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LEARN TO SCUBA DIVE WITH THE DIVE SHACK

2018 Course Schedule




 
 
 The SDI Open Water Course is your first adventure when learning how to dive.

The Course is broken up into three tasks:

(1) Online or Classroom Coursework 
Work according to your own schedule and at your own pace, or join a group in the classroom!

(2) Learning the Open Water SCUBA Skills in the pool 
- Join us for five Wednesday nights in the Aquatics Center pool

(3) Open water Checkout Dives 
at New River Beach Provincial Park!

or 

If you are not interested in diving in the Bay of Fundy and are heading down south on holiday you can complete the on-line and pool work with The Dive Shack, and do you checkout dives on your holiday!




COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


SDI Open Water Scuba Course:

Tuition for the SDI Open Water Course is $576.00 + HST

If planning for checkouts down south - the online coursework and pool portion of the course only will be $384.00 + HST

 
Pool sessions - Wednesday evenings 7:00pm - 9:00pm, at the Canada Games Aquatic Center in Saint John, NB
      

We Supply:

- All Scuba Gear 
         (Including: Tanks, Regulator, BCD, Weights, Wetsuit, as well as Hood and Gloves)
- Textbook and Certification Card
- A code so you can sign up and complete the Online Training portion of the course, 10 Hours of Pool Training, and 2 Days of Openwater Diving
 
You Supply
- Your own Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Wetsuit Boots  
- Swimming Ability and Swimsuit for the pool sessions
 
Checkout Dives:
On a weekend (Sat & Sun) in the Bay of Fundy we will do four dives
These are done to:
1) Test skills we will teach you in the pool and
2) Have fun in a controlled environment.

After Certification:
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There is an active dive club --> Join our Facebook Group, and like our Facebook Page for the most up to date information 
- If traveling down south is more to your taste, then being certified before you leave will only enhance your vacation.
- We offer further SCUBA training, check out the more popular courses below!
 

SDI Advanced Adventure Diver:
Tuition is $300.00 + HST
 
The SDI Advanced Adventure Diver Course continues your diving education by allowing you to experience some of the different SDI Specialty Courses. Five dives will include a Night Dive, a Navigation Dive, a Deep Dive, and two others tailored to the local conditions. These will allow you to practice the skills learned in the SDI Open Water Course, as well as expand your skills while diving in new conditions.

-Prerequisite: Each student should have a minimum of 10 logged dives
-Each student is required to have his or her own equipment, or arrange for rental equipment
-Each student will provide their own primary light, backup light, and compass



SDI Computer Nitrox Diver Course:
Tuition is $150.00 + HST
 
The SDI Computer Nitrox course is a great next step after the Open Water Diver certification and is structured in an easy to understand manner by making use of a Nitrox programmable computer.  Nitrox as a breathing gas has a lot of benefits for both new and experienced.  
The course will cover the use of Nitrox mixtures from 22 to 40 percent oxygen.  The benefits of using Nitrox include 
  • Increased safety margins
  • Reduced post dive fatigue
  • Extended no-decompression times
 

 
SDI Rescue Diver Course:
Tuition is $300.00 + HST

The SDI Rescue Diver Course is designed to develop your knowledge and necessary skills to effectively perform diver rescues and assist and administer necessary first aid. You will learn skills such as how to perform self rescues, buddy rescues, recognize and calm potential panic divers, administer proper first aid to divers that have experienced dive related injuries, conduct effective search patterns and manage accident scenes. 
 
- Each student is required to have his or her own equipment
- Prerequisites are Advanced Open Water Diver Certification or equivalent, Standard First Aid and CPR, and 40 Logged Dives
- Each student will provide their own Surface Marker Buoy, Finger Spool, and cutting device (knife/scissors/line cutter)
 


SDI Solo Diver Course:
Tuition is $300.00 + HST
 
One of SDI’s most popular courses, the solo diver program teaches experienced recreational divers how to safely dive independently of a dive buddy or strengthen your buddy team skills. The course stresses on proper dive planning, personal limitations, accident prevention as well as the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for diving solo. You will also learn the additional equipment that is required for solo diving including it’s proper usage and assembly. This is the prefect course for underwater photography and underwater video divers. 
 
- Prerequisites are Advanced Open Water Diver Certification and 100 Logged Dives
- Each student is required to have his or her own equipment, including suitable redundant air source
 

TDI Intro to Technical Diving Course:
Tuition is $300 + HST 
 
The TDI Intro to Tech course is the perfect course for divers who have heard about technical diving and want to find out more about this exciting branch of advanced recreational diving. This course walks students through the special techniques, planning procedures and skills that set technical diving apart from traditional sport diving. It will show them how to improve their dive planning methods, in-water skills and streamline their existing gear configuration, in a non-threatening and fun learning environment. The specific skills this course will highlight are:
  • Advanced Buoyancy Control
  • Gas Management
  • Situational Awareness
  • Trim
  • Gear Configuration and Selection
  • Many More!
TDI’s Intro to Tech course is a useful stand-alone course for the diver who wants to become a more skilled, more proficient diver regardless of if he intends to move on to technical diving. The course may also be used as an introduction to the TDI Advanced Nitrox course and the TDI Decompression Procedures course. And finally, it is also a good refresher for certified technical divers who may want to refresh their skills or have them re-evaluated by a TDI technical instructor.   
Certification and 100 Logged Dives
 

DAN Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries:
 
This course will teach you the techniques of emergency oxygen administration for suspected diving injuries and nonfatal drowning. You will learn the fundamentals of recognizing dive-injuries along with response and management.





 
 
 
First Aid and CPR Provider:


This Emergency First Response (http://emergencyfirstresponse.com/) First Aid and CPR Provider course teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies. The course focuses on primary care through a combination of knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice to make sure participants have the confidence in their ability to provide care when emergency situations arise

 

 

 

SDI Visual Inspection Procedures:

Tuition is $200 + HST 


This Cylinder Inspection Course is designed to promote safety in the care and maintenance of high-pressure scuba cylinders. The VIP program is intended to demonstrate to the scuba industry, a need to meet and exceed the minimum standards established by the Code of Federal Regulations. In addition, it is intended to train inspectors in the proper handling, filling, and inspection techniques, including the identification of the various defective conditions that can lead to cylinder rejection or condemnation. The course will also cover the operation and repair of valves, cleaning and maintenance and the operation of high pressure compressor systems.

 


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