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Plastic trash and overfishing in our oceans, what will happen to our planet if we allow it to continue?

Share this with your non diving friends.

We should protect sharks, not constantly kill them.


Alamo Instructor Development Center


Alamo Instructor Development Center


PADI Social is about to kick off.


Dr. Drew Richardson shares his vision moving PADI forward.


Sherie and Britt throw one hell of a party!!!


Welcome Will Capp PADI's newest Open Water SCUBA Instructor.


PADI Instructor Candidates get their Confined Water Presentation briefing from Examiner LeRoy Wickham.


Will Capp relaxes after nailing his Knowledge Development Presentation during his PADI Instructor Exams.


PADI IE candidates getting ready to knock out their Open Water Presentations and Rescue Demonstration.


Will Capp begins his PADI Instructor Exams. His journey to become a SCUBA instructor is coming to fruition.

[09/30/16]   This evening starts another IDC. You are welcome to join us at Dive World Thousand Oaks, We dive into training at 1700 and last through this weekend and next with the IE in Dallas the 15th and 16th.


The Admiral checks in at Krispy Kreme to represent, Pirates of course.

[09/16/16]   IDC over two weekends starts 30 Sep. I have room for more candidates.

Learn to teach diving, where you will be teaching students how to dive.

1730 30 Sep - 1730 2 Oct
1730 7 Oct- 1730 11 Oct

[08/22/16]   Next Instructor Development Course will be:

Part 1 1700 30 Sep - 1700 2 Oct
Part 2 1700 6 Oct - 1700 9 Oct
IE 15-16 Oct in Dallas area.

Give us a shout and reserve your spot in the course.


Mo Deep

Advanced Diving Techniques include rebreathers. Closed circuit rebreathers (CCRs) are by far the best and safest way to dive. You will have more quality encounters with undersea wildlife, check out this video from Key Largo.

CCR Drift Dives on Molasses Deep, Key Largo, Florida 27-28 June 2016


Jack Johnson Kicks Off the #WaveforChange: World Oceans Day 2016

Hey folks it is World Ocean Day.

Check out this message:

Join Jack Johnson and many others around the world who are riding the Wave For Change! Take the #WaveforChange challenge and take action for the ocean by rec...


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Gearing up for confined water. We were interrupted yesterday by thunderstorms. We wont have that problem inside today.


Christine and Tracy waiting to conduct their Rescue demonstration.

We had a rain delay yesterday and will finish up the Confined water stuff this afternoon.


Tracy and Christine got 4.7s on their Knowledge Development presentations. Now getting ready for Confined Water presentations.


Instructor Candidates Tracy and Christine starting their new adventure as SCUBA instructors, get their Instructor Exams briefing from the examiner.

[03/31/16]   150 minutes of bottom time today. 2 things that made the dive: My Rebreather and my Drysuit. Canyon Lake Skyline Drive platform, 62 degrees at 27 feet. Temp dropped deeper, but 15 foot viz.


Hailey & Lauren had their Tenth Birthday on March 17th, their certification date for Junior Open Water is dated the 18th of March.

Enjoy diving in Hawaii girls!

That's motivation folks.


Alamo IDC can train you to safely ride a scooter and Teach others how to ride.


Lucky again last year. I say lucky because I get to share my passion for all underwater activities with others.

Advanced SCUBA techniques, training as well as Professional level training is available. Come dive with me.


Take your IDC in the Great State of Texas with a genuine Admiral of the Texas Navy.


Cathy Church is a guest speaker at the Our World Underwater Dive show.

Cathy Church, world recognized Women's Diving Hall of Fame Photographer shares her passion.

[01/23/16]   Our World Underwater Dive show in Frisco Texas.

This is an opportunity for divers to lear about the multitude of wonderful places to dive.

Cathy Church is here and has some pay for as well as free seminars for photographers.

Jill Heinerth is here to talk about cave diving and videography.

Other presenters have their passions to share.

Patrick Madden talked about recovering a 1928 Fokker out of a Canadian lake.

Cool stuff. Plan to cone up here next year

[01/17/16]   Dive World West is having another "Not-so-Tec" day on 30 January from 0900-1200.

Featured are ways to get more bottom time, dive with more comfort, and perhaps a few toys that are just fun.

EANx, Full Face Mask, & Drysuits. Side Mount and CCR try dives. We may even have some scooters to play with.

Let me know if you are interested. CCR try dives will be $10 per person to pay for the scrubber.

[01/15/16]   Met with the ScubaPro rep for our area, as usual ScubaPro has some great gear for 2016.


Christine Collymore tries out the Poseidon MK VI recreational rebreather.

She also tried sidemount.

Tell us what you think about rebreathers and sidemount


Dive with Pat

Starting at 1100 at Dive World SCUBA West, Alamo IDC will be hosting a "Not-so-Tec" Day. We will be showing and telling about Drysuits, DPVs, Enriched Air, Full Face Masks, Side Mount, and the Poseidon CCR. Try dives for the CCR start at 1200 ($10).

Come on in and have some fun.


Last Week IDC. This week Hailey and Lauren competed their SEAL Team missions.


Timeline Photos



PADI Professional Level training Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, Open Water SCUBA Instructor, Specialty Instructor, Master SCUBA Diver Trainer, & Instructor Development Course Staff Instructor



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