Independent Diving

Independent Diving

Scuba World is also the only dive shop in Australia that is an Aqualung Partner Centre and Scuba Schools International (SSI) Diamond Dive Centre. This is the highest achievable level worldwide.

Our mission is simple; Create safe, comfortable, enthusiastic divers who always have a personal & enjoyable experience at Scuba World.

This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive without a designated dive buddy. You will learn about self-reliance, proper equipment maintenance, and the special considerations and rescue techniques required to dive independently.

Course content:

  • Self-reliance
  • Proper equipment to safely dive as an independent diver
  • Proper equipment maintenance
  • Special considerations and rescue techniques required to dive independently

The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.

Your SSI Independent Diving Instructor will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Specialty Instructor
  • Current certification in Apply First Aid, CPR, Oxygen Administration and TAE Certificate IV in Training and Assessing
  • 500+ dives
  • 5+ years’ experience

PREREQUISITES:

  • SSI Master Diver or equivalent
  • 75 or more logged dives
  • 18 years of age
  • Fitness requirements (you need to have gone to the pool in your own time and completed these to fitness tests before you can enroll in this course)
    • Complete a 700 metre snorkel (using mask, snorkel and fins) in under 15 minutes. You can’t use your arms, simply your legs
    • Complete a 400 metre swim in your total diving system including your redundant first and second stage regulator and stage tank in under 15 minutes

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Redundant first and second stage regulator with an SPG (can be rented from Scuba World for $20 per day)

PRICE:

$299 (pool and theory only)

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Access to state of the art digital online training
  • Specialty instructor for one full day and supervision for your ocean dives
  • Pool fees
  • Standard tanks and weights
  • 5.7 litre stage tank and rigging kit
  • Internationally recognised digital certification card

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • 4 dives on the ex-HMAS Brisbane wreck. This can be done in your own time however it needs to be completed with an SSI independent diving instructor to gain your qualification.
  • Redundant first and second stage regulator with an SPG (can be rented from Scuba World for $20 per day)
  • 5.7 litre stage tank and rigging kit (can be rented from Scuba World for $20 per day)

COURSE SCHEDULE:

Day 1 | 7:30am – 4:30pm: Academic session, pool sessions and finalise paperwork

2019 COURSE DATES:

  • Saturday, February 2
  • Saturday, October 5

QUALIFICATION:

A certified SSI Independent Diver possess the skills to safely and comfortably dive without a designated dive buddy.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Hire equipment is an additional cost
  • A minimum of two divers is required to start this course
  • Price subject to change without notice
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