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PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Center

PADI Five Star Dive Centers are progressive dive shops that provide a full range of PADI scuba diving education programs, equipment selection and experience opportunities, while encouraging aquatic environmental responsibility. These businesses excel in providing quality services to divers, present a professional image and actively promote the benefits of recreational scuba diving, snorkeling, dive travel, and environmental protection. PADI Five Star Dive Centers embrace the PADI System of diver education and offer regular continuing education programs to ensure divers have the opportunity to advance their skills and knowledge. These dive businesses are active in the community and are committed to providing customer satisfaction along with great dive experiences.

PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centers (Five Star IDCs) are dive centers that meet all PADI Five Star Dive Center standards, plus offer PADI instructor-level training. Five Star IDCs have at least one PADI Course Director on staff and are committed to offering PADI Instructor Development Courses and continuing education opportunities to dive professionals. These businesses excel in using the PADI System of diver education to introduce people to scuba diving, and then provide the continuing education that allows individuals to progress on to the dive professional level. If your goal is to become a PADI Scuba Instructor, find a PADI Five Star IDC to start earning the world’s most recognized and desired professional scuba rating.

PADI Course Director
Jim Kupper
Owner/PADI Course Director.
I've been diving since Nov, 1997 and an instructor since June, 2003. My local diving includes the great ship wrecks off the New Jersey Coastline as well as training and certification dives at Dutch Springs.

My other diving experience comes from the warm water of North Carolina and the Florida Keys as well as Caribbean diving in such amazing locations as St Thomas, St Croix, Little Cayman, Jamaica, St Lucia and Belize. Other dive experience include diving off Rhode Island on a German sub sunk during WWII as well as dives in Southern California at Laguna Beach and Catalina Island.

I have over 1000 open water dives equating to more than 500 hours of bottom time. I have issued more than 900 student certifications. I am also a PADI Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer for CPR - AED - First Aid. As well as an Oxygen First Aid Instructor through The Diver's Alert Network.

530 Crown Point Road. Unit A
West Deptford, NJ 08086

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530 Crown Point Road. Unit A
West Deptford, NJ 08086

Store Phone: 856-202-5402

Store Hours
Mon, Tues & Wed: 11am - 6pm
Thurs & Fri: 11am to 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: Closed

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