SDI Deep Diver

SDI Deep Diver

SDI’s Deep Diver Course is a must for any diver wishing to explore a little more, go a little deeper, and learn the risks and benefits associated with deep diving. Many interesting sights lay just beyond open water diver training limits such as: beautiful wall dives, shipwrecks, and critters that don’t come into the shallows.The purpose of this course is to provide the necessary training to plan and execute dives that are beyond the depth range 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. By the end of the course your knowledge, awareness, and comfort level with deep diving activities will have increased.

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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.
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What you can expect to learn:

How to plan and execute dives that are outside the range of depths that are experienced during an SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course, and more!

Topics from the SDI Deep Diver course include:

  • History of dive tables and computers
  • Equipment needed for deep diving
  • Physics and physiology of deep diving
  • Emergency procedures for deep diving and first aid

Some of the in-water skills you will complete include:

  • Open Water Dive 1
    • Test and check all equipment, i.e. depth gauges, bottom timers/watches and computers
    • Familiarization with area
    • Descend to planned depth and do not exceed any pre-planned limits
    • Dive according to plan at a depth limited to 30 metres/100 feet for first dive
    • Ascend to safety stop
  • Open Water Dive 2
    • Monitor depth/time/air consumption, figure all times on slate
    • Descend to planned depth and do not exceed any pre-planned limits
    • Execute a simulated emergency that is to be assigned underwater by the instructor
    • Dive according to plan at a depth limited to 40 metres/130 feet
    • Ascend to safety stop

What’s in it for you?

You will receive the necessary training that will allow you to venture beyond 18 metres/60 feet and to a maximum depth of 40 metres/130 feet.

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Course Prerequisites:

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

ELearning Course Code: $69

Training Dives: $80

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Saguaro Training Calendar (for Arizona based divers)

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What’s next after completing your Deep course?

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

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The SDI Deep Diver minimum requirements:

Students are required to successfully complete the following:

  • Satisfactorily complete the SDI Deep Diver 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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