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 with extra training in Nitrox and drysuit diving. Hoodsport ‘N Dive also trains the student in emergency procedures such as Oxygen administration, First aid, CPR, and the use of an AED.
At the completion of the SCUBA program, the diver moves into the Surface Supplied diving experience.
The diver uses their knowledge gained in the SCUBA program and applies it to the use of Surface Supplied dive equipment.
The diver learns the components of the compressor, the handling of the umbilical lines, communication with the surface, mask maintenance, and safe diving techniques.