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How does the Online Divemaster Benefit Me?

  Information about the newest educational innovation from SDI™, TDI™ 1.    Q: I’m sold on the benefits of SDI™ online training for open water and specialties like nitrox, wreck, deep, navigation and so on, but why Divemaster?   A: Often, the instructor who is best suited to develop dive leaders is the one person who […]

Make every link in the chain as strong as the next

 Customer service should be a priority for every staff member A few nights ago, I was talking to a friend who works in the hospitality industry about the importance of customer service and its role in the ongoing success across so many market segments from hotels to retail business. It’s a topic we’ve talked about […]

The Biggest Business Challenge

  By Steve Lewis During the past several months, I’ve read several surveys that report on “the number one” concern of small business owners. Inflation, poor credit, factory closures, the collapse of the auto industry, the war in Iraq all have been featured in one way or another. These are all serious issues but they […]

Responding to Market Shifts Keeps Us ALL Relevant

    Diving Adventure Magazine goes on line June 2009, and that means greater exposure and opportunity for each and every one of our members… but your help is needed! By Nestor Palmero “The only constant is change” is a quote that some attribute back as far as Heraclitus a Greek Philosopher (c.535 BC- 475 […]

Understanding Your Insurance Coverage, Your Options and Conflicts in Coverage

  Carol Christini, M.A., President, Insurance Management Services, Inc. Each year when you purchase insurance, coverage and service is not the only issue to consider.  Differences in policy wordings may impact you and your dive business.  In addition, it is important that you know your training agency will accept the insurance that you purchase. Reviewing […]

Deconstructing the Process of Learning and Instruction

It’s fair to say that the goal of most candidates who are working through an SDI or TDI leadership system to earn their instructor rating is to deliver the best possible standard of diver education possible.   The candidates who perform well, do so in part because they come into their IDC or IT program […]

Another online first from Scuba Diving International

Leadership/Instructor Crossover Orientation   “It had to come,” says Sean Harrison, Vice President of Training and Member Services for SDI the undisputed leader in online training for the dive industry with more than 65,000 online courses completed. Harrison, talking to a gathering of training professionals was describing the latest chapter in the company’s impressive run […]


  Here is an exciting NEW Tool that will help you exceed even your most demanding customers “need for speed” when it comes to receiving their certification! NOW YOU CAN…   PRINT C-CARDS & DILOMAS IN YOUR STORE! ·         Student’s photo printed on the card ·         Your store logo printed on  the card ·         Your […]