Professional Level eNewsletter
Over the years the subject of the transportation of scuba cylinders has come up numerous times. A sore spot however, is that the writer rarely provides references to a particular law when defining a responsibility.
In early September, 2015 New Depths Diving and Dan Downes, the Regional Sales Manager representing all of Canada, held an Intro to Tech weekend in Kelowna.
We are very excited to bring Darrin back on board representing our products in the South Central region. Cris Merz, VP of Sales said, “The South Central Region has always been a key region in the scuba industry and we wanted to be sure we had the right representation in the area. With over 5 years experience in sales in the industry, we are excited to have him provide the services that our members deserve as well as communicating with the dealers that want to know more about what we have to offer as a training organization. “
Darrin comes with over 20 years of public safety experience with cross training as paramedic fire-fighter for 17 of those years. While still being active in public safety and as an emergency responder, Darrin became a Dive Master and fell in love with scuba focusing on wrecks and spear fishing. He currently volunteers for his local dive team when he’s not out free-diving.
Contact Darrin today and say, “Hello”.
Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and New Mexico.
OCCUPATION: SOUTH CENTRAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE
HOBBIES (IN THE WATER): SPEARING, WRECK DIVING, FREEDIVING
HOBBIES (OUT OF THE WATER): GOLF, MOTORCYCLE RACING
CERTIFICATIONS: DIVE MASTER, WRECK, DEEP, STRESS AND RESCUE DIVER
OTHER DIVING EXPERIENCES: PUBLIC SAFETY DIVE TEAM MEMBER
Crossover Instructors NOW and make money doing so!!!
In an effort to make crossovers more profitable to our IT Staff Instructors and Instructor Trainers, we have raised the cost from $499.99 to $599.97.
What does this mean to you as an IT? You charge the person crossing over for the full amount and pay SDI/TDI/ERDI for the SDI Instructor Pro Kit ($212.40 price level 6) and the Instructor registration fee of $165.00 and the rest is pure profit for you and your facility – up to $222.97.
Instructor Trainers’ and Staff ITs administering the crossover must issue them an eLearning familiarization/crossover code, Instructor Pro Kit (product #221301) and conduct the crossover familiarization power-point prior to submitting the candidates’ documentation.
How do you do this? Simply call in the order and SDI/TDI/ERDI will provide you with the eLearning code to crossover. Be sure you have the latest power-point. Upon the submit ion of documentation, all ratings that the crossover candidate qualifies for may be crossed over as well to an SDI equivalent. If the candidate qualifies for any TDI or ERDI ratings, we will provide them with the digital version of TDI and ERDI standards at no extra charge. Additional ratings for TDI and ERDI along with the instructor support materials may have additional charges and/or fees.
What documentation do you need to submit?
- Copies of all professional qualifications
- Specialty instructor ratings
- Current status verification
- Crossover application (DM/AI or Instructor)
- eLearning crossover course completion certificate (Currently available in English only)
- Crossover checklist completed by IT
Where can you find these?
- Log in and you can find the Crossover Documentation here, or you can go to “IT Resources” under the “TOOLS” tab.
What are you waiting for? Start crossing over new members today and make money doing it.
Not an IT yet? SDI/TDI/ERDI World HQ is hosting their next Instructor Trainer Workshop between October 25th through November 1st.
See Crossover Equivalency table here.
Instructor Trainers Outside of the Americas please contact your regional office.
SDI/TDI/ERDI is happy to announce the 2015 Professional Liability Insurance program for Dive Professionals, Dive Centers, and Charter operations.
Back by popular demand are the International Training Quarterly Members Update Webinars. These webinars will include updates from the HQ staff on the new products and services, special announcements, and are a valuable session for EVERY SDI/TDI/ERDI Member to attend.
CLICK HERE TO SEE TO SEE THE AVAILABLE DATES, GET MORE DETAILS, AND SIGN UP TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
International Training recently completed an Instructor Trainer Workshop (ITW) in Israel and it was a huge SUCCESS! The first U.S. based ITW of the year is quickly approaching (April 12 – 19, 2015), and space is limited. If you are an SDI, TDI, or ERDI Instructor who meets the prerequisites, and you are interested in taking your career to the next level, then you need to drop what you are doing and start the ITW application process today.
The course will take place over an intense eight days at SDI/TDI/ERDI World Headquarters in Jensen Beach, Florida. You will be working directly with headquarters staff and an appointed Instructor Trainer Evaluator presenting and evaluating various subjects such as: methods of instruction, dive leader risk management, the business of scuba diving, as well as teaching SDI, TDI, and ERDI instructor level courses. You will also present and evaluate in-water presentations and skills, participate in class discussions, take the ITW final written exam, and more!
After completing this distinguished Instructor Trainer Workshop, you will be able to train instructors, assist/staff Instructor Trainer Workshops, and conduct Crossover Programs for diving professionals. You may also qualify as an Instructor Trainer for TDI and ERDI courses as you build experience teaching at those levels, without needing to attend another ITW. As an Instructor Trainer, you become more valuable to your facility as well, since you will be able expand your dive center’s instructor base, thus increasing revenue opportunities.
If you are interested in applying for one of the next ITW’s, please click here to verify that you meet the prerequisites (call or email the Training Department if you have any questions or concerns), and download the ITW Application. Please submit the ITW application package in full, with all of the required documentation listed on page 2, plus a $500.00 deposit to reserve your spot.