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PHILLIP E. GRAF
- SDI INSTRUCTOR TRAINER
- SDI OPEN WATER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR

Instructor Trainer (SDI/TDI) Qualifications Phillip E. Graf

Instructor Qualifications Phillip E. Graf

Scuba Diving International (SDI) Instructor Course Information

Scuba Diving International (SDI) Course Information

Skin Diver Course
This course is designed to give students the necessary skills to safely snorkel in conditions similar to their training without the direct supervision of an instructor. Graduates may enroll in the SDI Open Water Diver Course to continue their diving education and experience.

Confined Water Time: 0 minutes
Number of Dives: 1 dive
Bottom Time: 20 minutes
SDI Text: None
Text Costs: $0
Certification Fees: $15
Instructor Fees: $100

Gear rental, additional required student manuals, required tables and charts, boat fees, entry fees to dive sites, travel fees, gas fills, etc. are extra and are not included in the listed fees.

Scuba Discovery Program
The Scuba Discovery Program is designed to give perspective students an introduction to Scuba diving in a controlled environment under the direct supervision of instructor. The program takes people who wish to try scuba but are unsure if they wish to take a full certification course on their first dive. Students are giving an introduction to basic scuba equipment and scuba skills followed by an underwater tour in the local marine environment.

Confined Water Time: 0 minutes
Number of Dives: 1 dive
Bottom Time: 20 minutes
SDI Text: None
Text Costs: $0
Certification Fees: $15
Instructor Fees: $150

Gear rental, additional required student manuals, required tables and charts, boat fees, entry fees to dive sites, travel fees, gas fills, etc. are extra and are not included in the listed fees.

Future Buddies Program
The Future Buddies program brand new, innovated course is designed to provide children between the ages of 8 and 9 and introduction to scuba diving in a controlled environment under the direct supervision of an instructor. Children are given the opportunity to try breathing underwater in confined water setting. The instructor covers topics such as the history of diving, diving equipment and the marine environment.

Confined Water Time: 0 minutes
Number of Dives: 1 dive
Bottom Time: 20 minutes
SDI Text: None
Text Costs: $0
Certification Fees: $15
Instructor Fees: $150

Gear rental, additional required student manuals, required tables and charts, boat fees, entry fees to dive sites, travel fees, gas fills, etc. are extra and are not included in the listed fees.

Open Water Scuba Diver Course
The Open Water Scuba Diver course is an entry-level certification course designed to give students the necessary skills to safely conduct open water dives in conditions similar to their training without the direct supervision of an instructor. The course covers all the basic knowledge about equipment, physiology and the marine environment while training students to perform basic skills underwater.

Confined Water Time: 0 minutes
Number of Dives: 4 dives
Bottom Time: 80 minutes
SDI Text: Scuba Diver Manual, Video and Associated Materials
Text Costs: $55
Certification Fees: $15
Instructor Fees: $350

Gear rental, additional required student manuals, required tables and charts, boat fees, entry fees to dive sites, travel fees, gas fills, etc. are extra and are not included in the listed fees.

Inactive Diver Program
The Inactive Diver Program is designed to update and review the knowledge and skill level of an individual who has not dived in one year. The program may be taught by either an Instructor or Assistant Instructor.

Confined Water Time: 0 minutes
Number of Dives: 1 dive
Bottom Time: 20 minutes
SDI Text: None
Text Costs: $0
Certification Fees: $15
Instructor Fees: $150

Gear rental, additional required student manuals, required tables and charts, boat fees, entry fees to dive sites, travel fees, gas fills, etc. are extra and are not included in the listed fees.

Advanced Diver Development Program
The SDI Advanced Diver Development Program was created to make truly “Advanced Divers”. Under the old way of training a student could take an Advanced Course right after an Open Water course and only have a total of 9 dives all under the direct training of an instructor. The SDI Advanced Diver Development program requires a new Open Water student to take 4 SDI specialties or equivalent, along with having a total of 25 dives. SDI feels a diver will truly be “Advanced” after this is accomplished.

Confined Water Time: 0 minutes
Number of Dives: 25 dives
Bottom Time: 500 minutes
SDI Text: Several, depending on the specialty course
Text Costs: $varies
Certification Fees: $15
Instructor Fees: $varies

Gear rental, additional required student manuals, required tables and charts, boat fees, entry fees to dive sites, travel fees, gas fills, etc. are extra and are not included in the listed fees.

SDI Specialties
SDI Specialty Course Descriptions

    Altitude Diver
    Boat Diver
    Buoyancy Diver
    Computer Diver
    Computer Nitrox Diver
    CPR1st Administrator
    CPROX Administrator
    Deep Diver
    Diver Propulsion Vehicle
    Drift Diver
    Dry Suit Diver
    Equipment Specialist
    Ice Diver
    Marine Ecosystems Awareness
    Night - Limited Visibility Diver
    TDI Nitrox Diver
    Research Diver
    Search and Recovery Diver
    Shore/Beach Diver
    Solo Diver
    Underwater Hunting and Collecting
    Underwater Navigation
    Underwater Photography
    Underwater Video
    Wreck Diver - No Penetration
    Wreck Diver - Limited Penetration
    Visual Inspection Procedures
Rescue Diver Course
The rescue certification course is designed to develop the knowledge and necessary skills for and individual to effectively perform diver rescues and assists, and administer necessary first aid. Students are taught skills such as how to perform self rescues, recognize and calm potential panic divers, and administer proper first aid to bends victims.

Confined Water Time: 0 minutes
Number of Dives: 5 dives
In Water Time: 100 minutes
SDI Text: Rescue Diver Manual
Text Costs: $35
Certification Fees: $15
Instructor Fees: $200

Gear rental, additional required student manuals, required tables and charts, boat fees, entry fees to dive sites, travel fees, gas fills, etc. are extra and are not included in the listed fees.

Master Scuba Diver Development Program
The Master Scuba Diver Development Program was created to make truly "Master Divers". The SDI - Master Scuba Diver Development Program requires a new OW student to have a total of eight (8) SDI specialties and the Rescue Diver Course, along with having a total of fifty (50) logged dives. SDI feels a diver will truly be a "Master Scuba Diver" after this is accomplished.

Confined Water Time: 0 minutes
Number of Dives: 50 dives
In Water Time: 1,000 minutes
SDI Text: varies depending on specialties
Text Costs: $varies
Certification Fees: $15
Instructor Fees: $varies

Gear rental, additional required student manuals, required tables and charts, boat fees, entry fees to dive sites, travel fees, gas fills, etc. are extra and are not included in the listed fees.

Divemaster Course
The Divemaster course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for an individual to lead certified divers in the open water environment. Upon completion, graduates may assist instructors during diving courses and supervise and conduct dives for certified divers. This course trains candidates to have leadership level knowledge and skill.

Confined Water Time: 0 minutes
Number of Dives: 4 dives
Bottom Time: 80 minutes
Course Duration: 40 hours
SDI Text: Divemaster Manual and various other materials
Text Costs: $varies
Certification Fees: $100
Instructor Fees: $495

Gear rental, additional required student manuals, required tables and charts, boat fees, entry fees to dive sites, travel fees, gas fills, etc. are extra and are not included in the listed fees.

Assistant Instructor Course
The Assistant Instructor course is designed for students to gain practical teaching experience with an active instructor. Students will help an instructor teach an Open Water Scuba Diver course, Advanced Diver Course, and Rescue Diver Course. Upon completion of the course graduates may teach and certify Skin Divers, conduct the In-active diver program, and conduct the knowledge Quest review in the Open Water Diver Course.

Confined Water Time: 0 minutes
Number of Dives: 17 dives minimum
Bottom Time: 80 minutes
Course Duration: 12 hours
Assist with Classes: One Open Water Course, Four Specialty Courses and One Rescue Course
SDI Text: Assistant Instructor Manual and various other materials
Text Costs: $varies
Certification Fees: $100
Instructor Fees: $495

Gear rental, additional required student manuals, required tables and charts, boat fees, entry fees to dive sites, travel fees, gas fills, etc. are extra and are not included in the listed fees.

CPROX Administrator Course
This course is a Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and emergency Oxygen administration combined into one program. It is designed to teach divers the proper techniques to safely administer CPR and O2 in emergency situations.

Confined Water Time: 0 minutes
Number of Dives: 0 dive
Bottom Time: 0 minutes
SDI Text: CPROX Student Slate
Text Costs: $30
Certification Fees: $25
Instructor Fees: $100

Gear rental, additional required student manuals, required tables and charts, boat fees, entry fees to dive sites, travel fees, gas fills, etc. are extra and are not included in the listed fees.

CPR1st Administrator Course
This course is a Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid combined into one program. It is designed to teach divers the proper techniques to safely administer CPR and evaluate the correct First Aid for the injury.

Confined Water Time: 0 minutes
Number of Dives: 0 dive
Bottom Time: 0 minutes
SDI Text: CPR1st Student Slate
Text Costs: $30
Certification Fees: $25
Instructor Fees: $100

Gear rental, additional required student manuals, required tables and charts, boat fees, entry fees to dive sites, travel fees, gas fills, etc. are extra and are not included in the listed fees.

Instructor Course
The SDI Instructor Course is designed to teach current Divemaster or Assistants Instructors the knowledge to safely function as an independent instructor. The program is divided into 2 sections, an Instructor Development Course (IDC) and an Instructor Evaluation Course (IEC). The first section teaches the candidates how to properly teach and design courses, the second section evaluates the candidates teaching of open water skills.

Confined Water Time: 0 minutes
Number of Dives: 17 dives minimum
Bottom Time: 80 minutes
IDC Course Duration: 40 hours
IEC Course Duration: 10 hours
SDI Text: Instructor Manual and various other materials
Text Costs: $varies, but approximately $200 to start the course
Certification Fees: $100
IDC Instructor Fees: $995
IEC Instructor Fees: $300

Gear rental, additional required student manuals, required tables and charts, boat fees, entry fees to dive sites, travel fees, gas fills, etc. are extra and are not included in the listed fees.

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