SDI Computer & Deep Diver

The SDI Computer Diver Course is designed to expand a diver’s knowledge in the use of their personal dive computer (PDC) and is primarily intended for divers who are certified with agencies using traditional dive tables for planning, rather than PDC’s throughout training.

Course Cost: $150.00

 Getting Certified Is a Two Step Process

  • Step 1  is to acquire all of the important academic information every certified diver must know. Traditionally, it required attending several hours of formal classroom training. Now, through on-line training, you can complete this phase through self-study, at your own pace, in the convenience of your home or office.
  • Step 2  is complete open-water training dives under the supervision of your SDI Instructor. Here you will apply what you have learned during your academic and skill-development sessions, while learning practical lessons that can only be gained through real-world experience in open water.

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Computer Diver course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • Computers vs. tables
    • History of tables
    • Computers advantages
    • Different decompression models
  • Decompression sickness
    • Cause
    • Signs and symptoms
    • Treatment
    • First aid
    • Prevention
  • Types of diving computers
    • Air integrated
    • Non-air integrated
    • Features
  • How dive computers work
    • Decompression information in permanent memory
    • Pressure transducer reads ambient pressure
    • Internal clock records lapsed dive or surface time, updates frequently, usually every 3 seconds
    • Information is calculated in the computer microprocessor during each update
    • Information is displayed on screen
    • User is responsible for interpreting information
  • Use of dive computers
    • Always read manual first
    • Start-up procedures
    • Operating instructions
    • Ascent rates
    • Other information
  • Definitions
    • Dive time:
      Elapsed time from beginning of descent until final surfacing at end of dive
    • Time remaining:
      Available time, according to computer program, that diver may remain at current depth without incurring mandatory decompression; increases as depth decreases
  • Planning Multi-Level Repetitive Dives
    • Dive planning mode
    • First dive or repetitive dive
  • Only One Diver per Computer
    • Very unsafe practice for two divers to attempt to monitor dive profiles with one computer
  • Emergency Procedures
    • Decompression
    • Omitted decompression
    • Ascent rates
    • Computers varying ascent rates determined by the manufacture
    • Computer failure

Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:

  • Diver must prepare a suitable multi-level profile for training dives
  • The diver is to monitor depth, buoyancy control, and air supply during the dives. For example, if the dive is projected for 21 metres/70 feet maximum depth; the diver must then monitor his depth and not exceed the planned maximum depth
  • Execute a safety stop must be included at the end of each dive
  • After completing the 2 dives the divers must download their computers if they have the capability
  • Instructors must review this information with the students

march 2019

13mar6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

april 2019

10apr6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

20aprAll Day27Grand Cayman Group Trip

may 2019

08may6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

june 2019

01junAll Day08Bonaire Group Trip

12jun6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

july 2019

10jul6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

august 2019

03augAll Day10Roatan Group Trip

14aug6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

24augAll Day31Cozumel Group Trip

september 2019

11sep6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

october 2019

05octAll Day12Costa Rica Group Trip

09oct6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

november 2019

13nov6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

december 2019

11dec6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

january 2020

08jan6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

february 2020

12feb6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

Course Prerequisites:

  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Diver, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent

What’s next after completing your Computer/Deep Course

You can continue your diving education by advancing to an SDI Rescue Diver or by checking out some of the other specialties or courses on our SDI Course Map.

SDI Computer Diver minimum requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the SDI Deep and Dive Computer Knowledge Quests with a passing score of 80%, followed by 100% remediation by the Instructor
  • Complete all open water requirements efficiently
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
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Costs

Course Cost: $150.00

How Does It Work

 Getting Certified Is a Two Step Process

  • Step 1  is to acquire all of the important academic information every certified diver must know. Traditionally, it required attending several hours of formal classroom training. Now, through on-line training, you can complete this phase through self-study, at your own pace, in the convenience of your home or office.
  • Step 2  is complete open-water training dives under the supervision of your SDI Instructor. Here you will apply what you have learned during your academic and skill-development sessions, while learning practical lessons that can only be gained through real-world experience in open water.
What Does It Cover

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Computer Diver course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • Computers vs. tables
    • History of tables
    • Computers advantages
    • Different decompression models
  • Decompression sickness
    • Cause
    • Signs and symptoms
    • Treatment
    • First aid
    • Prevention
  • Types of diving computers
    • Air integrated
    • Non-air integrated
    • Features
  • How dive computers work
    • Decompression information in permanent memory
    • Pressure transducer reads ambient pressure
    • Internal clock records lapsed dive or surface time, updates frequently, usually every 3 seconds
    • Information is calculated in the computer microprocessor during each update
    • Information is displayed on screen
    • User is responsible for interpreting information
  • Use of dive computers
    • Always read manual first
    • Start-up procedures
    • Operating instructions
    • Ascent rates
    • Other information
  • Definitions
    • Dive time:
      Elapsed time from beginning of descent until final surfacing at end of dive
    • Time remaining:
      Available time, according to computer program, that diver may remain at current depth without incurring mandatory decompression; increases as depth decreases
  • Planning Multi-Level Repetitive Dives
    • Dive planning mode
    • First dive or repetitive dive
  • Only One Diver per Computer
    • Very unsafe practice for two divers to attempt to monitor dive profiles with one computer
  • Emergency Procedures
    • Decompression
    • Omitted decompression
    • Ascent rates
    • Computers varying ascent rates determined by the manufacture
    • Computer failure

Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:

  • Diver must prepare a suitable multi-level profile for training dives
  • The diver is to monitor depth, buoyancy control, and air supply during the dives. For example, if the dive is projected for 21 metres/70 feet maximum depth; the diver must then monitor his depth and not exceed the planned maximum depth
  • Execute a safety stop must be included at the end of each dive
  • After completing the 2 dives the divers must download their computers if they have the capability
  • Instructors must review this information with the students

Calendar

march 2019

13mar6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

april 2019

10apr6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

20aprAll Day27Grand Cayman Group Trip

may 2019

08may6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

june 2019

01junAll Day08Bonaire Group Trip

12jun6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

july 2019

10jul6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

august 2019

03augAll Day10Roatan Group Trip

14aug6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

24augAll Day31Cozumel Group Trip

september 2019

11sep6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

october 2019

05octAll Day12Costa Rica Group Trip

09oct6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

november 2019

13nov6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

december 2019

11dec6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

january 2020

08jan6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

february 2020

12feb6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

Prerequisites

Course Prerequisites:

  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Diver, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent
Whats Next

What’s next after completing your Computer/Deep Course

You can continue your diving education by advancing to an SDI Rescue Diver or by checking out some of the other specialties or courses on our SDI Course Map.

What Else

SDI Computer Diver minimum requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the SDI Deep and Dive Computer Knowledge Quests with a passing score of 80%, followed by 100% remediation by the Instructor
  • Complete all open water requirements efficiently
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution

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