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The Supervised Diver Course Takes Less Time
SDI Scuba Training Europe

SDI Supervised Diver

Are you interested in exploring the underwater world, but are not sure if you want to commit to the complete Open Water Scuba Diver Course? SDI has an option for you! The SDI Supervised Diver Program will introduce you to all of the same subjects and skills as the Open Water Scuba Diver course; however the in-water training is abbreviated to save time. The SDI Supervised Diver certification will allow you to dive under direct supervision of a diving professional for a period of 12 months! At any time in that 12 month period all that is required for you to complete your Open Water Scuba Diver course is to complete 2 more open water checkout dives.

  • Anyone who is interested in Scuba Diving, but is not sure they want to or may not have time to complete the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course.
  • Minimum age 18
  • Ages 10 through 17 with written parental consent

The following topics must be covered during this course:

  • History of Diving
  • The Aquatic Environment
  • Marine life injuries
  • Physics and Physiology
  • Scuba Equipment
  • Planning Your Dive

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

  • Swimming evaluation
  • Scuba skills
  • Pre-dive check of self and buddy
  • Partial mask clear at depth
  • Full mask clear at depth
  • Breathing and swimming underwater without a mask
  • Buoyancy compensator device (BCD) use
  • Buoyancy Control
  • Regulator use
  • Underwater swimming; proper use of fins
  • Entries and exits
  • Snorkel use
  • Computer use
  • Use of gauges
  • Underwater communications
  • Rescue techniques
  • Out-of-air emergencies

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may:

  • Participate in dives under the direct supervision of a qualified and active dive professional to depths of 12 metres / 40 feet in conditions similar to their training for up to 12 months.
  • Enroll in the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course. If the diver enrolls in the Open Water Scuba Diver Course before their certification expires, they may follow the Supervised Diver Upgrade Procedure.
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
  • Satisfactorily complete the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Knowledge Quest or equivalent SDI electronic / online learning exam. Instructors my use additional exams that can be found on the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor Resource CD
  • Complete all open water requirements safely and efficiently

Further information from SDI on this course;

Course Overview

Course Standards

What’s included in the course fee?

  • Hire of basic scuba equipment
  • Air fills
  • All supervision/training
  • eLearning when available

What’s not included in the course fee?

  • Additional manuals
  • Additional or remediation dives
  • Additional kit hire

View our current price list here.

If you require further information or wish to book your next course please get in touch.