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This globally-recognized certification program is the best way to begin your life-long adventure as a certified scuba diver. Personalized training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. You will earn the SSI Open Water Diver certification. The initial theory is via e-learning.

All equipment apart from Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Booties will be provided.

Meet and greet, theory Exam and pool session Friday 27/09/19

2 Open Water Dives Saturday 28/09/19

2 Open Water Dives Sunday 29/09/19

Event Date 27-09-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 29-09-2019 3:00 pm
Registration Start Date Tue Jun 25 2019
Cut off date Fri Sep 20 2019
Individual Price $599.99
Location
Taupo
Taupo, New Zealand
Taupo
$599.99 8

TDI SIDEMOUNT DIVER

The TDI Sidemount Diver Course is the ideal specialty for any diver wishing to use this increasingly popular equipment configuration; either as a stand-alone course OR in conjunction with one of TDI’s other open circuit technical specialties such as Decompression Procedures, Extended Range, Trimix, Advanced Trimix, and Advanced Wreck. If this course is combined, the requirements for BOTH courses must be met. The TDI Sidemount Diver course teaches students how to utilize side-mounted primary cylinders as an alternative to the traditional back-mounted method.

 

Who this course is for:

  • The SDI or TDI diver looking to expand their in-water skills and techniques
  • The certified diver who has interest in moving forward with technical diving education and expanding their equipment configuration options

Course prerequisites

(these requirements must be met prior to commencement of training):

  • Minimum age 18
  • Minimum certification of SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, or equivalent

What you can expect to learn:

The TDI Sidemount Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more!

  • Gas matching procedures to include dissimilar volumes
  • Gas management utilizing independent cylinders
  • Psychological considerations of technical diving
  • Equipment considerations including:
    • Cylinder options
    • Regulator options
    • Buoyancy compensator/harness options
    • Proper weighting
    • Equipment configurations
  • Communication (light and hand signals)
  • Problem solving in a sidemount configuration
  • Diving in tight or confined spaces
  • Conservation
  • Water entries/exits
  • S-drills specific to sidemount diving

Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:

  • Demonstrate various propulsion techniques such as the frog kick, modified frog kick, modified flutter kick, backwards kick, helicopter turns, and hand pulling if appropriate for the environment.
  • Demonstrate adequate buoyancy control; ability to hover at a fixed position in water column without moving hands or feet
  • Demonstrate adequate trim; ability to maintain proper position during the descent, bottom, and ascent portion of the dive
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the following exercises while maintaining trim and buoyancy in the water column:
    • Unclipping and attaching sidemount cylinders
    • Perform gas switches with and without a mask
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely manage gas in independent cylinders
  • Demonstrate conservation, awareness, and back referencing techniques
  • Deploy a lift bag
  • Carry additional cylinders is optional in this course

What’s in it for you?

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in sidemount diving activities without direct supervision so long as the following limits are adhered to:

  • The diving activities approximate those of training
  • The areas of activities approximate those of training
  • Planned dives do not exceed diver’s current certification level

TDI Sidemount Diver minimum certification requirements:

  • Perform all land drills and dive requirements safely and efficiently
  • Demonstrate mature, sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
  • Maintain an appropriate level of awareness and respect for the environment
  • Log all training dives
Event Date 28-09-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 30-09-2019 3:00 pm
Registration Start Date Tue Aug 6 2019
Cut off date Sat Sep 21 2019
Individual Price $500.00
Location
Taupo
Taupo, New Zealand
Taupo
$500.00 3

The SSI Try Scuba program is your introduction to the underwater world.

This entry-level program gives you the opportunity to experience the underwater world, in a confined water setting, You will earn the SSI Try Scuba recognition rating.

We have 2 sessions

9am-12pm or 1pm-3pm 

Limited places for each session, please advise us if you would like a certain time slot 

 

Event Date 30-09-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 30-09-2019 3:00 pm
Registration Start Date Mon Aug 19 2019
Cut off date Mon Sep 30 2019
Individual Price $65.00
Location
Taupo
Taupo, New Zealand
Taupo
$65.00 13

This globally-recognized certification program is the best way to begin your life-long adventure as a certified scuba diver. Personalized training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. You will earn the SSI Open Water Diver certification. The initial theory is via e-learning.

All equipment apart from Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Booties will be provided.

Meet and greet, theory Exam and pool session Friday 29/11/19

2 Open Water Dives Saturday 30/11/19

2 Open Water Dives Sunday 01/12/19

Event Date 29-11-2019 8:00 am
Event End Date 01-12-2019 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date Tue Jul 16 2019
Cut off date Fri Nov 22 2019
Individual Price $599.99
Location
Taupo
Taupo, New Zealand
Taupo
Attachment SSI-Medical.pdf
$599.99 6

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