Surface Supplied Diving / Configuration & Use Course

This course is only available to public safety and US Government agencies that have a use for surface supply diving

TRAINING:   Minimum 5-Days, Maximum 10-Days


Includes KM Operator / User Certification & Dive Lab Configuration and Use Certification

The course has been designed specifically for public safety/law enforcement and scientific divers that are already experienced SCUBA divers. This course is not intended to be used as a commercial diving surface supply course. The course is five days long, and is a combination of classroom and hands on instruction and diving. It covers basic surface supply diving procedures, including set up and configuration of demand mode helmets and full face masks used for surface suppled diving.

  • Dive station responsibilities, supervisor, divers, tenders, console/communications
  • Dive planning
  • Configuration of the surface supply spread including helmets, full face masks, umbilicals and communication systems, air supply systems and emergency supply systems.
  • Diving supervisor training includes all formalized operational procedures
  • Umbilical tending procedures including line pull signals
  • Surface Supplied Diving language and terminology
  • Emergency procedures and responsibilities of all positions
  • KMDSI operator user for use of KMDSI helmets and full face masks
  • Diver life support maintenance documentation procedures

In addition to the above, the course is tailored to to the user’s equipment and equipment system capability. Dive Lab has the ability to evaluate the surface supply system being employed and can make recommendations for the operational parameters of use.  This course was developed primarily for public safety dive teams. The course is intended to instruct dive team members in the basics in surface supply procedures requirements to allow them to properly develop their dive plan for safer diving using surface supply equipment and techniques. This course uses pre-and post -dive checklists, and dive planning, and teaches the importance of proper surface supply configuration and use.

Location of training:  Dive Lab, Panama City Florida, onsite training is available.

For more information on training, scheduling, and pricing contact Dive Lab at or call us at 850-235-2715.