Scuba Diving International (SDI)

SDI was created in 1999 and grew out of the success of our sister company TDI, which specializes in the more advanced disciplines of dive training. Both students and instructors have embraced the no nonsense approach that the SDI training system offers. We have streamlined the course materials to let students study the essential academics with an emphasis on practical diving skills learned in both the pool and open water environments. SDI is the only agency to require students to be taught with modern dive computers from the onset of training. SDI course materials are state-of-the-art; the materials are lavishly illustrated with photography and graphics. Diving is constantly changing. SDI staff is always looking forward and striving to be the innovators in scuba diving education. SDI focus is to make the experience of diving one that is enjoyed by every family member. SDI staff are all active divers; and want to share the love of the sport.

Scuba Courses
Dave Taylor
+44 (0)7977 501183

dave@deeptech.co.uk

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Online Training

Why sit in a stuffy class room when yon can learn from home with Scuba Diving Internationals new easy to use elearning programs. Through Deeptech you can do all your learning at home for some of our selected course before completing the dive with one of our instructors, this allows you the to complete the learning at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home.

To sse the courses available through deeptech please click on the link to the left.

 

Open Water

This entry-level certification course is designed to give students the necessary skills to safely conduct open water dives in conditions similar to their training without the direct supervision of an instructor. To a maximum depth of 18 metres.

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are qualified to enrol in:
1. SDI Advanced Diver Course
2. SDI/TDI Continuing Education Courses

pre-requisites Minimum age 18 (15 with parental consent) Students between the ages of 10 to 14 may obtain a Restricted Scuba Diver Certifications if the following conditions are met: Students are to train and dive under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian, or active leadership level diver. When a Restricted Scuba Diver reaches the age of 15 years they can upgrade to an open water scuba diver certification And Participate in all non-professional levels of training offered by SDI.
Cost £350


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Diver Development

The SDI Advanced Diver Development Program was created to make truly "Advanced Divers". Under the old way of training a student could take an Advanced Course right after an Open Water course and only have a total of nine (9) dives all under the direct training of an instructor. The SDI - Advanced Diver Development program requires a new OW student to take four (4) SDI specialties or equivalent, along with having a total of twenty five(25) logged dives. SDI feels a diver will truly be "Advanced" after this is accomplished.

Advanced Diver Certification procedures for students:
1. Completion of four (4) specialty courses.
2. Completion of twenty-five (25) logged dives.
3. After the previous requirements are met and verified by an Instructor. Please Note, Rescue Diver is not a specialty course, but rather a stand-alone course that may be taken only after a diver has received their Advanced Card.
Cost: 375


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Rescue Diver

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. Qualifications of Graduates

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are able to conduct rescues to distressed divers.

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are qualified to enrol: SDI Divemaster Course

pre-requisites Minimum age 18 (15 with parental consent Successful completion of swimming evaluation. Current CPR and First Aid certification
Cost: 275


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Dive master

This program is designed to develop the skills & knowledge necessary for an individual to lead certified divers in the open water environment. Dives up to a maximum depth of 40 metres Qualifications of Graduates

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may:
1. Assist an SDI instructor during approved diving courses Provided the activities are similar to the graduate's prior training.
2. Supervise and conduct dives for certified divers provided the activities are similar to the graduate's prior training.

pre-requisites Must be 18 years old Candidates must be a certified Advanced Open Water & Rescue Diver. Must hold Current CPR and First Aid certification Have a current medical examination Minimum 40 logged dives
Cost: 399


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Assistant Instructor

This course is designed to have student gain practical teaching experience with an active SDI instructor.

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may:
1. Teach and Certify students in the Skin Diver course
2. Conduct the Inactive Diver/Refresher course
3. Conduct the knowledge Quest review in the Open Water Scuba Diver course under the guidance of a teaching instructor.

pre-requisites Must be 18 years old Candidates must be certified as a Divemaster. Must hold Current CPR and First Aid certification Have a current medical examination Minimum 40 logged dives
Cost:250


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The SDI instructor candidate course is designed to teach current Divemaster or Assistant Instructors the knowledge to safely function as an independent instructor.

This program is broken up into 2 sections,
an Instructors Development course (IDC)
and an Instructors Evaluation course (IEC).

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may teach the Open Water Scuba Diver through to Assistant Instructor courses.

pre-requisites Must be 18 years old Must be certified as a SDI Assistant instructor or Divemaster or Equivalent. Must hold Current CPR and First Aid certification Have a current medical examination for diving Must have at least 100 logged dives done in a number of different environments with varying depth.
Cost:350


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  Speciality

Deep Tech offers a number of SDI specialty courses. The SDI specialty courses are designed to develop the necessary skills for an individual to effectively perform designated skills underwater. SDI specialties include but are not limited to:

A. Night Diving
B. Deep (up to 40m)
C. Navigation's
D. Ice
E. Drift
F. Wreck
G. Search & Recovery
H. Diver Propulsion Vehicle
I. Boat Diver
J. Nitrox Diver
K. Solo Diver
L. CPROX Administrator Course (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation & emergency Oxygen administration).

Cost: POA


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