Commercial Public Safety Technical Instructor Training


  • Commercial Training & Services
  • Surface Supplied
  • Public Safety
  • Technical / Mixed Gas
  • Instructor / Dive Professional

Interested in advancing your diving skills or the skills of your PUBLIC SAFETY dive team? Do you need safety training utilizing SURFACE SUPPLIED DIVING EQUIPMENT? Hoodsport ‘N Dive is the place to be! Our schedules are CONVENIENT. We understand that your time is valuable therefore we teach our courses during a single session, whether that session lasts 2 hours or 5 days, we stay together until the course is completed. With this style of training you do not have to return numerous times to complete a single course.

SAFETY is our top priority! Our classes are kept small so attention to detail and individual student attention is guaranteed. We instruct through SDI, TDI, ERDI, Kirby Morgan and maintain the highest standards of excellence, both of our staff of Instructors as well as the learning required of our divers.

Our TRAINING includes all stages of Recreational Diving, Technical Diving, Public Safety Diving, Surface Supplied Air for Commercial Harvesters, a Refresh Course for Commercial Harvesters to Professional Diving.

EXPERIENCE MATTERS! Hoodsport ‘N Dive has been training divers since 1999. We have been training our Tribal neighbors in the skills of Surface Supplied Air for Commercial Harvesting for the past decade. Don Kinney, our lead instructor and owner, has been a Public Safety Diver since 1991 and has been serving as the leader of a police dive team since 1997. We have traveled to Indonesia to train a Public Safety Dive team in Sorowako Indonesia. The list of companies and affiliates that we have trained are numerous and varied: NASA, Cirque du Soleil, FBI, Bureau of Reclamation, Army Special Forces, Lummi Nation, Skokomish Tribe, Tulalip Tribe, Swinomish Tribe, Squaxin Tribe, to name but a few.

FUN AND ADVENTURE!!! Truly, fun and adventure is why we all start diving and we at Hoodsport ‘N Dive certainly incorporate fun into all our classes! The waters of Hood Canal, where all instruction is done, are calm and offer year round diving. The sea life is diverse, with the opportunity to see octopus, wolf eels, giant anemones, crabs, rock fish, moon snails, jelly fish, and even possibly a grunt sculpin. We guarantee that you will learn something in all of our classes! Bring your sense of adventure and we will help you find the fun and excitement in the great world of SCUBA!!!

COST – We have NO hidden fees. Our up front pricing is all inclusive. When your training is over you owe us nothing! When comparing prices be cautious of other agencies low advertised rates; they likely do not list all of the costs such as books, rentals, air fills etc…We do not mandate that you buy any equipment before taking a class, in fact we prefer you try some of our equipment before you decide to buy. We do not charge you for any gas fills while taking any of our courses; from Open Water to Trimix.

Truly, our listed price is all you pay!