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Introduction to Saturation Diving

This 5-day course will include extensive discussion on saturation diving theory and a practical application of skills in saturation diving. This class will also include practical training in saturation diving operations, equipment and procedures. The class culminates with an overnight stay at Aquarius, which will be operated in 1-atmosphere mode.


  • Course Dates


    The class is limited to 10 students.

    Cost includes overnight stay at Aquarius. Housing and meals are not provided, but a group rate has been negotiated at a local hotel. Numerous restaurants are located within a seven-mile radius of the facility.


  • Requirements
    • Must be 18 years of age or older
    • Must be open-water scuba certified
    • Must be cleared to dive by your physician
    • Must have medical insurance
  • Course Instructor
    Mr. Roger Garcia is a retired US Navy Diving Medical Technician and Hospital Corpsman. He has trained military and special operations personnel during his 20 years of military service and is currently the Operations Director for FIU’s Aquarius Reef Base, the world’s only undersea saturation research station, and the Diving Safety Officer for the university.
  • Registration

    Kindly click on Introduction to Saturation Diving Registration and Payment Site to secure your spot in the class.

    All training will take place at FIU’s Aquarius Reef Base facility in Islamorada, Florida.

  • What You Need
    • You will need to bring a copy of your diving credentials (C-card)
    • Bring your own mask, fins, booties, wet suit and snorkel
    • Fill out the Waiver Application Packet and bring with you on the first day of class
    • We will supply the bc, regulator and weights. If you insist on diving your own gear, we will need to see proof that it has been serviced (or purchased) within the last year.

    For more information, contact: Mr. Roger Garcia at 305.664.2916 x207 or via email at