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SDI SHORE AND BEACH DIVER

The purpose of this course is to acquaint a diver with the necessary procedures and knowledge to safely dive from shore. The focus of this specialty must be on how to handle different types of surf and shore conditions. Many great dive sites are accessible form the shore and do not require the use of a boat but do require some basic techniques and information how to execute the dives safely.

Who this course is for:
  • The certified diver looking for more information to perform dives proficiently from the shore/beach, great course for local divers that want to get a better handle on diving the local lakes and quarries.

Course prerequisites:

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

What you can expect to learn:

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

  • Dive planning
    • Map of shore
    • Compass review
    • Navigation
  • Emergency procedures
    • Surface emergencies, no scuba
    • Scuba emergencies
    • Rescue procedures
    • Review of lifesaving skills
  • Shore diving procedures
    • Set-up
    • Navigation aids
    • Land marks
    • Site assessment
    • Special procedures.
  • Diving procedures
    • Use of the dive flag
    • Float handling and line attachment
    • Buddy procedures

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

  • Site selection
  • Dive planning
  • Assess current site conditions and potential changes
  • Navigation review
  • Surf procedure practice
  • Descend
  • Compass check and underwater compass use
  • Natural navigation check and underwater use of natural navigation techniques
  • Float control
  • Ascend
  • Return to beach
  • Exit

What’s in it for you?

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in diving activities without direct supervision of the SDI Instructor* so long as the following limits are adhered to:

  • The diving activities approximate those of training
  • The areas of activities approximate those of training
  • Environmental conditions approximate those of training

*Note: Junior divers (ages 10-14) must participate in Shore and Beach diving activities with a parent, guardian, or dive professional.

Also, the SDI Shore and Beach Diver certification counts towards a single specialty rating to achieve the SDI Advanced Diver Development Program.

SDI Shore and Beach Diver minimum requirements:

  • Complete all open water requirements efficiently
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
  Start Date End Date Max. Places   Price    
06 Jun 2019 13 Jun 2019 4 US$ 139.00

Scuba IQ Review
Sun 21 Apr 2019 to Thu 06 Jun 2019
03:51 AM
Motor City Scuba
Dive 1
Thu 06 Jun 2019
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
Dive 2
Thu 13 Jun 2019
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area

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20 Jun 2019 27 Jun 2019 4 US$ 139.00

Scuba IQ Review
Sun 21 Apr 2019 to Thu 20 Jun 2019
03:51 AM
Motor City Scuba
Dive 1
Thu 20 Jun 2019
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
Dive 2
Thu 27 Jun 2019
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area

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04 Jul 2019 11 Jul 2019 4 US$ 139.00

Scuba IQ Review
Sun 21 Apr 2019 to Thu 04 Jul 2019
03:51 AM
Motor City Scuba
Dive 1
Thu 04 Jul 2019
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
Dive 2
Thu 11 Jul 2019
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area

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18 Jul 2019 25 Jul 2019 4 US$ 139.00

Scuba IQ Review
Sun 21 Apr 2019 to Thu 18 Jul 2019
03:51 AM
Motor City Scuba
Dive 1
Thu 18 Jul 2019
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
Dive 2
Thu 25 Jul 2019
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area

Thursday Evening Dives

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01 Aug 2019 08 Aug 2019 4 US$ 139.00

Scuba IQ Review
Sun 21 Apr 2019 to Thu 01 Aug 2019
03:51 AM
Motor City Scuba
Dive 1
Thu 01 Aug 2019
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
Dive 2
Thu 08 Aug 2019
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area

Thursday Evening Dives

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15 Aug 2019 22 Aug 2019 4 US$ 139.00

Scuba IQ Review
Sun 21 Apr 2019 to Thu 15 Aug 2019
03:51 AM
Motor City Scuba
Dive 1
Thu 15 Aug 2019
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
Dive 2
Thu 22 Aug 2019
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area

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29 Aug 2019 05 Sep 2019 4 US$ 139.00

Scuba IQ Review
Sun 21 Apr 2019 to Thu 29 Aug 2019
03:51 AM
Motor City Scuba
Dive 1
Thu 29 Aug 2019
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
Dive 2
Thu 05 Sep 2019
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area

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12 Sep 2019 19 Sep 2019 4 US$ 139.00

Scuba IQ Review
Sun 21 Apr 2019 to Thu 12 Sep 2019
03:51 AM
Motor City Scuba
Dive 1
Thu 12 Sep 2019
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
Dive 2
Thu 19 Sep 2019
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area

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