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Introduction to SDI TDI agency;

Introduction to SDI TDI agency;

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Dreamers Dive Academy Timor is an International training; SDI TDI affiliated dive operation in Dili, Timor Leste. We also dive in Atauro Island.

What does SDI and TDI stand for?

The combination of training agencies Scuba Diving International (SDI), Technical Diving International (TDI) and Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI) began in 1994.  Collectively, it is known as International Training which has grown into one of the largest agencies worldwide.

Where did TDI come from?

 Firstly, created in 1994 was TDI.  The first agency of it’s kind because they focused on specialised diving that of technical diving. Defined by them as any dive involving decompression, additional cylinders, alternative breathing gases, rebreathers and overhead environments.(Such as wrecks, caves and mines.) They provide a well equipped ladder of courses. From intro to tech to advanced trimix. Consequently, Technical Diving International is the largest technical diving agency in the world.

Dreamers Dive Academy Timor offer a range of courses and technical diving options…See Services; Training for more on what we offer.

What about SDI?

 Secondly, in 1998 SDI was created, due to the high demand in recreational (sport) diving courses. They aimed and still aim to provide a service that focuses on in depth training. Also providing easy to follow materials.

See Services; Training for more on what we offer.

What does SDI do?

Most of all SDI promotes continued education of scuba divers. Divers can choose from many options of courses to enroll into. Many straight after completing a OW scuba diver certification. (The first level of training). Divers are encouraged to expand their knowledge of diving in an area of their interest. Preferable to taking a path that is required. You can even go into Tech diving after you OW!! SDI also gives a lot of leeway to instructor on how they can teach. Hence you get a personal service because they focus on you.  An instructor’s particular interests and qualifications can be used to pass knowledge onto you. They can use methods that excite them – sock puppet scuba divers anyone haha! Probably not but at least they have the option.Another great thing SDI was the first agency to implement online training materials. As a result you don’t have to wait to get to a dive centre to start studying!

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