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SDI SCUBILITY SURFACE BUDDY DIVER

SDI Scubility Surface Buddy Diver Program

The SDI Scubility Surface Buddy Diver Program is designed to provide suitably qualified surface assistants for the physically disabled diver.

Who this course is for:

  • The individual who wishes to become acquainted with techniques and qualified to assist individuals with physical disabilities to suit up with their scuba equipment as well as enter and exit the water

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18/ 16 with parental consent
  • Demonstrate comfort and adequate swimming skills

What you can expect to learn:

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

  • History of diving
  • Aquatic environment
    • Marine environment
    • Marine life
  • Physics and physiology
    • Buoyancy
    • Pressure
    • Air spaces
    • Breathing air under pressure
  • Scuba equipment
    • Mask, fins and snorkel
    • Exposure protection
    • Buoyancy compensator device (BCD)
    • Regulator
    • Cylinders
    • Weight systems
    • Underwater instruments
    • Submersible pressure gauge (SPG)
    • Accessories
    • Dive flag

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

  • Equipment assembly/disassembly and adjustment
  • Weight system assembly/adjustment with proper weighting
  • Suiting up and de-suiting
  • Dive check of buddy
  • Use of mask, fins and snorkel
  • Entries
  • Equipment – Suiting-up of diver in the water
  • Equipment removal in the water
  • Exits
  • Tired diver tows
  • Surface communication, assistance
  • Dive planning – help with use of personal dive computer (PDC) and logging of dives

What’s in it for you?

  • This is a non-diving qualification; the SDI Surface Buddy certification card is available after graduation. This program is designed to provide suitably qualified surface assistants for the physically disabled diver