Day: November 3, 2019

Search and Recovery Diver

Introduction This specialty is designed to acquaint the diver with the special skills and techniques necessary to successfully plan, execute and evaluate a search and recovery dive. Prerequisites 1. SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent 2. Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent Graduation Requirements 1. Open Water Dive l      a. Compass review      b. Search techniques      c. Lifting techniques      d. Have students practice and perform a few different search patterns      e. Recover an object from depth      f. Log dive 2. Open Water Dive 2      a. …

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scuba divers learning to dive at night in dark water

Night/Low Vis Diver

Introduction Many divers find that night diving is their favorite type of diving. As with all specialty diving applications, procedures are different than those associated with open water diving. The purpose of this course is to acquaint the open water diver with the procedures, techniques, and potential hazards associated with diving at night, or in limited visibility. By becoming familiar with the use of dive lights, and night diving techniques such as navigation, buddy system procedures, communications, buoyancy control, and interacting with nocturnal aquatic life, the diver will be able to enjoy night diving with maximum safety. Prerequisites 1. SDI …

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Wreck Diver

Introduction Wreck diving can be one of the most exciting aspects of sport diving, however every effort must be made to maximize safe diving techniques. This course will discuss the equipment and techniques commonly employed while wreck diving. This course may be taught as a non-penetration, 2 dives required, or as a limited-penetration course, requiring 3 dives. Limited-penetration is defined as a swim through or within the ambient light of entry point. Prerequisites SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent Minimum age 18 , 15 for limited penetration course with parental consent Minimum age 10 with parental consent for a …

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scuba divers prepare for deep dive training

Deep Diver

Introduction The purpose of this course is to provide the necessary training to plan and execute dives that are outside the range of depths that are experienced during an SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course, specifically beyond 18 metres / 60 feet and to a maximum depth of not greater than 40 metres / 130 feet. Prerequisites SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent Graduation Requirements 1. Open Water Dive l Test and check all equipment, i.e. depth gauges, bottom timers/watches and computers Familiarization with area Descend …

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Computer Nitrox Diver

Introduction The SDI Recreational Nitrox course is designed to teach open water divers how to use nitrox mixtures up to 40 percent with the aid of a nitrox programmable dive computer. Prerequisites SDI Open Water Scuba Diver , SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent, or current enrollment in one of those courses Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent Graduation Requirements At the completion of the course, the students are required to have 100 percent comprehension of the questions and answers located at the end of every chapter of the SDI Easy Nitrox Diving Student Manual Analyze at …

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SDI Drysuit

Introduction This course allows the student to develop knowledge and skills to properly use a dry suit. It will discuss the types of dry suits, accessories, maintenance and how to make basic repairs. Prerequisites SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent, or current enrollment in one of those courses Minimum age 18, 12 with parental consent Graduation Requirements 1. Pool Session 1 Confined water training is not required but highly recommended. It would consist of: Plan dive Proper donning of dry suit Review functions and features of dry suit Enter water Buoyancy check Get comfortable Descend Practice dry suit skills …

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Rescue Diver

Introduction The rescue certification course is designed to develop the knowledge and necessary skills for an individual to effectively perform diver rescues and assists, and administer necessary first aid. Prerequisites Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent Provide proof of current CPR, first aid and oxygen (O2) provider (where local law permits) certification* Provide proof of SDI Advanced Adventure Diver certification, or equivalent, or open water diver certification and 40 logged open water dives * Note: SDI CPROX, CPR1st or CPROX1stAED courses may be combined with the rescue program by qualified instructors. Graduation Requirements In order to complete this course, …

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advanced diver training for scuba divers

Advanced Diver

Introduction The purpose of this course is to give the diver an overview of 5 different specialties, 2 core, and 3 additional SDI Specialties. The two core specialties are, SDI Deep and Navigation. One dive, from each of the specialties, may apply toward a complete specialty certification. Overhead environments and non-diving specialties are not allowed, and do not count toward the 3 chosen specialties. If computer Nitrox is to be used as one of the elected specialties, the instructor must be an SDI Computer Nitrox Instructor. Prerequisites SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent; …

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Night Diver operations with low light and a boat

Night Operations

Introduction The ERDI Night Ops Component is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for night operations in emergency response diving. Prerequisites Minimum age 18 Certified as ERD I or equivalent CPR 1st or equivalent CPROX or equivalent Qualifications of Graduates Upon successful completion of the ERD Night Ops component, students will have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and execute night diving operations within the scope of a team’s operational guidelines.

Public Safety Diver performing ice dive rescue training

Ice Diver

Introduction Diving under ice presents hazards not common to the emergency responsediver and special training is required. The purpose of this course is to acquaint the diver with many of the hazards associated with ice diving and how to plan and execute an ice dive. Prerequisites ERD I or equivalent Minimum age 18 Graduation Requirements 1. Open Water Dive l Review of scuba skills on land Test lights and equipment Set up shelter Cut hole in ice and secure Dive plan Descent and line considerations on land Line handling and short line signals on land Ten minute familiarization Enter Each …

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