The Helmets, BandMasks and Full Face Masks of Kirby Morgan Dive Systems Inc. are known worldwide. The majority of the world’s military and professional commercial diving operations use Kirby Morgan helmets and masks.
Dive Lab is contracted by Kirby Morgan Dive Systems (KMDSI) to oversee all official KMDSI equipment maintenance and repair training, and to provide technical information and guidance on all KMDSI equipment. To this end, Dive Lab develops the repair and maintenance curriculum, trains all the KMDSI dealers, and administers all official KMDSI / Dive Lab training and is a source of technical assistance and advice on technical and operational issues pertaining to KMDSI equipment. The current training program has been greatly expanded both in curriculum and content, and is available to all users (USA friendly) of KMDSI equipment. Training is available at Dive Lab, as well as many KMDSI dealers worldwide and at over 20 commercial diver training centers in 15 different countries
All authorized KMDSI technician instructors are trained at Dive Lab in Panama City Florida. Dive Lab administers KMDSI training worldwide, primarily through the KMDSI dealer network and professional diver training centers. Not all KMDSI dealers are authorized to teach technician training; however, all service dealers are authorized to teach Operator User training. Dealers that are authorized to teach Technician Training are selected primarily on geographical location, experience, technical background and language.
Currently, there are over 25 credible schools worldwide that have integrated the Operator User curriculum into their surface supply courses. Many of these schools are also authorized to offer the KMDSI technician course as a specialty course. We welcome commercial diving schools, and would like all credible training schools to get involved with the KMDSI Operator User and Technician Training Programs. This is provided we are given assurance that those teaching the Technician course do so in accordance with Dive Lab’s training guidelines, and will also be vigilant in staying up to date.