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Mission Statement

Divehards International, a scuba diving training facility, focuses on safely learning the skills of scuba diving. Mike & Brigette Nadler, owners of Divehards International, have been involved in diving for years, and it is their philosophy of “safe diving makes for fun diving” that has insured the success of this reputable dive facility. Mike has been diving since ’85, and certified as an Instructor for the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) since 1987, while Brigette was certified in 1989 and received her Instructor Certification in 2000. A staff of Instructors, Divemasters, Assistant Instructors and Skin Diving Instructors to offer countless years of knowledge, as well as their personal experiences, to enhance your underwater training, joins them. Divehards specializes in taking care of the diver’s needs, and safely guiding the diver through the different skills required to enjoy and explore the underwater world.


The Divehards International Team of Instructors and Divemasters are qualified to teach a wide range of certifications from Scuba Diver, the basic level of certification, through Instructor Training Courses (ITC).  Continuing Education courses such as Advanced Diver, Night Diver, Computer Assisted Diving, Multi-level Diving, Equipment Care & Maintenance, Diver Propulsion Vehicle Operation, Wreck Diving, Deep Diver, Ice Diver, Cavern Diver, Reef Ecology and U/W Photography among others courses that are taught year round.   


Group instruction by the Divehards team of qualified instructors is taught at Carnegie Mellon University, Community Collage of Allegheny County (North Side Campus), Club One of Shadyside, Pittsburgh Athletic Association, as well as independently at the Downtown Athletic Club and Olympic Swim Club of Penn Hills.  Private instruction can also be arranged to accommodate the client’s schedule.


Divehards also caters to the certified diver.  We are a full-service facility providing equipment sales, service and maintenance, equipment rental, air fills and dive tour planning.  A Bauer air compressor and cascade storage system with an air capacity of over 3,000 cubic feet is our newest acquisition.


Join us for your next dive vacation and experience the ultimate recreational sport at its best.  Trips are planned to international destinations throughout the year.  During the local diving season, our team is on the road with Divehards’ van and trailer every weekend. 


Whatever your interests, whatever your goals, Divehards is here for you.

Divehards International
5916 Callowhill Street
Side Entrance of Millbrae Way
Pittsburgh PA, 15206
(412) 363-DIVE (3483)
Fax: (412) 363-2925

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