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IANTD OPENWATER

This Program is designed to provide comprehensive training to those who wish to become SCUBA divers.   This Program emphasizes the skills and knowledge needed to develop a safer novice diver and to develop a sense of confidence and responsibility in those joining the adventures of underwater discovery.

Open Water Training: 5 dives
The minimum number of openwater dives is five. They may be all scuba dives or one skin dive and four scuba dives. (Max. Depth - 60ft / 18m)

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age is 15 years for SCUBA Diver/Openwater certification (Junior certification ages 12 to 14)
  • Medical examination certificate indicating fit to dive
  • Persons who are insulin-dependent diabetics, epileptics, and active asthmatics will not be accepted.
  • Successful completion of the swim test comprising:
    o 200 m non-stop swim, any-stroke
    o 10 mins survival float
    o 15 m underwater swim in one breath

Course Fee : from S$580
Fee includes:

  • Internationally recognized certification card (IANTD)
  • Diving log book
  • Textbook
  • Dive Table
  • Classroom sessions
  • Pool training sessions
  • Usage of weights, and tanks

Fee excludes:

  • Rental of diving equipment (BC, regulator, mask/snorkel, fins, wetsuit, weight belt) at $100

IANTD ENRICHED AIR NITROX DIVER

  • This Program is designed to provide Sport Divers with a safer than air breathing medium for enjoying dives in the 40 to 130 fsw (12 to 39 msw) depth ranges. The diver may elect to dive the "mix" on EANx tables, or dive conservatively using air dive computers or air tables.
  • The IANTD EANx Diver qualification may be taught as a single Program or combined with a variety of the IANTD Advanced or Specialty Diver Programs.
  • The Program covers the use of EANx mixes in the range of 21% to a maximum of 40% oxygen.

Prerequisites

  • Must be a qualified Open Water Diver.
  • Must be a minimum of 15 years of age with a parent or guardian authorization, or a minimum of 12 years of age for Junior Diver qualification, or a minimum of 18 years of age without guardian approval.

Water Skills Development

  • If OW dives are made, the Instructor may elect to use the applicable EANx tables or plan the dives as if air were used, thus capitalizing on the maximum physiological safety factor.
  • If OW dives are made students must develop a dive plan appropriate for the mixes being used on both dives.

Course Fee: from S$250
Fee includes:

  • Internationally recognized certification card (IANTD)
  • Classroom sessions
  • Pool training sessions

Fee excludes:

  • Rental of diving equipment (BC, regulator, mask/snorkel, fins, wetsuit, weight belt) at $100
  • Training dive trips
  • Nitrox gas

IANTD ADVANCED OPENWATER

This mid-level Continuing Education Program is designed to enable IANTD Open Water (Nitrox) Divers to extend their proficiency in the water and to gain more supervised practical experience.
This Program qualifies a diver to dive to a maximum depth of 100 fsw (30 msw).

Advanced Openwater Training: 6 dives
The required dive topic areas listed required a minimum of six dives. The six dives consist of 4 compulsory required dives and 2 elective dives. The elective dives are conducted depending on situation or to the needs of the students.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age is 15 years. (Junior certification for ages 12 - 14 years is allowed)
  • Certification as a scuba diver by a IANTD recognized agency

Required Dives:

  • Advanced Navigational Skill
  • Night or Low Visibility Diving
  • Deep Diving (Max. depth 130ft/40m)
  • Rescue Techniques

Elective Dives:

  • Non-Penetration Wreck Diving
  • Using Dive Computers
  • Exploration & Underwater Mapping
  • Shore Diving
  • Drift or Current Diving
  • Diving for Photo or Video

Course Fee : from S$590
Fee includes:

  • Advanced Scuba Diver certification card
  • One classroom session
  • Advanced Scuba Diver textbook

Fee excludes:

  • Rental of diving equipment (BC, regulator, mask/snorkel, fins, wetsuit, weight belt) at $100

IANTD DEEP DIVER

This Program is designed to provide responsible training to divers who plan to dive to a maximum of 130 fsw (39 msw) on air.
The IANTD Deep Diver Program trains divers in skills, performance, theory and planning of deep dives. This Program remains within the commonly practiced depth of 130 fsw (39 msw), and is the first sanctioned international Program to provide proper training in safe deep diving skills and performance.
It is recommended that this Program be taught in conjunction with the IANTD EANx Diver Program or the Recreational Trimix Diver Program or the IANTD Advanced EANx Diver Program.
This program qualifies divers to dive to 130 fsw (39 msw).

Prerequisites

  • Must be qualified as an IANTD Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.
  • Must provide proof of a minimum of 10 logged dives.
  • Must be a minimum of 15 years of age with a parent or guardian authorization, or a minimum of 12 years of age for Junior Diver qualification, or a minimum of 18 years of age without guardian approval.

Water Skills Development

A confined water session must be completed before conducting any OW dives.

  • Swim in full underwater equipment for 5 minutes.  
  • Calculate RMV from gas consumed during a 10-minute swim (based on change in cylinder pressure).
  • Become proficient in the following propulsion techniques: modified flutter, modified frog, modified dolphin and standard shuffle kicks.
  • Demonstrate buoyancy control by:
    • A timed ascent at a rate of 20 ft (6 m) per minute.
    • Hover at constant depth for 3 minutes.
  • Swim 75 feet (23 meters) in full equipment without mask.
  • Deploy a lift bag in less than 2 minutes.
  • Air sharing skills
  • Swim in a simulated out-of-air situation (without breathing, and exhaling slowly) for a distance of at least 45 feet (14 meters), and commence gas sharing. While gas sharing, continue to swim for at least 4 minutes while maintaining a normal swim rate; or appropriate
  • Repeat the above step with the gas-recipient diver wearing a fully-flooded mask (or no mask at all), and swim 2 minutes while sharing gas; or appropriate Rebreather gas management drill for out-of air diver.

Course Fee: from S$800
Fee includes:

  • IANTD Deep Diver certification card
  • Classroom sessions
  • One pool session

Fee excludes:

  • Rental of diving equipment (BC, regulator, mask/snorkel, fins, wetsuit, weight belt) at $100

IANTD ADVANCED NIRTOX & RECREATIONAL TRIMIX DIVER

Purpose
This Program is designed to extend the diver's knowledge in the use of EANx for Sport diving. It further develops diving skills and provides a greater understanding of the EANx concept of diving. It is also intended to supplement the skills of Recreational Trimix Divers.
The Program employs EANx mixes from 21% oxygen to a maximum of 1.4 PO2 combined with a Helium content that maintains an END no greater than 80 fsw (24 msw) may be used.
This program qualifies divers to dive to 160 fsw (48 msw) and perform decompression stops required dives up to 15 minutes.

Prerequisites

  • Must be qualified as an IANTD Recreational Trimix Diver or Nitrox Diver and IANTD Deep Diver with proof of a minimum of 30 logged dives or sufficient experience to satisfy the instructor that the student has the ability and knowledge to continue into this level of training.
  • Must be a minimum of 15 years of age with a parent or guardian authorization, or a minimum of 18 years of age without guardian approval.

Water Skills Development

A confined water session must be completed before conducting any OW dives.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of dive techniques and employ precision buoyancy control.
  • Swim in a simulated out-of-air situation (without breathing, and exhaling slowly) without a mask for a distance of at least 50 feet (15 meters), and commence gas sharing; or appropriate Rebreather gas management drill for out-of air diver. While gas sharing, swim for 3 minutes, then replace and clear mask.
  • On an OW dive, demonstrate dive planning abilities, especially for avoiding CNS exposure risk.
  • On at least two dives use Recreational Trimix with a minimum of 28 % oxygen and a maximum of 40% oxygen and adequate Helium to provide an END no greater than 80 fsw (24 msw)
  • On all dives using Helium do a safety stop at 30, 20 and 15 fsw (9, 6 and 4.5 msw) for a minimum of 1 minute each or a safety stop at 30 fsw followed by a if needed and planed decompression stops at 20 and 15 fsw (6 and 4.5 msw) for no more than 10 minutes maximum based on EAN 50 as a decompression gas
  • Perform a gas sharing ascent using the alternate second stage.
  • Perform gas switches to a decompression gas mixture no greater than 1.5 PO2 on at least two dives
  • Perform valve shutdowns on each dive.
  • Deploy lift bag 2 times, using it as an ascent platform.
  • Demonstrate a safe attitude and awareness to the Instructor's satisfaction.
  • Remove and replace tank and BCD at a depth greater than 20 fsw (6 msw).
  • Remove and replace tank and BCD at surface.
  • Demonstrate acceptable navigation / orientation abilities.
  • In an area where a depth is attainable beyond the planned depth, evaluate that the student has the discipline not to exceed the dive plan.
  • Demonstrate accident management / control techniques as described in text.

Course Fee: from S$800
Fee includes:

  • IANTD Advanced Nitrox and Recreational Trimix certification card
  • Classroom sessions
  • One pool session

Fee excludes:

  • Rental of diving equipment (BC, regulator, mask/snorkel, fins, wetsuit, weight belt) at $100

IANTD RESCUE DIVER

This Program is designed to develop proficiency in self- and buddy-rescue.

Prerequisites

  • Must be a qualified Advanced Open Water Diver or must provide proof of a minimum of 10 logged dives.
  • Must be qualified in Diving First Aid, Oxygen Administrator and CPR.
    AED certification is recommended.
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

NOTE: The Diving First Aid, CPR and Oxygen Administrator Programs may be taken concurrently with the Rescue Diver Course.


Water Skills Development

A confined water session must be completed before conducting any OW dives.

  • Missing Diver Skills (Required)
  • Buddy Assist Skills (Required)
  • Assist an exhausted diver underwater.
  • Assist a disoriented diver.
  • Assist a tired buddy on surface, using fin pushes and diver tows.
  • Use of extensions, surface floats, ring buoys, etc. from boat or dock.
  • In-water use of extensions and buoys.
  • Blocks and parries from panicky diver.
  • Cross equipment/chest carry and control carry.
  • Swimming rescue of struggling victim.
  • Rescue of an injured or unconscious diver from bottom.
  • Rescue breathing and "dosie-doe", and other carries enabling ease of mouth to mouth rescue breathing.
  • Equipment removal and transporting diver to a stable platform and/or beach (practice methods of ditching equipment, techniques for getting victim out of water).
  • Simulate CPR and EMS activation.

Course Fee: from S$600
Fee includes:

  • IANTD Rescue Diver certification card
  • Classroom sessions
  • One pool session

Fee excludes:

  • First Aid & CPR course with O2 administration at $200
  • Rental of diving equipment (BC, regulator, mask/snorkel, fins, wetsuit, weight belt) at $100

IANTD DIVEMASTER

This Program is designed to provide responsible training for those persons wishing to supervise IANTD divers. These include IANTD Open Water Diver, IANTD EANx Diver, IANTD Advanced EANx Diver, and IANTD Deep Diver. Dive Masters may teach Snorkel Skin Diver. Dive Masters who complete item 2 under program content may teach the IANTD OW Free Diver course.

If the IANTD Divemaster is Recreational Trimix and / or Advanced Recreational Trimix certified than they may supervise these courses as well.

IANTD Divemasters may supervise, escort and assist in all IANTD Open Water SCUBA Diver Programs but cannot conduct SCUBA training exercises unless under the direction of a qualified IANTD Advanced EANx Instructor.

IANTD Divemasters are qualified to plan and execute emergency procedures appropriate for the diving activity and environment.

Upon completion of the program, Divemasters may conduct any specialized scuba diving activities for which they have received appropriate training. If diving in conditions significantly different from those previously experienced the Divemaster shall require an appropriate orientation.

Prerequisites

  • Must be qualified as an IANTD Advanced EANx Diver, or Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver, First Aid to include CPR, Oxygen Provider and IANTD Rescue or equivalent. If an equivalent certification is accepted, CPR and Oxygen Provider must be current within the last two years. Qualification in two optional IANTD Specialty Programs is recommended.
  • Must provide proof of a minimum of 60 logged dives.
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Watermanship Evaluation.

  • Dive planning, preparation and conduct. General group control and schedule application.
  • Site selection taking into account team members' capabilities and environmental factors.
  • Emergency plan and equipment preparation.
  • Decompression calculation and relevant factors.
  • Descend and ascend aids.
  • Dive limits (general).
  • Use of buoys and flags.
  • Dive briefing.
  • Kitting up and pre dive checks.
  • Entry and descend control.
  • Monitoring of dive plan and environmental conditions.
  • Awareness of diver's stress levels.
  • Identification of underwater hazards.
  • Appropriate reaction to problems and emergencies.
  • Ascend and exit control.
  • Debriefing and other post dive procedures.
  • Consideration of off gassing phase (avoid potential danger - altitude, physical activities, etc.)
  • Post dive care of equipment.
  • Proper documentation of the dive.

Course Fee: $1800
Fee includes:

  • 8 Classrooms and 3 pool sessions
  • 5 On-the-job training

Fee excludes:

  • IANTD membership application upon completion of all certification requirements
  • Rental of diving equipment (BC, regulator, mask/snorkel, fins, wetsuit, weight belt) at $100

IANTD TECHNICAL DIVER

This Program is designed to train divers to conduct dives to depths between 100 fsw (30 msw) and at the instructors option up to 170 fsw (51 msw) using custom blend breathing gas mixtures; and to provide greater understanding of custom blend breathing gas mixtures, a complete knowledge of the limits of any EANx mixture, and the use of EANx and oxygen for decompression.
The knowledge and skills taught in this program are more than adequate to qualify divers to perform Dives outside of training up to 180 fsw (54 msw)

Prerequisites
Must be qualified as an IANTD Advanced EANx Diver.
Must provide proof of a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which at least 30 were deeper than 90 fsw (27 msw) or sufficient experience doing technical dives to satisfy the instructor that the student has the ability and knowledge to continue into this level of training."
Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Program Content
All lectures completed with IANTD Course-specific Slides pertaining to the theory in the IANTD Technical Diver Student Kit up to the section on Normoxic Trimix and materials in the Technical Diving Encyclopedia.
This Program must include a minimum of 220 minutes of open-water run time completed within at least 4 dives.
Two of the dives must be to depths deeper than 130 fsw (39 msw) and no deeper than 170 fsw (51 msw) For students who need additional training dives, the remaining two dives may be in any depth between 40 fsw (12 msw) and 170 fsw (51 msw). At the Instructor's discretion and as specified in the Standards, previous dive experience may be credited. Even with the maximum credited dives from other Technical Programs Cave or IANTD Wreck, etc. and/or other dive experience the student must complete 3 dives 2 of which must be deeper than 100 fsw (30 msw) Even with maximum crediting of previous dive experience, this program must include a minimum of 3 dives, and 180 minutes of run time.
To complete the course within the minimum specified dives. With 2 or more additional dives, the student may graduate from the course with an overall average score of 6 points.

Equipment Requirements
IANTD Technical Diver Student Kit.
Fulfill all Equipment Requirements as specified in the general Technical Diver Programs overview.

Water Skills Development
A confined water session must be completed before conducting any OW dives.

  • Swim with full underwater equipment required in Program for at least 5 minutes.
  • Swim in a simulated out-of-air situation (without breathing, and exhaling slowly) for a distance of at least 60 feet (18 meters) with full gear, then commence breathing. Repeat previous drill with 2 divers swimming side-by-side, but have one diver hand-off the long-hose second-stage regulator to the other diver and commence gas sharing. After remaining at rest for 3 breaths, continue swimming at an average pace for at least 10 minutes.
  • Remove and replace equipment during confined water training (doubles and stage[s]), first on the surface, then on the bottom, in less than 2 minutes.
    Remove the harness and cylinders from a simulated unconscious diver in less than 1 minutes. (Students who exceed the time limit on this skill must have a quick-release added to their harness).
  • Divers using a quick-release on their harness or backpack must, in confined water, swim the system while the instructor disconnects the quick-release to simulate a failure. The student is to swim the system demonstrating control of buoyancy and body positioning with the quick disconnected for sufficient duration to satisfy the instructor that the student is capable of managing.
  • Demonstrate an ability to respond to a single-bladder BCD failure by the two methods listed below. (Students using gear configurations that prevent accomplishment of these two skills will be required to wear a redundant BCD. Students who already have a redundant BCD or dry suit may use one of these alternates after attempting perform the methods without the use of the alternative.)
    • Completely deflate BCD and swim while maintaining buoyancy control for at least two minutes.
    • Completely deflate BCD, ascend safely to the surface, and remain afloat for at least 3 minutes.

NOTE: If at any time the student starts to over-exert, or if it is obvious that the skill cannot be accomplished, the instructor is to ensure that the BCD is inflated.

In confined water, have a student lose buoyancy by deflation of the BCD and then attempt to utilize a lift bag or other secondary buoyant device as a BCD.

NOTE: This skill is to demonstrate how effective these devices are and to reinforce that even if not suitable for a redundant BCD they still provide an option for self rescue in an emergency situation.

  • Two divers approximately 60 feet (18 meters) apart, with blacked-out masks or eyes closed, and while simulating an out of air situation (without breathing, and exhaling slowly), locate each other (using side of pool, rail on wreck, guide line, etc. for orientation) and begin gas sharing via long hose. After taking 3 breaths at rest, continue swimming while sharing gas for at least 3 minutes. This drill may be accomplished by having
    one student swim 30 feet (9 meters) to donor, and repeat for other diver.
    While two divers are swimming side-by-side, the Instructor signals one to remain stationary while the other continues swimming for at least 3 more kicks. The stationary diver then simulates an out-of gas situation by swimming (without breathing, and exhaling slowly) to the other diver and commences gas sharing for at least 2 minutes. The instructor may substitute this skill by starting the drill at some time when the students are apart from each other by a comparable distance as would be achieved by 3 kicks.
  • Simulate gas failure with valve shutdowns for both primary and secondary regulators. The entire drill must be completed in less than 1 minute.
    Close eyes, remove and replace stage cylinder, make regulator switch to stage cylinder, then switch back to primary gas supply.
    Perform gas shutdown at least once per dive. (It is not necessary to remove mouthpiece.)
    Remove and replace stage cylinder on all dives with as little buoyancy change as possible.
  • Demonstrate use of a safety reel and deploy a lift bag while maintaining a stable depth.
  • Demonstrate good dive technique and swimming (SCUBA) abilities combined with correct buoyancy control.
  • Determine RMV and demonstrate ability to calculate and perform gas matching.

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