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SDI DIVEMASTER

SDI Divemaster

The SDI Divemaster Course is the first professional level certification. During the course you will learn how to work with divers, lead certified divers, and act as a dive guide showing divers underwater dive sites and the marine life that inhabits those dives sites. You will increase your knowledge about physics and physiology as well as increase your proficiency with your scuba and snorkeling skills.

Who this course is for:

  • The advanced diver interested in working in the dive industry as a professional dive guide or moving on to become an instructor

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18
  • Certified SDI Advanced Diver or equivalent.
  • must have verifiable experience in
    • Deep Diving
    • Navigation
    • Night and Limited Visibility
  • Certified SDI Rescue Diver or equivalent
  • Provide proof of current CPR, first aid and oxygen provider
  • Provided proof of at least 40 logged dives

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Divemaster Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • SDI standards and procedures
  • History of SDI
  • Code of ethics and professionalism of an SDI Divemaster
  • Products and procedures
    • How to place an order
    • Yearly renewals
  • Liability and insurance
    • Risk management
    • Waivers and releases
    • Filling out an accident report
  • 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
  • Leadership development
    • Planning group dives
    • Divemaster check lists and logs

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

  • 800 meter swim with mask, snorkel, and fins non-stop without the use of arms in less than 17 minutes
  • 400 meter swim on the surface, non-stop, any stroke, without the use of swimming aids, in less than 10 minutes; swim goggles permitted
  • Scuba skills – minimum equipment: all equipment required for a SDI Dive Leader
    • In water, transport another diver in full scuba equipment at a quick pace for 4 minutes
    • Demonstrate a complete rescue scenario satisfactorily
    • Perform underwater skills with and without a mask
    • Swim on the surface, in full scuba equipment, using the snorkel, 100 metres
  • Bring a diver, simulating unconsciousness, up from depth, not greater than 6 metres/20 feet; at the surface swim them 100 metres in less than 4 minutes
  • Confined water skills:
    • Preparation and planning
    • Briefing and debriefing
    • Group control
    • Problem recognition and solving
    • Diving equipment assembly and disassembly
    • Equipment inspection
    • Entries/exits
    • Proper weighting and buoyancy control
    • Snorkel and regulator clearing
    • Regulator recovery
    • Controlled descents and ascents
    • Underwater swimming
    • Mask clearing
    • Buddy system techniques
    • Weight system removal and replacement
    • Out-of-air emergency alternatives
    • Equipment care and maintenance

What’s in it for you?

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may:

  • Assist an active SDI Instructor during approved diving courses provided the activities are similar to the graduate’s prior training
  • Supervise and conduct dives for certified divers, provided the activities are similar to the graduate’s prior experience and training

SDI Divemaster Diver minimum requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the SDI Divemaster written examination, or online version with a minimum score of 80 percent and 100 percent remediation
  • Complete all water requirements
  • Demonstrate to an active SDI Instructor the ability to solve in-water and out-of-water diver problems
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
  • Operate as a Divemaster in a wide variety of environments

The SDI Divemaster Course with with Motor City Scuba includes:

  • SDI Divemaster Course
  • ITI Fill Station Operator Course
  • FRTI Adult and Child Emergency Care and Oxygen Emergency Administrator
  Start Date End Date Max. Places   Price    
12 Jun 2020 28 Jun 2020 4 US$ 749.95

Classroom - Orientation
Fri 12 Jun 2020
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba
OW Dive 1
Sat 13 Jun 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
OW Dive 2
Sat 13 Jun 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
OW Dive 3
Sat 13 Jun 2020
02:00 PM
60 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
OW Dive 4
Sun 14 Jun 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
White Star Quarry
OW Dive 5
Sun 14 Jun 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
White Star Quarry
OW Dive 6
Sun 14 Jun 2020
02:00 PM
60 minutes
White Star Quarry
Classroom Session 2
Fri 19 Jun 2020
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Pool Session 1
Fri 19 Jun 2020
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Farmington Y
Classroom Session 3
Sat 20 Jun 2020
09:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Pool Session 2
Sat 20 Jun 2020
01:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Farmington Y
Classroom - FSO
Sun 21 Jun 2020
09:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Back Room
Pool Session 3
Sun 21 Jun 2020
01:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Farmington Y
Classroom Session 4
Sun 21 Jun 2020
04:00 PM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Classroom Session 5
Fri 26 Jun 2020
06:00 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Classroom Session 6
Fri 26 Jun 2020
07:30 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba
OW Dive 7
Sat 27 Jun 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
OW Dive 8
Sat 27 Jun 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
OW Dive 9
Sun 28 Jun 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
White Star Quarry
OW Dive 10
Sun 28 Jun 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
White Star Quarry
Instructor(s): Michael Poggione,

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10 Jul 2020 26 Jul 2020 4 US$ 749.95

Classroom - Orientation
Fri 10 Jul 2020
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba
OW Dive 1
Sat 11 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
OW Dive 2
Sat 11 Jul 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
OW Dive 3
Sat 11 Jul 2020
02:00 PM
60 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
OW Dive 4
Sun 12 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
White Star Quarry
OW Dive 5
Sun 12 Jul 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
White Star Quarry
OW Dive 6
Sun 12 Jul 2020
02:00 PM
60 minutes
White Star Quarry
Classroom Session 2
Fri 17 Jul 2020
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Pool Session 1
Fri 17 Jul 2020
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Farmington Y
Classroom Session 3
Sat 18 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Pool Session 2
Sat 18 Jul 2020
01:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Farmington Y
Classroom - FSO
Sun 19 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Back Room
Pool Session 3
Sun 19 Jul 2020
01:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Farmington Y
Classroom Session 4
Sun 19 Jul 2020
04:00 PM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Classroom Session 5
Fri 24 Jul 2020
06:00 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Classroom Session 6
Fri 24 Jul 2020
07:30 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba
OW Dive 7
Sat 25 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
OW Dive 8
Sat 25 Jul 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
OW Dive 9
Sun 26 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
White Star Quarry
OW Dive 10
Sun 26 Jul 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
White Star Quarry

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14 Aug 2020 30 Aug 2020 4 US$ 749.95

Classroom - Orientation
Fri 14 Aug 2020
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba
OW Dive 1
Sat 15 Aug 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
OW Dive 2
Sat 15 Aug 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
OW Dive 3
Sat 15 Aug 2020
02:00 PM
60 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
OW Dive 4
Sun 16 Aug 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
White Star Quarry
OW Dive 5
Sun 16 Aug 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
White Star Quarry
OW Dive 6
Sun 16 Aug 2020
02:00 PM
60 minutes
White Star Quarry
Classroom Session 2
Fri 21 Aug 2020
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Pool Session 1
Fri 21 Aug 2020
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Farmington Y
Classroom Session 3
Sat 22 Aug 2020
09:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Pool Session 2
Sat 22 Aug 2020
01:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Farmington Y
Classroom - FSO
Sun 23 Aug 2020
09:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Back Room
Pool Session 3
Sun 23 Aug 2020
01:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Farmington Y
Classroom Session 4
Sun 23 Aug 2020
04:00 PM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Classroom Session 5
Fri 28 Aug 2020
06:00 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Classroom Session 6
Fri 28 Aug 2020
07:30 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba
OW Dive 7
Sat 29 Aug 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
OW Dive 8
Sat 29 Aug 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
OW Dive 9
Sun 30 Aug 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
White Star Quarry
OW Dive 10
Sun 30 Aug 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
White Star Quarry

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11 Sep 2020 27 Sep 2020 4 US$ 749.95

Classroom - Orientation
Fri 11 Sep 2020
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba
OW Dive 1
Sat 12 Sep 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
OW Dive 2
Sat 12 Sep 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
OW Dive 3
Sat 12 Sep 2020
02:00 PM
60 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
OW Dive 4
Sun 13 Sep 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
White Star Quarry
OW Dive 5
Sun 13 Sep 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
White Star Quarry
OW Dive 6
Sun 13 Sep 2020
02:00 PM
60 minutes
White Star Quarry
Classroom Session 2
Fri 18 Sep 2020
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Pool Session 1
Fri 18 Sep 2020
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Farmington Y
Classroom Session 3
Sat 19 Sep 2020
09:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Pool Session 2
Sat 19 Sep 2020
01:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Farmington Y
Classroom - FSO
Sun 20 Sep 2020
09:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Back Room
Pool Session 3
Sun 20 Sep 2020
01:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Farmington Y
Classroom Session 4
Sun 20 Sep 2020
04:00 PM
60 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Classroom Session 5
Fri 25 Sep 2020
06:00 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba
Classroom Session 6
Fri 25 Sep 2020
07:30 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba
OW Dive 7
Sat 26 Sep 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
OW Dive 8
Sat 26 Sep 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
OW Dive 9
Sun 27 Sep 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
White Star Quarry
OW Dive 10
Sun 27 Sep 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
White Star Quarry

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