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SDI SOLO DIVER Sometimes You Just Want To Be Alone With The Fishes

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.

Being one of SDI’s most popular courses, the Solo Diver course stresses proper dive planning, personal limitations, and accident prevention, as well as the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for diving solo. You will also learn the additional equipment that is required for solo diving including its proper usage and assembly. This is the perfect course for underwater photography and underwater video divers as well as those diving with their children or buddies that may not very experienced in scuba diving.

Who this course is for:

The certified SDI Advanced Diver (or equivalent) who is interested in learning how to dive independent of a dive buddy, or looking to strengthen your buddy team diving skills.

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 21
  • Certified SDI Advanced Diver or equivalent
  • Provide proof of 100 logged dives

What you can expect to learn:

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

  • Why solo dive?
  • History of buddy diving
  • Pros and cons of buddy diving and solo diving
  • Legal liability assumed by buddy diving
  • How to use the SDI Solo Diving waiver and release
  • Who must solo dive?
  • The solo diving mentality
  • When not to solo dive
  • Equipment for solo diving
  • Planning and conducting a solo dive
  • Navigation
  • Management of solo diving emergencies
  • Review the SDI Solo Diver Liability Release and Express Assumption of Risk Agreement Form

Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include all of the following and more:

  • 200 metres/600 feet surface swim in full scuba equipment, configured for local diving conditions; must be non-stop and performed in an open water environment
  • Demonstrate adequate pre-dive planning
  • Plan dive limits based on personal air consumption rate
  • Plan exact dive
  • Properly execute the planned dive within all predetermined limits
  • Equipment configuration appropriate for solo diving
  • Proper descent/ascent rates
  • Proper safety stop procedures
  • Monitoring of decompression status equipment; tables, computers, equipment, etc.
  • Navigation skills – demonstrate proficiency of navigation with compass
  • Demonstrate emergency change over to redundant air supply (not to exceed 30 metres/100 feet)
  • Deploy surface marker buoy (SMB)
  • Use of audible signaling device

What’s in it for you?

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in solo diving activities without direct supervision of the SDI Instructor as 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

The SDI Solo Diver certification counts towards a single specialty rating to complete the SDI Advanced Diver Development program or SDI Master Scuba Diver Development program.

  Start Date Course Location End Date Max. Places   Price    
14 Dec 2018 OW-CW 12/14/2018 Farmington Y Motor City Scuba - Classroom 16 Dec 2018 8 US$ 349.00

Orientation and Equipment Assembly
Fri 14 Dec 2018
18:00
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Swim Tests
Fri 14 Dec 2018
20:00
30 minutes
Farmington Y
Classroom Session
Sat 15 Dec 2018
10:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 15 Dec 2018
14:30
90 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 3
Sat 15 Dec 2018
15:15
60 minutes
Farmington Y
Classroom Session
Sun 16 Dec 2018
10:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 1
Sun 16 Dec 2018
13:00
90 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 16 Dec 2018
13:00
45 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 16 Dec 2018
14:00
45 minutes
Farmington Y
Exam / Quick Review
Sun 16 Dec 2018
16:00
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Instructor(s): Scott SuryanTimothy Schmieding

Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Pool and Online study.

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15 Dec 2018 ABC 12/15/2018 Farmington Y Motor City Scuba 15 Dec 2018 2 US$ 139.00

Scuba IQ Review
Sat 15 Dec 2018
12:00
30 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Dive 1
Sat 15 Dec 2018
13:00
-780 minutes
Farmington Y
Dive 2
Sat 15 Dec 2018
14:30
-870 minutes
Farmington Y
Instructor(s): Scott SuryanTimothy SchmiedingAndy Mazzara

Pool Course

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15 Dec 2018 FRTIInst 12/15/2018 15 Dec 2018 8 -

Oreintation
Sat 15 Dec 2018
13:00
30 minutes
Theory
Sat 15 Dec 2018
13:30
30 minutes
Practical Application
Sat 15 Dec 2018
14:00
60 minutes
Instructor(s): Scott SuryanTimothy SchmiedingAndy MazzaraMichael Poggione

SDI Crossover - GAP Program

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16 Dec 2018 SR 12/16/2018 Farmington Y 16 Dec 2018 3 US$ 139.00

Confined Water 1
Sun 16 Dec 2018
12:00
04 hours 00 minutes
Farmington Y
Instructor(s): Scott SuryanTimothy SchmiedingAndy MazzaraMichael Poggione

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19 Dec 2018 SDIEQUI 12/19/2018 Motor City Scuba - Back Room Motor City Scuba - Classroom 19 Dec 2018 8 US$ 139.00

Classroom Session
Wed 19 Dec 2018
18:00
30 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Workshop
Wed 19 Dec 2018
18:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Back Room
Exam
Wed 19 Dec 2018
21:30
30 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Instructor(s): Scott SuryanTimothy SchmiedingAndy MazzaraMichael Poggione

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11 Jan 2019 OW-CW 1/11/2019 Livonia Y Motor City Scuba - Classroom 13 Jan 2019 4 US$ 349.00

Orientation and Equipment Assembly
Fri 18 Jan 2019
18:00
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Classroom Session
Fri 18 Jan 2019
19:00
03 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Exam / Quick Review
Sat 19 Jan 2019
10:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Swim Tests
Sat 19 Jan 2019
13:00
30 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 1
Sat 19 Jan 2019
13:30
60 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 19 Jan 2019
14:30
02 hours 00 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 3
Sun 20 Jan 2019
10:00
60 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 20 Jan 2019
11:00
60 minutes
Livonia Y
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 20 Jan 2019
12:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Livonia Y
Classroom Session
Sun 20 Jan 2019 to Fri 18 Jan 2019
16:00
-2760 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Instructor(s): Scott SuryanTimothy SchmiedingAndy MazzaraMichael PoggioneMichelle Robinson

Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Pool and Online study.

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15 Jan 2019 ICE 1/15/2019 Motor City Scuba 26 Jan 2019 6 US$ 278.00

Scuba IQ Review
Tue 15 Jan 2019
18:30
02 hours 30 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Dive 1
Sun 20 Jan 2019
Dive 2
Sat 26 Jan 2019
Instructor(s): Scott SuryanTimothy SchmiedingAndy MazzaraMichael PoggioneMichelle Robinson

Dives will be offered on the 20th and the 26th. Dive location TBD.

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16 Jan 2019 SDIEQUI 1/16/2019 Motor City Scuba - Classroom 16 Jan 2019 6 US$ 139.00

Classroom Session
Wed 16 Jan 2019
18:00
30 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Workshop
Wed 16 Jan 2019
18:30
03 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Exam
Wed 16 Jan 2019
21:30
30 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Instructor(s): Scott SuryanTimothy SchmiedingAndy MazzaraMichael PoggioneMichelle Robinson

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18 Jan 2019 OW-CW 1/18/2019 Farmington Y Motor City Scuba - Classroom 20 Jan 2019 8 US$ 349.00

Orientation and Equipment Assembly
Fri 18 Jan 2019
18:00
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Swim Tests
Fri 18 Jan 2019
20:00
30 minutes
Farmington Y
Classroom Session
Sat 19 Jan 2019
10:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 19 Jan 2019
14:30
90 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 3
Sat 19 Jan 2019
15:15
60 minutes
Farmington Y
Classroom Session
Sun 20 Jan 2019
10:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 1
Sun 20 Jan 2019
13:00
90 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 4
Sun 20 Jan 2019
13:00
45 minutes
Farmington Y
Confined Water Dive 5
Sun 20 Jan 2019
14:00
45 minutes
Farmington Y
Exam / Quick Review
Sun 20 Jan 2019
16:00
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Instructor(s): Scott SuryanTimothy SchmiedingAndy MazzaraMichael PoggioneMichelle Robinson

Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Pool and Online study.

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19 Jan 2019 FRTIInst 1/19/2019 19 Jan 2019 8 -

Oreintation
Sat 19 Jan 2019
13:00
30 minutes
Theory
Sat 19 Jan 2019
13:30
30 minutes
Practical Application
Sat 19 Jan 2019
14:00
60 minutes
Instructor(s): Scott SuryanTimothy SchmiedingAndy MazzaraMichael PoggioneMichelle Robinson

SDI Crossover - GAP Program

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26 Jan 2019 OW-CW 1/26/2019 Motor City Scuba Walled Lake Central High School 16 Mar 2019 8 US$ 349.00

Orientation and Equipment Assembly
Sat 26 Jan 2019
10:00
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Swim Tests
Sat 26 Jan 2019
11:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Central High School
Confined Water Dive 1
Sat 02 Feb 2019
11:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Central High School
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 09 Feb 2019
11:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Central High School
Confined Water Dive 3
Sat 02 Mar 2019
11:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Central High School
Confined Water Dive 4
Sat 09 Mar 2019
11:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Central High School
Classroom Session
Sat 16 Mar 2019
10:00
03 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Classroom Session
Sat 16 Mar 2019
10:00
03 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Exam / Quick Review
Sat 16 Mar 2019
10:00
03 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Confined Water Dive 5
Sat 16 Mar 2019
11:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Central High School
Instructor(s): Scott SuryanTimothy SchmiedingAndy MazzaraMichael PoggioneMichelle Robinson

6-Week Saturday Course. Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Pool and Online study.

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26 Jan 2019 OW-CW 1/26/2019 Motor City Scuba - Classroom Motor City Scuba & Walled Lake Central High School Motor City Scuba & Walled Lake Western High School Walled Lake Central High School 11 Feb 2019 8 US$ 349.00

Orientation and Equipment Assembly
Sat 26 Jan 2019
10:00
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Swim Tests
Sat 26 Jan 2019
11:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Central High School
Confined Water Dive 1
Mon 28 Jan 2019
18:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba & Walled Lake Western High School
Quizzes/Be a Better Diver
Mon 28 Jan 2019
20:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 2
Sat 02 Feb 2019
10:00
03 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba & Walled Lake Central High School
Confined Water Dive 3
Mon 04 Feb 2019
18:00
04 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba & Walled Lake Western High School
Confined Water Dive 4
Sat 09 Feb 2019
10:00
03 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba & Walled Lake Central High School
Classroom Session
Mon 11 Feb 2019
18:00
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Exam / Quick Review
Mon 11 Feb 2019
19:00
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Confined Water Dive 5
Mon 11 Feb 2019
20:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba & Walled Lake Western High School
Instructor(s): Scott SuryanTimothy SchmiedingAndy MazzaraMichael PoggioneMichelle Robinson

3-Week Monday & Saturday Course. Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Pool and Online study.

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28 Jan 2019 OW-CW 1/28/2019