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Master Diver

The SDI Master Scuba Diver Development Program was created to make true master divers. The SDI Master Scuba Diver Development program requires a new open water diver to complete 4 SDI, TDI or ERDI Specialties (or equivalent), the SDI Rescue Diver Course (or equivalent), and logged 50 dives. 

This bundle package is open to all Open Water Divers who are looking to take their recreational diving career to greater depths.   

Courses you will cover:

  • Deep Diver
    • Many interesting sights lay just beyond open water diver training limits such as beautiful wall dives, shipwrecks, and critters that don’t come into the shallows. The purpose of this course is to provide the necessary training to plan and execute dives that are beyond the depth range experienced during an Open Water Scuba Diver course, specifically beyond 60 feet and to a maximum depth of not greater than 130 feet. By the end of the course, your knowledge, awareness, and comfort level with deep diving activities will have increased.
  • Night/Limited Viz
    • Becoming familiar with the use of dive lights, and night diving techniques such as navigation, buddy system procedures, communications, buoyancy control, and interacting with nocturnal aquatic life, the diver can safely enjoy night diving.
  • Underwater Navigation
    • Divers are intensely fascinated by navigation. It allows them to make their way back to a special spot discovered on an earlier dive. They use the tricks and techniques of navigation to find an ideal exit point at the end of a dive without the need for an uncomfortable surface swim. Your Underwater Navigation Specialty course will help you overcome the obstacles inherent in finding your way underwater. You will learn how easy and simple navigation can be and how it will help you both above and below the surface. During this course, you will review natural aids such as sand ripples or reef formations, which can accurately predict your route. Tools such as mechanical or digital compasses are a surprising challenge to the novice but we will help you unravel the challenge and teach the practical skills and techniques you’ll need to use them effectively.
  • Computer Nitrox
    • Nitrox is a breathing gas that has a lot of benefits for both new and experienced divers.  Benefits include longer bottom times, shorter surface intervals, longer repetitive dive times, and reduced post-dive exhaustion. Through a hands-on, active learning session, this course covers the use of nitrox mixtures from 22 to 40 percent oxygen.  
  • Advanced Buoyancy
    • This specialty is designed to increase the open water diver's understanding of the factors that influence buoyancy and to train the diver on how to use the means available for controlling buoyancy. The added benefits to the marine and freshwater environments, cannot be overstated; as well as a diver that has better control within the underwater environment.
  • Rescue Diver
    • You will learn skills such as how to perform self rescues, buddy rescues, recognize and calm potential panic divers, administer proper first aid to divers that have experienced dive related injuries, conduct effective search patterns and manage accident scenes. After the Rescue Diver Course, you can enroll in the Master Scuba Diver Development Program or start in the professional ranks and sign up for the Divemaster Course.