At Waterdogs SCUBA & Safety LLC., our mission is to produce outstanding SCUBA professionals that not only comply with industry standards but surpass them. Through our intensive professional programs, graduates emerge ready to teach courses, guide students and certified divers, work on dive charter boats, work in a dive shop or resort, assist with Public Safety dives and even begin their own business. Our goal is to graduate students with Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) professional rankings that exceed industry standards, creating working divers that are in high demand worldwide.
Our Programs includes the following courses:
IDC Staff Program Technical Instructor Program
Open Water Diver Sidemount Diver
Advanced Open Water Diver Solo Diver
Rescue Diver Tec 40 Diver
Multiple Specialties including Wreck Tec 45 Diver
Search and Recovery, Enriched Air Tec 50 Diver
Drysuit, and more. Tec Sidemount Diver
Divemaster Technical Instructor
Assistant Instructor Cylinder Technician
Open Water Instructor
Master SCUBA Diver Trainer Visual Inspection
Specialty Instructor Valve Repair Technician
IDC Staff Instructor
Public Safety Instructor Program Trimix Gas Blender Instructor Progra
Public Safety Diver Gas Blender
Underwater Crimininal Investigation Trimix Gas Blender
Public Safety Rescue O2 Cleaning
Public Safety Instructor Trimix Gas Blender Instructor
Divers Alert Network Instructor
Diving First Aid For Professionals
For more information on our programs please follow this link to our catalog, for specific start dates please check out our course calendar.
Frequently Asked Questions
How and where do I sign up?
To sign up please call (931-389-3483) or just stop in to Waterdogs SCUBA and Safety LLC (if using VA/GI Bill please see below).
What do I need to do before I Start My First Class?
Tell all your friends you are taking SCUBA diving course and ask them if they would like to join you. Visit the Forms Section and complete the enrollment paperwork and the Medical Form enclosed with your student package. (This must be signed by a physician since you are entering into a professional program.)
Schedule an appointment with our school SCO and bring all your paperwork. For VA students this will also include your COE and DD214. Collect high school diploma or college transcripts and bring a copy on first day of class.
We are currently eligible and approved to use GI Bill® benefits for this program.
How do I sign up for VA/GI Bill® funding?
Where can I go for more information about my VA/GI Bill® benefits?
For more information on using your VA/GI Bill® benefits, please click the following link:
College credit is available for several courses. However, if you plan to transfer the credit to another institution, please verify with the institution what credits will transfer and toward what Subject Areas they will apply.**
Waterdogs Scuba and Safety LLC is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission
In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Waterdogs Scuba and Safety LLC, please visit https://www.tn.gov/thec/bureaus/student-aid-and-compliance/postsecondary-state-authorization/authorized-institutions-and-data.html.