The training of the private submersible pilots themselves is the main focus of the program and all support personnel are trained alongside the pilots. The training of the pilots begin with 7 days of theory classes to cover the core systems on the private submarines themselves as well as operational procedures, emergency procedures, and maintenance items. During this theory training phase we invite as many of the deck crew and support personnel to attend to familiarize themselves with the operational procedures that will be executed during the practical phase. After the classes the program involves each pilot to perform 20 - 25 dives with a SEAmagine instructor. The dives begin in shallow water and gradually go deeper to the maximum depth rating of the submersible, ensuring a solid level of proficiency for each pilot. After all the theory classes and practical dives are completed a final exam is required that concludes the pilot training.