We at Diveholics, and in the name of the whole diving community world wide, welcome you. You being in here means that you are interested in diving, and through our old experience in dicing, we would like to offer you as much as help as we can.
You have to know before you start, that diving in one of the most interesting activities that can reflect positively on your personality, as you learn heaps and widen your scope and views on many things, diving will introduce you to some of the world’s most interesting and special people. And to become of of those people you have to first know who and where to go to, because your choice of organisation and instructor will reflect on your capacity and capability in the future. So study carefully your options of organisations and instructors before you dive into the depth of the ocean.
There are 45 organisations worldwide that qualify thousands of new divers every year, learn about as much of these organisations as possible and study their programs and curriculum, then chose which ever suits you the best. Once you know which organisation and program suits you the best, its time to now chose an instructor, make sure that you chose a capable and experienced instructor, and once you start your course make sure it is compliant with what you read about it in your research. During the course be sure to pay as much attention as you can, you never know what important piece of advice you might miss if you’re not paying attention, and you never know, you might never find someone to teach you the basics again, so never underestimate the importance of a practice pool dive or a shallow water dive. The organisation that designed the program studied what exact skills the students need and designed their program accordingly, so participate in all components of the course as there is no such thing as unnecessary or “stupid” exercise.
You will find in here the diving programs in order and what each course requires, we wish you good luck and a great start.
What Scuba Equipment Will You Use.
The equipment you will use during the SNSI Open Water Diver course includes the basic scuba equipment, required to be comfortable during your scuba dives: Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Regulator, Buoyancy Control Device, Air Pressure Gauge, Depth Gauge and Timer or a Dive Computer and a Tank. Wearing a Suit, Boots, Hood and Gloves will vary accordingly, depending whether you are diving in tropical, temperate or cold waters.
Educational Materials for the Course.
The “Open Water Diver” manual,handbook and study guides required to learn all the knowledge necessary to become an independent diver.
The “Open Water Diver” video will show you the in-water skills that you will learn and perform with the guidance of your SNSI instructor.
The App GoScuba is totally interactive and includes specific videos to further aid you with the learning process.
The Logbook to document or log your training and dives.
Dive Tables allows you understand how to plan a dive.
Who Should Take this Course
you will learn that every marine environment is uniquely different. Every dive is a new adventure, and you will be able to enjoy each one of them or focus on the one that you find most interesting. Historic Wrecks, Deep Abysses, Reefs with their colorful Corals and its Inhabitants.
Scuba diving is social.
You will meet and make many new friends with a common interest: a passion for the sea!
Diving allows you to be one with nature.
The silent underwater world is a priceless paradise, especially in todays age of deafening noise.
Diving is healthy.
You will discover that diving invigorates your physical dexterity, improves your breathing functions in addition to increasing your intellectual abilities and a lot more. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised!
The prerequisites for participation in the Open Water Diver course must be a minimum of 10 years of age , be in reasonably good physical condition and be able to swim. You do not need any previous diving experience.
After you became an open water diver you can improve your skills in first aid or learn more about nitrox or you can be an advanced diver by registering in the advanced diving course
Gliding in a horizontal position with no resistance through the water, floating weightlessly while reducing air consumption and gaining bottom times and being able to perfectly control your position without disturbing the precious sea bottoms or ascending to the surface is fabulous.
To have good buoyancy is key to a fun and safe dive: by learning and practicing the exercises during the specialty Hovering Diver you will become automatically aware of your best position, while increasing your mental dexterity, tranquility and comfort like you have never experienced before.
Dry Suit Diver.
With a dry suit you can dive year round, visit sites that you thought not possible because of the cold waters, and extend your bottom time and enjoy your usual dives with a much higher level of comfort.
No matter your level, with thed Drydive holics Suit Diver specialty, you will easily learn the use of a Dry Suit: after training dives, water temperature will no longer be “a factor to worry about”, but an integral part of your diving equipment.
The program: the course requires a minimum of 1 academic session and 2 open water dives
Recreational Nitrox Diver
A truly advanced diver always uses nitrox to improve his comfort and fun.
The program: the course requires a minimum of 2 academic sessions and 2 open water dives,
Requirements: must be a minimum of 16 years of age and be certified as an SNSI Open Water Diver or posses an equivalent certification issued by a recognized training agency.
The program: the course requires a minimum of 1 academic session and 2 open water dives,
Requirements: must be a minimum of 15 years of age and be certified as an
Open Water Diver and Hovering Diver or posses the equivalent certifications issued by a recognized training agency.
Night and Limited Visibility Diver
A common goal of most advanced divers is to dive in different environments and conditions:
When we dive at night we can observe creatures that hide during daylight hours and view forms of life of unthinkable colors, or practice other activities in waters with limited visibilities, such as lakes. The dive holics Night Diver masters the navigation and communication techniques to be able to dive at night or in limited visibility. Diving always brings surprising and new discoveries, frequently our flashlight’s narrow beam will show us a world that we may have otherwise missed, with a natural wider angle view
The program: the course requires a minimum of 1 academic session and 1 open water dive
Requirements: must me a minimum of 15 years of age and be certified as an
Divers are frequently attracted to greater depths, it may be to challenge yourself, hone your skills or to simply observe a particular dive site. With the specialized training contained in the dive holics Deep Diver course you will develop the techniques and self confidence to dive to the maximum depth of 130 ft / 39 m.
With the knowledge imparted in the manuals and the in water practices you will soon dominate the equipment configuration and planning required to carry out these dives.
The program: the course requires a minimum of 2 academic sessions and 2 open water dives, you will learn what you will need to become a certified Deep Diver .
Being a diver is a valued privilege, but being able to capture fragments of such a world by taking images, that tells a story is really an enjoyment. The dive holics Underwater Photography program is a complete course, wether you are a professional photographer and already own professional equipment, or if you want to begin with an inexpensive underwater digital camera, this program is ideal for you.
The program: the course requires a minimum of 2 academic sessions and 2 open sessions, you will learn what is needed to become a certified Underwater Photography diver.
The Scuba Equipment You Will Use.
The Scuba Equipment You Will Use.
The equipment you will use in your SNSI Advanced Open Water Diver course includes the basic equipment needed to dive comfortably, the same as you used in the Open Water Diver program. You will also use a Dive Compass for navigation and underwater flashlights during the night dives. Additionally, you will use a Reel to deploy a Safety Marker Buoy and further refine your ability in using the Dive Computer.
Ask your dive holics Instructor .
Your Instructor is best qualified to advise you on the selection and purchasing of the right equipment.
The Educational Materials for the Course.
- The “Advanced Open Water Diver” manual, with study guides provides all the knowledge necessary to become an Advanced Diver.
- The “AdvancedOpen Water Diver” video shows the in-water skills you will practice with your dive holics instructor.
- The “App” for the Advanced Open Water Diver course is totally interactive and includes short video clips that make the learning process even easier.
- The “Logbook” to document / log your training and dives.
Who Should Take This Course
If you are 15 years of age and you are certified Open Water Diver or equivalent by a recognized training agency you can enroll in the Advanced Open Water Diver course. Do not by pass the opportunity to participate in the Advanced Open Water Diver course.
If you are already certified in a Specialty, consult your dive holics Instrutor to learn how to receive credit and to become a certified Advanced Open Water Dive
The Educational Materials for the Course.
The Training Materials you will use in your Rescue Diver course may vary depending on your area and your preferred method of learning:
The “Rescue Diver”manual, along with the study guides will teach you how to become a Rescue Diver.
The “Rescue Diver” video to will show you the in-water skills you will learn and practice with your dive holics Instructor.
The “Logbook” to document or log your training and your dives.
Pre-requisites for this Course.
If you are 16 years of age or older and you are a certified Advanced Open Water Diver and have a valid BLS First Aid or posses an equivalent certification issued by a recognized training agency you can enroll in the Rescue Diver program. The SNSI Rescue Diver course is thet foundation for all serious divers that wish to advance their diving knowledge.
First Aid- cpr
The First Aid program will make you a socially responsible individual. Training you to help others in every day emergency situations and properly carry out a CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation).
Following the guidelines of AHA American Heart Association
The purpose of the course is to properly train you (so that you retain the knowledge acquired) with the psycho-motor techniques needed to apply CPR ( cardio pulmonary resuscitation), you will also obtain information related to risk factors, life styles, the signs and proper response to survive and how to assist others.
The SNSI Divemaster is qualified to perform the duties of a Dive Guide and those of an Assistant Instructor.
The Divemaster course is an integral part of the professional levels. As a Divemaster you will be able to guide certified divers in addition to assisting Instructors during recreational courses, in both the academic and practical sessions. The course requires a minimum of 10 academic sessions and 5 sessions in open water. Furthermore, there is a required internship which consist of working closely with an Instructor during an entire Open Water Diver course. Through the Divemaster program you will acquire the skills and knowledge needed to be certified as an Divemaster.
With the Divemaster certification you can convert your diving passion into a profession and work around the world as a Dive Leader or Assistant Instructor.
Scuba Equipment You Will Use During the Program.
As an professional you will use only professional quality scuba equipment needed to dive comfortably, including a dive computer, a cutting tool, a surface signaling device with a reel / spool that can be launched from underwater. During the Divemaster program you will practice natural and compass underwater navigation, as well as using underwater flashlights for night diving, as well as the surface signaling device deployable from underwater for emergency response and all that is required to become a practicing Dive Leader.
Your dive holics Instructor is best qualified to advise you on the purchase of the required professional quality equipment