Instruction

Superior Dive Training is dedicated to providing the highest quality technical diving instruction available.  We offer a wide range of technical diving courses and instructor programs.  Visit the links below for more information about specific programs.

The past 15 years of instructing has taught us that every individual learns at a different pace and in a different way.  We believe that technical diving instructors should be mentors, not drill sergeants or card givers.  We are happy to work with you for as long or as little as it takes to ensure mastery of the information and techniques presented.  Every training program is conducted in a professional, calm manner with an emphasis on skill mastery and the development of awareness.  We pride ourselves on our patience and encouraging attitude.  We recommend that our students look at dive training as a journey, not an end result.  There is so much knowledge to gain, so keep an open mind and never stop learning!
Our course pricing structure is unique in that students pay per day for training.  This affords our clients the ultimate in flexibility and low-stress learning.  The program information below includes the minimum number of days required for course completion.  Some students may require or desire additional training days, so our pricing structure makes it easy to tailor the program to your specific needs.  You may choose to enroll in private training or you may train with up to two team members.

Pricing:

1 diver – $500 per day

2 divers – $550 per day

3 divers – $600 per day

Our prices include instruction only.  Additional expenses are as follows:

  1. Training materials (please contact us to purchase)
  2. Rental equipment
  3. Gas fills
  4. Park entrance or boat fees ($0 to $35 per day depending upon the site)
  5. Lodging (we are happy to assist you with lodging arrangements)
  6. Meals
  7. Transportation to dive sites
  8. Card processing fees of $25 per level
Most training occurs in North Central Florida at a variety of cavern, cave, and open water sites.  We are based in the heart of cave country, High Springs, FL.  Most dive sites are located 15 to 45 minutes from town.  Advanced Wreck Training typically takes place in Key Largo, FL.  Information about specific dive sites can be found on our ‘Dive Sites’ page.  If you need more information, contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
We offer a full range of TDI instructor programs.  We are qualified to certify instructors for every diver level listed below.  Due to the wide range of courses available, please contact us for pricing, availability, and program information.
Due to high demand for our services we recommend booking at least 3 months in advance, however we occasionally can accommodate last minute bookings. Please contact us to schedule your training.

 

Intro to Technical Diving

Content posted by Richard Dreher on Nov 15, 2011

Intro to Technical Diving

The TDI Intro to Tech course introduces students to the world of technical diving. This course is designed as an introductory course to the TDI Advanced Nitrox course and the TDI Decompression Procedures Course. The objective of this course is to familiarize students with technical equipment configurations, to enhance open water diving skills (such as buoyancy, trim, and situational awareness), and to introduce students to advanced gas planning techniques within a no-decompression context.

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Sidemount Diver

Content posted by Richard Dreher on Nov 17, 2011

Sidemount Diver

This course is designed to teach certified divers how to safely utilize side-mounted primary cylinders as an alternative to the traditional back-mounted configuration. This course can be combined with other TDI courses such as: Decompression Procedures, Extended Range, Trimix, Advanced Trimix and Advanced Wreck. If combined the standards for both courses must be met.

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DPV Diver

Content posted by Richard Dreher on Nov 22, 2011

DPV Diver

The purpose of the TDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) course is to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of using DPVS. Upon completing the TDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty training, the student should be able to: demonstrate comprehension of the practical knowledge necessary for DPV diving, properly plan and safely conduct DPV dives, and implement techniques and procedures to manage and minimize DPV diving...

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Nitrox Diver

Content posted by Richard Dreher on Nov 18, 2011

Nitrox Diver

This is the entry-level certification course for recreational divers wishing to utilize enriched air nitrox (EAN) as a breathing gas. The objective of this course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for using nitrox mixes from 22 through 40 percent oxygen content.

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Advanced Nitrox Diver

Content posted by Richard Dreher on Nov 18, 2011

Advanced Nitrox Diver

This course examines the use of EAN-21 through 100 percent oxygen for optimal mixes to a depth of 40 metres / 130 feet. The objective of this course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures for utilizing EAN-21 through 100 percent oxygen for dives not requiring staged decompression. TDI Decompression Procedures or Intro to Tech may be combined with this course.

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Decompression Procedures Diver

Content posted by Richard Dreher on Nov 18, 2011

Decompression Procedures Diver

This course examines the theory, methods and procedures of planned stage decompression diving. This program is designed as a stand-alone course or it may be taught in conjunction with TDI Advanced Nitrox, Advanced Wreck, or Extended Range Course. The objective of this course is to train divers how to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression dive not exceeding a maximum depth of 45 metres / 150 feet unless taught in conjunction with the TDI Extended Range Course. The most common equipment requirements, equipment set-up and decompression techniques are presented. Students are permitted to utilize enriched air nitrox (EAN) mixes or oxygen for decompression provided the gas mix is within their current certification level.

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Extended Range Diver

Content posted by Richard Dreher on Nov 18, 2011

Extended Range Diver

This course provides training and experience required to competently utilize air for dives up to 55 metres / 180 feet that requires staged decompression, utilizing nitrox mixtures or oxygen during decompression. The objective of this course is to train divers in the proper techniques, equipment requirements, and hazards of deep air diving to a maximum of 55 metres / 180 feet utilizing nitrox mixtures or oxygen for staged decompression.

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Trimix Diver

Content posted by Richard Dreher on Nov 18, 2011

Trimix Diver

The TDI Trimix course provides the training required to competently and safely utilize breathing gases containing helium for dives that require staged decompression, utilizing nitrox and / or oxygen mixtures during decompression to a maximum depth of 60 metres / 200 feet. The objective of this course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures of utilizing custom oxygen / helium / nitrogen mixtures as breathing gases. Gas mixes are not to have any less than 18 percent oxygen (O2).

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Advanced Trimix Diver

Content posted by Richard Dreher on Nov 18, 2011

Advanced Trimix Diver

The TDI Advanced Trimix course provides the training required to competently and safely utilize breathing gases containing helium for dives that require staged decompression, utilizing nitrox and / or oxygen (O2 11.2 Qualifications of Graduates ) mixtures during decompression to a maximum depth of 100 metres / 330 feet. The objective of this course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures of utilizing custom oxygen / helium / nitrogen mixtures as breathing gases.

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Nitrox Gas Blender

Content posted by Richard Dreher on Nov 18, 2011

Nitrox Gas Blender

This course provides the training required to allow candidates to competently and safely blend nitrox gas. The objective of this course is to train candidates in the proper techniques, equipment requirements and hazards involved in blending nitrox gases for recreational scuba.

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Advanced Gas Blender

Content posted by Richard Dreher on Nov 18, 2011

Advanced Gas Blender

This course enables the successful candidate to engage in the blending of oxygen and helium based gasses. The objective of this course is to train candidates in the proper procedures needed for the preparation and blending of high quality nitrox and trimix gases for use in technical diving.

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Cavern Diver

Content posted by Richard Dreher on Nov 18, 2011

Cavern Diver

This course is designed to develop the minimum skills and knowledge for cavern and overhead environment diving within the limits of light penetration; in addition outlines specific hazards associated with cave diving. The cavern diver course is not intended to provide instruction for cave diving environments. The objective of this course is to train divers in the proper planning, procedures, techniques and hazards of cavern diving.

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Introductory Cave Diver

Content posted by Richard Dreher on Nov 18, 2011

Introductory Cave Diver

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of cave diving utilizing a single primary guide line. Introductory cave diving is the second level in the development of safe techniques for cave diving, directly building upon the cavern diver course. This introduction to cave diving is not intended to train divers for all facets of cave diving. The objective of this course is the perfection of skills taught in the cavern diving program, in addition to the adoption of additional techniques and procedures required for elementary cave dives.

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Full Cave Diver

Content posted by Richard Dreher on Nov 18, 2011

Full Cave Diver

This course is the third stage of training in the series of TDI’s Cave Diver development program. Advanced cave dive planning, the practical execution of different types of cave systems and scenarios divers encounter are presented. This cave diving course is not intended to prepare divers for evaluating all facets of cave diving. The objective of this course is to expand and critique previous skills accomplished in the TDI Cavern and Introductory Cave Diving programs. Emphasis is placed upon dive planning and skill perfection through actual cave penetration.

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Advanced Wreck Diver

Content posted by Richard Dreher on Nov 18, 2011

Advanced Wreck Diver

This course provides training and experience to competently conduct advanced wreck dives. This program includes penetration skills and techniques. The objective of this course is to train divers in the proper techniques, equipment requirements and hazards of wreck diving. Advanced Wreck Diver courses are primarily conducted in the Florida Keys on the wrecks of the Spiegel Grove, the Duane, and the Vandenberg.

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