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2301 Central Expy #140

Plano, TX 75075

(972) 423-3483​


Mon-Fri: 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Saturday: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sunday 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

The Human Factors in Diving

Scuba diving is undoubtedly one of the most thrilling and awe-inspiring experiences that nature has to offer. However, as exhilarating as diving is, it is essential to remember that it is also a risky activity that requires utmost attention to safety.

In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the importance of human factors in diving safely. While most of us focus on the technical aspect of scuba diving, we often underestimate the importance of understanding the human factor in diving. This aspect involves understanding how our behavior, emotions, and decision-making skills affect our overall safety and enjoyment while diving.  

Scuba Adventures Plano offers The Human Factors in Diving Course (HFiD), which is designed to equip divers with valuable non-technical skills and knowledge to improve diving safety, communication, and awareness.

The Human Factors in Diving Course

The Human Factors in Diving Course offered by Scuba Adventures Plano is designed to help divers assess their personal tendencies and biases that can affect their decision-making skills underwater. The course is based on the latest research in cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, and human factors, making it one of the most comprehensive courses of its kind. The course covers topics such as situational awareness, decision-making, stress, communication, teamwork, and managing emotions, amongst others. By understanding these aspects, scuba divers can learn to take control of their mental states underwater, ultimately leading to better safety and enjoyment in the water.  

The course is taught by experienced and certified instructors, ensuring that students receive the best possible instruction about the human factor in diving. The instructors have extensive knowledge and experience in scuba diving, psychology, and human factors and have received specialized training in the human factors in diving. Together with Scuba Adventures Plano’s state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, students can expect an immersive and comprehensive learning experience.

The Human Factors in Diving Course is suitable for all divers, regardless of their level of experience. Novice divers can benefit from the course by learning essential skills in decision-making, stress management, and situational awareness. Experienced divers can strengthen their skills in communication, teamwork, and managing emotions underwater. The course can also be an excellent opportunity for dive operators, instructors, and dive professionals to gain a deeper understanding of diver behavior and how to best manage their clients.

Human Factors in Diving Course

Level 0: The Essentials of Human Factors in Diving  

The Essentials Course is suitable for all divers and provides a grounding in the theory of human factors and non-technical skills. The course consists of three hours of video-based modules between 5-15 minutes each with additional reading, making it convenient and easy to access. The course activities are designed to consolidate the learning, so you can apply the knowledge immediately.

By the end of the course, you will be equipped with the ability to make better decisions, have targeted situation awareness, communicate more effectively with students or teammates leading to more productive training or ‘fun’ diving, and finally, psychological safety in your local diving communities.

Level 1: Webinar Series

For those who want to take a slower-paced approach to learning, Scuba Adventures Plano offers the Level 1 – Webinar Series for divers undertaking CCR, Cave, Tech, and leaders in diving roles. This course takes place over ten weeks, with each week’s 90-min webinar consisting of a topic relating to human factors. A short piece of homework is required to be completed prior to the next webinar, which further reinforces your learning.

The outcomes of Level 1 include the ability to make better decisions because you have more targeted situation awareness, communicate more effectively with students or teammates leading to more productive training or ‘fun’ diving, and finally, psychological safety in your local diving communities.

Level 2: Face-to-Face

For those who want a face-to-face experience, Scuba Adventures Plano offers Level 2 – Face-To-Face Course, which spans two days of highly emotive but positive learning. The course consolidates the theory gained from the HFiD Essentials class, which is included as pre-class learning.

The outcomes of Level 2 are better situation awareness, more effective communication, improved briefing and debriefing skills, and an understanding of how to create a team quickly so that learning can be improved in the context of training and more effective exploration achieved.

Level 3: Learning from Unintended Outcomes

Level 3 is an essential course for those wanting to delve deep into the human factors of diving operations. The primary focus of this course is to equip learners with the necessary skills to investigate, identify, and learn from unintended outcomes, without resorting to blame games.

This course brings an entirely new perspective to sports diving, changing the way teams and organizations approach adverse events. The tools learned in this course are not only applicable to diving but can also be transferred to various other domains. This blended learning program is structured to provide learners with online theory and then use face-to-face or Zoom sessions to examine the intricacies of complex operations, including diving operations.

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Human Factors in Diving Course

As scuba divers, we venture into a unique and exciting world, but it is essential to ensure we do so safely, and with a deeper understanding of ourselves and how we interact with the environment. The Human Factors in Diving Course offered by Scuba Adventures Plano is the perfect opportunity to gain this understanding. 

The course provides a personalized approach, fosters a collaborative learning environment, and offers expert instruction. It provides invaluable insights and strategies that can improve divers’ overall safety and enjoyment in the water. Scuba Adventures Plano’s course on The Human Factors in Diving is a must for any diver who is looking to take their diving experience to the next level.

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

John Worthen July - 2020

I can’t recommend this place enough. After moving to the area, I read a lot of reviews and emailed several dive shops before going with Scuba Adventures. I choose them because they were the most responsive and helpful. The owners seem to not only be great divers but have business backgrounds. This is the most focus on customer service I have seen in a dive shop. Good inventory with all of the brands I could ask for. On point with their pricing. If you do find a better price they will work with you.

I ended up taking the Rescue Diver course and had a blast! I just got back from a dive trip with them at Lake Travis, very enjoyable. They also have one of the only indoor pools (18 ft.) in the area.

At Scuba ranch they have a big spot that is one of the easiest to get to and a nice pavilion for training. They are right next to the air refill station, which I love! Family and friends are welcome at the ranch. Good community there on weekends and you'll most likely find a dive buddy for a fun dive.

Maddie Womack August - 2020

Scuba Adventures and their staff are beyond amazing! Their Plano store has a very wide selection of equipment and the pool is 18ft deep! Their Scuba Ranch location is amazing and still growing, with plenty of room and seating. I’m a fairly new diver and all the instructors do an amazing job of making me feel safe and secure deep underwater. Their staff is always very helpful and I can’t wait to continue my diving knowledge and certificates with them.

Jason Domenden March - 2020

Found a great diving shop for all my gear. Been living here in texas for awhile and this shop has just what I needed. Really recommend scuba adventure for all your gear.

Emily Winnenberg March - 2020

Went in last week to pick out goggles for an upcoming trip— loved the selection of masks they had available! Ended up picking out a hot pink pair to shamelessly match the other accessories I’d picked out.

Matt K March - 2020

The new owners are the greatest! Their positive approach towards people and the sport of diving are huge part of the reason I love the sport. When they told me they were going to open a dive shop; I knew without a doubt I was going to be their customer. I have taken several dive adventures with them and other scuba diving misfits, and plan on taking many more.

Martin Garvie February - 2020

Decided to revisit this shop since it is under new management. Already impressed with the facility improvements - by far the best training pool I have seen. Looking forward to the roll out of the full training curriculum - will be able to go from open water certified through all kinds of technical specialties. Good dive gear selection. Owners really have a great vision for promoting scuba diving and ocean adventures.

Don Champlin July - 2020

This is the shop with the most experienced and competent personnel in the metroplex. Their commitment to safe, enjoyable and professional instruction is obvious from the first time you enter the store and meet the staff and owners. I have dove with most of them over the years and know first hand the love of diving they have and now share with the community as the new team. They are knowledgeable and up to date with the latest dive info. Don't miss a chance to dive with them.

Julie L February - 2020

In January 2020, Scuba Adventures was purchased by divers that were affiliated with a different scuba store. These same divers taught me to dive, and got me to fall in love with scuba diving (despite me being pretty scared to start). I trust them, enough that I opted to take a trip with them to Cozumel for diving in 2019. It was one of the best trips of my life, and now I'm already signed up for their Costa Rica dive trip in 2020 with Scuba Adventures. I haven't visited the shop yet, but I can 100% vouch for the new owners--they are knowledgeable divers, good people, and all around amazing.

Jeremiah Perez May - 2020

Owners and staff are professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. Allowed me to try backplate and wing set up in the pool. They did not pressure me to buy anything, but gave great information on products and financing options. All in all great staff and would recommend them to anyone!!!

Eric Coulombe August - 2020

Great customer service, from the owners to the employees. Very knowledgeable about everything and anything pertaining to scuba diving. The instructors are highly educated and experienced in scuba diving. They put you through real life scenarios, so you know and understand what to do in the event something happens while you are under water. My family and I learned a lot about scuba diving in a very short amount of time. We will definitely keep taking additional courses with Scuba Adventures as we progress. We definitely reccomend Scuba Adventures to anyone wanting to learn and get scuba diving certified.
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