Dive Damai has a partnership with SDI/TDI for scuba diving training.
Who are SDI/TDI?
Scuba Diving International and its sister company Technical Diving International have been certifying divers since 1994. Their certification card is recognised worldwide and they were the first organisation to offer online training programmes, allowing divers to spend their vacation time diving and not studying.
What courses can I complete onboard?
With sufficient notice we can accommodate most requests for specialty certifications. The most popular by far is the Computer Nitrox course but maybe you are interested in learning about Underwater Photography or Deep diving skills. We also teach the Advanced Open Water and even entry level Open Water depending on the itinerary and it’s suitability for in water training.
We do not conduct longer courses such as Rescue Diver or Divemaster as the time constraints are too great.
Can I complete some of the training at home?
Yes, absolutely. There is an element of study involved for all courses and the excellent SDI/TDI website can lead you through this as an independant study. Each stage of the course will present information and then test your knowledge. Depending on the course and the student this might take 30 minutes or several hours but you can save your work and come back to it when you have time. For some courses there will be a final test which you must pass in order to enter the water for training later. This in water training will most likely happen when you join us in paradise!
For an entry level course such as Open Water Diver there is also some pool work to be completed and you can do this at home as well leaving just the final 4 dives to complete on boat the Damai vessels. You can be certified onboard in less than 2 days.
How can I get certified with SDI /TDI through Dive Damai?
The process is quite simple. Just contact our reservations team at email@example.com with your request and we will issue you with a course code for the online training section of the SDI/TDI website.
If you choose to sign up directly with SDI/TDI make sure you tell them you will be completing your training with Dive Damai.
How much does this cost?
At Dive Damai we only look to cover our costs. Therefore we have extremely competitive prices for all courses.
If you sign up for the online course through us the total charge, including certification fees, for any course is just $150 US.
If you sign up through the SDI/TDI website you will pay a fee to them, currently $120, and an extra charge to Dive Damai of $70 (total $190).
Note- Open Water Diver pool sessions conducted at home will be subject to a charge from the dive centre you choose however this is usually the best way to get trained as it is sometimes hard to find suitable pool-like conditions when “at sea”.
I have already completed the knowledge and pool sessions at home with a different training agency, does this count?
Yes. Under the Universal Referral system properly documented training carried out by an instructor from any recognised agency will be credited to your course and you can finish the SDI/TDI course accordingly.
So what do I need to bring?
If you have completed an online course you will receive a notification at the end which gives us all the information we will need. Just save a copy and either email it to us or bring it with you.
If you have conducted pool training at home the instructor will give you a Referral Form which you should bring.
Our professional instructor on board will check it and complete the training accordingly.
Please check with us beforehand that there are no equipment requirements you need to meet which you may have to bring with you.
How do I pay?
You can pay in advance by Paypal or credit card, or wait until you are on board and pay then by cash in IDR or credit card.
Please note Paypal or credit card incur an extra charge of 4.4 and 3.5% respectively.
What do I do now?
Contact Damai on firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which course you are interested in. Our reservations team can arrange a course code so you can enroll online and get started with the theory element of the course.