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

11 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.

NASE Worldwide certifications:

  • Master SCUBA Diver
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Deep Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Oxygen Provider
  • DAN Diving First Aid
  • Nitrox Diver Level 1
  • Drysuit Diver
  • Underwater Photography

NAPD certifications:

  • Full Face Mask Diver
  • Equipment Specialist

Additional training and experience: 

  • Marina Diver
  • Aquarium diving experience
  • Boat Divemaster experience
  • Practical business/entrepreneur training
10 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.

NASE Worldwide certifications:

  • Master SCUBA Diver
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Deep Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Oxygen Provider
  • DAN Diving First Aid
  • Nitrox Diver Level 1
  • Drysuit Diver
  • Underwater Photography

NAPD certifications:

  • Full Face Mask Diver
  • Equipment Specialist
  • Underwater Communications
  • Underwater Lifting Specialist
  • Advanced Underwater Search and Recovery
  • Tactical Diver
  • Underwater Crime Scene Photography

National Fire Protection Association:

  • Swift Water Rescue

Upon completion of either Diving Careers or Public Safety Diving, divers who are interested in pursuing their diving career as Instructors will be eligible to take the Divemaster, 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:

  • Divemaster
  • Assistant Instructor
  • Open Water Instructor
  • Specialty Instructor