The Nitrox course is a great next step after the Open Water Diver certification. It’s structured in an easy to understand manner by making use of a Nitrox programmable computer. Nitrox is a breathing gas that has a lot of benefits for both new and experienced divers.
The benefits of using Nitrox include:
- Increased safety margins
- Reduced post dive fatigue
- Extended no-decompression times
SDI Advanced Adventure Diver Course
You’ve completed your open water scuba diver course and now you’re ready to expand your knowledge and experience. The Advanced Adventure Diver course will give you overview dives from five (5) selected specialties. Two of the specialties, Deep and Navigation Diver, are the foundations of continuing diver education.
Other specialties may include:
- Advanced Buoyancy Control
- Altitude, Boat
- Computer Nitrox
- Marine Ecosystem Awareness
Full Specialty Courses
New divers as well as “old salts” find many different areas of interest in the underwater environment. Using a Dry Suit in colder waters or a Diver Propulsion Vehicle in warm Caribbean waters may interest you. A few of the specialties include:
- Altitude Diver
- Computer Diver
- CPROX Administrator Course
- Deep Diver
- Underwater Navigation
- Underwater Photography
- Wreck Diver
Divers find many interests available to enhance their underwater adventures. By taking a specialty class you will by-pass the “school of hard knocks” and begin to enjoy the specialty immediately.
SDI Advanced Diver
When you have completed four full Specialties and a minimum of 24 logged dives you qualify for Advanced Diver.
A few other Full Specialties include:
- Diver Propulsion Vehicle
- Dry Suit Diver
- Equipment Specialist
- Full Face Mask Diver
- Ice Diver
- Marine Ecosystems Awareness
- Night- Limited Visibility Diver
- Research Diver
- Search & Recovery Diver
- Shore/Beach Diver
- Sidemount Diver
- Underwater Hunter & Collector
- Underwater Photography or Video
- and many others
Add the Rescue Diver Course and 25 more dives and you qualify for the coveted Master Scuba Diver.
Rescue Diver Course
The SDI Rescue Diver Course is an exciting course designed to help develop your knowledge and necessary skills to effectively perform diver rescues and administer necessary first aid.
Through Self-Study, Confined Water practice and Open Water scenarios a few of the skills you will learn are:
- Perform self rescues
- Buddy rescues
- Help tired divers
- Recognize and calm potential panicked divers
- Rescue uncoincious divers at the surface and underwater
- Administer proper First Aid
- Conduct effeective search patterns
- Manage accident scenes
After completing the SDI Rescue Diver Course and 50 dives, you can apply for SDI Master Scuba Diver or start in the professional ranks and sign up for the SDI Divemaster Course.