Recreational Dive Courses
Start Learning to Dive Today Saguaro Scuba & SDI make it possible for you to complete all of the academic requirements for your entry-level diver certification on line. You can get started right now and, when you are done, complete your in-water skill-development sessions and final open-water training dives with Saguaro Scuba, your local Independent Instructor or at an SDI Dive Center close to home.
SDI Advanced Adventure Course: After a few dives many new Open Water divers wonder where to go next. Do they want to start wreck diving? Should they try diving in a dry suit to extend their diving season? Maybe they want to improve their navigation skills? No matter the path they choose, specific specialty courses offered by Saguaro Scuba or your local Independent instructor are great opportunities to improve diving skills while having a great time. Yet few divers know which specialty to try first. The Advanced Adventure specialty is the perfect solution.
SDI Rescue Diver Course: The ability and confidence to provide aid and assistance to another person is the true measure of a qualified rescue diver. There are an almost infinite number of scenarios that can require a practiced response to help another diver in trouble. Diving is conducted in a variety of settings, each with their own specific situations.
Professional Level Courses
SDI Dive Master Course: This course details the overall body of knowledge and skills that the candidate seeking professional certification as an SDI Divemaster or TDI Technical Divemaster is expected to have a firm understanding of. This course is the eLearning based portion of becoming a divemaster, however there is obviously a significant commitment which must be made by the candidate to complete all aspects of this course and become a dive professional.
SDI Assistant Instructor Course: Earning the SDI Assistant Instructor rating is one of the most important steps along the way within an SDI, TDI and/or ERDI Dive Leaders career, as it is where you will learn how to successfully assist an SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor in the training of new divers and how to train seasoned divers in certain arenas. This course has been meticulously crafted to help further your knowledge and experience with regard to the theories and techniques involved in teaching scuba diving as a whole. In this course you will have the opportunity to delve into how and why people learn; common barriers associated with learning and ways to overcome those barriers; the SDI Teaching Philosophy and why it works; risk management and how it applies to being a dive leader; and new ways to successfully market and sell scuba.
SDI Instructor Course: Builds on the foundation established via the SDI Divemaster course and the candidates experience. Among other things, this course examines successful teaching techniques, how to implement them and how different age groups and personalities successfully learn. In addition, candidates will be given the opportunity to hone their general diving knowledge and perfect their techniques. Earning the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor (OWSDI) rating is one of the most important steps of an SDI, TDI and/or ERDI Dive Instructors career, as it is where you will learn to successfully train new and seasoned divers alike.
SDI Computer Nitrox Course: Traditionally, becoming a Nitrox Diver required long hours in the classroom, learning how to work obscure formulas and use complex dive tables. No more. Through the SDI on-line training program, you can complete most of the required academic study in the comfort and convenience of your home or office. And, as with all SDI programs, you will learn to dive Nitrox the modern way, using Nitrox-programmable dive computers instead of arcane formulas and complicated tables.
SDI Deep Diver Course: The old-school way to earn Deep Diver specialty rating involved long hours in the classroom, pouring over books and charts and complex tables. No more. Through the SDI on-line training program, you can complete most of the required academic study online in the comfort and convenience of your home or office. And, as with all SDI programs, you will dive deep the modern way, using personal dive computers and modern techniques and you will earn your new rating by diving and having fun with Saguaro Scuba.
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. 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 can safely enjoy night diving.
SDI Underwater Navigation Course: You would like to learn more about diving but simply dont have the time to sit in a classroom for hours working through course work? Saguaro Scuba & SDI have the answer with an on-line training program. Now you can complete most of the required academic study online in the comfort and convenience of your home or office. And, as with all SDI programs, you can learn about underwater navigation using modern techniques and you will earn your new rating by diving and having fun with Saguaro Scuba or your local Independant SDI instructor.
SDI Wreck Diver Course: You would like to learn more about diving but simply don’t have the time to sit in a classroom for hours working through course work? Saguaro Scuba & SDI have the answer with an on-line training program. Now you can complete most of the required academic study online in the comfort and convenience of your home or office. And, as with all SDI programs, you can learn about wreck diving using modern techniques and you will earn your new rating by diving and having fun with Saguaro Scuba or your local Independent SDI instructor.
SDI Dry Suit Diver Course: will open up a whole new world of diving to you. Many of the diving environments around the world are better experienced in a dry suit. Why? These areas have an abundance of marine life waiting to be seen and photographed but they just happen to be a little cold.
SDI Solo Diver Course: One of SDI’s most popular courses, the solo diver program teaches experienced recreational divers how to safely dive independently of a dive buddy or strengthen your buddy team skills. The course stresses on proper dive planning, personal limitations, accident prevention as well as the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for diving solo. You will also learn the additional equipment that is required for solo diving including its proper usage and assembly. This is the perfect course for underwater photographers and underwater videographers.
SDI VIP Inspector Course: International Training Visual Inspection Procedures Become a high-pressure cylinder inspector today! The International Training Visual Inspection Procedures eLearning program allows a VIP Inspector candidate to complete much of the academic requirements of the course at their own pace and on their own time. This is the first step for an individual who wishes to learn the skills necessary to complete visual inspections on high-pressure cylinders in compliance with OSHA regulations.