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Start diving the world in 3 easy steps

SDI makes it possible for you to complete all of the academic  requirements for your entry-level scuba diver certification online. You  can get started right now and, when you are done, you will then complete  your in-water skill-development sessions and final open-water training  dives at a local SDI Dive Center close to home, or at a popular vacation  destination. It’s that simple! Now, go dive the world with your SDI  certification.

SDI Couses

Scuba Discovery Program


  For those who want to test the waters and try scuba this is the  course for you! The SDI Scuba Discovery Program gives you a glimpse of  what you can expect to experience in the underwater world as well as  what you could expect to learn in the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver  course.During this experience program, you will go through the basic  safety procedures for enjoyable scuba diving under the watchful eye of  an active SDI Instructor. You will learn skills such as equalizing your  ears, buddy checks, basic buoyancy control, underwater communication,  and more. You will also be given an introduction to basic scuba  equipment followed by an underwater tour in the local pool or marine  environment.

Open Water Scuba Diver


 Getting  SCUBA certified is now easier than ever.  We can complete the entire  class and pool all in one weekend.  If a busy schedule has  kept you  form diving then here is your chance. Call to sign up in  advance  because spaces fill fast.Open Water Scuba Diver course is an   entry-level certification course designed to give you the necessary   skills to safely conduct open water dives.  Some of the many skills you   will learn include buoyancy, proper weighting, marine conservation,   equipment assembly, proper dive planning, and maintenance. The course   covers all the basic knowledge about equipment, physiology and the   marine environment while training students to perform basic skills   underwater.  This course is the key to start exploring dive destinations  around the globe or just in your backyard.  When you sign up you will   be given an online code to start your learning process.  Call and start   your class today. 

SDI Advanced Adventure Diver



If you’ve taken your Open Water Scuba Diver course and are now ready  to expand your knowledge but would like to see what is out there first,  then the SDI Advanced Adventure Diver course is for you! The SDI  Advanced Adventure course will give you an overview of five different  SDI specialties. Two of the required specialties are the Deep Diver and  Navigation Diver specialties which are the foundation of continuing  diver education. The remaining specialty dives you can opt for include:

  • Advanced Buoyancy Control
  • Altitude Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Computer Nitrox Diver
  • Drift Diver
  • Marine Ecosystem Awareness
  • Many more!

Advanced Diver Development Program 4 specialty's required


 The SDI Advanced Scuba Diver Development Program was created to make  truly “Advanced Divers.”  During the course your Instructor will take  you through four complete SDI, TDI, or ERDI specialty courses (for  example; Deep, Navigation, Photo, Video, Intro to Tech, Tender, etc.)  covering all the skills and subjects, so that by the end you will feel  comfortable to conduct dives of a similar nature.  

   Once you have logged your 25th dive (these can include any and  all training dives), visit your local SDI facility with your logbook and   verification of completing four SDI, TDI, and ERDI specialties and you  will be awarded the SDI Advanced Scuba Diver certification.  

   By earning the SDI Advanced Scuba Diver certification you will  have increased abilities and comfort in the water and be ready for the  next step, SDI Rescue Diver.

Rescue Diver Course


 Class includes DAN DEMP and  SDI Rescue Diver Course This is a advanced rescue class designed to develop the knowledge and  necessary skills to effectively perform diver and surface  rescues and assist and  administer the necessary first aid in the event of an emergency. You  will learn skills such as how to perform self rescues, buddy rescues,  recognize and calm potential panic divers, administer proper first aid  to divers that have experienced dive related injuries, conduct effective  search patterns and manage accident scenes. 

After the SDI Rescue Diver Course you can enroll in the SDI Master  Scuba Diver Development Program or start in the professional ranks and  sign up for the SDI Divemaster Course.

SDI Dive Master


 The SDI Divemaster Course is the first professional level certification.   During the course you will learn how to work with divers, lead  certified divers, and act as a dive guide showing divers underwater dive  sites and the marine life that inhabits those dives sites. You will  increase your knowledge about physics and physiology as well as increase  your proficiency with your scuba and snorkeling skills. 

SDI Inactive Diver/Refresher



The  SDI Inactive Diver/Refresher Program is designed to update and review  the knowledge and skill level of an inactive diver. SDI encourages the  use of this program for instructors, assistant instructors, divemasters,  and resorts or dive facilities that have questions regarding the diving  history of an individual. This program can also be used as a catalyst  for continuing education programs.

Who this course is for:

The  certified diver who has been inactive for a period of time and wishes  to review the scuba skills and academic information before starting to  dive again. 

SDI Advanced Buoyancy Diver



his course is more in depth than the buoyancy course, in the advanced course it is recommended the student owns their own gear. This course will take the student into multiple environments/depths and teach you how to hold position while completing tasks.

Introducing a diver to the benefits of controlling his buoyancy usually has a great positive effect, an effect that will enhance the diver’s sense of enjoyment and feeling of accomplishment. This specialty is designed to increase the open water diver’s understanding of the factors that influence buoyancy, and to train the diver how to use the means available to him as methods for controlling his buoyancy. The added benefits to the marine and freshwater environments, cannot be overstated; as well as a diver that has better control of himself in conjunction with his environment.

Underwater Photography/Video


 Making a dive and seeing wonders of the aquatic environment can only be topped by taking pictures of it to share with friends and family. The SDI Underwater Photography course allows you to experience some of the special considerations of underwater photography, with a discussion of many areas of interest to the photographer. Your SDI Instructor will assist you in selecting a camera, good buoyancy techniques, lighting, and framing of the perfect shot. Whether you want to use film or digital this course and your SDI Instructor will teach you what you need to know. As this is a specialty course scheduling is available upon request mainly on Tuesdays and every other Saturday. Please call for more information about the course and class dates. 

Night/ Limited Visibility


 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 the SDI Night & Limited Visibility Diver course is to acquaint the Open Water Scuba Diver with the procedures, techniques, and potential hazards associated with diving at night or in limited visibility. By becoming familiar with the use of dive lights and night diving techniques such as navigation. We will further explore our compass o better navigate using triangle or box method. This 1 night course will be held in the classroom and we will schedule the dives that accompany this class that night. 

SDI Wreck Course


 Wreck diving can be one of the most exciting aspects of sport diving,  however every effort must be made to maximize safe diving techniques.  The SDI Wreck Diver Course will discuss the equipment and techniques  commonly employed while wreck diving. This course may be taught as a  non-penetration, 2 dives required, or as a limited-penetration course,  requiring 3 dives. Limited-penetration is defined as a swim through or  within the ambient light of entry point. 

Sidemount certification


 As equipment changes make diving easier, they are incorporated into  diving. One of those changes has been sidemount cylinders. Sidemount  cylinder use has exploded on the scuba diving scene.  This course is  designed to teach certified divers how to safely utilize side-mounted  primary cylinders as an alternative to the traditional back-mounted  configuration. The course is strictly non-decompression with a maximum  depth limit of 40 metres/130 feet, or within the limit of the student’s  current certification, whichever is shallower
Class includes one night class room, one pool session and two open water dives 

SDI Computer Nitrox


 Nitrox is a breathing gas that has a lot of benefits for both new and  experienced divers. This course will cover the use of nitrox mixtures  from 22 to 40 percent oxygen. 

SDI Deep Diver Course


 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. 

SDI Underwater Navigation



Divers are intensely fascinated by navigation… It allows them to make  their way back to a special spot discovered on an earlier dive. They  use the tricks and techniques of navigation to find an ideal exit point  at the end of a dive without the need for an uncomfortable surface  swim.Your SDI Underwater Navigation Specialty course will help you  overcome the obstacles inherent to finding your way underwater. You will  learn how easy and simple navigation can be and how it will help you  both above and below the surface. During this course, you will review  natural aids such as sand ripples or reef formations, which can  accurately predict your route. 

SDI Dry Suit Diver


 The 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 – they just happen to be a  little colder! Dry suits are also used in tropical water during the  cooler months.This course allows the student to develop the knowledge  and skills to properly use a dry suit. It will discuss the types of dry  suits, accessories, maintenance and how to make basic repairs. 

SDI Solo Diver



At one point or another, many divers have found themselves alone  during a dive, whether it was intentional or not. SDI’s Solo Diving is  the practice of self reliant scuba diving without a “dive buddy.”Solo  diving, once considered technical diving and discouraged by most  certification agencies, is now seen by many experienced divers and some  certification agencies as an acceptable practice for those divers  suitably trained and experienced. Rather than relying on the traditional  buddy diving safety system, solo divers should be skilled in  self-sufficiency and willing to take responsibility for their own safety  while diving.

SDI Assistant Instructor


 The SDI Assistant Instructor Course is designed to build on the SDI  Divemaster Program by gaining practical teaching experience, learning to  prepare lesson plans, and give academic presentations. You will work  with an instructor to gain experience teaching before moving on to the  SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor level. Once you complete the  Specialty Instructor training with a qualified SDI Instructor Trainer,  you can become qualified to teach several SDI Specialty Diver courses.