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The Value of Scuba from the Consumer and Retailer

What do you look for when shopping for scuba gear? Have you been questioned “What’s you life worth?” when comparing prices online versus in-store? Read it straight from the word of a dive shop owner on valuing your home dive center over just simply price shopping.

A Message from Brian

Brian Carney, President of International Training, has a heartfelt message for our members. We want to promise you our support and let you know that your success is our success.

Why Buying Macaroni is a lot like buying Dive Insurance

Two things you’d probably never expect to hear in the same sentence, macaroni, and dive insurance. Believe it or not, these two things are more alike than one might think of on their own. Learn more about why buying macaroni and buying dive insurance are similar from Ryan Mayer of First Dive.

Driving Change as a CD or IT

Are you trying to figure out how YOU can help change the diving industry for the better? This means the world to us! We have three tips for you to help be the change in the industry.

How to Conduct a Crossover

Do you know how to conduct a crossover? Don’t be nervous it’s easy and we’ll guide you through it in just four easy steps. So. what are you waiting for? Get out there!

Teaching Your First Class

Teaching your first class doesn’t have to be intimidating, we understand it can be so we have your back. Just follow these four steps to make your first class a success!

Guide to Medical Releases

What are minimum standards? Targets or suggestions? check out this article by Mark Powell to get the answer and increase your knowledge of what goes into a training standard.

Training Agency Standards

Training agency standards are written to represent the minimum acceptable level of any aspect of a training course, under any circumstances. They are not meant to represent the typical level to be expected or even a target to be hit. Good instructors understand that the level should, in most cases, be exceeded.

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Wait, what’s a Course Director?

We’ve made plenty of changes to help YOU succeed in 2018. One of these changes has gotten some great attention. the name change from IT Staff Instructor to Course Director. This name change is to highlight the abilities of our ITs and CDs who continue to raise the bar for instructor level training. The change is already live in our system so log in to check the updated text on your digital card!