Commercial Diving Academy's Professional SCUBA Programs - Florida's Largest Diving School

Commercial Diving Academy
8137 B North Main Street
Jacksonville, FL 32208

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SCUBA Career Training - Course Descriptions

What are you waiting for?  You could be pursuing a rewarding full- or part-time career as a professional diving educator. We can help make it happen.

Our graduates work in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific, as well as professional dive centers close to home. They train divers, crew live aboard dive vessels and run their own dive businesses. Our students rely on us to provide the skills needed to be a professional dive educator and the additional knowledge employers seek.

SCUBA Career Training - Commercial Diving AcademyEach training session takes place under the watchful eye of your instructor. Our small classes (no more than ten students each) guarantee individual attention few other schools can offer.

Make no mistake: The curriculum is intense. Very intense. You will be challenged daily on your knowledge. skills — and your desire to succeed. You will learn to deal with stresses that real dive educators face and how to act in emergency situations. And, you can count on making many, many dives. So get your gear ready!

Career Development Curriculum

SCUBA Career Training - Commercial Diving AcademyPhase One - Advanced DiverFor diver with basic certifications, any agency

Five days (Monday through Friday) 50 hours.  This is where you’ll learn the fundamental skills all divers need.  Your training includes Advanced Scuba Diver and Nitrox Diver. This is a very intensive week of diving. We’ll develop your core skills that will be the building blocks for your instructor training.

Phase Two - Rescue Diver – For divers with Advanced certification, any agency.

Five Days (Monday through Friday) 50 hours. Now that you have the fundamentals we train you in the very important areas of rescue diving.

This program is designed to equip you with the skills to respond to a diving related emergency.  Sessions are broken into individual workshops where candidates can perfect their techniques and then are tested by real world scenarios they will manage.  During this part of your training you will go through First Aid, CPR, DAN Oxygen Provider and hazardous marine life treatment. 

Phase Three - Divemaster and Instructor CertificationFor divers with Rescue Certification, any agency.

SCUBA Career Training - Commercial Diving AcademyTraining is 12 full days.

In addition, you will gain experience in resort operations including fill station, compressors and basic sales. The final phase of your program is the Instructor Training Course. You will learn the methods of instruction how to design a training curriculum that is adaptive to the needs of your clients. You will master teaching both academics and the skills portion for scuba training.

Our training is designed to give you the real-world experiences. Not only will it increase your confidence, but the confidence of your future employer too. We use the same methodology used to train commercial divers who work in the offshore industry. This training program prepares you to begin your career as a Professional Instructor.

You can share the adventure - and help create it! If you believe your work should be enjoyable and exciting, if you are eager to share your knowledge with others, if you believe that to train the best you must be among the best trained, join us, join the adventure!

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