Training Courses at Scuba Venture

Scuba Venture offers a wide range of training opportunities for both beginner and advanced divers.

For most of the scuba training courses that we offer, you may choose to do home-study for the textbook portion of the training, and we offer semi-private & private training programs for an additional fee.

Except where indicated, you are responsible for all transportation, meals, admission to water training locations, and purchase or rental of appropriate diving equipment.

Cash, local checks (with photographic I. D.), MasterCard™, and Visa™ accepted – financing options are available.

All prices, locations, entry fees, and schedules are subject to change without notice.

Before you participate in any and all scuba diving, snorkeling, watersports, and training activities, ScubaVenture recommends that you consult with a qualified physician regarding any and all health concerns and conditions that you and/or your family may have.

Open Water Diver Certification, for new divers
$260.00

Minimum of four classroom/pool sessions, two days of open water training dives
Includes includes Digital Training Materials, dive tables, a student registration folder, and certification card.
Home-study, semi-private, and private-study programs are available.
Click here to learn more about becoming a certified scuba diver. .

Open Water Diver Certification Training Schedule

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Start dateDay of the WeekTimesPool Training Location
Feb. 12Sunday8:00-11:30 AMWilson H.S.
Mar. 5Sunday8:00-11:30 AMWilson H.S.
Apr. 2Sunday8:00-11:30 AMWilson H.S.
May 21Sunday8:00-11:30 AMWilson H.S.
June 11Sunday8:00-11:30 AMWilson H.S.
July 9Sunday8:00-11:30 AMWilson H.S.

As you continue to increase your scuba diving knowledge and training, Scuba Schools International (SSI) recognizes your accomplishments with three certification levels.


Advanced Diver Certification CardUpon completion of four specialty courses and 24 dives, you will automatically receive an Advanced Certification card at no additional cost.


Master Diver Certification Card Upon completion of four specialty courses, stress & rescue, and 50 dives, you will automatically receive a Master Diver Certification card at no additional cost.

You learn to recognize the common signs of stress, typical responses to stressful diving situations, and what scuba equipment is recommended to help you to stay relaxed and enjoy diving. You practice techniques to help you reduce and deal with stress before, during, and after a dive, self-aid and buddy-aid skills for stressful and rescue situations, and techniques for surface and sub-surface diver rescue.

The course takes place over one weekend, with two classroom sessions at Scuba Venture and two shallow water training sessions at either Dutch Springs or Willow Springs Park. Upon successful completion of the course, you are awarded a Stress and Rescue certification card signifying that you have been trained in a variety of advanced rescue techniques.

Scuba Venture provide all of the additional equipment needed for Stress & Rescue training. You may use your own basic scuba equipment package or rent a package from us. Many divers who finish the course express a deep level of satisfaction with their improved skills.

Stress and Rescue Diver Training Schedule

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May 20 & 218:30 AM-5:00 PM Classroom 20 - Training Dives 21Dutch Springs
June 24 & 258:30 AM-5:00 PM Classroom 24 - Training Dives 25Dutch Springs
July 22 & 238:30 AM-5:00 PM Classroom 22 - Training Dives 23Dutch Springs

Scuba Skills Update
$50.00


Scuba Skills UpdateIf you haven’t been diving for a while, our Scuba Skills Update will get you tuned up and ready for the water. You get up to two hours in the water and/or classroom training for only $50.00.

The DAN Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries course is designed to train and educate interested individuals in the techniques of using oxygen as first aid for a suspected dive injury.

In addition, this course will introduce the fundamentals of recognizing diving injury warning signs, response and management. This program also provides an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to continue their education.

Recommended Minimum Hours of Training

  • Knowledge development= 2 hours
  • Skills development= 2.5 hours

The time needed to teach the course varies depending on several factors including the number of students and their ability to process the educational components of the program.

Knowledge Development Topics Covered:

  • atmospheric gases
  • respiration and circulation
  • decompression illness
  • oxygen and diving injuries
  • handling oxygen safely
  • oxygen delivery systems and components

Course participants must complete the DAN Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries examination with a minimum passing score of 80 percent. The instructor will review the examination with each participant to ensure 100 percent understanding of the material.

This course requires current certification in DAN Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid or other full CPR course.

Skill Development, At the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Assess the scene and oxygen provider safety
  • Identify the main components of the DAN Oxygen Unit
  • Assemble and deploy a DAN Oxygen Unit
  • Select and prepare the appropriate oxygen mask
  • Operate an oxygen unit and using these oxygen-delivery devices: demand inhalator valve and mask
    constant-flow, nonrebreather mask
    manually triggered ventilator and/or bag valve mask

Recertification is required every 24 months.

DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

A diver surfaces from a dive in an area abundant with coral, removes his fins and finds redness, swelling and blisters just beginning to show on his left ankle. He also experiences a stinging sensation on the same ankle.

A diver, following a dive to an area filled with marine life, notices a small bite pattern on his lower right leg and some stiffness; he also experiences difficulty swallowing, has a generalized weakness and a slight numbness in the area of the bite.

A diver experiences pain, nausea and some swelling associated with a purple-and-black puncture wound in his left knee.

The common thread from each of the three injuries is that they likely came from contact with some form of hazardous marine life. Given similar circumstances with you or a dive buddy, would you be able to appropriately treat each injury?

Although serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish and other marine creatures at some point in their dive careers. Knowing how to minimize these injuries helps you reduce diver discomfort and pain.

The First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries program is designed to provide knowledge regarding specific types of marine creature injuries and the general first aid treatment for those injuries.

Course Objective
The objectives of this course are to train and educate the general diving public and interested non-divers in the first aid techniques for a suspected hazardous marine life injury. In addition, this course will introduce divers to the identification of potentially hazardous marine life and how to avoid hazardous marine life injuries. This program also provides an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to continue their education.

Recommended Minimum Hours of Training:
Knowledge Development (Lecture) = 1 Hour
Skills Development (Practice) = 3 Hours

This course should be taught as a four-hour module. The time the course actually takes to teach varies depending upon many factors including the number of students and their ability to process the educational components of the program. Instructors desiring to include subjects or training beyond the course requirements may do so only before or following the course. Any additional training must not be required for completion of course requirements.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this program, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries course, participants will be able to:

Identify the four types of hazardous marine life injuries.
Name at least five venomous marine animals.
List five common warning signs of an envenomation.
Describe the appropriate first aid procedure for managing a venomous marine animal injury.
Name at least three aquatic animals that may bite a diver.
List two common warning signs of marine animal bite.
Describe the appropriate first aid procedure for managing a bite from a marine animal.
Name at least three marine animals that may cause irritations to the diver.
List at least four common warning signs of irritations.
Describe the appropriate first aid procedure for accidental contact with aquatic life.
Identify two common types of seafood poisonings.
Name at least three types of fish that can cause seafood poisoning.
List three common warning signs of seafood poisoning.
State the reason why evaluation by a medical professional is necessary when seafood poisoning is suspected.
Describe the appropriate first aid procedures for managing suspected seafood poisoning.
Perform a scene safety assessment.
List the steps in performing a scene safety assessment.
Assess the Airway, Breathing and Circulation (ABCs) of an injured diver.
Demonstrate a caring attitude towards a diver who becomes ill or injured.
Establish and maintain the Airway and Breathing (perform Rescue Breathing) for an injured diver.
Describe the importance of the use of supplemental oxygen as a first aid measure for injured divers.
Demonstrate the techniques for controlling bleeding including direct pressure, elevation and the use of pressure dressings and pressure points.
Locate and demonstrate the use of pressure points to control external bleeding.
Apply dressings and bandages to manage wounds caused by hazardous marine life.
Demonstrate an ongoing assessment and manage shock.
Demonstrate the pressure immobilization technique.
List the components of an Emergency Assistance Plan.
Describe at least five techniques or guidelines that minimize the risk of injury from marine animals.
The nature and scope of this course is limited to training divers and interested non-divers such as boat captains, water enthusiasts and non-diving family members to identify potential hazardous marine life; to provide first aid for a hazardous marine animal injury; and to prevent injuries caused by hazardous marine life. This course does not provide training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or scuba diving rescue. The training exercises of this course presuppose that the ill or injured diver has already been brought to shore or is aboard the boat.

Skill Performance Objectives
To successfully complete the DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries course, participants must demonstrate skill and confidence providing first aid to injured divers who have simulated hazardous marine life injuries.

The DAN Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid (BLS: CPR&FA) course offers entry-level training in providing basic life support to adults with life-threatening injuries while activating emergency medical services.

Basic life support includes one-rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation, use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) and additional skills such as controlling bleeding and caring for a choking person or a person in shock. The first aid portion of this program includes key skills such as conducting illness and injury assessments, bandaging, splinting and performing emergency moves.

This program meets 2010 International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation and American Heart Association guidelines on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care.

Recommended Minimum Hours of Training:

  • Basic life support= 6 hours
  • First aid= 2 hours

The time needed to teach the course varies depending on several factors including the number of students and their ability to process the educational components of the program.

Knowledge Development Topics Covered:

  • basic life support
  • scene safety assessment
  • CPR (single rescuer, adult only)
  • obstructed airway
  • first aid assessments
  • control of external bleeding
  • bandaging and wound management
  • shock management
  • medical emergencies
  • lifting and moving

Course participants must complete the DAN BLS: CPR & FA examination with a minimum passing score of 80 percent. The instructor will review the examination with each participant to ensure 100 percent understanding of the material.

Skills Development, At the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Perform a scene safety assessment
  • Perform one-rescuer CPR on a nonbreathing person
  • Use an AED
  • Perform injury and illness assessments
  • Place an unconscious patient in the recovery position
  • Provide assistance to a choking adult
  • Provide care for shock
  • Provide care for external bleeding
  • Secure a bandage using correct techniques
  • Splint an injured limb.

Recertification is required every 24 months.

Approximately two-thirds of divers with decompression illness have evidence of damage to the nervous system. These signs are often vague and can go unrecognized by the diver. This can cause them to be dismissed as insignificant or not dive-related.

This program focuses on how to obtain essential information about a diver involved in a dive emergency and what information to relay to emergency medical services.

Only medical professionals should diagnose medical conditions. The information you gather while performing a neurological assessment will be useful to help the dive physician understand the extent of the injury and how it has changed in the time it took to get the diver from the dive site to definitive care.

Course Objective
The DAN On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers Provider (“DAN Neuro Provider”) program is designed to:

  • Refresh the knowledge of the warning signs of a dive emergency
  • Identify when it is appropriate to conduct an On-Site Neurological Assessment
  • Conduct an On-Site Neurological Assessment
  • Recommended Minimum Hours of Training
  • Knowledge development (lecture) hours = 1
  • Skills development (practical) hours = 3

This module should be taught as a four-hour program. The time needed to teach the course varies and depends on many factors, including the number of students and their ability to process the educational components of the program.

Learning Objectives, at the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and identify common warning signs of decompression illness
  • Take a dive history to determine when it is appropriate to conduct a complete On-Site Neurological Assessment
  • Use an On-Site Neurological Assessment Slate to conduct a complete On-Site Neurological Assessment
  • Skill Performance Objectives

To successfully complete the DAN On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers course, participants must demonstrate skill and confidence in conducting an On-Site Neurological Assessment.

Skills Development:

  • Taking a History
  • Taking vital signs
  • Mental Function
  • Consciousness
  • Speech and Language
  • Orientation to Time and Place
  • Judgment
  • Short-term Memory
  • Abstract Reasoning
  • Calculations
  • Cranial Nerves
  • Eye Control
  • Facial Control
  • Facial Sensation
  • Hearing
  • Motor Function
  • Shoulders
  • Biceps
  • Triceps
  • Finger spread
  • Grip strength
  • Hip flexors
  • Quadriceps
  • Hamstrings
  • Feet
  • Sensory Function
  • Light Touch
  • Sharp Touch
  • Balance and Coordination
  • Walking
  • Finger-Nose-Finger
The DAN Diving First Aid for Professional Divers course represents training specifically designed for divers who dive as part of their job duties. It is not appropriate or designed for recreational divers. Students for this course must have an affiliation with an aquarium, commercial diving company or scientific diving operation.

The program includes the three required elements of the DEMP course:

  • Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
  • AEDs for Scuba Diving
  • First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

Along with workplace CPR and first aid based on guidelines provided by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration on what that organization believes should be included in a work-place CPR and first aid course.

Since first aid skills deteriorate with time, retraining in this program is required every two years following successful completion of the course – although some local protocols and regulations require more frequent retraining. In addition, divers are encouraged to practice these and other diving skills regularly. All skills performed in an emergency should be within the scope of your training and experience.

Objectives
The objective of first aid is to establish and/or maintain the life of an injured or ill person until assistance (generally, emergency medical services — EMS) arrives or becomes available at the scene

It is equally important that the rescuer do no further harm to the injured person. Providing oxygen to an injured diver, for example, will not cause any harm as long as the scene is safe and the oxygen equipment is functioning properly. This means that you must understand the limitations of your skills and knowledge and not attempt any procedure beyond your ability and the scope of your training.

Recommended Minimum Hours of Training:
Knowledge and skills development = 2 days

Certification Duration
This program comes with a two-year certification.

Skill Performance Objectives

  • Knowledge and Skill development topics in this program include:
  • Scene Safety Assessment
  • Initial Assessment
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Using an AED
  • Choking
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Bandaging/Splinting
  • Oxygen Equipment Identification
  • Using a DAN Demand Valve
  • Delivering Oxygen with a non-rebreather mask
  • Delivering oxygen as part of CPR using a DAN mask
  • Oxygen Equipment Assembly and Disassembly
  • Shock Management
  • Secondary Assessment
  • Management of wounds from hazardous marine life
  • Pressure Immobilization technique
  • Poisonings (discussion topic)Burns (discussion topic)
  • Emergency Moves
  • Temperature Extremes (discussion topic)
  • Medical Emergencies (discussion topic)
A dive emergency is rarely a single event. More often than not, separate small problems compound to create a larger emergency.

Divers interested in understanding first aid care for dive emergencies can take the Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) course from a DAN Instructor. This program integrates the knowledge and skills from several DAN training programs into a single course — at a significant time savings without sacrificing any skills.

The DEMP course includes the knowledge and skill development from each of the following DAN course:

  • Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
  • First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
  • Basic Life Support: CPR & First Aid
  • Neurological Assessment
  • After completing the skill and knowledge development portions of this program, the students then bring everything together in a composite scenario.

Recommended Minimum Hours of Training
Knowledge and skill development= 2 days (1 day using online knowledge development).

The time needed to teach the course varies depending on several factors including the number of
students and their ability to process the educational components of the program.

Course participants must complete the DAN DEMP component examinations with a minimum passing score of 80 percent on each exam. The instructor will review the examinations with each participant to ensure 100 percent understanding of the material.

Recertification is required every 24 months.

DAN Instructors are scuba diving educators who want to offer dive safety programs to their students. As a DAN Instructor, you can offer your students classes that will help make them better prepared to respond to a dive emergency. We offer the following classes:

  • Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries
  • On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers
  • First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
  • Basic Life Support: CPR & First Aid
  • CPR: Health Care Provider
  • Diving First Aid for Professional Divers
  • Diving Emergency Management Provider Program
  • Diving Medicine for Divers

To become a DAN Instructor, you must participate in a DAN Instructor Qualification Course (IQC).

The IQC follows a modular format. There is a core module and then a separate module for each training program. As long as you remain a current and active DAN Instructor, you can take additional modules without retaking the core module. The core module is online in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Getting Started
To be eligible to take a DAN IQC, you must be the following:

  • an active DAN Member
  • an active scuba diving educator*
  • a current CPR/first aid instructor (You may complete the Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid course to fulfill this requirement.)

Note about the scuba diving educator requirement: Any scuba diving instructor or assistant instructor with a recognized scuba training organization can attend the IQC. A Divemaster/DiveCon who is also a CPR and first aid instructor with a recognized training agency can also attend the IQC.

Diving First Aid for Professional Divers
To qualify, the candidate must meet the qualifications to be a DAN Instructor, listed above, and be a current DAN Member

Current DAN Instructor Trainers and Instructors who are certified to teach Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid, Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries, Neurological Assessment and CPR Health-Care Provider with First Aid may complete an online crossover to be certified in this program as well.

Diving Emergency Management Provider
To offer this program, DAN Instructor Trainers and Instructors must be in active teaching status for:

  • Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid
  • Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries
  • First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
  • Neurological Assessment

Qualifications of DAN Instructors

Successful completion of the DAN IQC results in certification recognizing the instructor candidate’s understanding and performance of the knowledge and skills contained within this program.

Instructors must maintain active teaching status with DAN to conduct DAN training programs. To maintain active teaching status, DAN Instructors must teach or assist with teaching each course in which they are certified once within a 24-month period.

Recommended Minimum Hours of Training

  • Knowledge and Skills Development
  • Core module: 3 hours
  • Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries: 4-5 hours
  • First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries: 2-3 hours
  • Neurological Assessment: 2-3 hours
  • Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid: 3-4 hours
  • CPR Health-Care Provider with First Aid: 8 hours
  • Diving First Aid for Professional Divers: 6 hours
  • Dive Medicine for Divers: 6 hours (Level I-III)

The time the course actually takes to teach varies depending upon many factors, including the number of students and their ability to process the educational components of the program along with the number of modules offered. DAN Instructor Trainers desiring to include subjects or training beyond the course requirements may do so only before or following the course. Any additional training must not be required for completion of course requirements.

Course Summary
The DAN Instructor Trainer must ensure that the instructor candidate is able to successfully demonstrate the ability to perform the required skills for each certified program in a role-model fashion.

Course Objectives
The DAN Instructor Qualification Course (IQC) trains and educates qualified scuba diving educators to plan, manage, conduct and promote dive safety through DAN Training Programs such as the:

  • Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course
  • Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2™) course
  • Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Scuba DivingFirst Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries course
  • Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies cours

In addition, the course develops role-model teaching techniques in the use of first aid for suspected dive injuries. Instructor Candidates also have the opportunity to develop further knowledge in relation to the special considerations involved in providing emergency first aid.

The DAN IQC consists of eight modules. There is a core module that introduces DAN and the DAN Training philosophy. This core program serves as the introduction for all other DAN Training programs. The remaining program modules represent each of the individual training courses offered by DAN. Qualified Instructor Trainers can present all seven program modules or select only the modules appropriate for the Instructor Candidates.

Qualifications of DAN Instructors
Successful completion of the DAN Instructor Qualification Course (IQC) results in certification recognizing the Instructor Candidate’s understanding and performance of the knowledge and skills contained within this program.

Instructors must maintain active teaching status with DAN in order to conduct DAN Training programs. In order to maintain active teaching status, DAN Instructors must teach or assist with teaching each course they are certified in once within a 24-month period.

Recommended Minimum Hours of Training:

  • Knowledge and Skills Development Core Module: 4 Hours
  • Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Module: 2-3 Hours
  • Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies Module: 2-3 Hours
  • Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries: 1-2 Hours
  • First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries Module: 2-3 Hours
  • Automated External Defibrillators for Scuba Diving: 1-2 Hours
  • Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals: 8 Hours
  • Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen Module: 1-2 Hours

The time the course actually takes to teach varies depending upon many factors, including the number of students and their ability to process the educational components of the program along with the number of modules offered. Instructor Trainers desiring to include subjects or training beyond the course requirements may do so only before or following the course. Any additional training must not be required for completion of course requirements.

DAN Instructor Trainers have achieved the highest level of training available in the DAN Instructional System. They are exceptionally experienced instructors who are dedicated to dive safety education. DAN Instructor Trainers are the only individuals certified to train DAN Instructors as part of the DAN Instructor Qualification Course.

After completing a DAN Instructor Trainer Workshop, DAN Instructor Trainers can present the knowledge and skills development sessions of the Core Module the various course modules of the IQC.

To become a DAN Instructor Trainer, the Instructor Trainer must:

  • Be a certified and active scuba diving course director or instructor trainer
  • Be a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instructor
  • Have documentation of first aid training
  • Be a current DAN Member

DAN Training will not grant waivers for the above Instructor Trainer prerequisites. Contact DAN Training with any Instructor Trainer prerequisite questions, or to find out when and where the next ITW will be held.

Recommended course hours:
Sixteen (16) hours

Required Materials:

  • Student handbooks for each module of the IQC
  • DAN Instructor Packet for each module of the IQC
  • DAN Instructor Trainer Manual
  • Video and slide series for each module of the IQC
  • DAN Instructor Qualification Course slides

Underwater Navigator
$110.00

includes Digital Training Materials and certification card

Underwater Navigator Training Schedule

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DatesTimesWater Training Location
Apr. 29On-Site training & dives 8:00 AMDutch Springs
May 27On-Site training & dives 8:00 AMDutch Springs
June 17On-Site training & dives 8:00 AMDutch Springs

Night & Limited Vis
$110.00

includes digital training materials and certification card

Night & Limited Vis Training Schedule

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DatesTimesWater Training Location
Apr. 27Classroom & Training Dives 6:00 PM to ?Willow Springs
May 25Classroom & Training Dives 6:00 PM to ?Willow Springs
June 15
Classroom & Training Dives 6:00 PM to ?Willow Springs

Nitrox (Enriched Air Diver)
$195.00

Includes Digital Training Materials, Nitrox tank fills, and certification card. Get your Nitrox Certification Online, click here.

Nitrox Training Schedule

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DateLocationWater Training Location
May 20Classroom 8-11 - Classroom, Training Dives 12-3 PMTBD
June 17Classroom 8-11 - Classroom, Training Dives 12-4 PMTBD
July 8Classroom 8-11 - Classroom, Training Dives 12-4 PMTBD

React Right: First Aid & CPR Course, AED & O2
$150.00

Includes digital material, choose 1 day for CPR/AED/O2 and 1 day for First Aid or all in one day. Needed for Stress & Rescue. If you have a group of  six or more, we can arrange a class around your schedule.

This course is a basic training course in CPR and First Aid care. It is a medically based program designed to train students to follow, at the layperson’s level, the some of the same emergency procedures and priorities used by paramedics and physicians. We also teach ECSI & NSC courses.
This course allows for the maximum amount of learning in a minimum amount of time. By combining the use of an audio-visual training system, instructor-led practice skills, and question-and-answer periods, you receive training to handle real-life situations in only six hours.

Depending on your preference, the course can be taken over two nights or one entire day. Session one is CPR & AED & O2 training. Session two is First Aid training.

Dress casually and comfortably as we will be spending some time on the floor.
Our certification meets the CPR prerequisite for Rescue Diver certification.

First Aid & CPR Course & AED Training Schedule

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May 15Classroom 6-9:30 PM CPR/AED/O2CPR/AED/O2
May 17Classroom 6-9 PM First AidFirst Aid
June 21Classroom 6-9:30 PM CPR/AEDCPR/AED/O2
June 23Classroom 6-9 PM First AidFirst Aid
July 26Classroom 6-9:30 PM CPR/AEDCPR/AED/O2
July 28Classroom 6-9 PM First AidFirst Aid

Underwater Digital Photography
$150.00

Includes includes Digital Training Materials, handouts, and certification card. You may use your own underwater digital camera or we have rental cameras available.

Underwater Digital Photography Training Schedule

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DatesTimesPool/Lake Training Location
Aug.17 & 19Classroom Aug. 17, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM & Aug. 19, Lake 9:00 AMDutch Springs
Oct. 13 & 15Classroom Oct. 13, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM & Oct. 15, Pool 8:00 AMWilson Natatorium

DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
$100.00

Includes certification card and DAN oxygen first aid manual. This certification is valid for two years from your completion of this class. For additional DAN training opportunities and instructor courses, click here

DAN´s Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Provider Course was designed to fill the void in oxygen first aid training available for the general diving public.

This course represents entry level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public in recognizing possible dive related injuries and providing emergency oxygen first aid while activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and/or arranging for evacuation to the nearest available medical facility.

In DAN´s most recent dive accident record, less than 33% of injured divers received emergency oxygen in the field. Few of those received oxygen concentrations approaching the recommended 100%. DAN and all major diving instructional agencies recommend that all divers be qualified to provide 100% oxygen in the field to those injured in a dive accident.

Objectives
The course is designed to train and educate the general diving public in the techniques of using oxygen as first aid for a suspected dive injury. In addition, this course will introduce novice divers to the fundamentals of recognizing diving injury warning signs, response and management. This program also provides an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to continue their education.

The DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course is not designed to train lay persons to provide oxygen to the general public. While the medical standards and equipment are the same regarding the emergency use of oxygen for both divers and non-divers, the DAN Oxygen Provider course does not prepare individuals to respond to the ill or injured member of the general public by using emergency oxygen.

  • Recommended Minimum Hours of Training
  • Knowledge Development (Lecture) = 1 Hour
  • Skills Development (Practice) = 3 Hours

This course should be taught as a four-hour program. The time needed to teach the course varies and depends on many factors including the number of students and their ability to process the educational components of the program. Instructors who want to include subjects or training beyond the course requirements may do so only before or following the course. Any additional training must not be required for completion of course requirements.

Learning Objectives
Course participants must be familiar with the signs and symptoms of major diving injuries including near drowning and decompression illnesses (arterial gas embolism and decompression sickness).

Course participants must demonstrate proper deployment, assembly, disassembly, and use of all components of the DAN Oxygen Unit.

This includes:

  • Use of the demand inhalator valve / mask, constant flow (delivering oxygen at least 15 lpm)
  • Use of non-rebreather mask
  • Oronasal resuscitation mask with supplemental oxygen inlet

Course participants must complete the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries examination with a minimum passing score of 80 percent. The instructor will review the examination with each participant to ensure 100 percent understanding of the material.

Skill Performance Objectives

To successfully complete the DAN Oxygen Provider course, participants must demonstrate skill and confidence during deployment, assembly and disassembly of all parts of the DAN Oxygen Unit (or other acceptable units).

The course participant must demonstrate skill and confidence while providing emergency oxygen to simulated injured divers by:

  • Assessing the scene and oxygen provider safety
  • Deploying and operating the DAN Oxygen Unit
  • Selecting and preparing the appropriate oxygen mask
  • Operating the DAN Oxygen Unit and using these oxygen delivery devices:
  • Demand inhalator valve and mask
  • Constant-flow, non-rebreather mask
  • Oronasal resuscitation mask with supplemental oxygen inlet

Identification of the main components of the DAN Oxygen Unit

  • Jumbo D cylinder and valve
  • Multi-function regulator
  • “T” handle
  • Handwheel/wrench
  • Oxygen washer
  • Constant-flow controller
  • Intermediate (green) pressure hose
  • Pressure activated check valve (in threaded outlet)
  • Demand inhalator valve
  • Oronasal mask
  • Non-rebreather mask
  • Oronasal resuscitation mask with supplemental oxygen inlet

DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Training Schedule

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June 7Classroom 6:00-8:30 PM
Aug. 9Classroom 6:00-8:30 PM
Oct. 11Classroom 6:00-8:30 PM

Drysuit
$140.00

Includes Digital Training Materials, rental drysuit & thermal insulation, and certification card

Do you wish you could stay warmer or even dive all year long?

Cold is a major factor that can decrease your mobility, cause fatigue, and reduce your bottom time. A drysuit will help protect you from the cold, allowing for more comfortable and enjoyable dives.

Our Dysuit Diver consists of:
– Proper use, care and maintenance of a drysuit
– The safety techniques you must follow
– Buoyancy control, ascent and descent control
– The different types of thermal insulation available with drysuits

Our Drysuit Diver course is offered all year round and is completely modular. That means you can take this class over one scheduled entire training date, or do one section at a time; however, you must do each training section in order: classroom, pool, then open water training dives.

Upon completion of this course, a Drysuit Diver certification card is awarded, and you will be entitled to rent dry suits from Scuba Venture.

You may use your own drysuit or Scuba Venture will provide you with one for this class.
You must be at least 15 years of age to take our Drysuit Diver course.

Drysuit Training Schedule

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May 21Classroom 8:30-10 AM, Pool, Training Dives to FollowTBD
June 10Classroom 8:30-11 PM, Training Dives to FollowTBD
Sept 10Classroom 8:30-10 AM, Pool, Training Dives to FollowTBD

Equipment Specialist
$110.00

Includes Digital Training Materials and certification card.

Equipment Specialist Training Schedule

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June 12 & 13Classroom 6:00-9:30 PM at ScubaVenture
Aug. 22 & 23Classroom 6:00-9:30 PM at ScubaVenture
Oct. 7Classroom 8 AM-3:00 PM at ScubaVenture

River Diver
$110.00

Includes student materials & certification card.

River Diver Training Schedule

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May 13Classroom 9-11 AM, Training dives as River sight 1-5 PMRiver Sight

Wreck Diver
$140.00

Includes Digital Training Materials and certification card. The water Training Location is either an ocean boat dive or diving at a local scuba park. The cost of an ocean boat dive or admission to a local scuba park is additional.

Wreck Diver Training Schedule

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Apr. 29On Site Training & Dives 1:00 PMDutch Springs
May 27On Site Training & Dives 1:00 PMDutch Springs
June 17On Site Training & Dives 1:00 PMDutch Springs

Deep Diver
$140.00

Includes Digital Training Materials and certification card

Deep Diver Training Schedule

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Apr 30On Site & dives 9:00 AMDutch Springs
May 28On Site & dives 9:00 AMDutch Springs
June 18On Site & dives 9:00 AMDutch Springs

Search & Recovery
$110.00

Includes includes Digital Training Materials and certification card (It is a moving experience)

Search & Recovery Training Schedule

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June 2 & 3Classroom 6-9 PM June 2, training dives June 3To be decided

Fish & Coral Identification
$135.00

Includes Training Materials & certification card. As part of this course we visit a regional aquarium. The cost of admission to the aquarium is additional.

Marine Life Identification Training Schedule

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May 13Classroom 8 AM-5 PMAquarium TBD
Aug. 26Classroom 8 AM-5 PMAquarium TBD

Spearfishing
$110.00

Includes Training Materials, & certification card. The cost of the Ocean Dive is additional.

Spearfishing Training Schedule

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May 31Classroom 6 PM - 9:00 PMTo be decided

Waves, Tides & Currents
$110.00

Includes Training Materials & certification card.

Waves, Tides & Currents Training Schedule

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Summer Class/ Call if interestedClassroom
Call to ScheduleClassroom at 6:30 PM, dives Pt. Pleasant, at 9:00 AM

Ice Diver
$195.00

Includes Training Materials, certification card and at least 1 tender and 3 – 4 training dives. You need to be Advanced and Stress & Rescue cetified.

Ice Diver Training Schedule

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Winter 2018Classroom 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Training Dives

Scuba Rangers Program
$225.00

For children ages 8 to 12. Includes all class materials, a Scuba Ranger’s T-shirt, and snacks. Scuba Rangers is a great way to introduce the world of scuba diving to your children.

Scuba Rangers is a scuba activities club for kids ages 8 to 12.

By learning to snorkel and scuba dive in a swimming pool or confined water environment, your children build confidence, discipline and respect for the water; while setting and accomplishing goals, and having fun!

What’s Cool About Scuba Rangers?
– Scuba dive in a pool with real diving equipment
– Play games underwater, and other fun stuff
– Get a cool Scuba Ranger t-shirt
– Enjoy snacks and drinks during training sessions
– Develop good sense around the water and increase awareness of water safety
– Build confidence, self-esteem, and pride

What’s Required to participate?

Your children must have basic swimming skills, be comfortable in the water, and be in good health. Scuba Rangers students are expected to make a commitment to learning proper diving skills and following safe diving practices, and to having fun!

During pool training sessions, your children are always under the direct supervision of a certified Scuba Ranger Instructor. Children between the ages 12 to 16 must have a parent or legal guardian present during all pool training sessions and diving activities. You do not have to be a certified scuba diver to participate.

For the pool training sessions, students must have a scuba mask, adjustable fins, dive boots, and snorkel. You may purchase this basic equipment package at our Reading, PA dive center. Please let us know if your children plan to use any equipment that they may already own. Scuba Venture provides all of the required scuba equipment: scuba tanks,

Becoming a Scuba Ranger
Your children will receive a Scuba Rangers’ kit including: student folder, manual, training DVD or video, and a Scuba Rangers’ Log, and Completion Card. Kids earn Scuba Rangers Recognition Stickers and achieve five Ranger Levels where they receive cool rewards and a diploma for each level they complete.

Red Ranger – water safety techniques, swimming and snorkeling skills
White Ranger – snorkel review and first time on scuba
Blue Ranger – more scuba skills and underwater photography
Silver Ranger – more scuba, fun and games
Demo Ranger – demonstrate skills to parents, family and friends

How do I get started?
Just call ScubaVenture at: 610-678-2688
Out of the area? Call us toll free at 877-685-0944
Click here to e-mail us at dive@scubaventure .net
or stop by our new Reading, PA dive center.

We will arrange for a personal orientation, where you will meet our staff, tour our dive center, get answers to your questions, and learn more about Scuba Rangers.

Scuba Rangers and beyond

After successful completion of the five Ranger Levels, your children can join the Scuba Rangers Club; that’s where the fun really begins. Kids attend club events, scuba dive in the pool or confined water environment, and can achieve other Scuba Ranger Specialties, such as Night Ranger, Computer Ranger, Navigation Ranger, and many more.
Becoming a certified scuba diver
Children between the ages of 10 to 15 can become certified as a SSI Junior Open Water Diver and go scuba diving under the direct supervision of a certified scuba instructor or scuba certified parent or legal guardian. By becoming a Scuba Ranger, students receive discounts on our other training.

Scuba Rangers Program Training Schedule

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We will start as soon as we have 4 kids!8:30 AM - 11:30 AM, The first session is at ScubaVentureWilson H.S.

Science of Diving
$260.00

Includes Digital Training Materials, and certification card.

Science of Diving Training Schedule

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Apr. 25, May 2, 16, 23Classroom 6:00 - 9:30 PM

Dive Guide, Divemaster, and/or Dive Control Specialist
$775.00 + some materials

Prerequisite: SSI Stress and Rescue or equivalent
Please contact us for details on this course.

Dive Control Specialist is SSI’s initial dive leadership level and is considered by many as the “fun” leadership rating. That’s because you can do more than any other entry-level dive leader. You can do more because you receive both dive master and assistant instructor training.

You study advanced physics, physiology and decompression theory, and you improve your diving techniques, practice advanced rescue techniques, and learn the basics of teaching scuba. Plus, there’s a high demand for SSI Dive Control Specialists at dive centers around the world.

As a Dive Control Specialist you can:

– Work on dive boats, resorts and retail stores
– Lead diving trips, tours, and vacations (with other certified divers)
– Assist SSI Instructors with pool training and open water training dives

You can teach:

– Skills in the pool (under the direct supervision of an SSI Instructor)
– The SSI Scuba Skills Update program
– The SSI Snorkeling program
– Selected SSI specialty courses
– First Aid and CPR programs
– Scuba Rangers (after completing the Scuba Rangers Instructor training)

The prerequisites for the course are:

– 18 years of age
– 60 logged dives,
– You must own your own SCUBA equipment
– You must hold certifications in Advanced Open Water, First Aid, and Stress and Rescue
– Have a current medical exam
– Demonstrate diving experience in night, navigation, deep, and search and recovery diving.

Sign up today for our next Dive Control Specialist course and begin your adventure into the realm of dive leadership.

Open Water Instructor Training (Associate Instructor) $1595.00 + Fees – includes all class materials

Prerequisite: SSI Dive Control Specialist
Dates and time are flexible and can be planned around your schedule.

Open Water Instructor Evaluation
$400.00 + Fees – includes all class materials

Prerequisite: SSI Associate Instructor
Dates and time are flexible and can be planned around your schedule.

Additional Training Courses at Scuba Venture

For more information, please contact us.

Additional Training Courses at Scuba Venture

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Training CoursePrice
Tech. XR Advanced Wreck$295.00 - includes book
Gas Blender$195.00 - includes workbook
Solo Diver$250.00 - includes book
Scuba Ranger Instructor Training$490.00
Specialty Instructor RatingsPlease call us for pricing
National Safety Council First Aid, CPR and AED Instructor RatingsPlease call us for pricing
DAN Hazardous Marine LifeMay 23, 2017