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SDI Solo Diver & SDI Computer Nitrox Courses

Solo Diver Certification

At one point or another, a diver has found themselves alone during a dive, whether it may have been intentional or not. SDI’s Solo Diving is the practice of self-reliant scuba diving without a “dive buddy.” All divers completing this course feel it also makes them a better dive buddy.

Solo diving, once considered technical diving and discouraged by most certification agencies, is now seen by many experienced divers and some certification agencies as an acceptable practice for those divers suitably trained and experienced. Rather than relying on the traditional buddy diving safety system, solo divers should be skilled in self-sufficiency and willing to take responsibility for their own safety while diving.

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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 its proper usage and assembly. This is the perfect course for underwater photography and underwater video divers as well as those diving with their children or buddies that may not very experienced in scuba diving.

SDI Computer Nitrox Diving

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The SDI Computer Nitrox course is a great next step after the Open Water Diver certification and is structured in an easy to understand manner by making use of a Nitrox programmable computer. Nitrox is a breathing gas that has a lot of benefits for both new and experienced divers. The course will cover the use of Nitrox mixtures from 22 to 40 percent oxygen. The benefits of using Nitrox whilst scuba diving include:

  • Increased safety margins
  • Reduced post dive fatigue
  • Extended no-decompression times