Open Water Course

Open Water Course

Learn to Scuba Dive on an SDI Open Water Course

Join New Zealand Diving on an SDI open water course. Did you know that our Planet Earth’s surface is covered by over 70% of water? Our oceans and water systems that include lakes and rivers controlling our climates and temperatures, move weather patterns and supports living organisms is still unexplored territory with 95% of it unseen by the eyes of humans. You may have gone swimming in the ocean or snorkeled over a reef. but now, it is time to take it one step further. See the underwater world as it is meant to be experienced – underwater. Become a part of an eco-system that supports so much of our life and take it to your limits; whether they may be interacting with colorful schools of fish over a peaceful sea mount or diving alongside a pod of dolphins that have come to take a closer look at you. Dive with sharks, dive in caves or dive some of the most historic wrecks. Whatever direction you may want to take your new life-style; it all begins here. The SDI Open Water course is an entry-level certification course designed to give you the necessary skills to safely conduct open water dives. Some of the skills you will learn include buoyancy, proper weighting, marine conservation, equipment assembly, proper dive planning, and maintenance. It covers all the basic knowledge about equipment, physiology and the marine environment while training students to perform basic skills underwater.

The SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Course will cover all of the necessary skills and knowledge for open water scuba diving, including:

The aquatic environment: vision, light, sound, heat loss, tides, currents, waves, surge, etc.
Physics and physiology: buoyancy, pressure, air spaces, breathing compressed air, mixed gases, etc.
Dive equipment selection, assembly, use and maintenance
Dive planning
Basic scuba skills including mask and regulator skills, swimming underwater, buoyancy control, basic rescue techniques, and emergency procedures
And much more!

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SDI Course Flow Chart showing Open Water Course

Open Water Course Advanced Diver Development Program Advanced Diver Development Program Rescue Diver Course Master Scuba Diver Development Program Solo Diver Certification Divemaster Course Assistant Instructor Course Instructor Development Course Specialty Instructor Course Scuba Diving International SDI Course Flow Chart

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