Tragic Dive Accidents Highlight Training Needs

Prompted by two diving tragedies this month in the Florida Keys, diver and boater safety is again at the forefront of maritime discussion. Divers and dive boat operators alike need to make sure they are prepared before venturing out on dive boats.
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Aug. 24, 2011 - PRLog -- A USCG-approved maritime training facility is now offering additional enrollment benefits to its fellow Dive Industry Association members interested in pursuing their captain’s license through December 31, 2011.

Explorer’s Guide Maritime Training will award a $50 discount to DIA members who register for either the Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) or Masters 100-Ton course. A $40 discount will be applied for the Master 100-Ton Upgrade course. The training facility will conduct OUPV or Master 100-Ton classes in person for groups of 10 or more. If the group supplies the classroom, this service is provided at no additional charge. After DIA registration is completed, Explorer’s Guide will also make a charitable donation to scuba training for disabled veterans or the Coral Reef Alliance.

DEMA estimates that there are 2.5 to 3 million active divers in the United States. Diving from a charter or personal boat is often the best way to reach favorite diving sites. In many cases, boater safety and diver safety are taught independently of each other. Continued education and cross training of boaters and divers is paramount in reducing risk. With offerings in accredited classroom, online, and blended maritime courses, Explorer’s Guide Maritime Training is committed to spanning this rift. The successful relationship between dive boat operators, crew, and divers is dependant on trust in all parties involved.

Explorer’s Guide Maritime Training is a pioneer in the development of maritime training solutions for civilian, military, and law enforcement applications, turning mariners into captains successfully for the last 7 years. By earning a USCG-approved Captain’s License, divers or dive boat operators can feel secure in keeping friends, family, or paying clientele safe, while enjoying the adventure and quality experience all strive for when out on the water. Classes provide participants with a thorough understanding of emergency procedures, first aid, boating rules and regulations, weather, waves, currents, navigation, and set and drift – important topics to know before divers are placed in an emergency situation with only seconds to act.

Be prepared. For more information about scheduling a captain’s class in your area, contact: Explorer’s Guide Maritime Training at 800-487-6029 or visit them online at: for details.  

Interview Contact: Nick Gruszynski
Explorer’s Guide Maritime Training
3019 W Spencer St.
Appleton, Wisconsin, 54914
Tel:  800-487-6029

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