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Waterdogs SCUBA & Safety Institute

We graduate students with dive agency professional ratings that exceed ISO industry standards, creating working divers that are in high demand worldwide.

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Congratulations

Waterdogs SCUBA and Safety Institute would like to extend our congratulations out to our newest Divemaster's: Jeremy Helphenstine, Noah Helphenstine, and Jason Martin. We look forward to having you as part of our team!!!

Open Water SCUBA Instructor Start Date

Open Water SCUBA Instructor Start Date

OWSI 3-21 is set to begin 19 October. Come and see us to check your eligibility and get set up for success for your new adventure!!!

Instructor Examinations

Instructor Examinations

The Instructor Examination previously scheduled for December 5th has currently been cancelled. For further information and a list of alternate locations, please call 931-389-3483.

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Program Overview

General Instructor

These courses will provide you with the knowledge and experience to train open water divers, advanced open water divers, rescue divers up to divemaster's.

Public Safety Diver Instructor

Throughout these courses, your will gain valuable experience in diving in zero-visibility environments, as well as in law-enforcement evidence recording, recovering, and packaging.

Technical Instructor

Your knowledge of diving science will be vastly expanded, and your diving abilities greatly improved. This rigorous program of studies provides you with new opportunities in the world of diving and opens previously unreachable dive sites.

Instructor Trainer

These courses will provide you with the knowledge and experience to train divers in 12 of the most popular specialties as well as training assistant instructors.

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Quality Standards

Waterdogs SCUBA & Safety Institute (WSSI) strongly believes in creating safety conscious, self-sufficient dive professionals by keeping our training ratios small and focusing on each students overall experience and skill development. WSSI is also focused on creating a training environment that is safe, fun, and welcoming to all types of students, from the timidest, to the boldest.

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"WSSI is the best school bcause its the only one wheere you can get 1v1 with students and really teach them."

Richard Russell

Student

"The instructors and staff are very knowledgeable and experienced in their craft and make going through the program really inclusive and exciting. With all the combined experience everyone has, it was very easy to figure out what kind of SCUBA diving I wanted to do and what was required of me to get there. The scheduling was also flexible enough to allow me to participate without calling out of work, which was a big plus...100% would recommend to anyone interested in the underwater world."

Sammy K

Student

Our Goals

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Goal #1

Goal #1

Create a training environment that is safe, fun, and welcoming to all types of students, from the most timid, to the boldest.

Goal #2

Goal #2

Provide sufficient and appropriate knowleedge and skill elements to meet the specfic International Standards Organization (ISO) and measurable performance outcomes.

Goal #3

Goal #3

Advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas that will best serve the dive industry and their students in the 21st century.

Goal #4

Goal #4

As a SCUBA professional we have the opportunity to see fear changed to courage, faintheartedness converted to accomplishment, timidity transformed into confidence and anticipation turned into passion.

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