SDI Open Water Diver Certification Course

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  •  01 August, 2017 - 04 August, 2017
     08:00 - 17:00


Location: NCNG Joint Forces Headquarters – Raleigh, NC (Classroom and dive portions of this class will be hosted in Raleigh, NC)

Length: 4 days (32 hours)

Designed For: This course is intended specifically for law enforcement officers and agencies looking to establish or bolster their technical diving programs or investigations teams.

Housing: Housing is not provided for registrants.

Meals and Incidentals: Students and their sponsoring agencies are responsible for meal costs.

Prerequisites: Students must be sworn law enforcement officers. Priority of registration is given to NC state and local civilian law enforcement officers. All participants should be in good general health and physical condition and capable of performing minimal physical skills associated with the diving exercises described in this course.

Description:  The SDI Open Water Diver Certification course is designed to give you the necessary skills to safely conduct open water dives. This course is the first step in achieving technical diving and underwater crime scene investigations credentialing.

Course Curriculum:  The SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Course will cover all necessary skills and knowledge for open water scuba diving, including:

  • The aquatic environment: vision, light, sound, heat loss, tides, currents, waves, and surge
  • Physics and physiology: buoyancy, pressure, air spaces, breathing compressed air, and mixed gases
  • Dive equipment selection, assembly, use and maintenance
  • Dive planning
  • Basic scuba skills including mask and regulator use, underwater swimming, buoyancy control, basic rescue techniques, and emergency procedures

Upon successful completion of the course, students may elect to apply for SDI’s Diver Certification. SDI certification cards are $16.50 per student.

Students are responsible for providing their own personal gear: 

  1. Mask
  2. Snorkel
  3. Fins
  4. Boots

Gear recommendations and procurement options are available upon request.

MANTA training is provided free of charge to Law Enforcement Officers through a Governor’s Crime Commission Grant and the NC National Guard Counterdrug Program.

For more information or to receive help in registering for a class, contact us at:


Venue Website:

1636 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27607, United States


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