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SDI Instructor Manual                                                                                                     ...
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SDI Instructor Manual                                                                                                     ...
SDI Instructor Manual                                                                                                     ...
SDI Instructor Manual                                                                                                     ...
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  1. 1. SDIInstructor Manual Part 3 Standards and Outlines For Specialties All Rights Reserved, 1999 © By Scuba Diving International (SDI)
  2. 2. Copyright 1999 © Scuba Diving International (SDI)All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. Except as permitted under the Copyright Act of 1976,no part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publisher. Scuba Diving International 18 Elm Street, Topsham, ME 04086 Phone: 207-729-4201 Toll Free: 888-778-9073 Fax: 207-729-4453 Web site: www.tdisdi.com E-mail: worldhq@tdisdi.com Business hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Eastern time
  3. 3. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties Table of Contents1. Specialty Overview Matrix ................................................................................... 12. General Specialty Standards............................................................................... 2 2.1 Administrative ............................................................................................................................... 2 2.2 Accidents ...................................................................................................................................... 2 2.3 Equipment..................................................................................................................................... 2 2.4 Confined Water Training............................................................................................................... 2 2.5 Open Water Training .................................................................................................................... 3 2.6 Student – Minimum Equipment Requirements ............................................................................. 3 2.7 Instructor – Minimum Equipment Requirements .......................................................................... 4 2.8 Temporary Certification Cards...................................................................................................... 4 2.9 SDI Instant Certification Card (Insta-Card)................................................................................... 4 2.10 Qualification Procedures For “Teaching A Specialty Course”...................................................... 4 2.11 Combining the Training Of Specialties ......................................................................................... 5 2.12 Procedure For Creating A “Unique” Specialty .............................................................................. 53. SDI – Advanced Adventure Diver Specialty ....................................................... 6 3.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................... 6 3.2 Who May Teach............................................................................................................................ 6 3.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ............................................................................................................. 6 3.4 Student Pre-Requisites................................................................................................................. 6 3.5 Course Structure and Duration..................................................................................................... 7 3.6 Administrative Requirements........................................................................................................ 7 3.7 Required Equipment ..................................................................................................................... 7 3.8 Approved Outline .......................................................................................................................... 7 3.9 Required Skill Performance and Graduation Requirements ........................................................ 74. SDI – Advanced Buoyancy Control Specialty.................................................... 8 4.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................... 8 4.2 Who May Teach............................................................................................................................ 8 4.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ............................................................................................................. 8 4.4 Student Pre-Requisites................................................................................................................. 8 4.5 Course Structure And Duration .................................................................................................... 9 4.6 Administrative Requirements........................................................................................................ 9 4.7 Required Equipment ..................................................................................................................... 9 4.8 Approved Outline .......................................................................................................................... 9 4.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements...................................................... 115. SDI - Altitude Diver Specialty ............................................................................ 12 5.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 12 5.2 Who May Teach.......................................................................................................................... 12 5.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ........................................................................................................... 12 5.4 Student Pre-Requisites............................................................................................................... 12 5.5 Course Structure And Duration .................................................................................................. 13 5.6 Administrative Requirements...................................................................................................... 13SDI Instructor Manual - Part Index i of viii3.doc
  4. 4. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties 5.7 Required Equipment ................................................................................................................... 13 5.8 Approved Outline ........................................................................................................................ 13 5.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements...................................................... 146. SDI – Boat Diver Specialty................................................................................. 15 6.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 15 6.2 Who May Teach.......................................................................................................................... 15 6.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ........................................................................................................... 15 6.4 Student Pre-Requisites............................................................................................................... 15 6.5 Course Structure and Duration................................................................................................... 16 6.6 Administrative Requirements...................................................................................................... 16 6.7 Required Equipment ................................................................................................................... 16 6.8 Approved Outline ........................................................................................................................ 16 6.9 Required Skill Performance and Graduation Requirements ...................................................... 187. SDI – Computer Diver Specialty........................................................................ 19 7.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 19 7.2 Who May Teach.......................................................................................................................... 19 7.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ........................................................................................................... 19 7.4 Student Pre-Requisites............................................................................................................... 19 7.5 Course Structure and Duration................................................................................................... 20 7.6 Administrative Requirements...................................................................................................... 20 7.7 Required Equipment ................................................................................................................... 20 7.8 Approved Outline ........................................................................................................................ 20 7.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements...................................................... 228. SDI – Computer Nitrox Diver Specialty ............................................................ 23 8.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 23 8.2 Who May Teach.......................................................................................................................... 23 8.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ........................................................................................................... 23 8.4 Student Pre-Requisites............................................................................................................... 23 8.5 Course Structure And Duration .................................................................................................. 23 8.6 Administrative Requirements...................................................................................................... 24 8.7 Required Equipment ................................................................................................................... 24 8.8 Approved Outline ........................................................................................................................ 24 8.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements...................................................... 259. SDI – Deep Diver Specialty ................................................................................ 26 9.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 26 9.2 Who May Teach.......................................................................................................................... 26 9.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ........................................................................................................... 26 9.4 Student Pre-Requisites............................................................................................................... 26 9.5 Course Structure And Duration .................................................................................................. 27 9.6 Administrative Requirements...................................................................................................... 27 9.7 Required Equipment ................................................................................................................... 27 9.8 Approved Outline ........................................................................................................................ 27 9.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements...................................................... 28SDI Instructor Manual - Part Index ii of viii3.doc
  5. 5. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties10. SDI – Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Specialty.............................................. 29 10.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 29 10.2 Who May Teach.......................................................................................................................... 29 10.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ........................................................................................................... 29 10.4 Student Pre-Requisites............................................................................................................... 29 10.5 Course Structure And Duration .................................................................................................. 29 10.6 Administrative Requirements...................................................................................................... 30 10.7 Required Equipment ................................................................................................................... 30 10.8 Approved Outline ........................................................................................................................ 30 10.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements...................................................... 3111. SDI – Drift Diver Specialty ................................................................................. 32 11.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 32 11.2 Who May Teach.......................................................................................................................... 32 11.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ........................................................................................................... 32 11.4 Student Pre-Requisites............................................................................................................... 32 11.5 Course Structure And Duration .................................................................................................. 33 11.6 Administrative Requirements...................................................................................................... 33 11.7 Required Equipment ................................................................................................................... 33 11.8 Approved Outline ........................................................................................................................ 33 11.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements...................................................... 3412. SDI – Dry Suit Diver Specialty ........................................................................... 35 12.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 35 12.2 Who May Teach.......................................................................................................................... 35 12.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ........................................................................................................... 35 12.4 Student Pre-Requisites............................................................................................................... 35 12.5 Course Structure And Duration .................................................................................................. 36 12.6 Administrative Requirements...................................................................................................... 36 12.7 Required Equipment ................................................................................................................... 36 12.8 Approved Outline ........................................................................................................................ 36 12.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements...................................................... 3813. SDI – Equipment Diver Specialty ...................................................................... 39 13.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 39 13.2 Who May Teach.......................................................................................................................... 39 13.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ........................................................................................................... 39 13.4 Student Pre-Requisites............................................................................................................... 39 13.5 Course Structure And Duration .................................................................................................. 39 13.6 Administrative Requirements...................................................................................................... 40 13.7 Required Equipment ................................................................................................................... 40 13.8 Approved Outline ........................................................................................................................ 40 13.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements...................................................... 4214. SDI – Ice Diver Specialty.................................................................................... 43 14.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 43 14.2 Who May Teach.......................................................................................................................... 43 14.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ........................................................................................................... 43SDI Instructor Manual - Part Index iii of viii3.doc
  6. 6. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties 14.4 Student Pre-Requisites............................................................................................................... 43 14.5 Course Structure And Duration .................................................................................................. 43 14.6 Administrative Requirements...................................................................................................... 44 14.7 Required Equipment ................................................................................................................... 44 14.8 Approved Outline ........................................................................................................................ 44 14.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation ............................................................................. 4515. SDI – Marine Ecosystems Awareness Diver Specialty ................................... 46 15.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 46 15.2 Who May Teach.......................................................................................................................... 46 15.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ........................................................................................................... 46 15.4 Student Pre-Requisites............................................................................................................... 46 15.5 Course Structure And Duration .................................................................................................. 47 15.6 Administrative Requirements...................................................................................................... 47 15.7 Required Equipment ................................................................................................................... 47 15.8 Approved Outline ........................................................................................................................ 47 15.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements...................................................... 4916. SDI – Night/Low Visibility Diver Specialty........................................................ 50 16.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 50 16.2 Who May Teach.......................................................................................................................... 50 16.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ........................................................................................................... 50 16.4 Student Pre-Requisites............................................................................................................... 50 16.5 Course Structure And Duration .................................................................................................. 51 16.6 Administrative Requirements...................................................................................................... 51 16.7 Required Equipment ................................................................................................................... 51 16.8 Approved Outline ........................................................................................................................ 51 16.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements...................................................... 5317. SDI – Research Diver Specialty......................................................................... 54 17.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 54 17.2 Who May Teach.......................................................................................................................... 54 17.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ........................................................................................................... 54 17.4 Student Pre-Requisites............................................................................................................... 54 17.5 Course Structure And Duration .................................................................................................. 55 17.6 Administrative Requirements...................................................................................................... 55 17.7 Required Equipment ................................................................................................................... 55 17.8 Approved Outline ........................................................................................................................ 55 17.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements...................................................... 5618. SDI – Search And Recovery Diver Specialty.................................................... 57 18.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 57 18.2 Who May Teach.......................................................................................................................... 57 18.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ........................................................................................................... 57 18.4 Student Pre-Requisites............................................................................................................... 57 18.5 Course Structure And Duration .................................................................................................. 58 18.6 Administrative Requirements...................................................................................................... 58 18.7 Required Equipment ................................................................................................................... 58 18.8 Approved Outline ........................................................................................................................ 59SDI Instructor Manual - Part Index iv of viii3.doc
  7. 7. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties 18.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements...................................................... 6019. SDI – Shore/Beach Diver Specialty................................................................... 61 19.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 61 19.2 Who May Teach.......................................................................................................................... 61 19.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ........................................................................................................... 61 19.4 Student Pre-Requisites............................................................................................................... 61 19.5 Course Structure And Duration .................................................................................................. 62 19.6 Administrative Requirements...................................................................................................... 62 19.7 Required Equipment ................................................................................................................... 62 19.8 Approved Outline ........................................................................................................................ 62 19.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements...................................................... 6320. SDI – Underwater Hunter And Collector Diver Specialty ................................ 64 20.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 64 20.2 Who May Teach.......................................................................................................................... 64 20.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ........................................................................................................... 64 20.4 Student Pre-Requisites............................................................................................................... 64 20.5 Course Structure And Duration .................................................................................................. 65 20.6 Administrative Requirements...................................................................................................... 65 20.7 Required Equipment ................................................................................................................... 65 20.8 Approved Outline ........................................................................................................................ 65 20.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements...................................................... 6721. SDI – Underwater Navigation Diver Specialty.................................................. 68 21.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 68 21.2 Who May Teach.......................................................................................................................... 68 21.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ........................................................................................................... 68 21.4 Student Pre-Requisites............................................................................................................... 68 21.5 Course Structure And Duration .................................................................................................. 69 21.6 Administrative Requirements...................................................................................................... 69 21.7 Required Equipment ................................................................................................................... 69 21.8 Approved Outline ........................................................................................................................ 69 21.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements...................................................... 7022. SDI – Underwater Photographer Diver Specialty............................................. 72 22.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 72 22.2 Who May Teach.......................................................................................................................... 72 22.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ........................................................................................................... 72 22.4 Student Pre-Requisites............................................................................................................... 72 22.5 Course Structure And Duration .................................................................................................. 73 22.6 Administrative Requirements...................................................................................................... 73 22.7 Required Equipment ................................................................................................................... 73 22.8 Approved Outline ........................................................................................................................ 73 22.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements...................................................... 7423. SDI – Underwater Video Diver Specialty .......................................................... 75 23.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 75SDI Instructor Manual - Part Index v of viii3.doc
  8. 8. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties 23.2 Who May Teach.......................................................................................................................... 75 23.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ........................................................................................................... 75 23.4 Student Pre-Requisites............................................................................................................... 75 23.5 Course Structure And Duration .................................................................................................. 76 23.6 Administrative Requirements...................................................................................................... 76 23.7 Required Equipment ................................................................................................................... 76 23.8 Approved Outline ........................................................................................................................ 76 23.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements...................................................... 7824. SDI – Wreck Diver Specialty .............................................................................. 79 24.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 79 24.2 Who May Teach.......................................................................................................................... 79 24.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ........................................................................................................... 79 24.4 Student Pre-Requisites............................................................................................................... 79 24.5 Course Structure And Duration .................................................................................................. 80 24.6 Administrative Requirements...................................................................................................... 80 24.7 Required Equipment ................................................................................................................... 80 24.8 Approved Outline ........................................................................................................................ 80 24.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements...................................................... 8225. SDI – Solo Diver Specialty ................................................................................. 83 25.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 83 25.2 Who May Teach.......................................................................................................................... 83 25.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ........................................................................................................... 83 25.4 Student Pre-Requisites............................................................................................................... 83 25.5 Course Structure And Duration .................................................................................................. 84 25.6 Administrative Requirements...................................................................................................... 84 25.7 Required Equipment ................................................................................................................... 84 25.8 Approved Outline ........................................................................................................................ 84 25.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements...................................................... 8626. SDI – Visual Inspection Procedure (VIP) Specialty ......................................... 87 26.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 87 26.2 Who May Teach.......................................................................................................................... 87 26.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ........................................................................................................... 87 26.4 Student Pre-Requisites............................................................................................................... 88 26.5 Course Structure And Duration .................................................................................................. 88 26.6 Administrative Requirements...................................................................................................... 88 26.7 Required Equipment ................................................................................................................... 88 26.8 Approved Outline ........................................................................................................................ 89 26.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements...................................................... 8927. SDI/TDI - CPROX Administrator Specialty........................................................ 90 27.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 90 27.2 Who May Teach.......................................................................................................................... 90 27.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ........................................................................................................... 90 27.4 Student Pre-Requisites............................................................................................................... 90 27.5 Course Structure And Duration .................................................................................................. 91 27.6 Administrative Requirements...................................................................................................... 91SDI Instructor Manual - Part Index vi of viii3.doc
  9. 9. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties 27.7 Required Equipment ................................................................................................................... 91 27.8 Required Subject Areas.............................................................................................................. 92 27.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements...................................................... 9228. SDI/TDI - CPR1st Administrator Specialty........................................................ 93 28.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 93 28.2 Who may teach ........................................................................................................................... 93 28.3 Student – Instructor Ratio ........................................................................................................... 93 28.4 Student Pre-Requisites............................................................................................................... 93 28.5 Course Structure And Duration .................................................................................................. 94 28.6 Administrative Requirements...................................................................................................... 94 28.7 Required Equipment ................................................................................................................... 94 28.8 Required Subject Areas.............................................................................................................. 95 28.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements...................................................... 95SDI Instructor Manual - Part Index vii of viii3.doc
  10. 10. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties Revision History Revision Number Date Sections Changed 2.0 05/27/01 The Manual has been completely restructured and updated to reflect latest changes and additions. 2.1 09/04/01 Editorial changes and minor updates. Added CPR1st and Buoyancy Diver specialties. 2.2 10/10/02 Updated with latest Training Updates. 3.0 08/15/03 Updated with latest Training Updates. 3.1 12/19/03 Editorial changes and minor updates. 5.0 11/19/04 Updated with latest Training Updates.SDI Instructor Manual - Part Index viii of viii3.doc
  11. 11. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties1. Specialty Overview Matrix Minimum Age issued by SDI Card must be Card must be requirements Certification Certification Certification Open Water Number of Instructor Instructor issued by Specialty Required Student / Pre-req. Ratio in Instant Name Dives or See 8 or lower- 3 Advanced Adventure chosen 5 see chosen Open Water Yes No specialties specialties 4 Advanced Buoyancy Control 10 2 8 Open Water Optional Yes 5 Altitude Diver 10 2 8 Open Water Optional Yes 6 Boat Diver 10 2 8 Open Water Optional Yes 7 Computer Diver 10 2 8 Open Water Optional Yes Open Water or enrollment in 8 Computer Nitrox Diver (22-40%) 10 None n/a Yes No Open Water diver course 9 Deep Diver 15 2 4 Open Water Yes No 10 Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver 15 2 2 Open Water Optional Yes 11 Drift Diver 10 2 8 Open Water Optional Yes 12 Dry Suit Diver 15 2 4 Open Water Optional Yes 13 Equipment Specialist Diver 10 None n/a Open Water Optional Yes 14 Ice Diver 18 2 2 Open Water Yes No 15 Marine Ecosystems Awareness Diver 10 2 8 Open Water Optional Yes 16 Night/Limited Visibility Diver 10 2 4 Open Water Optional Yes 17 Research Diver 15 2 8 Open Water Optional Yes 18 Search and Recovery Diver 15 2 8 Open Water Yes No 19 Shore/Beach Diver 10 2 8 Open Water Optional Yes Underwater Hunter and Collector 20 10 2 8 Open Water Optional Yes Diver 21 Underwater Navigation Diver 10 2 8 Open Water Optional Yes 22 Underwater Photographer Diver 10 2 8 Open Water Optional Yes 23 Underwater Video Diver 10 2 8 Open Water Optional Yes 24a Wreck Diver - No penetration 10 2 8 Open Water Yes No 8 “Deep Diver” if 24b Wreck Diver - Limited Penetration 15 3 2 during Yes No > 60ft penetration Advanced 25 Solo Diver 21 2 8 Open Water and Yes No 100 Dives 26 Visual Inspection Procedure (VIP) 18 None n/a n/a Yes No 27 SDI/TDI CPROX Administrator 10 None n/a n/a Yes No 28 SDI/TDI CPR1st Administrator 10 None n/a n/a Yes NoSDI Instructor Manual - Part Page 1 of 953.doc
  12. 12. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties2. General Specialty Standards These following standards apply to all SDI Diver Specialties.2.1 Administrative Instructors must ensure that all students complete the following forms – for each and every course andspecialty the student participates in. They are: 1. “SDI Liability Release and Express Assumption of Risk” Form. 2. “SDI Medical Release” Form If a student writes a “yes” to any question in the Medical Release Form under the section marked “Have you ever had a history of or do you currently have” then the student must provide written permission from a doctor before participating in confined or open water training or any course or specialty training. 3. “Diver Registration” Form (upon completion of the specified program). 4. “Student Record” (must be kept for seven (7) years).2.2 Accidents Hopefully you will never have to do this, however, if you, the Instructor, were involved in an accident orsimply witnessed an accident, the “Accident Report” Form must be completed by you, the Instructor/witness, andfaxed to SDI headquarters immediately after the accident happened.2.3 Equipment A Personal Dive Computer (PDC) must be used during all in-water training sessions during SDI courses.2.4 Confined Water Training Confined Water Training must be conducted in a swimming pool or a confined body of water with thefollowing conditions: 1. A minimum of approximately three (3) meter / ten (10) feet of visibility. 2. Calm surface conditions. 3. Easy access to depths that allow students to stand with their head above water. 4. Depths that allow skills (as defined in the Confined Water lesson guide) to be adequately demonstrated. 5. Equipment appropriate for the training site. 6. Confined Water training sites other than pools, must be approved by SDI Headquarters.SDI Instructor Manual - Part Page 2 of 953.doc
  13. 13. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties2.5 Open Water Training The Instructor, with the following considerations, must carefully choose an Open Water training site: 1. Body of water similar to the regional diving conditions (ocean, lake, etc.). 2. Swimming Pools are not considered an open water environment. 3. Water clarity. 4. Temperature above and below the water. 5. Weather conditions. 6. Water access. 7. Equipment adequate for the conditions. 8. Thermal protection appropriate for the conditions. 9. No dives are to require a decompression stop. 10. A complete briefing that includes: A. The Dive site. B. Water conditions. C. Skills to be performed. D. Entry/Exit to be used E. Emergency procedures. 11. A complete de-briefing that includes: A. Performance of divers as a whole. B. Areas that need improvement. C. Environmental observations. D. Question and answers.2.6 Student – Minimum Equipment Requirements The students must have the following equipment: 1. Mask, Fins and Snorkel. 2. Buoyancy compensator with a low-pressure power inflator. 3. Regulator with submersible pressure gauge. 4. Alternate air source. 5. Weight system. 6. Personal Dive Computer (PDC). 7. Exposure suit adequate for the training conditions. 8. Compressed gas tank. 9. Compass (during navigation skills). 10. Knife or Cutting Device. 11. Rescue signal.Note: Students wearing Air integrated hose-less computers are not required to carry a submersible pressure gauge.SDI Instructor Manual - Part Page 3 of 953.doc
  14. 14. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties2.7 Instructor – Minimum Equipment Requirements Unless otherwise noted, the minimum equipment requirements for training by an Instructor, AssistantInstructor and Divemaster is as follows: 1. Mask and Fins. 2. Buoyancy compensator with a low-pressure power inflator. 3. Regulator with submersible pressure gauge. 4. Alternate air source. 5. Weight system. 6. Personal Dive Computer. 7. Exposure suit adequate for the training conditions. 8. Compressed gas tank. 9. Compass. 10. Cutting device. 11. Rescue signal. 12. A dive Flag (unless in a pool) must be carried in accordance with local laws or regulationsNote: Instructors wearing Air integrated hose-less computers are not required to carry a submersible pressuregauge.2.8 Temporary Certification Cards Temporary cards are available for purchase from SDI and can be issued after all performance requirementsand administrative requirements are met. The temporary cards are valid for thirty (30) days from the signing andmust be signed within ten (10) days of the course completion.2.9 SDI Instant Certification Card (Insta-Card) Refer to each the standards for each course to find out if a SDI Certification Card is required or a SDIInstant Certification Card (Insta-Card) may be issued directly by the instructor.2.10 Qualification Procedures For “Teaching A Specialty Course” In order to be an Instructor in a particular specialty, the Instructor: 1. Must be in Active Teaching status with SDI. 2. Must have at least twenty-five (25) dives in the particular specialty being applied for. 3. Must complete the SDI Specialty Instructor upgrade form and agree to use the latest approved SDI Specialty outline. Note: Some courses such as CPROX, CPR1st, VIP, and any of the TDI courses do require a specific“instructor course” be taken in that particular specialty before the Instructor may actually teach the course.SDI Instructor Manual - Part Page 4 of 953.doc
  15. 15. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties2.11 Combining the Training Of Specialties With the exception of Deep and Computer Diver, NONE of the SDI specialties may be taught at the sametime. However, an instructor can teach more than one (1) specialty in one (1) day but the courses must be taughtseparately.2.12 Procedure For Creating A “Unique” Specialty Instructors often create their own specialties and wish to have a certification issued by SDI. The proceduresfor getting a unique specialty approved are as follows. The Instructor must: 1. Be in Active Teaching status with SDI. 2. Have at least twenty-five (25) dives in the particular specialty being applied for. 3. Complete the SDI Specialty Instructor upgrade form. 4. Must submit an outline for approval to SDI. 5. SDI must approve the outline before the course can actually be taught.SDI Instructor Manual - Part Page 5 of 953.doc
  16. 16. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties3. SDI – Advanced Adventure Diver Specialty3.1 Introduction The purpose of this course is to give the diver an overview of five (5) selected SDI specialties. This courseis intended to be an introduction to each of the five (5) specialties and not complete comprehension of the chosenspecialty. One (1) dive from each of the chosen specialties may apply towards a complete specialty certification.Overhead environments and non diving specialties are not allowed and do not count towards the five (5) chosenspecialties.3.2 Who May Teach Who may teach this course? 1. An active SDI Instructor that has been certified to teach the chosen specialties.3.3 Student – Instructor Ratio Academic: 1. Unlimited, so long as adequate facility, supplies and time are provided to insure comprehensive and complete training. Confined Water (swimming pool-like conditions): 1. N/A. Open Water (ocean, lake, quarry, spring, river or estuary): 1. A maximum of eight (8) students per Instructor. However, it is the instructor’s discretion to reduce this number as conditions, or chosen specialty dictate (unless chosen specialty dictates a lower ratio i.e. for DPV it is 2:1). 2. The Instructor has the option of adding two (2) more students with the assistance of an active Assistant Instructor or Divemaster. 3. The total number of students an instructor may have in the water is twelve (12) with the assistance of two (2) Assistant Instructors or Divemasters, unless chosen specialty states lower numbers.3.4 Student Pre-Requisites 1. Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver. 2. Be a minimum age of eighteen (18). 3. Be a minimum age of ten (10) with parental consent.SDI Instructor Manual - Part Page 6 of 953.doc
  17. 17. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties3.5 Course Structure and Duration Open Water execution: 1. Five (5) dives are required with complete briefs and debriefs by the Instructor. 2. Dive plans must include Surface interval, Max no-deco time, etc. to be figured out and logged. 3. All dives are to be under the direct supervision of an approved instructor. Course Structure: 1. SDI allows instructors to structure courses according to the number of students participating and their skill level.3.6 Administrative Requirements Administrative Tasks: 1. Collect the course fees from all the students. 2. Ensure that the students have the required equipment. 3. Communicate the schedule to the students. 4. Have the students complete the Liability Release and Medical History Forms. 5. The Instructor must review the Liability Release and Medical Forms before starting on the course. Upon successful completion of this specialty the instructor must issue the SDI Advanced Adventure Diver Specialty Certification card. The Instructor must: 1. Use either a SDI Diver Registration Form or a Pre-paid Diver Certification Form to file for the specialty certification card. 2. Award card.3.7 Required Equipment Basic SDI Open Water SCUBA equipment as prescribed earlier in this manual and any other equipmentthat may apply to the chosen specialties.3.8 Approved Outline The outline that is to be used for this specialty is an abridged version of each of the five (5) chosenspecialties. The material covered must be an overview and introduction.3.9 Required Skill Performance and Graduation Requirements Students are required to successfully complete the following: 1. Students must perform the skills listed for dive one (1) for each of the five (5) chosen specialties. Please see part three (3) of your SDI Instructor Manual for the respective specialty outlines.SDI Instructor Manual - Part Page 7 of 953.doc
  18. 18. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties4. SDI – Advanced Buoyancy Control Specialty4.1 Introduction Introducing a diver to the benefits of controlling their buoyancy (usually) has a great positive effect, aneffect that will enhance the diver’s sense of enjoyment and feeling of accomplishment. This specialty is designed toincrease the Open Water Diver’s understanding of the factors that influence their buoyancy and to train the diver inusing those means available to him or her as methods for controlling their buoyancy. The added benefits to themarine and freshwater environments cannot be overstated as well as we have divers that have better control ofthemselves in conjunction with their environment.4.2 Who May Teach Who may teach this course? 1. An active SDI Instructor that has been certified to teach this specialty.4.3 Student – Instructor Ratio Academic: 1. Unlimited, so long as adequate facility, supplies, and time are provided to insure comprehensive and complete training. Confined Water (Swimming pool-like conditions): 1. A maximum of ten (10) students per Instructor. 2. Instructors have the option of adding two (2) more students with the assistance of an Active Assistant Instructor or Divemaster. 3. The total number of students an instructor may have in the water is fourteen (14) with the assistance of two (2) Assistant Instructors or Divemasters. Open Water (Ocean, lake, quarry, spring, river, or estuary): 1. A maximum of eight (8) students per Instructor. However, it is the Instructor’s discretion to reduce this number as conditions dictate. 2. The Instructor has the option of adding two (2) more students with the assistance of an active Assistant Instructor or Divemaster. 3. The total number of students an Instructor may have in the water is twelve (12) with the assistance of two (2) Assistant Instructors or Divemasters.4.4 Student Pre-Requisites 1. Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver. 2. Be a minimum age of eighteen (18). 3. Be a minimum age of ten (10) with parental consent.SDI Instructor Manual - Part Page 8 of 953.doc
  19. 19. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties4.5 Course Structure And Duration Confined or Open Water execution: 1. Two (2) dives are required with complete brief and debrief by the Instructor.4.6 Administrative Requirements Administrative Tasks: 1. Collect the course fees from all the students. 2. Ensure that the students have the required equipment. 3. Communicate the schedule to the students. 4. Have the students complete the Liability Release and Medical history forms. 5. The Instructor must review the Liability Release and Medical Forms before starting on the course. Upon successful completion of this specialty the instructor must issue the SDI Buoyancy Diver specialtyexperience card. The Instructor must: 1. Issue one of the following cards: A. A SDI Insta-Card. B. Use either a SDI diver registration form or a Pre-paid Diver certification form to file for the specialty certification card if a SDI certification card is requested. 2. Award card.4.7 Required Equipment Basic SDI Open Water SCUBA equipment as prescribed earlier in this manual.4.8 Approved Outline Instructors may use any additional text or materials that they feel help present these topics. The followingtopics must be covered: 1. Why do we care about buoyancy? A. Don’t touch the aquatic life = save the environment. B. Less fatigue, less effort required = more fun. C. Reducing air consumption = more bottom time. D. Able to control buoyancy = better pictures or video. 2. When must a buoyancy check be performed? A. When equipment is changed. B. When diving environment is changed. C. Have not been diving for a while. D. During every dive. 3. Buoyancy factors A. Additional Equipment (Photo, Video, extra tank, extra gear, dive lights, etc.)SDI Instructor Manual - Part Page 9 of 953.doc
  20. 20. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties B. Tank weight change during a dive as air is consumed from the tank (depending on tank size; 63 Cu ft approximately one-point-thirty-five (1.35) kg / three (3) lb, 80 Cu ft. approximately one-point-fifty-two (1.52) kg / five (5) lb). C. Using Lungs versus BCD. When using the lungs to compensate, be aware of not holding one’s breath and paying attention how much the depth change that is made (to avoid lung embolism.) D. Using BCD versus Dry Suit. E. Staying physically fit. F. Breathing patterns and technique. I. Do not – shallow breathing. II. Do not – hold your breath. III. Do – Slow down your breathing rate. IV. Do – Stay relaxed – go slow (this is not a race). V. Strenuous work and stress increase breathing rate. G. Compression of suit due to water pressure changes the buoyancy of the suit. H. Weights – position and distribution and what impact that may have I. Horizontally, face down – weights towards sides and stomach. II. Head-up, feet-down – weight toward middle of stomach. III. Slightly head-up, feet-down – weight toward chest or move tank. IV. Feet rising – use light ankle weights (especially if wearing an Dry Suit.) V. Weight integrated systems – benefits and restrictions. I. Streamlining equipment I. Minimize drag. II. Keeping equipment off the bottom. J. Streamlining body (body positions) I. Overweight drags down lower half of body. II. Using BCD to compensate will float upper part of body. K. Efficient kicking style. L. Practicing your skills. M. Weighting (salt water, use as initial guideline only – do a buoyancy check to confirm) I. Swimsuit – point forty five (0,45) kg / one (1) lb to one-point-two (1.2) kg / four (4) lb II. 3mm wet suit – 5% of body weight. III. 5mm wet suit – 10% of body weight. IV. Cold-water suit with hood – 10% of body weight, plus one (1) kg / three (3) lb to two-point-twenty-five (2.25) kg / five (5) lb. V. Dry Suit – 10% of body weight, plus three (3) kg / seven (7) lb to four-point- five (4.5) kg / ten (10) lb. 4. How to perform a Standard Buoyancy check (with almost empty Tank) A. Wear all equipment and normal amount of weight. B. Enter water to deep to stand in. C. Deflate BCD completely. D. Hang vertical and motionless, breathe in and hold (normal breath) (surface only). E. Adjust weight until floating at eye level. F. Exhale. Must sink slowly. 5. Demonstrate how much effect one (1) kg / two (2) lbs have. After neutral buoyancy is achieved (by adjusting weights accordingly)SDI Instructor Manual - Part Page 10 of 953.doc
  21. 21. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties A. Let the student take a one (1) kg / two (2) lbs weight off (to illustrate under weight.) B. Let the student add two (2) one (1) kg / two (2) lbs weights (to illustrate over weight.) C. Let the student take a one (1) kg / two (2) lbs weight off (to get back to neutral buoyancy.)4.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements Dives can either be performed in a pool or in open water. Students are required to successfully completethe following: 1. Dive 1 A. Assembling of dive gear. Use an almost empty tank (roughly thirty four bar / five hundred (500) psi in the tank). B. Pre-dive check and enter water to deep to stand in. C. Do a Pre-Dive buoyancy check with “almost empty” tank. I. Adjust weight to achieve correct buoyancy. II. Let the student take a one (1) kg / two (2) lbs weight off (to illustrate under weight.) III. Let the student add two one (1) kg / two (2) lbs weights (to illustrate over weight.) IV. Let the student take a one (1) kg / two (2) lbs weight off (to get back to neutral buoyancy.) D. Change tank – use a “full” tank (roughly two hundred and five (205) bar / three thousand (3000) psi in the tank). E. Do a Pre-Dive buoyancy check with “full” tank. F. Controlled descent. G. “Hovering” (Fine-tune with breath control) exercises H. “Hovering” (Fine-tune with BCD or Dry Suit) exercises. I. “Close to bottom” exercises (no touch) J. “Swimming” Exercises. K. Ascent that includes a safety stop hovering (simulate safety stop if in pool). L. Log Dive (note the amount of weight used) 2. Dive 2 A. Change tank – use a “full” tank (roughly two hundred and five (205) bar / three thousand (3000) psi in the tank). B. Do a Pre-Dive buoyancy check with “full” tank. C. Controlled descent. D. “Hovering” (Fine-tune with breath control) exercises E. “Hovering” (Fine-tune with BCD or Dry Suit) exercises. F. “Close to bottom” exercises (no touch) G. “Swimming” Exercises. H. Ascent that includes a safety stop hovering (simulate safety stop if in pool). I. Log Dive (note the amount of weight used).SDI Instructor Manual - Part Page 11 of 953.doc
  22. 22. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties5. SDI - Altitude Diver Specialty5.1 Introduction The purpose of this course is to acquaint a diver with the necessary procedures and knowledge to safelydive at altitudes above sea level.5.2 Who May Teach Who may teach this course? 1. An active SDI Instructor or Assistant Instructor that has been certified to teach this specialty.5.3 Student – Instructor Ratio Academic: 1. Unlimited, so long as adequate facility, supplies and time are provided to insure comprehensive and complete training. Confined Water (Swimming pool-like conditions): 1. N/A. Open Water (Ocean, lake, quarry, spring, river or estuary): 1. A maximum of eight (8) students per Instructor. However, it is the instructor’s discretion to reduce this number as conditions dictate. 2. The Instructor has the option of adding two (2) more students with the assistance of an active Assistant Instructor or Divemaster. 3. The total number of students an instructor may have in the water is twelve (12) with the assistance of two (2) Assistant Instructors or Divemasters.5.4 Student Pre-Requisites 1. Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver. 2. Be a minimum age of eighteen (18). 3. Be a minimum age of ten (10) with parental consent.SDI Instructor Manual - Part Page 12 of 953.doc
  23. 23. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties5.5 Course Structure And Duration Open Water execution: 1. Two (2) dives are required with complete briefs and debriefs by the Instructor. 2. Dive plans must include Surface interval, Max no-deco time, etc. to be figured out and logged. Course Structure: 3. SDI allows instructors to structure courses according to the number of students participating and their skill level.5.6 Administrative Requirements Administrative Tasks: 1. Collect the course fees from all the students. 2. Ensure that the students have the required equipment. 3. Communicate the schedule to the students. 4. Have the students complete the Liability Release and Medical history forms. 5. The Instructor must review the Liability Release and Medical Forms before starting on the course. Upon successful completion of this specialty the instructor must issue the SDI Altitude Diver specialtyexperience card. The Instructor must: 1. Issue one of the following cards: A. A SDI Insta-Card. B. Use either a SDI diver registration form or a Pre-paid Diver certification form to file for the specialty certification card if a SDI certification card is requested. 2. Award card.5.7 Required Equipment Basic SDI Open Water SCUBA equipment as prescribed earlier in this manual.5.8 Approved Outline The following is the approved outline: 1. Why do we do this type of diving? 2. Dive tables as they relate to altitude diving A. DCIEM Tables. B. Buehlmann Tables. C. Cross Corrections to USN Tables. 3. Computers A. Computer’s capability and usage. 4. Calculations based on Cross Corrections to USN Tables A. UsageSDI Instructor Manual - Part Page 13 of 953.doc
  24. 24. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties I. Actual depth of dive. II. Altitude of dive site. III. Ascent rate is adjusted. B. Examples of problems. C. Last dive and travel at higher altitudes. 5. Correction of depth gauges and computers A. Gauges designed for one (1) ATM. B. Capillary D.G. will correspond to the TOD. C. If there is any doubt use measured down line. 6. Hypoxia during Altitude Diving. 7. Levels of Altitude: A. Three hundred 300 meter / one thousand (1000) feet. B. Twelve hundred (1200) meter / four thousand (4000) feet, etc.5.9 Required Skill Performance And Graduation Requirements Although not desirable, the training sessions may be carried out at sea level for those students who may betoo distant from high altitude dive sites, i.e. those students who may be going on vacations to distant sites. Studentsare required to successfully complete the following skills: 1. Open Water – Dive one (1) A. Plan Dive B. Students compute their No-Decompression information. C. Test and check all equipment, i.e. depth gauges and bottom timers/watches and computers. D. Enter and descend. E. Monitor depth and No-decompression time. F. Ascend. G. Log Dive. 2. Open Water – Dive two (2) A. Descend. B. Monitor depth/time on slate. C. Compass usage. D. “Treasure Hunt” for fun. E. Ascend. F. Log Dive.SDI Instructor Manual - Part Page 14 of 953.doc
  25. 25. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties6. SDI – Boat Diver Specialty6.1 Introduction Scuba diving from boats is an everyday occurrence. Whether on a private vessel or one of the manycharter dive boats available worldwide, divers are frequently not aware of the special procedures and etiquette usedwhen boat diving. This course is designed to introduce divers to some different types of boat diving and the skillsneeded to plan and conduct a boat dive with maximum safety.6.2 Who May Teach Who may teach this course? 1. An active SDI Instructor or Assistant Instructor that has been certified to teach this specialty.6.3 Student – Instructor Ratio Academic: 1. Unlimited, so long as adequate facility, supplies and time are provided to insure comprehensive and complete training. Confined Water (Swimming pool-like conditions): 1. N/A. Open Water (Ocean, lake, quarry, spring, river or estuary): 1. A maximum of eight (8) students per Instructor. However, it is the instructor’s discretion to reduce this number as conditions dictate. 2. The Instructor has the option of adding two (2) more students with the assistance of an active Assistant Instructor or Divemaster. 3. The total number of students an instructor may have in the water is twelve (12) with the assistance of two (2) Assistant Instructors or Divemasters.6.4 Student Pre-Requisites 1. Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver. 2. Be a minimum age of eighteen (18). 3. Be a minimum age of ten (10) with parental consent.SDI Instructor Manual - Part Page 15 of 953.doc
  26. 26. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties6.5 Course Structure and Duration Open Water execution: 1. Two (2) dives are required with complete briefs and debriefs by the Instructor. 2. Dive plan must include Surface interval, Max no-deco time, etc. to be figured out and logged. 3. All dives must be completed from a boat. Course Structure: 1. SDI allows instructors to structure courses according to the number of students participating and their skill level.6.6 Administrative Requirements Administrative Tasks: 1. Collect the course fees from all the students. 2. Ensure that the students have the required equipment. 3. Communicate the schedule to the students. 4. Have the students complete the Liability Release and Medical history forms. 5. The Instructor must review the Liability Release and Medical Forms before starting on the course. Upon successful completion of this specialty the instructor must issue the SDI Boat Diver specialtyexperience card. The Instructor must: 1. Issue one of the following cards: A. A SDI Insta-Card. B. Use either a SDI diver registration form or a Pre-paid Diver certification form to file for the specialty certification card if a SDI certification card is requested. 2. Award card.6.7 Required Equipment 1. Boat equipped with proper safety equipment, including but not limited to oxygen and first aid kit. 2. Basic SDI Open Water SCUBA equipment as prescribed earlier in this manual. The following manual is required: 1. SDI Wreck, Boat & Drift Diving.6.8 Approved Outline Instructors may use any additional text or materials that they feel help present these topics. The followingtopics must be covered: 1. Types of Boats and Features of those boats A. Live-Aboard. B. Charter boat. C. Private boat.SDI Instructor Manual - Part Page 16 of 953.doc
  27. 27. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties 2. Safety Features A. Life Preservers. B. Life Boats. C. Flares. D. Radio. E. Throw Rings. F. US Coast Guard requirements. G. First Aid kit. H. O2 kit. 3. Exiting and Boarding the boat A. Type of ladder. B. How to use ladder. C. Entries. 4. Planning Boat Trips A. Types and sizes of boats. B. Location. C. Degree of difficulty of dives. D. Air available on boat? E. Food/beverages. F. Sleeping Gear necessary? G. Weather. H. Dive Planning. 5. Determining Equipment necessary A. Use of a checklist. B. C-card and Log book. C. Extra tank. D. All Open Water Equipment. E. Spare parts kit. F. Camera photo equipment. G. Game Equipment. 6. Boat Procedures A. Loading. B. Captain and crew briefs of special procedures. C. Special Rules. D. Crowded Area Procedures. 7. Lines A. Anchor line. B. Descent lines. C. Tag line. D. Stern safety line. E. Decompression Bar. 8. Underwater Navigation from a boat A. Natural Navigation. B. Anchored - no current. C. Anchored - current. 9. Drift diving.SDI Instructor Manual - Part Page 17 of 953.doc
  28. 28. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties6.9 Required Skill Performance and Graduation Requirements Students are required to successfully complete the following: 1. Open Water – Dive one (1) A. Plan Dive. B. Shore Briefing. C. Review of procedures. D. Captain’s brief and travel to dive destination. E. Entry. F. Diving procedures. G. Exit. H. Log Dive. I. Care of equipment. 2. Open Water – Dive two (2) A. Attempt to use a different type of boat or, at least, use a different entry point from the boat. B. Plan dive. C. Pre-Dive briefing. D. Review procedures. E. Boat briefing and travel to dive destination (if has not already been done). F. Entry. G. Planned dive. H. Exit. I. Log Dive. J. Care of equipment.SDI Instructor Manual - Part Page 18 of 953.doc
  29. 29. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties7. SDI – Computer Diver Specialty7.1 Introduction This course is designed to expand a diver’s knowledge in the use of their personal dive computer.7.2 Who May Teach Who may teach this course? 1. An active SDI Instructor or Assistant Instructor that has been certified to teach this specialty.7.3 Student – Instructor Ratio Academic: 1. Unlimited, so long as adequate facility, supplies and time are provided to insure comprehensive and complete training. Confined Water (Swimming pool-like conditions): 1. N/A. Open Water (Ocean, lake, quarry, spring, river or estuary): 1. A maximum of eight (8) students per Instructor. However, it is the instructor’s discretion to reduce this number as conditions dictate. 2. The Instructor has the option of adding two (2) more students with the assistance of an active Assistant Instructor or Divemaster. 3. The total number of students an instructor may have in the water is twelve (12) with the assistance of two (2) Assistant Instructors or Divemasters.7.4 Student Pre-Requisites 1. Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver. 2. Be a minimum age of eighteen (18). 3. Be a minimum age of ten (10) with parental consent.SDI Instructor Manual - Part Page 19 of 953.doc
  30. 30. SDI Instructor Manual Date: 11/19/2004 Part 3 – Standards and Revision: 5.0 Outlines for Specialties7.5 Course Structure and Duration Open Water execution: 1. Two (2) dives are required with complete briefs and debriefs by the Instructor. 2. Dive plan must include Surface interval, Max no-deco time, etc. to be figured out and logged. Course Structure: 3. SDI allows instructors to structure courses according to the number of students participating and their skill level. 4. This course can be combined with the Deep Diver specialty (and only that specific specialty) if the instructor chooses to do so.7.6 Administrative Requirements Administrative Tasks: 1. Collect the course fees from all the students. 2. Ensure that the students have the required equipment. 3. Communicate the schedule to the students. 4. Have the students complete the Liability Release and Medical history forms. 5. The Instructor must review the Liability Release and Medical Forms before starting on the course. Upon successful completion of this specialty the instructor must issue the SDI Computer Diver specialtyexperience card. The Instructor must: 1. Issue one of the following cards: A. A SDI Insta-Card. B. Use either a SDI diver registration form or a Pre-paid Diver certification form to file for the specialty certification card if a SDI certification card is requested. 2. Award card.7.7 Required Equipment Basic SDI Open Water SCUBA equipment as prescribed earlier in this manual. The following manual is required: 1. SDI Deeper Diving with Dive Computers.7.8 Approved Outline Instructors may use any additional text or materials that they feel help present these topics. The followingtopics must be covered 1. Computers vs. Tables A. History of tables. B. Computers advantages.SDI Instructor Manual - Part Page 20 of 953.doc

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