SDI Divemaster


Brand: SDI

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What you will learn
1. SDI Standards and Procedures
2. History of SDI
3. Code of Ethics and Professionalism of an SDI Divemaster
4. Products and Procedures
5. Liability and Insurance
6. Knowledge Development

  • Equipment
  • Physics and physiology of diving
  • Medical problems related to diving
  • Use of dive computers and tables
  • Diving environment
  • Dive planning and dive management control
  • Problem solving
  • Underwater and surface communications
  • Diver assistance
  • Avoiding out of air and emergency situations
  • Recommended safe diving practices
  • Boat diving procedures
  • Shore/Beach diving procedures
  • Night diving procedures
  • Accident management
  • Emergency procedures
7. Leadership Development

1. Minimum age 18
2. Certified SDI Advanced Adventure Diver or equivalent; advanced certification must include verifiable experience in deep, navigation, night, and limited visibility specialties
3. Certified SDI Rescue Diver or equivalent
4. Provide proof of current CPR, first aid and oxygen provider*, where local law permits
5. Provided proof of at least 40 logged dives
 *Note: SDI CPROX, CPR1st or CPROX1stAED courses may be combined with the SDI Divemaster program by qualified instructors 

Course Structure and Duration
The student must
1. Give a minimum of 5 briefs/debriefs
2. Show preparation, planning, and control in dive management and diving activities
3. Guide a minimum of 4 dives with varying sites and environmental conditions

1. A minimum of 40 hours; a minimum of 30 hours under the direct supervision of the SDI Instructor 

Equipment Requirements
1. Mask, fins and snorkel
2. Buoyancy compensator device (BCD) with a low-pressure power inflator
3. Regulator with submersible pressure gauge
4. Alternate air sources
5. Weight system
6. Personal dive computer
7. Exposure suit adequate for the training conditions
8. Compressed gas cylinder
9. Compass
10. Knife and rescue signal
11. A dive flag must be carried in accordance with local laws or regulations for all open water locations