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Advanced Diver

Adding to your education and experience is easy.
with our huge number of diverse courses that we offer. Divers can take these courses immediately after your Open Water Diver Certification even if its with NAUI, SSI or PADI. Whats even easier is that you can take the smaller individual courses like Nitox Diver or Night Diver which can be done right here in north Texas, some of which are offered online. Our Online Nitrox Diver course was one of the first online courses, which we have been using since 2003, takes only a couple hourse online and a short meeting at the shop to print your nitox diver certification card.

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Most done on-site or in North Texas
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Advanced Adventure Diver

If you’ve taken your Open Water Scuba Diver course and are now ready to expand your knowledge but would like to see what is out there first, then the Advanced Adventure Diver course is for you! The Advanced Adventure course will give you an overview of five different specialties. Two of the required specialties are the Deep Diver and Navigation Diver specialties which are the foundation of continuing diver education. The remaining specialty dives you can opt for include:

  • Advanced Buoyancy Control
  • Altitude Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Computer Nitrox Diver
  • Drift Diver
  • Marine Ecosystem Awareness
  • Many more!

This course is intended to introduce you to each of the five specialties selected; not complete comprehension of the chosen specialty. One dive from each of the chosen specialties may apply towards the completion of a specialty certification.




Who this course is for:

  • Any certified open water scuba diver who wishes to expand their diver knowledge and skill set
  • Any certified open water scuba diver who would like to advance in dive training
  • Any certified open water scuba diver who would like to experience an introduction to SDI specialties

Course Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent
  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent, SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent*

*Note: Junior divers (10-15) can only take specialties approved for their age

Limits for Junior Divers:
Deep Diving: Maximum depth for divers 10-15 is 21 meters/70 feet
Dry suit; minimum age 12
Wreck: Limited penetration minimum age 15

What you can expect to learn:

  • An overview of the SDI Deep Diver and SDI Navigation Diver specialties
  • Basic insight to three other chosen specialties of your choice as an introduction to that specific area in diving

Some of the in-water skills include:

  • Successfully perform skills listed for dive one of the three chosen specialties as well as both core specialties
    • Deep Diver open water dive
      • Test and check all equipment
      • Familiarization with dive site
      • Descend to planned depth, do not exceed any pre-planned limits
      • Dive according to plan at a depth limited to 30 meters/ 100 feet
        Divers between the age of 10 and 15 cannot exceed 21 meters/70 feet
      • Ascend to safety stop
      • Exit and log dive
    • Navigation open water dive
      • Establish a reference point, plan dive, and enter water from shore/boat
      • Practice out and back technique on surface
      • Squares and triangles on surface
      • Perform a square on the bottom
      • Perform a triangle on the bottom
      • Ascend to safety stop
      • Exit and log dive

What’s in it for you?

  • An opportunity to experience several SDI specialties
  • Continue diver education, skills, and knowledge
  • Ability to enroll in and complete selected specialties
  • After successful completion, ability to enroll in the SDI Recue Diver course

SDI Advanced Adventure Diver minimum requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the appropriate SDI Advanced Adventure Diver Knowledge Quests with a passing score of 80%, followed by 100% remediation by the Instructor
  • Complete all course requirements efficiently
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution

Dry Suit Diver

The SDI Dry Suit Diver Course will open up a whole new world of diving to you. Many of the diving environments around the world are better experienced in a dry suit. Why? These areas have an abundance of marine life waiting to be seen and photographed – they just happen to be a little colder! Dry suits are also used in tropical water during the cooler months.This course allows the student to develop the knowledge and skills to properly use a dry suit. It will discuss the types of dry suits, accessories, maintenance and how to make basic repairs.

Who this course is for:

The certified diver looking for advanced training in dry suit equipment, selection and diving techniques. This diver can extend their diving season, spend more time diving in cooler environments and/or enjoy enhancing their dive experience by staying warm and cozy in a dry suit.

Course prerequisites:

  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Diver, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 18, 12 with parental consent

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Dry Suit Diver course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • Types of dry suits
    • Shell style
    • Crushed neoprene
    • Neoprene
  • Types of seals
    • Latex
    • Neoprene
  • Features
    • Self don
    • Rear entry
    • Boots
    • Zipper guard: protect waterproof zipper from chaffing
    • Warm neck collar
    • Suspenders
  • Dive wear insulation (often times called undergarments)
    • Cut to be close to the skin
    • Compression resistant
    • Components
  • Dry suit valves
    • Inflator and deflator considerations
  • Buoyancy control
  • Maintenance and care
    • Cleaning
    • Zipper care
    • Minor repairs
  • Dry suit emergencies

The required skills you will have to demonstrate include all of the following and more:

  • Planning a dive
  • Proper donning of a dry suit
  • Review functions of the dry suit
  • Buoyancy check and proper weighting
  • Practice dry suit skills
  • Inflate and deflate dry suit
  • Roll out from an inverted position
  • Buoyancy skills such as hovering in a fixed position
  • Emergency procedures for dry suit malfunction
  • Safety stop
  • Ascend and exit
  • Log dive

What’s in it for you?

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

  • The diving activities approximate those of training
  • The areas of activities approximate those of training
  • Environmental conditions approximate those of training

*Note: Divers under the age of 18 must participate in underwater navigation diving activities with a parent, guardian, or dive professional.
The SDI Dry Suit Diver certification counts towards a single specialty rating to complete the SDI Advanced Diver Development program or SDI Master Scuba Diver Development program.

SDI Dry Suit Diver minimum requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the SDI Dry Suit Diver Knowledge Quests with a passing score of 80%, followed by 100% remediation by the Instructor
  • Complete all open water requirements efficiently
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution

Full Face Mask Diver

Divers often have a need, or want, to effectively communicate underwater. The SDI Full Face Mask Course is the perfect starting point. Full face mask diving allows the diver to relax and enjoy diving while not worrying about maintaining the second stage regulator. In addition, the full face mask will help insulate the diver from a coldwater environment.

Who this course is for:

  • The certified diver looking for more information about the different full face masks available and how to determine the correct one to meet their needs

Course prerequisites:

  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent
  • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent

What you can expect to learn:

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

  • Purpose
    • Diver safety
    • Communications
  • Advantages
    • Increased diver safety
    • Communications
    • Corrective lenses
  • Disadvantages
    • Increased air consumption
    • Buoyancy
    • Bulky
  • Types
    • Appropriate/inappropriate
    • Scuba quick connect/disconnect
    • Surface supplied
  • Techniques/procedures
    • Donning
    • Diving with a full face mask
  • Underwater Communications
    • Types of communication equipment
  • User/field maintenance and care
  • Authorized servicing/preventive maintenance
  • After use

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

  • Dive plan
  • Equipment set up
  • Proper donning and adjustment
  • On the surface, switching from open to close
  • Proper weighting
  • Establish buoyancy and demonstration of buoyancy control
  • Equalization techniques
  • Clearing a partially flooded mask
  • Remove and replace full face mask underwater
  • free flowing full face mask
  • Successfully switch to a back up mask
  • Remove mask and utilization of alternate air source
  • Alternate air source ascent
  • Ascent and exit
  • Log dive

What’s in it for you?

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

  • The diving activities approximate those of training
  • The areas of activities approximate those of training
  • Environmental conditions approximate those of training

*Note: Junior divers (ages 10-14) must participate in diving activities with a parent, guardian, or dive professional.

Also, the SDI Full Face Mask Diver certification counts towards a single specialty rating to achieve the SDI Advanced Diver Development Program.

TDI Introduction to Technical Diving

The TDI Intro to Tech course is the perfect course for divers who have heard about technical diving and want to find out more about this exciting branch of advanced recreational diving. This course walks students through the special techniques, planning procedures and skills that set technical diving apart from traditional sport diving. It will show them how to improve their dive planning methods, in-water skills and streamline their existing gear configuration, in a non-threatening and fun learning environment. The specific skills this course will highlight are:

  • Advanced Buoyancy Control
  • Gas Management
  • Situational Awareness
  • Trim Gear Configuration and Selection
  • We will provide backplate, wings, double tanks and deco bottle with reglators.
  • Main idea behind the course is to introduce individuals to gear of this type without making major purchses.

TDI’s Intro to Tech course is a useful stand-alone course for the diver who wants to become a more skilled, more proficient diver regardless of if he intends to move on to technical diving.The course may also be used as an introduction to the TDI Advanced Nitrox course and the TDI Decompression Procedures course.

  • Evenings: 2
  • Dives: 3
  • Prerequisites: Advanced Adventure Diver, Advanced Diver, 25 Logged Dives, 18 Years or 15 with parental consent.

Solo Diver

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 proper dive planning, personal limitations, accident prevention and in the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for diving solo. You will also learn the additional equipment that is required for Solo diving and how to configure that equipment. This is the prefect course for underwater photography and underwater video divers.

  • Prerequisites
    • 21 Years Old
    • Minimum of Advanced Diver of Equivalent (PADI, SDI, SSI, ETC)
    • 100 Logged Dives
    • Complete All Forms
    • Must provide an isolated independant secondary air course, (Octo does not qualify), Pony Bottle, Spare Air, Twin Cylinders w/ Manifold OR H-Valve on a Single Tank
  • Required Text: Solo Diving by SDI
  • Dives: 2
  • Clasroom evenings: 2 or 1 day
  • When: Just Ask! We can do this course on most weekends at the local scuba park
  • Where: Anywhere, Lake Travis, Clear Springs Scuba Park, Canyon, Cozumel

Search & Recovery Diver

SDI’s Search and Recovery Diver specialty will teach you the basic of searching for a lost object from outboard boat motors to jewelry. You will also learn to recovery the object once it is located this includes the use of lift bags and tying lines underwater to secure and lift the object. Your SDI Instructor will cover skills such as

  • Carrying deploying and attaching lift bags
  • Conducting search patterns
  • Entanglement avoidance
  • Recovering and preserving objects

Classes


Your first scuba diver certification class is our Open Water Diver Course, sign up at Blue Sea Adventures, scuba shop in Garland and see our indoor pool, scuba gear.

Scuba refresher course, the selected dates are group classes, if you need another time, just call us and we can make it happen!

Requirement for professional levels and Rescue Class

Deep Scuba Diver Course

Many divers find that night diving is their favorite type of diving. As with all specialty diving applications, procedures are different than those associated with open water diving. The purpose of this course is to acquaint the open water diver with the procedures, techniques, and potential hazards associated with diving at night, or in limited visibility. Becoming familiar with the use of dive lights, and night diving techniques such as navigation, buddy system procedures, communications, buoyancy control, and interacting with nocturnal aquatic life, the diver can safely enjoy night diving.

Our Nitrox Diver course is primarily targeted at those who travel and want to extend their bottom times while on vacation, especially at Flower Gardens because scuba divers want to dive up to 5 dives a day, which is only possible at those depths with nitrox.

Rescue Diver Certification Course In May 2018

Wreck Diver with limited penetration