Florida Dive Co
FLORIDA DIVE COMPANY

440 N. Volusia Ave, Orange City, FL 32763

Florida Dive Company - Adventure Guides & Training
FLORIDA DIVE COMPANY
Veterans Benefits

Veterans Benefits

USE YOUR GI BILL**® BENEFITS TO EARN A DIVE CERTIFICATION, BUILD NEW SKILLS, OR BECOME A DIVE PROFESSIONAL!

VA-approved certifications and professional-level licenses. These programs cover a range of courses, including beginner scuba diving education, technical and public safety diving, freediving, instructor courses, and more. Keep reading to see the full list of programs and learn how you can take advantage of this great opportunity.

VA-Approved Programs Available

CERTIFICATION COURSES THROUGH FDC*

All the following certifications are accepted globally.

SDI BASIC SCUBA – $1000

Includes:
SDI Open Water Scuba Diver
SDI Computer Nitrox Diver

SDI FULL ADVANCED DIVER – $1500

Includes:
SDI Deep Diver
SDI Underwater Navigation
SDI Night/Limited Visibility Diver

SDI RESCUE DIVER – $1500

Includes:
SDI Rescue Diver
First Response CPR
First Response Oxygen Administration
First Response Bloodborne Pathogens
First Response Airborne Pathogens

FILL STATION ATTENDANT – $2000

Includes:
SDI Visual Inspection Procedures
Air Fill Station Technician
TDI Nitrox Gas Blender
TDI Advanced Gas Blender
SDI Equipment Specialist Diver
TDI Oxygen (O2) Equipment Service Technician

TDI TECHNICAL DIVER 1 – $2000

Includes:
TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver
TDI Decompression Procedures Diver

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES THROUGH FDC

The below licenses can provide you the opportunity to act as a paid professional in the dive industry.

SDI DIVEMASTER COURSE – $1500

Includes:
SDI Divemaster

SDI ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR COURSE – $1500

Includes:
SDI Assistant Instructor

SDI INSTRUCTOR COURSE – $2000

Includes:
SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor

1

Sign Up for a Program

Give us a call to register
and pay for the program
386.663.8030
or send us a message
Contact Us

2

Submit VA Form a 22-0803

We will provide you the pre-filled VA Form
22-0803 for you to mail to your regional VA
processing office for reimbursement

3

Earn your Certifications and Licenses

If your goal is to become a diver, grow your skills, or to start teaching, you will be in good hands at Florida Dive Company

*This list is not all inclusive, there are some courses that are eligible through International Diving that Florida Dive Company does not offer at this time.

**GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Florida Dive Company’s VA program?

Our VA program enables veterans to use their GI Bill® benefits to learn to dive, continue their SCUBA education, or become a dive industry professional. This program offers multiple VA-approved certifications and professional-level licenses. These programs cover a range of courses, including beginner scuba diving education, technical diving, instructor courses, and more.

Am I eligible to enroll?

We encourage you to confirm your eligibility for this program with the Department of Veteran Affairs Regional Office or local VA Assistance Offices prior to committing to a course.

Eligibility is based on the following programs:

These licenses and exams should deduct portions of months based on the dollar amount of the course taken.

Each veteran has a different situation so confirming with the VA before starting is the best scenario to confirm eligibility and reimbursement.

You should confirm eligibility, time left and benefit level with your VA representative. The veteran will only be reimbursed the amount listed on our website. Equipment purchases are not covered under this program.

What licenses and certifications are offered?

Currently there are 18 VA-approved programs available through International Training. You may see a list of all the certification and licensing programs available here.

How do I sign up?

The VA will process your form and issue reimbursement once approved.

*You MUST have your proof of purchase/receipt.*

You will need to fill out VA Form 22-0803 and upload it to the VA website through Ask VA along with all supporting materials, or mail it to your regional VA processing office for reimbursement.

It is important that all required items are included. To make this process easier, we have pre-filled portions of the form according to each of our programs. You can find a .pdf of the form for your selected program at tdisdi.com/gibill.

https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/how-to-use-benefits/test-fees/