SDI DIVING COURSES

The SDI philosophy is to bring recreational diving to a higher level by incorporating new diving technologies. SDI is also the only organization that requires the use of a modern diving computer during the training from the very beginning. The curriculum for SDI programs is designed to take participants from beginner to instructor level. Divers who have progressed through the SDI recreational program are then prepared to advance in technical diving programs.

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SDI OPEN WATER SCUBA DIVER

In the initial SDI OWD course, the diver acquires the necessary knowledge of aquatic environments, physics and physiology and learns basic diving skills, uses diving equipment, dive planning and basic rescue techniques and emergency procedures.

Conditions for participation: 18 years (15 years with parental consent).

Course duration: 20 hours.

After successful completion of the program, students can perform controlled dives in the conditions and environments they experienced in the course and continue their diving journey by enrolling in more advanced programs such as SDI Advanced Adventure Diver, SDI Advanced Diver, etc.

SDI ADVANCED ADVENTURE DIVER

The course is intended for certified SDI OWD divers who want to upgrade their knowledge and progress to more advanced programs. The course takes basic knowledge from five different specialties, the foundation of which is SDI Deep Diver and SDI Navigation Diver, and the other three are chosen by the student (Advanced Buoyancy Control, Altitude Diver, Boat Diver, Computer Nitrox Diver, Drift Diver, Marine Ecosystem Awareness,..). To complete the course it is necessary to do one dive for each selected specialty. The review of basic skills does not mean that the student receives 6 certificates upon completion but only one.

Conditions for participation: SDI OWD or equivalent + 18 years (SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver + 10 years, with parental consent).

After successful completion, the student is allowed to enroll in the Rescue Diver program or specialty programs.

SDI ADVANCED DIVER

The course is intended for certified SDI OWD and SDI AAD divers who want to upgrade their knowledge, improve and acquire new skills and enter more advanced programs. Your instructor will guide you through four selected specialties of the SDI development program and after 25 dives you will receive an SDI Advanced Diver certificate and a certificate for four selected specialties.

Conditions for participation: SDI OWD or equivalent + 18 years (SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver + 10 years, with parental consent).

After successful completion, the student is allowed to enroll in the Rescue Diver program.

SPECIALITY DIVER

Additional training related to a specific type of recreational diving. The condition for participation in the trainings is the successful completion of the SDI Open Water Diver introductory course. Students can choose from the following specialties:

Nitrox Diver

Wreck Diver

Deep Diver

Dry Suit Diver

Underwater Navigation Diver

Underwater Photography / Video Diver

Sidemount Diver

DPV Diver

Search and Recovery Diver

CPROX 1st AED

Full Face Mask Diver

Night / Limited Visibility Diver and others.

RESCUE DIVER

The course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills needed to effectively rescue divers and first aid in the event of an emergency. You will learn skills such as self-rescue, rescuing a fellow diver, recognizing and helping panicky divers, providing first aid, searching for the missing and so on.

Conditions for participation: SDI AD or OWD with 40 dives or equivalent + resuscitation, first aid and oxygen provider course + 18 years (15 years with parental consent).

After successful completion, the student is allowed to enroll in the SDI Master Diver and SDI Divemaster program.

SDI MASTER SCUBA DIVER

The highest license of recreational diving with autonomous equipment.

Conditions for participation: completed programs SDI AD and RD or equivalent and 50 dives.

SDI DIVEMASTER

The first professional level or professional license for recreational diving. The SDI Divemaster is a diver guide who can lead a group of already trained divers on a dive or assist the Instructor.

Conditions for participation: 18 years + SDI AD or equivalent + SDI RD or equivalent + renewed first aid, resuscitation and oxygen providing course + 40 dives.

After successful completion, the student is allowed to enroll in the SDI Assistant Instructor or SDI Instructor.

SDI INSTRUCTOR

The course consists of two parts:

  1. IDC – diver prepares for instructor work
  2. IEC – theoretical and practical test for a diving instructor

Conditions for participation: 18 years + 100 dives + 6 months certified diver + SDI Divemaster or Assistant Instructor or equivalent + renewed first aid, resuscitation and oxygen providing course.

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