Monthly Archives: June 2014

  • PADI Course Director: A Dive Professional’s Lifetime Milestone

    Congratulations to Seals Sports Owner, Robert Kohl!
    On June 18, 2014 Rob graduated from the PADI Course Director Training Course in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

    Thirty years of diving. For Rob Kohl, the path to PADI’s highest and most respected professional rating in recreational scuba diving has been a life-long journey.

    Padi Course Director TrainingRob grew up diving with his father, Richard Kohl, who owned and operated Kohl's Dive Shop, a successful dive center located in Helena, Montana. At age 19 Rob became a Commercial Diver, a career that he pursued for 10 years. In 2000, Rob turned his focus toward the recreational scuba diving industry and attended a PADI Instructor Development Course, earning his PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certification.

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  • Welcome Back Cozumel Dive Group!

    Cozumel Dive GroupDive Instructor Joel Luker led a lively group of 12 Seal Sports divers on a post-Memorial Day trip to Cozumel!  Many of the sun-baked and Ocean-calmed group were able to join us on June 6th at our monthly Diving After Hours social, where we viewed Go-Pro video footage of their underwater adventures.

    Trip Report: "Never long enough!"  The weather was perfect, night diving amazing, plentiful sea-life, hilarious on-board Salsa dancing lessons, and good friendships enjoyed.  Great memories made by all!

    When's the next dive trip?  We have a variety of scuba-travel opportunities coming up:

    • September 27th-October 3rd, 2014: Bahama Sailing Trip leaving directly from Miami
    • January 31st-February 6th, 2015: Turks & Caicos, one of our most popular destinations!
    • June 11th-20th, 2015: FIJI Islands, Beqa Lagoon Resort
    • December 6th–13th, 2015: Truk Lagoon: National Geographic #1 Pick for "Best Wreck Diving"


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  • PADI Rescue Diver Course - Seal Sports Mandeville, Louisiana

    rescuediverThe PADI Rescue Diver Course is known to be both challenging and confidence-building for divers who have completed their Advanced Open Water Diver certification. Though rigorous, many divers also say that this is one of the most fun and enjoyable courses.

    The course is designed to enable you to identify and react to diver problems and diving emergencies should they occur. By the end of this course you will be a far more proficient and confident diver. The PADI Rescue Diver course develops your knowledge and skills so you can effectively perform diver assists and rescues, manage diving accident situations and render first aid.

    During this course you will encounter realistic rescue scenarios, and you will learn how to effectively manage these situations. You will become competent in the most important rescue skill of all: anticipation and prevention of problems. The rescue diver course also covers emergency preparedness. An emergency can be as simple as a leg cramp, or as significant as a missing diver. Through study and in-water role-playing, you'll learn how to respond to a variety of emergency situations.

    The Rescue Diver course has several components:

    • Self Rescue Skills. You will review the self rescue skills learned in your Open Water Diver course.
    • Recognizing and Managing Stress in Other Divers
    • Emergency management and equipment
    • Rescuing panicked divers both underwater and on the surface
    • Rescuing unresponsive divers both underwater and on the surface
    • Knowledge Development
    • Confined Water Dives
    • Open Water Dives (local, no need to travel)

    Prior to the course, you must have current CPR and first aid certification (completed within the last two years).

    For more information or to register contact Seal Sports at 985.674.3088 or visit our calendar to find the next course.

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