Want to begin working as a professional in the field, organizing your own courses,
issuing certifications and conducting open water skin dives? SDI training will enable
you to join as a leadership member and independently conduct skin diving training.
Because of the growing popularity of snorkeling and skin diving, this may gain you
substantial financial rewards. You can also team-teach with a Instructor, offering
the skin diving portion of the Scuba Diver Course.
This is a leadership level certification course designed to train and qualify persons
and issue certifications in skin (breath-hold) diving.
The course will make available to individuals; schools, camps, or similar groups
Leaders who can effectively teach people to enjoy skin diving with minimal risk.
QUALIFICATIONS OF GRADUATES
An active-status Skin Diving Instructor may independently teach the Skin Diving
Course and designated specialty courses as skin diving courses and authorize to
issue certifications for these.
An active-status Skin Diving Instructor may, while being overseen by an active-status
Instructor, perform as an assistant during scuba diving courses. If certified as
a scuba diver, this may include scuba training activities.
An active-status Skin Diving Instructor may independently perform the swimming skills
evaluation and teach the Skin Diving portions of the Scuba Diver Course.
PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
General. Meet the requirements applying to all Leadership courses. (See "Policies
Applying to Leadership Courses.")
Diver Certification. Certified skin or scuba diver by a recognized agency with a
minimum of 25 logged skin dives. Dives shall be varied in environment, depth and
The above course description is general in term. There will be variations on the
course depending on certification agency.