Divers often have a need, or want, to effectively communicate underwater. The SDI Full Face Mask Course is the perfect starting point. Full face mask diving allows the diver to relax and enjoy diving while not worrying about maintaining the second stage regulator. In addition, the full face mask will help insulate the diver from a coldwater environment.
Who this course is for:
The certified diver looking for more information about the different full face masks available and how to determine the correct one to meet their needs
SDI Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent
Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
What you can expect to learn:
The SDI Full Face Mask Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:
Increased diver safety
Increased air consumption
Scuba quick connect/disconnect
Diving with a full face mask
Types of communication equipment
User/field maintenance and care
Authorized servicing/preventive maintenance
Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:
Equipment set up
Proper donning and adjustment
On the surface, switching from open to close
Establish buoyancy and demonstration of buoyancy control
Clearing a partially flooded mask
Remove and replace full face mask underwater
free flowing full face mask
Successfully switch to a back up mask
Remove mask and utilization of alternate air source
Alternate air source ascent
Ascent and exit
What’s in it for you?
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in diving activities without 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
*Note: Junior divers (ages 10-14) must participate in diving activities with a parent, guardian, or dive professional.
Also, the SDI Full Face Mask Diver certification counts towards a single specialty rating to achieve the SDI Advanced Diver Development Program.