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We offer a full spectrum of training. Here's a partial list. Click on the link to get a more detailed description of each class. Contact us today for more information on any of the listed classes. Don't see what you want? Give us a call! 925.432.2111.

SDI Skin Diver Course
This course is designed to give students the necessary skills to safely snorkel in conditions similar to their training without the direct supervision of an instructor. Graduates may enroll in the SDI Open Water Diver Course to continue their diving education and experience.

SDI Scuba Discovery Program
The Scuba Discovery Program is designed to give perspective students an introduction to Scuba diving in a controlled environment under the direct supervision of instructor. The program takes people who wish to try scuba but are unsure if they wish to take a full certification course on their first dive. Students are giving an introduction to basic scuba equipment and scuba skills followed by an underwater tour in the local marine environment.

SDI Inactive Diver Course
The Inactive Diver Program is designed to update and review the knowledge and skill level of an individual who has not dived in one year. The program may be taught by either an Instructor or Assistant Instructor.

SDI Open Water Scuba Diver
The Open Water Scuba Diver course is an entry-level certification course designed to give students the necessary skills to safely conduct open water dives in conditions similar to their training without the direct supervision of an instructor. The course covers all the basic knowledge about equipment, physiology and the marine environment while training students to perform basic skills underwater.

SDI Advanced Open Water Diver
The SDI Advanced Diver Development Program was created to make truly “Advanced Divers”. Under the old way of training a student could take an Advanced Course right after an Open Water course and only have a total of 9 dives all under the direct training of an instructor. The SDI Advanced Diver Development program requires a new Open Water student to take 4 SDI specialties or equivalent, along with having a total of 25 dives. SDI feels a diver will truly be “Advanced” after this is accomplished.

SDI Rescue Diver
The Rescue certification course is designed to develop the knowledge and necessary skills for and individual to effectively perform diver rescues and assists, and administer necessary first aid. Students are taught skills such as how to perform self rescues, recognize and calm potential panic divers, and administer proper first aid to bends victims.

SDI Dive Master
The Divemaster course is designed to develop the skills & knowledge necessary for an individual to lead certified divers in the open water environment. Upon completion, graduates may assist instructors during diving courses and supervise and conduct dives for certified divers. This course trains candidates to have leadership level knowledge and skill.

SDI Assistant Instructor
The Assistant instructor course is designed for students to gain practical teaching experience with an active instructor. Students will help an instructor teach an Open Water Scuba Diver course, Advanced Diver Course, and Rescue Diver Course. Upon completion of the course graduates may teach and certify Skin Divers, conduct the In-active diver program, and conduct the knowledge Quest review in the Open Water Diver Course.

SDI Instructor
The SDI Instructor Course is designed to teach current Divemaster or Assistants Instructors the knowledge to safely function as an independent instructor. The program is divided into 2 sections, an Instructor Development Course (IDC) and an Instructor Evaluation Course (IEC). The first section teaches the candidates how to properly teach and design courses, the second section evaluates the candidates teaching of open water skills.