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Don Kinney is the owner and lead instructor for Hoodsport ‘N Dive and Cylinder Training Services (CTS). Don began recreational diving in 1985 in Colorado and took his first warm water vacation in Akumal Mexico. He moved from Advanced Nitrox to Trimix and took any class he could find to gain knowledge in this area. After completing his Advanced Trimix classes he decided to take the leap into the recreational / technical professional levels. He started off as a recreational dive instructor and over time became a Trimix instructor trainer.
Don started Cylinder Training Services (CTS) in 2011. He started formally working with and filling high pressure cylinders in 1991. With his background in public safety he continued to gain knowledge in the field of high-pressure cylinders and began to develop training programs. He has developed programs for PSI/PCI including; Eddy Current testing (2003), SCBA, Fire Department (2004) and their Fire Safety Seminar program (2004). He went on to develop his own visual inspection program covering cylinders, valves, cleaning and compressors in 2011. At this time, he realized that inspectors needed a source for affordable and high-quality inspection tools. His tools are designed for the high-pressure cylinder industry and assist them in determining damage and ensuring cylinders remain safe. In 2014 he developed an inspection program for International Training (ITI) where he published a manual and developed an on-line training program. Don continues to dedicate himself to safety in the high-pressure cylinder industries. He prides himself on understanding the client and their needs and coming up with a safe and useful training program designed to keep them safe and save them thousands of dollars.
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