a passport to explore the rest of our planet
There are few activities left these days that allows one the ability to be an explorer of new worlds, discoverer of new species, or to experience weightlessness in an environment that only a select few people on earth will ever see. Whether it is diving beneath the surface of a lake, quarry, or river inland or a reef, kelp forest, or turquoise waters of the vast oceans, scuba diving is a sport that will bring you closer to knowing what it is truly like to be part of an alien world than any other experience your likely to encounter.
It is an activity that has many facets - from a relaxing sport the family can do together to a challenging adventure into the realm of cave diving. It can provide the means to observe and interact with marine life to the excitement of high tech diving at extreme depths. In short it is an activity, with the proper training and equipment, that can be as challenging as you want it to be. ISC looks forward to being your choice to provide that training and equipment.
Our Educational Programs
Snorkeling Course: (Designed for water surface enjoyment)
All students will become proficient in the use of the Snorkeling Vest, Mask, Snorkel, Fins along with general snorkeling skills.
- Minimum age 6
- Medical and Liability Release Form
(The entry level course for beginning scuba divers)
The fundamental principles of theory and diving skills are taught to the prospective divers.
(Introduces the diver to more advance underwater adventure)
In this course the student will be introduced to Deep Diving, Night Diving, Advanced Compass and Natural Navigation and Basic Rescues skills.
(Train in different specialty areas of diving)
This is part of the advanced educational program for sport divers. The diver will be trained in Rescue Diver and four different specialty areas of diving along with CPR and First Aid certification.
(Continuation in the advanced education for the sport diver)
This is part of the advanced educational program for sport divers. The diver will be trained in nine different specialty areas of diving in conjunction with Rescue Diver, CPR and First Aid certification.
(This is the final level of certification for non-professional sport divers)
Part of the advanced educational program for sport divers. For Scuba Master Elite the diver must be certified in Rescue Diver and fifteen different specialty areas of diving, CPR and First Aid certification required.
(The IDEA professional divemaster training program)
One of the most influential courses in the scuba industry. This course is designed for the diver who is interested in working as a professional in the sport diving field. Many organizations have a level of certification of Divemaster but the minimum requirements are not high enough to really qualify a diver to hold the title of professional divemaster. IDEA is setting the pace in the industry by upgrading the dive master level to the professioanl level where it belongs. A highly trained professional, who has experience and extensive training in handling dive site, activities, and groups of both novice and experienced sport divers.
(Public Safety Diver Course)
This is not a specialty course, requires continuing education, and is available only to professional, reserve, and volunteer dive & rescue teams and their members. Group and individual membership is available.
(The IDEA Professional Assistant Instructor program)
There are many divers who would like to assist the professional diving instructor, but do not want to make diving instruction a career. The assistant instructor program has room for both, the career-minded assistant instructor and the amateur who wants to assist on weekends. Assistant instructors may teach Skin Diving Classes.
The IDEA Professional Instructor Training Course (ITC)
Required Time / Three Weekends
The ITC is one of the most elite Instructor Training programs in the Industry. The rating of instructor is awarded after meeting certain strict requirements and expectations during an ITC training program. ITC candidate must be certified to the level of Divemaster or higher. It is recommended (not required) candidates attain an Instructor Preparatory Course (IPC) before attaining an ITC. A 4 year study shows that candidates who attend an IPC attain scores 15 - 20% higher with 99% of all candidates passing the ITC. Upon completion of the ITC the candidate will be awarded the prestigious rating of Open Water Instructor.
(ISC) Courses Offered
Snorkeling / Skindiving Course
Basic Open Water Scuba Course
Advance Open Water Scuba Course
Rescue Diver Course
Master Diver Course
Scuba Master Course
Scuba Master Elite Course
Dive Master Course
Public Safety Diver Course
Instructor Training Courses
Additional Specialty Instructor Ratings Offered
Skin Diving & Snorkeling Instructor
Open Water Instructor Course
Nitrox Instructor Course
Cavern Instructor Course
Master Open Water Instructor Course
Additional Specialty Ratings Offered
Cold Water Diving
Deep Diving Specialty
Dive Medic l & II
Dry Suit Specialist
Dry Suit (Advance)
High Altitude Diving
Low Visibility Specialist
Search & Recovery
Snorkeling (Getting into Shape)
Underwater Navigation & (Advance)