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SDI Divemaster

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.

Who this course is for:

  • The advanced diver interested in working in the dive industry as a professional dive guide or moving on to become an instructor

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18
  • Certified SDI Advanced Diver or equivalent.
  • must have verifiable experience in
    • Deep Diving
    • Navigation
    • Night and Limited Visibility
  • Certified SDI Rescue Diver or equivalent
  • Provide proof of current CPR, first aid and oxygen provider
  • Provided proof of at least 40 logged dives

What you can expect to learn:

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

  • SDI standards and procedures
  • History of SDI
  • Code of ethics and professionalism of an SDI Divemaster
  • Products and procedures
    • How to place an order
    • Yearly renewals
  • Liability and insurance
    • Risk management
    • Waivers and releases
    • Filling out an accident report
  • Knowledge Development
    • Equipment
    • Physics and physiology of diving
    • Medical problems related to diving
    • Use of dive computers and tables
    • Diving environment
    • Dive planning and dive management control
    • Problem solving
    • Underwater and surface communications
    • Diver assistance
    • Avoiding out of air and emergency situations
    • Recommended safe diving practices
    • Boat diving procedures
    • Shore/beach diving procedures
    • Night diving procedures
    • Accident management
    • Emergency procedures
  • Leadership development
    • Planning group dives
    • Divemaster check lists and logs

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

  • 800 meter swim with mask, snorkel, and fins non-stop without the use of arms in less than 17 minutes
  • 400 meter swim on the surface, non-stop, any stroke, without the use of swimming aids, in less than 10 minutes; swim goggles permitted
  • Scuba skills – minimum equipment: all equipment required for a SDI Dive Leader
    • In water, transport another diver in full scuba equipment at a quick pace for 4 minutes
    • Demonstrate a complete rescue scenario satisfactorily
    • Perform underwater skills with and without a mask
    • Swim on the surface, in full scuba equipment, using the snorkel, 100 metres
  • Bring a diver, simulating unconsciousness, up from depth, not greater than 6 metres/20 feet; at the surface swim them 100 metres in less than 4 minutes
  • Confined water skills:
    • Preparation and planning
    • Briefing and debriefing
    • Group control
    • Problem recognition and solving
    • Diving equipment assembly and disassembly
    • Equipment inspection
    • Entries/exits
    • Proper weighting and buoyancy control
    • Snorkel and regulator clearing
    • Regulator recovery
    • Controlled descents and ascents
    • Underwater swimming
    • Mask clearing
    • Buddy system techniques
    • Weight system removal and replacement
    • Out-of-air emergency alternatives
    • Equipment care and maintenance

What’s in it for you?

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may:

  • Assist an active SDI Instructor during approved diving courses provided the activities are similar to the graduate’s prior training
  • Supervise and conduct dives for certified divers, provided the activities are similar to the graduate’s prior experience and training

SDI Divemaster Diver minimum requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the SDI Divemaster written examination, or online version with a minimum score of 80 percent and 100 percent remediation
  • Complete all water requirements
  • Demonstrate to an active SDI Instructor the ability to solve in-water and out-of-water diver problems
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
  • Operate as a Divemaster in a wide variety of environments

The SDI Divemaster Course with with Motor City Scuba includes:

  • SDI Divemaster Course
  • ITI Fill Station Operator Course
  • FRTI Adult and Child Emergency Care and Oxygen Emergency Administrator
  Start Date End Date Max. Places   Price    
29 Apr 2019 09 Jun 2019 6 US$ 749.95

Classroom - Orientation
Mon 29 Apr 2019
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool Session 1
Mon 29 Apr 2019
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Classroom Session 2
Mon 06 May 2019
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool Session 2
Mon 06 May 2019
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Classroom - FSO
Sat 11 May 2019
10:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Pool Session 5
Sun 12 May 2019
10:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Classroom Session 5
Sun 12 May 2019
01:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Classroom Session 3
Mon 13 May 2019
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool Session 3
Mon 13 May 2019
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Classroom Session 4
Mon 20 May 2019
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool Session 4
Mon 20 May 2019
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
OW Dive 1
Sat 25 May 2019
09:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
OW Dive 2
Sat 25 May 2019
12:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Classroom Session 6
Mon 03 Jun 2019
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
OW Dive 3
Sat 08 Jun 2019
09:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
OW Dive 4
Sat 08 Jun 2019
12:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
OW Dive 5
Sun 09 Jun 2019
09:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
OW Dive 6
Sun 09 Jun 2019
12:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Instructor(s): Michael Poggione,

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