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SDI Scubility Scuba Discovery Program

SDI Scubility Scuba Discovery Program

This program is designed to give the physically disabled prospective student an introduction to scuba diving in a controlled environment under the direct supervision of an insured Instructor.

Who this course is for:

  • The individual with mental or physical disabilities who wishes to become acquainted with the underwater world by scuba diving

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent
  • Demonstrate comfort and adequate swimming skills

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Scubility Scuba Discovery Program takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • Aquatic environment
    • Marine environment
    • Marine life expected to encounter at local dive site
  • Physics and physiology
    • Buoyancy
    • Pressure
    • Gas Spaces
  • Scuba equipment assembly
    • Mask, fins, and snorkel
    • Exposure protection
    • Buoyancy compensator device
    • Weight systems/weight placement
    • Regulators
    • Cylinders
    • Underwater instruments
    • Underwater communications
  • Accessories
    • Dive flag
    • Rescue signal
    • Knife or cutting device
  • Planning your dive
    • Diver fitness and overexertion
    • Buddy system
    • First aid

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

  • Weight system adjustment with proper weighting
  • Pre-dive check of self and buddy
  • Mask clearing; partial and full at depth
  • Buoyancy compensator device (BCD) use:
    • Inflation and deflation (auto inflation) at the surface
    • Inflation and deflation (auto inflation) at depth
  • Buoyancy control
    • Controlled ascents
    • Controlled descents
  • Regulator use
    • Breathing, clearing, and recovery at the surface
    • Breathing, clearing, and recovery at depth
  • Computer (PDC) and gauges use; reading and understanding data
  • Underwater communications
  • Underwater swimming; proper use of fins or webbed gloves

What’s in it for you?

  • This is a non-certification program, simply an experience. Diver can be awarded an experience certificate or c-card and enroll in the SDI Scubility Open Water Scuba Diver course

SDI Scubility Scuba Discovery Program minimum requirements:

  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution

How to take this course!

  • Find your local SDI Dive Center: here

pdf Course Standards & Procedures

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