Category Archives: Training

Project Aware Sandtiger conservation course

This past summer Josh Childress, one of our Instructors had the opportunity to teach the distinctive specialty-Project Aware Sand tiger conservation course. Here are his thoughts on the experience: Sept 23, 2014 After a busy few weeks at Olympus Dive Center, I have had a chance to reflect on the classes that have gone on…
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It’s a family affair

Olympus Dive Center offers the PADI Junior Open Water certification starting at the age of 12. I was certified as a Junior Open Water diver and I am glad that I got started at such a young age. I was able to get much more experience and saturation in the scuba world as I worked…
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First Instructor Development Course of 2014 Complete

It is the beginning of the summer season here at Olympus Dive Center and we have just had first Instructor Development Course of the year come to a close. It has been a long week filled with 12-hour days and we are proud of our candidates for what they have accomplished and the hard work that…
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Key Largo Trips a huge success!

We are back from Key Largo! The Olympus team recently concluded two consecutive weekend trips to Key Largo. We dove with Blue Iguana Charters, a personalized live aboard operator. The first 3-day weekend was recreational with sites ranging from shallow reefs to deeper shipwrecks like the Spiegel Grove and USCG Bibb. Our second weekend was…
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My favorite teacher, the ocean

http://youtu.be/bsOKnZ3w5q8 Aug 3&4, 2013 yielded a very successful Tech weekend exploring the wrecks in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Several graduates emerged having fine tuned their decompression techniques. Phil, Michelle and David I congratulate you and look forward to diving with you again soon. I feel compelled to mention an aspect of technical training that…
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Olympus Inaugural PADI Instructor Development Course

2013 is shaping up to be an evolutionary year for Olympus Dive Center. Recently awarded the rating of PADI 5-star Instructor Development Center, we began our first Instructor Development Course on May 29th. Thus far the candidates report a productive, thought provoking and enjoyable adventure. We've always known that diving and training here produced exceptional…
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Training recap-1st half of 2013

Our training department is very passionate about creating comfortable ocean wreck divers. So far this year we have brought many new divers into the fold so to speak, exposing them to the wonders of our wrecks and fantastic marine diversity. Even during our colder winter months the training department thrived. Gavin, mate on the Olympus,…
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The day I Sawfish at 220fsw

Technical diving has always been a very rewarding aspect of my career but recently I experienced something truly unique and a first for me underwater.  The beginning of March 2013 brought our annual Olympus Dive Center Tech trek to Key Largo, Florida.  We dove with Blue Iguana Dive charters, and Capt Scotty and the crew…
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