What is a Neptune System Training program?

Teaching people new skills and learning to act on a different way is always a challenge. In diving we are fully aware that proper training is essential to reach the required level of comfort and safety.

When we go diving with new dive equipment we need to spend some time in learning how to use these new tools. The Neptune Space Training program (NSTP) has been designed to teach how to use OCEAN REEF IDM and underwater communication systems on a safe, enjoyable and efficient way.

With the support of Course Directors, Instructor Trainers and instructors around the world, the OCEAN REEF’s R&D department developed the NSTP program. The NSTP program is a friendly step-by-step learning process of “why” and “how” to use an OCEAN REEF Full Face Mask system, accessories and the communication units. And how to teach regulars scuba programs using these new tools.

Forget the scuba diving rule “ do not breath through the nose”, cause what you will be practicing is to breath through mouth and nose while diving. Breathing naturally trough the nose creates lots of advantages; it will moisten your inhalation air and it will stimulate a healthier belly breathing which allows you to use your full lung capacity. Taking in more oxygen makes your air consumption more efficient.

Having nothing to bite means a mouth completely free to speak. Speaking underwater and staying focused on hearing what other people tell you are completely new experiences. With the OCEAN REEF IDM and underwater communication systems we have an extra tool to use beside the well-known hand signs for communication. We need to learn the proper technique of conscious breathing and speaking underwater.

Topics that will be covered in the NSTP:

  • Familiarization with the OCEAN REEF IDM & U/W Communication systems
  • Proper adjustment of the IDM and the 3-D equalization system
  • Pre dive safety checks
  • Donning and doffing of an OCEAN REEF IDM
  • Why an Ocean Reef IDM does not leak water and the visor will never fog
  • Switch back to conventional backup system of octopus and spare mask
  • Clear a full flooded IDM under water
  • Install underwater communication equipment
  • Learn the technique of speaking underwater using the wireless communication systems.
  • Underwater teaching, using U/W communication system
  • Proper maintenance procedures.

The program is designed to improve the dive instructors knowledge and familiarity of an important and a sometimes overlooked area of diving activity.

OCEAN REEF can also provide educational material for certified instructors. In our NSTP download area for Instructors you can download manuals and supportive training material. Hardcopies of the teaching manuals are available trough the official OCEAN REEF Authorized Dealers or contact our training department directly.

educational@oceanreefgroup.com

Training

  1. What is a Neptune System Training program?
    Teaching people new skills and learning to act on a different way is always a challenge. In diving we are fully aware that proper training is essential to reach the required level of comfort and safety.

    When we go diving with new dive equipment we need to spend some time in learning how to use these new tools. The Neptune Space Training program (NSTP) has been designed to teach how to use OCEAN REEF IDM and underwater communication systems on a safe, enjoyable and efficient way.

    With the support of Course Directors, Instructor Trainers and instructors around the world, the OCEAN REEF’s R&D department developed the NSTP program. The NSTP program is a friendly step-by-step learning process of “why” and “how” to use an OCEAN REEF Full Face Mask system, accessories and the communication units. And how to teach regulars scuba programs using these new tools.

    Forget the scuba diving rule “ do not breath through the nose”, cause what you will be practicing is to breath through mouth and nose while diving. Breathing naturally trough the nose creates lots of advantages; it will moisten your inhalation air and it will stimulate a healthier belly breathing which allows you to use your full lung capacity. Taking in more oxygen makes your air consumption more efficient.

    Having nothing to bite means a mouth completely free to speak. Speaking underwater and staying focused on hearing what other people tell you are completely new experiences. With the OCEAN REEF IDM and underwater communication systems we have an extra tool to use beside the well-known hand signs for communication. We need to learn the proper technique of conscious breathing and speaking underwater.

    Topics that will be covered in the NSTP:

    • Familiarization with the OCEAN REEF IDM & U/W Communication systems
    • Proper adjustment of the IDM and the 3-D equalization system
    • Pre dive safety checks
    • Donning and doffing of an OCEAN REEF IDM
    • Why an Ocean Reef IDM does not leak water and the visor will never fog
    • Switch back to conventional backup system of octopus and spare mask
    • Clear a full flooded IDM under water
    • Install underwater communication equipment
    • Learn the technique of speaking underwater using the wireless communication systems.
    • Underwater teaching, using U/W communication system
    • Proper maintenance procedures.

    The program is designed to improve the dive instructors knowledge and familiarity of an important and a sometimes overlooked area of diving activity.

    OCEAN REEF can also provide educational material for certified instructors. In our NSTP download area for Instructors you can download manuals and supportive training material. Hardcopies of the teaching manuals are available trough the official OCEAN REEF Authorized Dealers or contact our training department directly.

    educational@oceanreefgroup.com

  2. What is an Ocean Reef Training Center ?Recreational and professional divers can find well trained instructors all over the world at OCEAN REEF Authorized Dealer locations. These centers offer training opportunities in becoming a certified expert in the use of OCEAN REEF IDM & Communication systems. Check our Authorized Dealer locator to find your nearest OCEAN REEF training opportunity.

    For any information please email: education@oceanreefgroup.com

  3. What is an OCEAN REEF Pleyades Diving center ?
    OCEAN REEF Pleyades Diving centers are part of an Elite group of diving retail locations, training locations and resorts equipped with state of the art OCEAN REEF Integrated Masks (IDM) and communication units.

    Divers can follow OCEAN REEF IDM & U/W Communication training, tryouts, or rent OCEAN REEF IDM & U/W Communication systems. OCEAN REEF Pleyades dive centers offer training opportunities in becoming a certified expert in the use of OCEAN REEF Systems.

    For any questions regarding our Pleyades dive centers please send  email to: education@oceanreefgroup.com

  4. What is an OCEAN REEF International Training Center?

    An Ocean Reef International Training Center (ITC) is an alternative representation for our in-house company training.

    Traveling to Italy or San Diego to get trained from the factory is not always a possible option. In collaboration with some professional diving centers all over the world, OCEAN REEF established the OCEAN REEF International Training Centers (ITCs).

    At the OCEAN REEF ITC’s, recreational and professional divers can find well-trained instructors offering training opportunities to become a certified expert in using or teaching OCEAN REEF products (IDM & Communication systems). Demo/discovery experiences are also available if you are curious to explore this new way of dive.

    All OCEAN REEF ITC’s have one or more OCEAN REEF Training Development Coordinator (TDC) on staff. The TDC is trained by the engineers and trainers of the OCEAN REEF Company in Italy or United States. The ITC is fully equipped with OCEAN REEF IDM & U/W Communication equipment. By visiting an Ocean Reef ITC you will not only find a place where the OCEAN REEF training is offered, you will also find a highly qualified dive location where the state of the art equipment of OCEAN REEF is available to offer a new way of teaching SCUBA today, using underwater communication as an essential tool in education.

    Ocean Reef Instructor Training Centers are established in:

    • – Italy, il Grande Blu Diving Center
    • – Egypt, Team Blue Immersion
    • – UK, Hydro active
    • – Bonaire, Dive Friends Bonaire
    • – Mexico, Punto Sub
    • – Singapore, Asia Dive Academy
    • – Maldives, WTI Maldives
    • – Taiwan, Willy Diving center
    • – USA Florida, Rainbow Reef Dive Center

    For any questions regarding our ITCs, please send email to:

    education@oceanreefgroup.com

  5. What is an Ocean Reef Factory Sponsored Course (FSC)?
    On regular basis OCEAN REEF ITC’s are offering the OCEAN REEF Factory Sponsored Course. The Factory Sponsored Course (FSC) is a initiated and sponsored program by OCEAN REEF, inviting active SCUBA Instructors and Course Director to participate in a intensive two-day program becoming an expert in the use of OCEAN REEF equipment.

    The FSC contains presentations, workshops and a lot of in-water time going trough all aspects of using OCEAN REEF IDM & Comm. systems in regular dive training. The program ends up with a practical and theoretical exam. After successful participation candidates will receive a diploma. By providing the diploma to your scuba-training agency you will become an Ocean Reef IDM & U/W Communications Instructor.

    The OCEAN REEF Factory Sponsored Course program recognition is now available for:  PADI / SSI / NAUI / SDI-TDI / IDD-IADS / NOB / SNSI / WOSD Instructors. Check out the events calendar for more information regarding the next FSC at your desired location.

    For any questions regarding the Factory Sponsored Courses programs, please send email to: education@oceanreefgroup.com