers since the early 1990s. We offer courses for a person wishing to become a commercial harvester or non-diving tender. We pride ourselves on safety and teaching to the style of the student. We are able to take an individual with no harvest experience and make them a safe, capable Surface Supplied Tender and/or Diver.
We do not teach harvesting. We teach persons to be safe while harvesting or tending to a harvester.
The Harvest diver will begin by learning basic open water SCUBA skills. This is accomplished by taking an Open Water course through any recognized dive training program. Hoodsport’N Dive can teach the open water course, during a separate pre-arranged time if needed. The diver uses their knowledge gained in the SCUBA program and applies it in our Surface supplied program.
When the certified diver comes to our Surface Supplied program we expand their knowledge with Nitrox training and proper use and care of their equipment, including the drysuit and dive computer. Hoodsport ‘N Dive also trains the student in emergency procedures such as Oxygen administration, First aid, CPR, and the use of an AED.
The diver learns the components of the compressor, the handling of the umbilical lines, communication with the surface, KMB mask maintenance, and safe diving techniques.