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SDI Visual Inspector Course

This Cylinder Visual Inspection Procedures (VIP) Course is designed to promote safety in the care and maintenance of high-pressure scuba cylinders. The VIP program is intended to demonstrate to the scuba industry, a need to meet and exceed the minimum standards established by the Code of Federal Regulations. In addition, it is intended to train inspectors in the proper handling, filling, and inspection techniques, including the identification of the various defective conditions that can lead to cylinder rejection or condemnation. The course will also cover the operation and repair of valves, cleaning and maintenance and the operation of high pressure compressor systems.

This course is for those individuals who:

  • Wish to know more about the visual inspection procedures used in the compressed gas industry, not just scuba
  • Wish to know how to properly handle high pressure cylinders
  • Will be working with high pressure cylinders as part of their employment

No scuba diving is involved in this course.

    Who can enroll?

    This course is open to participants who are:

    • At least 18 years old
    • Certified as PADI Divemaster or equivalent. Also open to dive shop staff.

    What is involved?

    This course consists of:

    • Self study
    • Practical application session

    Where and when do classes take place?

    Self study takes place at the comfort of your home. Practical application session takes place right here at Squalo Divers.

    Practical application session is done during regular store hours. All activities take place by appointment only.

    What is included in the cost?

    The course fee includes:

    • Educational material
    • All instruction
    • Certification card processing