Black Laser Learning Training Seminars

Black Laser Learning® Seminars

Vince Capone is a noted speaker and marine technology instructor. Whether training military units in the interpretation of sonar imagery for mine hunting or explaining marine technology to a group of students, Vince’s informative and compelling programs are tailored to each audience’s needs. With over 35 years experience as a diver, marine scientist, teacher, sailor and expert in marine technology, Vince’s presentations are multi-layered, comprehensive, and insightful.

“The total learning experience with Vince Capone from classroom to field training/learning was effortless, understanding how the unit works to application was very beneficial.” 

James Alcocer – Benton County Dive/Rescue


Black Laser Learning, Inc.® has developed user-specific seminars to focus on training utilizing examples and content pertinent to the participants’ mission. Training programs have been developed for the following sonar operators:

  • HMA HUEDS Survey teams
  • Navy Mine Counter Measure Units
  • Law Enforcement/Homeland Security
  • Shipwreck/Archaeological Organizations
  • Marine Rescue Units
  • Navy Mobile Diving & Salvage Units
  • Marine Survey Companies
  • U.S. Army Corps

Training Topics Include:

  • Side Scan Sonar: Operations & Data processing
  • Search OPS with Humminbird Side Imaging® Sonar (800-1100 Series)
  • Geophysics for Surveyors
  • Image Interpretation and Mine Identification for Side Scan Sonar Operators
  • Introduction to Synthetic Aperture Sonar
  • Introduction to AUV Operations
  • Single Beam Hydrographic Surveys
  • magnetometer Operations
  • Scanning Sonar Operations

“Vince Capone’s practical approach to side scan instruction took the mystery out of both the theory and the application of these powerful surveying tools. During the week our faculty and staff spent with Mr. Capone, he demonstrated an impressive ability to enlighten the complete novice as well as to empower those with past experience toward greater surveying goals.”

Steve Evertt, Marine Operations Manager
Stockton State College

Keynote, Educational and Adventure Presentations

Vince Capone has spent a lifetime working on all the world’s oceans making discoveries and collecting scientific data. He quickly engages audiences and has a natural ability to put everyone at ease. From searching the open ocean for WWII submarines to working on remote lakes in Alaska, the audience travels along on unique experiences, all the while gaining an understanding of the ecosystems, cultures and history associated with these travels. A self-employed scientist for over 35 years, Vince has a unique understanding of science, business and technology.

“The Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, whose members are orthopedic surgeons from the 20 midwestern states, engage a notable speaker for their Annual Meeting whose expertise is not in orthopedic surgery, but can enlighten our meeting attendees about something of great interest to a diverse audience of surgeons, their spouses and children, and guests. Vince Capone, underwater sonar explorer representing Black Laser Learning, met that challenge by providing an exceptionally entertaining and educational experience punctuated with adventure, exploration, history, science, and technology as he presented his underwater sonar expertise in ‘Submerged Treasures: A Quest of Serendipity and Perseverance.’ His was an account of real adventure and exploration in a world few experience, described in sight and sound which would captivate anyone at any age.”

Thomas L. Schmidt, M.D. Historian
Mid-America Orthopaedic Association

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