Saturday, October 29, 2016

New PADI TecRec Class

Have you ever wanted to go see cool wrecks like the USS Oriskany in Pensacola, FL but you just can not make it within the Recreational Limits due to time & depth restrictions? Join us Monday, November 28th to start your next big adventure! PADI TecRec is a simple transition from your current Recreational Diving to the next level, you can even use your Recreational Gear for this transition! The Tec40 course consists of three evening classroom sessions, a morning at the pool and two days completing dives at the lake. We will conduct the open water dives at beautiful Windy Point Park on Lake Travis. We have summer trips planned so that you can utilize these new diving skills, don't delay call today as always we keep our class sizes small.

Who should take this course?
The PADI Tec 40 course is where you transition from recreational scuba diving to technical diving. It’s a great place to start because it’s the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Diver course and bridges the gap between no stop diving and full technical deep decompression diving. You gain experience and begin building the knowledge and skills you need to continue your tec diver training. You will qualify to make limited decompression dives to 40 metres/130 feet.

To enroll in the Tec 40 course, you must be:
A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
A PADI Enriched Air Diver with at least 10 dives using enriched air deeper than 18 metres/60 feet
A PADI Deep Diver or proof of at least 10 dives to 30 metres/100 feet
At least 18 years old and have a minimum of 30 logged dives
You also need to have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months. 
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply, call the shop to inquire.

What will you learn?
The Tec 40 course consists of three knowledge development sections, three practical application sessions and four training dives. You’ll learn about:
Technical diving’s risks and responsibilities
Technical diving equipment, proper rigging and set up
Gas planning, oxygen limits and decompression planning
Team diving techniques and emergency procedures, such as dealing with free flows, manifold leaks and out of gas situations.

How can you start learning now?
Contact us here at High Tide Scuba and get your Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak that includes a PADI Tec Deep Diver Manual, which you can start reading right away. You can also get an Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video, which is a great tool to help you practice skills between your tec diving adventures. You'll continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak through your Tec 45 and Tec 50 courses.
You may be able to get college credit for the PADI Tec 40 course.

What scuba gear will you use?
You’ll start with your basic scuba diving equipment.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Divemaster Internship Opportunity

We currently have three PADI Divemaster Internship opportunities available. Call us today to begin your professional journey in diving.
(817) 483-0376
Who should take this course?
Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.
The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.
As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.
PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:
Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply, give us a call for further information.
What will you learn?
The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:
The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
Diver safety and risk management
Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
Business of diving and your career
Awareness of the dive environment
Dive setup and management
Mapping an open water site
Conducting dive briefings
Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs
Your instructor may also offer the PADI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.
What scuba gear will you use?
As a dive professional, you’ll want to have all your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, and at least two surface signaling devices. During practical skills exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you’ll use a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags and slates.
Contact Kevin at (817) 483-0376 to become a PADI Pro!

Monday, October 24, 2016

New HTS Graduates!

Please help us congratulate Alex, Kathrine and Rick for completing their PADI Open Water Diver Certification this weekend at CLEAR SPRINGS SCUBA PARK, you guys did an awesome job! Kathrine is off to Belize very soon, let us know about your adventure Kathrine!
We must also congratulate Donna and Greerson for completing their PADI Rescue Diver Certification this weekend. While we approach this course very seriously we do have fun. I know I've never laughed SO MUCH under my breath as I did working with you guys!
We must also acknowledge Instructor Gary Beam and Course Director David Imschweiler for their continued help, you both always do so much for HTS!
Another awesome weekend with really awesome people, we at High Tide Scuba have the best job ever! Many more great events and training to come stay tuned.

Monday, October 17, 2016

New HTS Graduates!

A BIG Congratulations to Derek RockLane Hubenak, David Lee and Janie Lee for becoming PADI's newest Scuba Diver and Open Water Divers, you guys rocked it! With all the great trips you all have planned be sure to share with us your awesome adventures!

We would also like to SALUTE Sean-andnikole Dias for completing his PADI Advanced Open Water Certification at CLEAR SPRINGS SCUBA PARK this past weekend. Sean did a great job completing the Deep Dive, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Navigation, Wreck Dive and Search & Recovery!

Last we must acknowledge Beth Mullin for her continued participation with our programs and diving with us on so many trips out to the lake. Beth brings great excitement and enthusiasm whenever she is out with the group! We believe there is a future Divemaster and Instructor in the making!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

GROUPON - Discover Scuba Diving

Do you have family and friends who have wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater just like you? If they have wanted to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is just for them. High Tide Scuba offers this program in the comfort of the Kirby Creek Natatorium. You can try scuba close to home and have some fun with your whole family. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. Now you can save some money, check out the limited time offer on Groupon for Discover Scuba at High Tide Scuba!