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Free online Science of Diving Specialty Course

Science of Diving Specialty Course in Phuket

While these are unprecedented times, Phuket Dive Tours continues to do everything possible to support you as a scuba diver and keep you engaged and active through this time of confined mobility, by offering you the SSI Science of Diving Digital Kit for FREE to all certified divers.

If you have already your Open Water Diver certification, this opens up a new underwater world, filled with opportunities to learn about physics, physiology and chemistry, and how they affect the human body while scuba diving.

Your education does not have to end with your entry-level open water certification. Good divers are always learning. Our goal is to improve your knowledge of the aquatic environment and the sport of recreational scuba diving, and to ensure that you enjoy every aspect of your diving experience.

The Science of Diving program free e learning provides an in-depth and detailed study of physics, physiology, decompression theory, the aquatic environment and diving equipment. It is required training for most SSI Dive Professional programs, as well as some Extended Range programs. You will earn the SSI Science of Diving Specialty certification after completing this program.. Register here for free access to the science of Diving

Minimum Age: 10
Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver if in-water training is included
Academic Sessions: Online learning
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: Optional
Open Water Dives: Optional
Maximum Training Depth: Optional
Suggested Duration: 12 – 20 hours
Specialized Equipment: Knowledge Program

The Science of Diving Physics

  • The principles of physics
  • Measurements used in physics and their conversions
  • Gases related to diving
  • Gas laws
  • Buoyancy & Archimedes’ Principle
  • Air consumption formulas
  • Energy in the underwater environment

The Science of Diving Physiology

  • Physiological parameters and limitations to dive safety
  • Physiological effect on humans underwater
  • Theoretical foundations of underwater physiology
  • Prevention of diving maladies
  • Symptoms of diving maladies
  • Corrective actions necessary to stop, prevent and or reverse potential harm to the diver

The Science of Diving Decompression theory

  • Restate the key points of the Decompression Theory
  • Explain the Implementation of Decompression Theory
  • List different Situations That Impact Decompression Theory

The components of the total diving system and accessory equipment

  • Discuss the importance of equipment to diver safety and comfort
  • Discuss the evolution of dive equipment
  • List key features of each Total Diving System Component
  • List the features and benefits of The Total Dive System

The aquatic environment

  • Describe what is involved in scuba oceanography
  • Understand the origin of waves, tides and currents and their impact on diving
  • List several species of aquatic life
  • List potential injuries which can occur while diving
  • Describe appropriate first aid techniques

Scuba diving adventures are rewarded with recognition

You can Sign up Now with Phuket Dive Tours for the free e learning course online and Get a Science of Diving training course digital crew-pack for free that includes your Science of Diving training course manual.