Get the most out of your certification… Go Diving!
The message from our group president is simple and to the point: “Go dive your brains out… the season here in the North is hitting its prime-time so strap on your fins and go blow some bubbles now!”
Brian Carney’s advice is to make a date with a dive buddy and get in the water for some underwater exploration and fun at least one weekend through September. You and your buddy might also consider adding to your diving skills by taking an SDI specialty.
“Late summer and early fall is when the diving opportunities in the northern States and Canada are at their best,” he explains. Carney, group president of Scuba Diving International (SDI), Technical Diving International (TDI) and Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI), like all the executive team at headquarters, is also an avid diver and instructor. He grew up in the North East, loves the wrecks of the eastern seaboard as well as the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River, and knows that staying active and making the most of local dive opportunities is the best way to become a better diver.
Wow… our associate members really took advantage of that offer!
The Great Scuba Diving International Free Nitrox Tank Wrap Giveaway wrapped up on the weekend and all our shipping department can say is "Phew… Thank goodness!"
Our August promotion was way more successful than we planned for and the folks who work "out back" here at SDI, TDI and ERDI headquarters in Maine, couldn’t believe how many of you "signed up" for TWO FREE full-sized nitrox tank wraps. We told them divers would jump at a freebie, especially one with no strings attached, but they continued to expect a lunch break every day AND to go home on time every night… Actually, we didn’t work them that hard, but they did ship several hundred sets of SDI, TDI Nitrox stickers to happy divers across the USA and Canada… and of course, the staff in our promotions department got all the nice emails telling them how "great SDI is to give this stuff away…"
Hope you did not miss the boat… do check out this month’s promotion by clicking on the message below
Ever get tired of the same old commute to the office?
Scuba Diving International Leadership Careers are an option…
Scuba Diving International™ (SDI) has five levels of dive leadership, each one trusted to help maintain a supportive learning platform and each helping to deliver the most progressive and innovative diver education in the world, in the safest format possible.
Working as a professional in the recreational dive industry is a rewarding and satisfying career. Many of our dive leaders are full-time dedicated professionals. Some are no less dedicated but opt to work part-time in diving alongside another full-time or part-time job.
Either way, the feelings of personal accomplishment and pride that accompany “the job” are equally appealing.
We look for special people to become an SDI dive leader: a combination of a good diver, an empathetic people-person, and someone who can be a good ambassador for our sport.
You may be wondering if you have what it takes and how you get “there from here.” It’s not easy but it is straightforward. The continuum from open water diver is a simple progression following a prescribed series of targeted courses. The good news is that all SDI professionals, and those who carry leadership responsibilities in our two sister agencies, Technical Diving International and Emergency Response Diving International, started as brand-new open water graduates. So don’t let the newness of your SDI Open Water Diver card smother your dreams.
The Best Diving in the World!
Since Bret Gilliam retired from numerous dive industry "jobs," including founding and running this company until 2003, he gets to spend a great deal of his time traveling to the most exotic dive sites and writing about them. So when he says the diving in the Solomon Islands is among the best he’s experienced, we occasional tourists had better listen.
Read Bret’s full article originally published in Diving Adventure Magazine premier issue published in 2006.
Bret’s article, is typical of the quality and content you’ll find in all the articles in Diving Adventure Magazine, which is now published four times a year.
Read article as a pdf (large file)>>>
Here’s a great opportunity with a great outfit.
John Allen at Northeast Scuba Supply contacted us to ask if we knew anyone looking for a job… and we thought you might be interested. Here’s what Crazy John told us.
"I am pretty specific on what we are looking for. This is a business and is run like such. Employees get some great incentives and a fun place to work but it is still a business. If you have any computer web building skills this is a definite plus as our website needs a complete revamp."
If you are a certified diver, have a healthy attitude and are fun-loving, are willing to learn new ideas and diving techniques, and feel you have the ability to work with the rest of the team at Northeast, contact John.
The Job offers: Starting Salary 32,000 to 38,000 (depending on qualifications); Two Weeks Paid Vacation; Hours Monday thru Friday 11am to 8pm (No Weekends)
Northeast Scuba Supply
919 North Trooper Rd.
Norristown, PA 19403
Fax (610) 631-1256
PUBLIC SAFETY INSTRUCTOR COURSE IN NJ
If you are already an active scuba instructor looking for the added challenge and rewards that come from teaching Public Safety Divers through North America’s leading PSD education system, here is a message for you. There is an Emergency Response Diving International Instructor Program scheduled for two weekends in October (11/12 and 18/19) at 1 877 SCUBA USA, 480 Rt 17 North, 2nd Floor, Paramus, NJ 07652
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