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vis certification

Discussion in 'Tanks, Valves and Bands' started by simcoediver, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. simcoediver

    simcoediver Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ontario, Great Lakes
    I,ve noticed that some divers on this board say they do their own visual inspections on their tanks, so I guess this is a course I can take to become qualified to do this?
    After completion of this course where do you get the new Vis stickers from?
  2. akscubainst

    akscubainst Dive Charter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Juneau, Alaska
    It's an 8 hour class Here's the link and you get stickers from PSI PSI / PCI

  3. OWSI176288

    OWSI176288 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hinckley, Ohio
    You can buy VIP stickers from Professional Scuba Inspectors@ once you have completed their Visual Cylinder Inspector course

    PSI / PCI
  4. Divin'Hoosier

    Divin'Hoosier PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Bonita Springs, FL
    SDI/TDI also has a VIP course. As with PSI, once you've completed the course you purchase the stickers through them.
  5. captain

    captain Captain

    I have no certification or formal training, however I have been inspecting my own tanks for over 40 years. I inspect them before I take them to the hydro shop, if there is something I was not sure of I discuss it with the hydro shop. Of the tanks I questioned and discussed not one failed hydro so by that method is how I gained experience in doing my own inspections. That said, I do not need VIP stickers as I fill my own.
  6. DennisW

    DennisW Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sebastian, FL
    The captain is absolutely correct. He can inspect his own tanks or not as he sees fit if he fills his tanks himself. The only government requirement for a visual inspection is when the tank is hydrostatically tested every 5 years. The SCUBA industry has instituted a self imposed requirement of an annual visual inspection to try to catch those tanks that are not taken care of properly.

    Diving Technologies International also has an 8 hour course and you can buy the visual inpection stickers from them after you have completed the course. Diving Technologies Int. offers training in scuba repair and more.

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