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      Solo Diver
      Technical Courses

      From $450.00

      Duration 2 Days

      Perth Scuba have combined it with the TDI Sidemount Diver Course! The TDI Sidemount Diver Course prepares you for a different style of diving. Sidemount diving has been around for decades in the cave diving world, but only just recently has it become mainstream to the general SCUBA market. And divers who previously had to shy away from carrying heavy twin tanks, such as small women or divers with back problems, are now able to perform normal recreational dives due to the ease of carrying sidemount tanks to the water and donning the tanks in-water versus on land.

      The TDI Sidemount Diver Course prepares you for a different style of diving. Sidemount diving has been around for decades in the cave diving world, but only just recently has it become mainstream to the general SCUBA market. And divers who previously had to shy away from carrying heavy twin tanks, such as small women or divers with back problems, are now able to perform normal recreational dives due to the ease of carrying sidemount tanks to the water and donning the tanks in-water versus on land. Some of the skills you will learn on the course include:

      • Familiarization with equipment
      • Using twin independent cylinders
      • Proper trim and buoyancy techniques
      • Swapping and sharing cylinders
      • Different entry and exit techniques

      Course Pre-requisites:

      • Have a minimum Advanced Open Water certification.
      • Show proof of a minimum 20 logged open water dives.

      Course overview:

      • Duration of course 2 days & 1 evening
      • Day 1 – Theory, Gear Configuration & Open Water Dive 1
      • Day 2 – Open Water Dives 2 & 3
      • Minimum of 3 dives.

      Includes:

      • Tuition
      • Air Fills
      • Certification Card
      • Hire of Sidemount Harness (if you do not own your own)
      • All mask, fins and wetsuit must be provided by student or can be hired at extra cost.

      We recommend that you look at purchasing your own Sidemount Harness System before you begin the course as it is best to learn in your own gear that you are comfortable in. Ask us about your options.

      Try Sidemount Diving!

      One of SDI's most popular courses, the solo diver program teaches experienced recreational divers how to safely dive independently of a dive buddy or strengthen your buddy team skills. The course stresses on proper dive planning, personal limitations, accident prevention as well as the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for diving solo. You will also learn the additional equipment that is required for solo diving including it's proper usage and assembly. This is the prefect course for underwater photography and underwater video divers.

      Student Pre-Requisites

      Minimum age of 21 years, minimum of 100 logged dives and certification as an Advanced diver.

       

      Qualifications of Graduates

      Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in No Decompression solo diving activities up to 40 msw.

       

      Required Course Minimums

      Classroom / Briefing Hours – Minimum 4

      Open water Dives – 2, including a non-stop surface swim of 200 meters in full scuba gear, navigation with a compass, deployment of a surface marker and use of a surface audible signaling device.

       

      Required Subject Areas

      Why Solo Dive? Who should solo dive? When not to solo dive, Solo Diving Mentality, Using the Solo Diver release form, Equipment for Solo Diving, Planning & Conducting a Solo Dive, Navigation, Management of Solo Diving Emergencies, In-Water Drills.

       

      Equipment Required

      Redundant Air Source, SMB & Reel, Compass, Audible Signal.

       

      Note: All SDI Programs require the use of a Dive Computer.

       

      Graduation Requirements

      Complete the SDI Solo Diver Knowledge Quests, Demonstrate the techniques to execute a Solo Dive safely and competently.

      After your day out – it's a trip back to the store as a qualified Perth Scuba SDI Solo Diver.