SDI - Future Buddies Dive Experience

$179.95 USD


This program is designed to provide children between the ages of 8 and 12 an introduction to scuba diving in a controlled environment, under the direct supervision of an active instructor.

Who this course is for:

  • Children ages 8 to 12 who wish to experience the underwater world, or wish to have a career that will involve the underwater world such as a marine biologist

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 8 with parental consent
  • Demonstrate comfort and adequate swimming skills

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Future Buddies Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • History of diving
  • The aquatic environment
    • Marine environment
    • Marine life
  • Physics and physiology
    • Buoyancy
    • Pressure
    • Air spaces
    • Equalization techniques
    • Lung over-expansion problems
  • Breathing air under pressure
  • Scuba equipment
    • Mask, fins and snorkel
    • Exposure protection
    • Buoyancy compensator device (BCD)
    • Regulator
    • Cylinders
    • Weight systems
    • Underwater instruments
  • Accessories
    • Dive flag

Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:

The required skills should be performed in pool/confined water only, with a maximum depth of 6 metres/20 feet:

  • Weight system adjustment with proper weighting
  • Pre-dive check of self and buddy
  • Mask clearing; partial
  • Buoyancy compensator device (BCD) use
  • Buoyancy control
  • Regulator use
  • Underwater swimming; proper use of fins
  • Use of gauges
  • Underwater communications

What’s in it for you?

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in diving activities under direct supervision of the SDI Instructor so long as the following limits are adhered to:

  • The diving activities approximate those of training
  • The areas of activities approximate those of training
  • Environmental conditions approximate those of training

SDI Future Buddies Diver minimum requirements:

  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution

 What’s Included: 

  • BCD, Regulator, 3mm wetsuit, Tanks & Weight rental is included in the price of this course.

What’s Not Included:

  • Student is required to provide personal gear (Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Booties, Mouth Piece)
  • Dive count is the minimum required amount of dives to successfully complete the course. If additional dives are required they are $45.00 per dive and include tanks and weights.
  • This is not a certification level.  Upon completion, the student will be able to engage in diving activities in a confined water environment under the direct supervision of the SDI Instructor.  Once the student has attained the age of 10, then, with parental consent, the student is encouraged to take the SDI Open Water Course in order to attain certification as an SDI Junior Open Water diver.

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