This program takes a previously certified diver, with dry suit experience and moves them forward to learn the skills to safely use Surface Supplied Diving Equipment. The diver gains all of the knowledge necessary to safely perform commercial harvesting using surface supplied equipment. Each diver will complete 4 SSA dives. The class sizes are kept small so that each student gets specialized attention.

Certifications earned:

  • CPR / Oxygen / First Aid / AED designed specifically for commercial divers (SDI)
  • Kirby Morgan Band Mask Operator / User Program (DiveLab)

Subjects / experiences covered during our intensive course:

  • Dive computer operation
  • Divers use the Kirby Morgan Band Mask and learn the proper user maintenance techniques
  • Dive Theory review: Decompression, physics, physiology and equipment
  • 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:

  • Certified as an Open Water diver from a nationally recognized training agency
  • 18 years of age
  • Diving medical approval
  • Physically fit
  • Experience with the use of a drysuit
  • Nitrox certification recommended – but not necessary

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