Explore New Realms

Who said scuba diving is only something you do on vacation? ALERT’s dive program features career and public service scuba training with a variety of specialties; once you dive with us, you can dive almost anywhere. Beyond that, ALERT offers opportunities that most dive schools don’t: we’re on call with sheriff’s departments in three counties, so while you’re training, you might get the chance to assist in a search for evidence or missing persons.

This training option is subject to a minimum number of students.

Course Details

Length: 11 weeks

The focus of this course is on diving as a first responder.  Every community near water has a water response team, typically led by the Police Department or the Fire Department with only a few teams working as private contractors. The goal of this block of training is to equip men who desire to serve on these teams. The skills, confidence and experience gained in this course will add tremendous value to any diver’s resumé regardless of their profession.

NAUI Certifications*:

  • Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP)
  • Nitrox
  • Drysuit Diver
  • Night & Limited Visibility Diver
  • Rescue Scuba Diver
  • Underwater Digital Imaging Diver
  • Master Scuba Diver
  • Training Assistant

*Prerequisites for Diving Leadership certifications.

NAPD certifications:

  • Full Face Mask Diver
  • Equipment Specialist
  • Underwater Communications
  • Underwater Lifting Specialist
  • Advanced Underwater Search and Recovery
  • Tactical Diver* (Provided Instructor can come)
  • Underwater Crime Scene Photography

Length: 10 weeks

This course is focused on gaining valuable dive experience and learning about the dive industry. Learn what it takes to make a living in the dive industry, and get the certifications and contacts you’ll need so you can start working in the SCUBA industry.

NAUI Certifications:

  • Diving First Aid for Professional Divers
  • Advanced Rescue Scuba Diver
  • Classroom presentation preparation & experience
  • 3 weeks of practical training, preparing for and assisting with three different SCUBA classes
  • Divemaster

Upon completion of either Public Safety Diver or Diving Leadership, divers who are interested in pursuing their diving career as Instructors will be eligible to take the Assistant Instructor and Instructor Certification courses. The completion of this course qualifies the graduate to train new divers and teach higher-rated courses to existing divers.

Training for each professional level requires the completion of the previous level, and pacing depends on many factors, the primary being the student’s aptitude to teach in classroom settings.

Professional Scuba Ratings:

  • Assistant Instructor
  • Open Water Instructor
  • Specialty Instructor

Advanced Training Options