International Training Familiarization Course

Report
International Training
Professional
Familiarization Program
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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.
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SDI/TDI/ERDI offers the benefits of a flexible teaching curriculum
with up-to-date support materials and excellent customer service.
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SDI/TDI/ERDI takes prides in putting the customer’s needs and
requests at the top of our list!
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Introductions
Topics that will be covered
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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)
Administrative Work
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Some things we will need:
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Copies of professional qualifications
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Specialty instructor ratings
Current status verification
Crossover application
Online familiarization completion certificate
Crossover check of sheet
These items help us:
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Get your crossover completed quickly
Get you the ratings you have earned
History of TDI
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Company formed as TDI in 1994
Initially located in Florida now located in Topsham, Maine
TDI offers courses in:
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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
History of SDI
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SDI was officially launched in 1998 and offers courses from
Open Water Diver through Leadership level.
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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.
History of ERDI
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Founded in 2000
Public Safety diving (police, fire, federal agencies)
Courses offered
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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
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ERD Supervisor (technical level)
ERD Instructor
Global Representation
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Offices & Representatives
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SDI/TDI has 26 Regional Representatives located throughout the
World including World Headquarters in the US.
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Serves more than 120 countries with Open Water Diver
materials translated in over 10 languages.
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Regional Managers/Area Reps in USA, Canada, and Mexico.
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Reps are available to facilitate crossover packages and educate
dealers about the next and exciting new programs.
A little Risk Management
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The legal side of diving education
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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
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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.
A little Risk Management
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Liability and Insurance
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Risk Management
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Waivers & Releases: a waiver must be completed for every course
taken even if courses are combined.
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Medical Forms: must be filled out for each course.
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Accident/Incident Reports:
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When in doubt fill them out
Copies must be sent to Headquarters and the Insurance Agent
SDI/TDI Insurance coverage provides
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Multi agency coverage
Technical Dive Coverage
$1,000,000 per occurrence/ $2,000,000 total
Cont.
SDI Course Offerings
SDI Open Water Diver
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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
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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!!!!
Why Online or Blended
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Our results and feedback
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Students are academically better prepared
Students are better prepared for practical work
Instructors get better quality time with students
Other statics
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Seventh annual survey, Sloan Consortium
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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)
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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
Global Referral Procedures
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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.
Advanced Diver Development
Program
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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.
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Advanced Diver Development. The certification card
will state what level they are qualified for.
Advanced Diver Development
Program
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How do I compete with the traditional 5 dives “advanced
diver” program?
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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:
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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.
Rescue Diver Program
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Pre-Requisites are Advanced Diver
OR
For experienced divers 40 logged dives.
Master Diver Program
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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.
Solo Diver Program
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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.
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In turn they become a better diver and buddy.
Solo diving has its own separate release
Prerequisites
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21 years old
Advanced Diver certification
100 logged dives
CPR and First Aid
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CPROX
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CPROX1stAED
SDI Professional Development
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Divemaster
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SDI and TDI
Assistant Instructor
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Qualified to teach limited specialties
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Instructor
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IT Staff Instructor
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Qualified to teach IDC
Instructor Trainer
SDI/TDI Instructor Course
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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).
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This can be an in house generator of new SDI Open Water
Instructors.
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For TDI it only requires one Instructor Trainer to make a TDI
Instructor
SDI/TDI offers 4 ways to register your
students
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Student Registration form. Can be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to HQ
for processing.
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Pre-paid card. Purchased in advance and are mailed to
Headquarters for processing.
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Online Registration. Via the Members Area of the website. Fast
and convenient.
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In-store Card printing. The ability to print cards at your store
immediately
SDI/TDI/ERDI Web Site
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General site
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Certification look-up (for lost or forgotten cards)
Search engine for facilities and instructors
Courses descriptions
Can search for TDI Instructors
TDI/SDI/ERDI Website Main Page
SDI/TDI/ERDI Web Site
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Member Section
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Certification reports
Online registration of divers
Changes to member data takes 24 hours
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Change User and password
Member Section
TDI Course Offerings
TDI Programs
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Manuals and Instructor Guides are available for:
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Nitrox and Advanced Nitrox
Deco Procedures
Extended Range
Entry Level Trimix and Advanced Trimix,
Advanced Wreck
Inspiration and Evolution CCR.
Overhead
Power Points for
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Nitrox and Advanced Nitrox,
Deco Procedures,
Extended Range
Entry Level Trimix
Inspiration/Evolution
Overhead
ERDI Training
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Specialized Training for Public Safety diving Departments
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Law enforcement
Fire Departments
STI
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Scuba Travel International
Can assist with individual or group travel
Commissions paid
Contact information on the web site
Topics that we covered
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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
Any Questions?

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