Event

SDI SOLO DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS 10/1/18
01
Oct
2018

SDI SOLO DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS 10/1/18

  • City/State:1935 Warwick ave. Warwick, RI
  • Location:GIANT STRIDE DIVE SHOP
  • Time:06:30 pm – 08:30 pm

   SDI SOLO DIVER CERTIFICATION CLASS

Instructor: Rick Simon       Cost: $499.00   Book: $35.00

The objective of this course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for diving solo. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in solo diving activities.

Student Prerequisites

Minimum age 21

SDI,  PADI, NAUI Advanced Diver, or equivalent

Provide proof of 100 logged dives

Course Structure and Duration

Academic Sessions

Three classroom sessions  held at Giant Stride Dive Shop are required:

October 1 @ 6:30 -8:30 pm

October 8 @ 6:30 -8:30 pm

October 15 @ 6:30 -8:30 pm

Open Water Execution

  1. Two dives are required with complete briefs and debriefs by the instructor The date of these dives TBD

 Required Equipment

Basic open water scuba equipment and a redundant air source.

One of the following must be used to provide an additional independent regulator attached to an air source: pony cylinder, twin cylinders with isolation, H-valve, independent doubles.

Required Skill Performance and Graduation Requirements

  • Mask problems
  • Managing currents
  • Entanglements
  • Unintended decompression obligations
  • Panic and stress management techniques
  • Use of surface marker buoys and location devices

Skills are to be performed in open water.

The student is required to demonstrate understanding of the techniques to properly execute a solo dive.

Swimming skills

  1. 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

Scuba skills

  1. Demonstrate adequate pre-dive planning
  2. Limits based on personal gas consumption
  3. Exact dive and/or no-decompression profile
  4. Properly execute the planned dive within all predetermined limits
  5. Equipment configuration appropriate for solo diving
    1. Streamlining equipment
    2. How to use and carry a redundant air supply
  6. Proper descent / ascent rates
  7. Proper safety stop procedures
  8. Monitoring of decompression status equipment; tables, computers, equipment
  9. Navigation skills
  10. Demonstrate proficiency of navigation with compass
  11. Demonstrate emergency change over to a backup regulator or bailout scuba at a depth not exceeding 30 metres / 100 feet
  12. Deploy surface marker and use of surface audible signaling device