Scott Sanders

Scott was first certified in 1997 at a freshwater lake in Tennessee. While attending Virginia Tech, and a leader in the Scuba Club, he achieved a rating of PADI Divemaster. However, it was another facet of the organization that became a bigger influence on his future: fall and spring break trips to the Florida Keys. After only a few years of working with an engineering firm in the mountains of southwest Virginia, Scott took an “occupational vacation” that set him adrift on a tropical journey to the waters of the Caribbean. While living on a 31’ sailboat, Scott began his professional diving career at the Florida Keys Dive Center. Today, he is a seasoned diver with training and experience in wreck, technical deep and cave diving.

He holds teaching credentials with PADI, DSAT, EFR, SDI, TDI, and others. Whether it is a CPR/first aid course for the local community, a discover scuba diving experience, or helping to prepare new instructors for the business of diving; Scott holds the highest standards for his students and peers. His training philosophy; the highest level of comfort and safety is accomplished by a solid foundation of good form underwater and constant training to remind ourselves that we are only visitors in the aquatic world we love so much.

Teaching credentials:

  • DSAT Tec Deep Instructor
  • PADI Master Instructor
  • EFR Instructor Trainer
  • DSAT Trimix Diver
  • DSAT Trimix Blender Instructor
  • NSS-CDS Full Cave Diver
  • NSS-CDS Basic Cave Instructor Intern
  • DSAT Technical Wreck Instructor
  • PADI Sidemount Instructor
  • PADI Tec Sidemount Instructor
  • SDI Open Water Instructor
  • SDI Visual Inspection Procedures Instructor
  • TDI Advanced Wreck Instructor
  • TDI Advanced Nitrox Instructor
  • TDI Decompression Procedures Instructor
  • TDI Technical DPV Instructor
  • TDI O2 Service Technician Instructor
  • TDI Advanced Gas Blender Instructor
  • TDI Sidemount Instructor
  • Lots of recreational specialties
  • Lots of manufacturers authorized technician

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