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Andrew Ogburn

Title: Adjunct Professor
Department: Physical Activities Program
College of Education
Andrew Ogburn


  • Scuba Schools International (SSI) 
  • Instructor Trainer 
  • DCSI Instructor 
  • Advanced Open Water Instructor 

Andy has taught in the Department of Educational and Developmental Science for over 15 years. He has an incredible support staff who offer the best possible scuba experience for University of South Carolina students.


B.S. Retail Management,  University of South Carolina, 1992

SSI Specialty Instructor Ratings
Wreck Diving
Advanced Wreck Diving
Boat Diving
Dry Suit Diving
Equipment Techniques
Perfect Buoyancy
Cavern Diving
Scooter / DPV Diving
Search & Recovery Diving
Gas Blender 
Waves Tides & Currents
Underwater Photography 
Underwater Navigation 
Night/Limited Visibility 
Enriched Air Nitrox 
Deep Diving 
Computer Diving 
Stress & Rescue Diver
Surface Supplied Air Diving 
Recreational Sidemount Diving
Independent Diver
Recreational Decompression Diving
Marine Ecology
Master Instructor

TDI Instructor Certifications 
TDI Basic Nitrox Instructor
TDI Advanced Nitrox Instructor
TDI Atlantis I / Dolphin SCR-Rebreather Instructor 
TDI Decompression Procedures Instructor
TDI Extended Range Instructor
TDI Advanced Trimix Instructor
TDI Solo Diver Instructor

ReAct Right First Aid 
First Aid Instructor / Instructor Trainer
CPR & Automated External Defibrillation Instructor / Instructor Trainer
Oxygen Provider Instructor / Instructor Trainer



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