Equipment Specialist 2
This IVS-exclusive course builds on the theory and knowledge learned in the Equipment Specialist I program. In this hands-on course the students will have the opportunity to service and test their own personal scuba gear, including regulator, BCD, and gauges / computer. This course is conducted by certified instructors who are also certified service technicians for your personal brand of equipment.
Visual Cylinder Inspector
This certification course teaches the basics of conducting the annual visual inspections of solid wall and composite SCUBA and SCBA cylinders. This course is suitable for those new to visual inspection as well as those who have been inspecting without formal training through its wide range of inspection subjects including damage limits, neck cracking, and laws affecting inspectors. Additionally, this course meets the OSHA and DOT requirements for employee HAZMAT training and attendants completing the course are qualified to conduct HAZMAT training for cylinder handlers.
This unique program consists of two parts. First, the DOT requires any employee who handles, tests or transports hazardous waste materials (which includes pressurized vessels and tanks) to be properly trained in their handling, use and labeling. The second part is specific to the testing of scuba and related cylinders, and certification is specific to the employer. That means that you cannot get certified one at one location then use that at another. However, it qualifies you to perform cylinder requalifications testing here at Indian Valley Scuba, and is an interesting program all around that will teach you the ins and outs of the Hydrostatic inspection process.
Oxygen Service Technician
In the O2 Equipment Service Technician Course, you will expand upon the repair skills you have received from equipment manufacturer's programs and learn the proper techniques and protocols of preparing scuba equipment for use with breathing gases other than air. The course covers topics such as Oxygen compatible system components, cleaning chemicals, oxygen cleaning of cylinders, valves and regulators.
You learned from the pros, now you have a chance to be one! Be that diver that everyone looks up to and wants to buddy with, and possess the skills, knowledge and training to help make everyone’s dive the best one they've ever had. Assist in diver training classes, lead underwater tours, get a job on a dive boat - the PADI Divemaster course is your ticket to scuba adventure.
PADI Assistant Instructor
The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). As an AI, instructor candidates are mentored while gaining hands-on experience teaching students. You build upon your abilities to organize and supervise scuba diving activities, while concentrating on developing teaching skills. As a PADI Assistant Instructor, you not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional scuba diver, but you also start learning the PADI System of diver education. You can act as an instructional scuba assistant and assume limited teaching responsibilities.
PADI Open Water Instructor
The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program introduces you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator, and is the second key component of PADI’s Instructor Development Course (IDC)—the core of PADI Instructor training.
This Master Scuba Diver Trainer preparation package includes the five most-popular PADI specialty instructor certifications required to qualify for the PADI MSDT rating. The courses includes EAN, Dry Suit, Deep, Wreck & Night Diver specialty instructor certifications.
PADI Specialty Instructor Package Module 2
Includes: U/W Navigation, Fish ID, U/W Naturalist, U/W Digital Photographer & U/W Videographer specialty instructor certifications.
PADI Specialty Instructor Package Module 3
Includes: Boat, Drift, Multilevel/Computer, Equipment Specialist, Search & Recovery & Diver Propulsion Vehicle specialty instructor certifications.
PADI Specialty Instructor Package Module 4
This module includes some of the more technical PADI specialties, such as Altitude, Ice Diver & Cavern specialty instructor certifications.
PADI IDC Staff Instructor
PADI IDC Staff Instructor is a critical step in the path towards instructor-level training or teaching the Instructor Development Course (IDC). IDC Staff Instructors can independently train and certify PADI Assistant Instructors, assist PADI Course Directors in conducting an IDC and assist in the training of PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors.
EFR Total Instructor Package
The Indian Valley Scuba Total Emergency First Response Instructor Package provides the candidates with the tools, experience & training needed to teach the full range of EFR Primary & Secondary Care courses, including Emergency First Response, CPR, AED, First Aid, and Care for Children. Certification to teach all EFR courses are included in this comprehensive program.
DAN Total Instructor Package
IVS’s all-inclusive DAN instructor training program includes certifications to teach Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries & Aquatic Emergencies, Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries, AED’s for Scuba Diving & Aquatic Emergencies, Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals, Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen, On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers, Dive Accident First Aid for Non-Divers, Diving Medicine for Divers, Diving Emergency Specialist, and Diving Emergency Management Provider.
Certified Public Safety Diving Academy Level I instructors are qualified to teach all entry level programs, including Dive Tender and PSD Level I.
The IAHD Pro-Training is a totally integrated program which consists of two to three days of classroom, pool and optional open water training. You will learn how to relate to the psychological aspects of someone who has become physically disabled, or was born physically or mentally challenged.
Intro to Public Safety Diving
This free seminar introduces Public Safety Diving to the diving and non-diving community. The participants learn firsthand what is involved in PSD, are introduced to some of the equipment and techniques required for Public Safety Diving, including hardhat diving setups, surface support systems, communication devices, and more.
Dive Tender / Surface Support Specialist
The Public Safety Diver Dive Tender / Surface Support Specialist program is designed to provide the skills and training necessary to function in a surface support role in a public safety diving situation. Logistics, site safety, diver health concerns, exposure protection and containment, communications, haz-mat awareness, and more are covered in this exciting, enlightening entry course to the fascinating world of Public Safety Diving. No dives are required in this course, making it perfect for both divers and non-divers alike. This program is a prerequisite for the Public Safety Diver Level I program.
Public Safety Diver Level 1
PSDA Public Safety Diver Level I training is designed to provide entry-level public safety divers with the basic skills and knowledge to effectively function on scuba diving calls for service. Topics covered include differences between recreational diving and PSD, environmental considerations, fitness, OSHA-required documentation, equipment selection, management of scene safety & security, witness interviewing, crime scene awareness, vehicle recovery, search patterns and more.
Public Safety Diver Level 2 Underwater Communications Specialist
The Public Safety Diver Underwater Communications program addresses the needs for effective communication between diver to diver, surface to diver, and diver to surface. Candidates will learn standard procedures, skills and knowledge to communicate underwater using different techniques, lights, lines, hands, touch, and slates. This will standardize the signals being used by public safety divers to communicate underwater, minimizing confusion and misunderstanding. Hardwire communication equipment will also be reviewed, and divers will learn the proper voice techniques for diver to diver and diver to surface communications.
Public Safety Diver Level 2 Underwater Crime Scene Investigation Specialist
This PSDA - Level 2 specialty course is designed to give the public safety diver the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards with processing an underwater crime scene. Our course is intended to serve as a safe and supervised introduction into the underwater crime scene and how to investigate and process it correctly. For your final exam, we will be having you process a simulated underwater crime scene to determine what actually occurred.
Public Safety Diver Level 2 Boat Based Search Operations Specialist
This Public Safety Diver - Level 2 specialty course is designed to teach the public safety diver how to conduct a search operation using a boat as your diving platform. Through the use of a buoy grid system you will be able to clear large search areas in a short time. You will also become familiar with how to proper anchor your boat platform using various anchoring systems. This course is intended to serve as a safe and supervised introduction into boat based PSD operations.
Public Safety Diver Level II - Full Face Mask Diving Specialist
PSDA’s Full Face Mask specialty course introduces the certified public safety diver to an AGA-type full face mask system. Topics covered include the proper procedures needed to don, operate, and maintain a full face mask system, bailout procedures, gas valve switching, and underwater mask clearing and removal & replacement techniques. Phase II then involves completing a public safety dive using a full face mask. Underwater hardwire communications may be combined in this program at the instructors discretion.
Public Safety Diver Dry Suit Ops
(same description as Full Face Mask) PSDA's Full Face Mask specialty course introduces the certified public safety diver to an AGA-type full face mask system. Topics covered include the proper procedures needed to don, operate, and maintain a full face mask system, bailout procedures, gas valve switching, and underwater mask clearing and removal & replacement techniques. Phase II then involves completing a public safety dive using a full face mask. Underwater hardwire communications may be combined in this program at the instructors discretion.