Mark Dugger, owner of Midwest School of Diving and scuba instructor.

Mark Dugger

Mark has been diving since the early 1980’s all over the world with his favorite locations the Red Sea and South Pacific. Mark is retired from the U.S. Army and United Parcel Service. Besides being the owner of MidWest School of Diving, Mark is also the president of Central States Safety and Medical Services and Adjunct Professor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

SCUBA Certifications

PADI (Proffesional Association of Diving Instructors) Certifications

IDC Staff Instructor

Specialties certified to teach: Emergency First Response, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Public Safety Diver, Digital Underwater Photography, Enriched Air, Ice, Full Face Mask, Public Safety Support Specialist, Equipment Specialist, Drift, Underwater Navigator, Altitude, Dry Suit, Search and Recovery, Care for Children w/AED, Boat, Deep, Underwater Photography, Night Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck, Project Aware, and AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialist Instructor

PADI Elite Instructor Award; 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

PADI Instructor Challenge Award:  2016

SDI (Scuba Diving International) Certifications

Open Water Instructor

Specialties certified to teach: Advanced Buoyancy, Altitude Diver, Boat Diving, Computer Diver, Computer Nitrox, CPR1st, CPROX, CPROX1st AED, Deep Diving, Drift Diving, Diver Propulsion Vehicle, Dry Suit Diving, Equipment Specialist, Ice Diving, Marine EcoSystems Awareness, Night-Limited Visibility Diving, Search and Recovery Diving, Shore and Beach Diving, Solo Diving, U/W Hunter and Collecting, Underwater Navigation Diving, Underwater Photography, Wreck, Underwater Digital Photography, Visual Inspection Procedures, and SDI Full Face Mask.

TDI (Technical Diving International) Certifications

Nitrox

More classes to be added in 2017

 

 

ERDI (Emergency Response Diving International - Public Safety Diving) Certifications

ERD Instructor

ERDI Diver I and II, ERD Drysuit Ops Instructor, Tender Operations Instructor, ERD Supervisor Instructor, ERD Ice Surface Rescue Instructor, ERD Full Face Mask Instructor, ERD Contaminated Water Operations Instructor, ERD Ice Diving Ops Instructor, ERD Helicopter Landing Zone Technician Instructor, ERD U/W Crime Scene Investigator Instructor, and ERD U/W Threat Assessment Instructor, ERD Media Awareness-Communication, ERD OSHA Requirements as they pertain to Public Safety Dive Teams. Additional Classes under Emergency Response:, Operating Public Safety Diving Operations in a NBC(Nuclear, Biological and Chemical) environment.

Diver Alert Network (DAN)

Instructor Trainer for all DAN Courses:  Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries Instructor, Neurological Assessment Instructor, Basic Life Support CPR and First Aid Instructor, Diving 1st Aid for professional Divers Instructor, Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) Instructor, CPR for Health Care Providers Instructor, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries Instructor, Diving Emergency Specialist.

Handicap Scuba Association

Open Water Instructor, Advance Open Water,Dive Buddy Instructor, Dive Master Instructor

Safety Certifications

OSHA

OSHA General Industry Outreach Instructor, Hazardous Material Instructor, Record Keeping Instructor, Accident Investigation Instructor, Respiratory Protection Instructor, Ergonomics Instructor, Confined Space Instructor, Evacuation and Emergency Planning Instructor, Lockout-Tag out Instructor, Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Instructor, and Health Hazards Instructor.

Adjunct Professor

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Adjunct Professor; approved to teach Homeland Security, Safety and Logistic Management courses; Homeland Security – Intelligence Operations, Aviation – Safety, Logistics – Management, Operations and Principles.

First Aid – CPR – AED Training

American Red Cross Instructor

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, CPR/AED for Lifeguards, Bloodborne Pathogen Training: Preventing Disease Transmission, First Aid/CPR/AED for the Workplace, First Aid/CPR/AED for Schools and the Community, First Aid - Responding to Emergencies, Sports Safety Training, Wilderness First Aid

Emergency First Response Instructor

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid), Care for Children courses

National Safety Council Instructor

NSC First Aid, CPR & AED, NSC Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED

American Heart Association Instructor

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers, Heartsaver® First Aid/CPR/AED, Heartsaver® CPR in Schools, Family & Friends® CPR

Additional SCUBA Certifications

PSI-PCI

Cylinder Visual Inspection Inspector, Eddy Current Technician

Service Repair Technician Certifications

Zeagle Repair Technician
Atomic Repair Technician
American Underwater Products Repair Technician (Hollis, Aeris and Oceanic)
OTS Certified Full Face Mask Repair Technician

Mares repair Technician

Education

Bachelor - University of Minnesota, Business

Masters - MBA, Supply Chain Management, Strayer University

Doctorate - DBA, International Business, Northcentral University

Additional non-Scuba Certifications - Associations

FAA, Commercial-Instrument, Rotary wing, Multi-Engine Land, Single-Engine Sea/Land
United States Parachute Association, skydiving-free fall certification
Villanova University - Six Sigma Green-Belt
Villanova University - Lean Sigma
National Association of Safety Professionals - Certified Safety Manager (CSM)
National Association of Safety Professionals - Certified Safety Trainer (CST)
National Association of Safety Professionals - Certified Safety Auditor (CSA)
Boy Scouts of America, Merit Badge Counselor; SCUBA and First Aid
U.S. Army Water Survival Instructor
Golden Key – International Academic Honor Society (Doctorate)
 

 
 
 
 
   

Personal instruction, Excellent price

Personal instruction, equipment they used was fairly new and well maintained.  We liked the instructor, explained everything so that we could understand...very patient with the students.  Excellent price for the open water course.

- Dakota, Minneapolis, MN

 

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