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1 International Training Professional Familiarization Program

2 Welcome to the SDI/TDI/ERDI Familiarization course. It is our intent to show you the benefits of teaching the SDI/TDI/ERDI system of SCUBA diving. SDI/TDI/ERDI offers the benefits of a flexible teaching curriculum with up-to-date support materials and excellent customer service. SDI/TDI/ERDI takes prides in putting the customers needs and requests at the top of our list! Introductions

3 Topics that will be covered Administrative Work History of SDI/TDI/ERDI Offices and Representatives The Legal Side of Diving Liability and Insurance SDI Open Water Diver SDI Advanced Diver Development Program and Continuing Education SDI/TDI Professional Development Student Registration Web site TDI ERDI Scuba Travel International (STI)

4 Administrative Work Some things we will need: Copies of professional qualifications Specialty instructor ratings Current status verification Crossover application Online familiarization completion certificate Crossover check of sheet These items help us: Get your crossover completed quickly Get you the ratings you have earned

5 History of TDI Company formed as TDI in 1994 Initially located in Florida now located in Topsham, Maine TDI offers courses in: Entry Level and Advanced Nitrox Extended Range Entry Level and Advanced Trimix Decompression Procedures SCR & CCR Rebreathers Overhead Environment Advanced Wreck Diving Technician Training for Equipment Servicing Blending of Mixed Gases Worlds Largest Technical Training Agency

6 History of SDI SDI was officially launched in 1998 and offers courses from Open Water Diver through Leadership level. Produces state-of-the-art full color training text along with videos and other support material to bolster the learning process. First Agency to: Require use of personal dive computers during confined-water and open water training. Offer certification programs for 10 year olds. Offer on-line academics for Open Water Diver certification, specialties and professional level courses. Offer Solo Diver certification.

7 History of ERDI Founded in 2000 Public Safety diving (police, fire, federal agencies) Courses offered ERD Tender (awareness level) ERD 1 Diver – Basic or first level of diver training (operator level) ERD 2 Diver – Advanced training including FFM & Drysuit (operator level) Ops Components Contaminated Water, Confined space, Drysuit, Full Face Mask, Hull Inspection, Ice, Ice/Surface Rescue, Night, Rapid Water, Small Boat, CSI, Explosives Recovery, Threat Assessment ERD Supervisor (technical level) ERD Instructor

8 Global Representation Offices & Representatives SDI/TDI has 26 Regional Representatives located throughout the World including World Headquarters in the US. Serves more than 120 countries with Open Water Diver materials translated in over 10 languages. Regional Managers/Area Reps in USA, Canada, and Mexico. Reps are available to facilitate crossover packages and educate dealers about the next and exciting new program s.

9 A little Risk Management The legal side of diving education Our programs allow Dive Professionals a level of freedom to interpret and teach our programs. The programs are legally defensible due to the inherent flexibility of the programs. Quality Assurance (QA) Procedures How procedures are run at Headquarters if a QA is filed. All QA inquiries must be submitted in writing. Training board makes all final decisions of QA findings.

10 A little Risk Management Liability and Insurance Risk Management Waivers & Releases: a waiver must be completed for every course taken even if courses are combined. Medical Forms: must be filled out for each course. Accident/Incident Reports: When in doubt fill them out Copies must be sent to Headquarters and the Insurance Agent SDI/TDI Insurance coverage provides Multi agency coverage Technical Dive Coverage $1,000,000 per occurrence/ $2,000,000 total Cont.

11 SDI Course Offerings

12 SDI Open Water Diver Class academics can be completed on-line or traditional classroom. Minimum age for online training is 13 16 opportunities for the store/instructor to contact student during online training Medical completed online 4 open water dives Required equipment Must have a computer during all in water portions of the course. Bottom timer does not count as a PDC. Skill performance is flexible during open water check out dives 3 training dives per day allowed. Assistant Instructors can lead dives 3 & 4 after all skills are finished. What is one advantage of teaching the SDI program? COMPUTER SALES!!!!

13 Why Online or Blended Our results and feedback Students are academically better prepared Students are better prepared for practical work Instructors get better quality time with students Other statics Seventh annual survey, Sloan Consortium Fall 2008 4.6 million students took an online course, up 17% from previous year (exceeds 1.2% growth of overall higher education) U.S. Department of Education 1996-2008 (Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies) Online learning is more effective than face-to-face learning Online Learning combined with some face-to-face (blended) is most effective Face-to-face learning alone is the least effective of the three

14 Global Referral Procedures How the program works and is accepted. The forms can be found in the, training log book, on the back of the student record folder, and on the web.

15 Advanced Diver Development Program Advanced: No cores dives required unless your facility requires them. It is based on students taking 4 Specialties and logging 25 dives, the 4 open water training dives can be counted. Advanced Diver Development. The certification card will state what level they are qualified for.

16 Advanced Diver Development Program How do I compete with the traditional 5 dives advanced diver program? With the Advanced Adventure Specialty 2 core dives (Deep & Navigation) plus a choice of 3 specialty dives from offerings in the Advanced Adventure Diver manual. Selling Advantage: Students can try out different specialties and can sign up for additional classes and expand upon the area of diving they find interesting. Students have the opportunity to chose their Specialty Course based upon their desires. Diver receives credit for one Specialty towards the Advanced Diver level.

17 Pre-Requisites are Advanced Diver OR For experienced divers 40 logged dives. Master Diver Program This is an earned certification. 4 Specialties, 50 logged dives and Rescue Diver required. Once they meet the requirements they are allowed to gain their Master Scuba Diver certificate. This is the highest level of non-professional status. Rescue Diver Program

18 Solo diving is one of the most popular specialties that SDI offers. This course gives the students the knowledge of being self sufficient while diving. In turn they become a better diver and buddy. Solo diving has its own separate release Prerequisites 21 years old Advanced Diver certification 100 logged dives Solo Diver Program

19 CPROX CPROX1stAED CPR and First Aid

20 Divemaster SDI and TDI Assistant Instructor Qualified to teach limited specialties Instructor IT Staff Instructor Qualified to teach IDC Instructor Trainer SDI Professional Development

21 2 Instructor Trainers are required to make an SDI Open Water Instructor. This structure allows flexibility to create Instructors. An IDC (Instructor Development Course) and an IEC (Instructor Evaluation Course) are required segments of the Instructor program. (two independent Instructor Trainer signatures are required: one for the IDC and one for the IEC). This can be an in house generator of new SDI Open Water Instructors. For TDI it only requires one Instructor Trainer to make a TDI Instructor SDI/TDI Instructor Course

22 Student Registration form. Can be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to HQ for processing. Pre-paid card. Purchased in advance and are mailed to Headquarters for processing. Online Registration. Via the Members Area of the website. Fast and convenient. In-store Card printing. The ability to print cards at your store immediately SDI/TDI offers 4 ways to register your students

23 SDI/TDI/ERDI Web Site General site Certification look-up (for lost or forgotten cards) Search engine for facilities and instructors Courses descriptions Can search for TDI Instructors

24 TDI/SDI/ERDI Website Main Page

25 SDI/TDI/ERDI Web Site Member Section Certification reports Online registration of divers Changes to member data takes 24 hours Change User and password

26 Member Section

27 TDI Course Offerings

28 Manuals and Instructor Guides are available for: Nitrox and Advanced Nitrox Deco Procedures Extended Range Entry Level Trimix and Advanced Trimix, Advanced Wreck Inspiration and Evolution CCR. Overhead Power Points for Nitrox and Advanced Nitrox, Deco Procedures, Extended Range Entry Level Trimix Inspiration/Evolution Overhead TDI Programs

29 Specialized Training for Public Safety diving Departments Law enforcement Fire Departments ERDI Training

30 Scuba Travel International Can assist with individual or group travel Commissions paid Contact information on the web site STI

31 Topics that we covered History of SDI/TDI/ERDI Offices and Representatives The Legal Side of Diving Liability and Insurance SDI Open Water Diver SDI Advanced Diver Development Program and Continuing Education SDI/TDI Professional Development Student Registration Web site TDI ERDI STI

32 Any Questions?

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