SDI - Open Water Scuba Diver Course

SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Course

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The SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course is an entry-level certification course designed to give students the necessary skills to safely conduct open water dives in conditions similar to their training without the direct supervision of an instructor.

The course covers all the basic knowledge about equipment, physiology and the marine environment while training students to perform basic skills underwater.

Who this course is for:

  • Persons desiring to obtain a Scuba Diving certification
  • Persons interested in underwater exploration

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 16, with parental consent
  • Complete a SDI Medical Statement (Adobe PDF | 109.18 KB). The Scuba Doctor recommends you have a full Diving Medical before learning to dive.

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Course will cover all of the necessary skills and knowledge for open water scuba diving, including:

  • The aquatic environment: vision, light, sound, heat loss, tides, currents, waves, surge, etc.
  • Physics and physiology: buoyancy, pressure, air spaces, breathing compressed air, mixed gases, etc.
  • Dive equipment selection, assembly, use and maintenance
  • Dive planning
  • Basic scuba skills including mask and regulator skills, swimming underwater, buoyancy control, basic rescue techniques, and emergency procedures
  • And much more!

What's in it for you:

Upon successful completion of the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course, graduates may:

  • Conduct open water dives in conditions similar to their training
  • Continue their dive education by enrolling in SDI Advanced Diver and Specialty courses

SDI Open Water Scuba Diver minimum requirements:

  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
  • Satisfactorily complete the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver knowledge quests or equivalent online learning course
  • Complete all open water requirements safely and efficiently

SDI eLearning:

SDI makes it possible for you to complete all of the academic requirements for your Open Water scuba diver certification online. You then complete your in-water skill-development sessions and final open-water training dives at a SDI Training Facilty like The Scuba Doctor.

See also, Learn to Dive in Melbourne.

Graduates would be qualified to enroll in the SDI - Advanced Diver Development Program.

If you wish to undertake the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course, please Contact Us for more information.

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