About Our Sports Diver Program - NOW ITDA Open Water
The ITDA Sports Scuba diver programs includes, dive theory
modules for: Physics, Physiology, Decompression
Theory, Environment, Rescue, Navigation, Safe Diving, Planning,
Equipment, and First-Aid.
Sports Diver Training Overview: All the water skills
are divided into three levels; Basic, Intermediate and Advanced:
Basic Skills must be conducted in water not
more than 2m/6’ Deep, with a minimum visibility of 5m/15ft. The
maximum ratio of student to 1 Instructor is 6:1. with a
certified surface support dive leader or equal and in-water
instructional assistant. (Or less if conditions are less than
Intermediate Skills, can be developed in
water up to 12m. Deep, with a minimum of 6m/20ft visibility and
maximum student to instructor ratio for this level is 6:1, 6
students to one instructor with an assistant in-water and
surface support. (Offering a real supervision ratio of 2:1)
Advanced Skills, these skills can be
trained and practiced to a depth of 30m/100’ and in visibility
from 6m/20ft. upwards. The maximum student to instructor ratio
is 4:1 with an in-water assistant and surface support.
All skills sessions at this level are demonstrative. This
means, whatever the instructor asks you to do, they will first
“Demonstrate”, the skill or skills, in small steps that you can
clearly understand and easily follow to repeat. You may
repeat the skill(s), as many times as necessary to achieve total
competence and a comfort level appropriate to your training
level. As you gain experience through diving everything will
become easier and even more fun.
We also include at this level our "Diver First Aid basic
training in CPR and students may also take our IHMP Medical
Training Courses in BLS Basic Life Support and / or our Oxygen
First Aid training and certification programs.
ITDA divers are trained in basic first aid included in the
training program, i.e. No extra cost for the basic training, if
you wish to obtain a certification in First Aid your instructor
can arrange this for a discounted fee if you complete training
with your Sports Diver Program.
Experience and Training Dives:
There are two dives in the basic skills session. (One training
dive and one practice / Experience dive.) The Instructor may
combine these or extend the training program dives. (depending on
your ability and skills level)
There are x2. More Dives, 1 Practice and one experience dive in
the intermediate level. And x2 / Two more dives at the Advanced
Level. The minimum number of dives to complete the course required
standard is 6 Open Water Dives and the minimum number of training
sessions is also 6 / Six. (At least one training dive will be to a
maximum depth of 30m/100ft with skills)
Your Instructor may conduct extra dives at a small
additional cost for you to gain more experience, this is highly
recommended. The more diving experience you have at this level
the better! - Certifications maybe limited at your
instructor's discretion based on your skills and ability to meet
our high standards.
Scuba Diver 472-0 $39.99 With e-certification $49.99
is our unique, recreational Sports diving full certification for experienced
Open Water divers. With training and certification to dive to a
maximum depth of 30m/100ft. without supervision, entry maybe
without prior experience, however we highly recommend that
divers have a minimum of 10 Open Water Dives experience to
enhance their basic skills as trained before taking this level.
The course program includes around 8 to 10 hours of dive theory
and six open water training dives. Our aim from this program is
to produce safer more competent divers at this experienced diver
level. We also introduce here our "Step System" for upgrades to
ITDA e-Certification is included at the price of just $49.99, making the training material very good value for money!
The e-book only is available for just $39.99....