ADVANCED & SPECIALITY COURSES
This course provides the skills and concepts required,to safely and comfortably, navigate underwater during a dive.
You will learn how to use a compass and natural navigation techniques, estimate distance, basic navigation patterns and how to leave and return to a designated point.
SEARCH & RECOVERY
This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely plan and conduct search and recovery dives.
You will learn about search patterns, specialized dive plans, underwater communication, and how to recover small to medium-sized objects using specialized equipment like lift bags.
In Pongo Diving Center we teach you how to lift with 1 ton lifting bag and how to operate it.
SCIENCE OF DIVING
This program 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.
We take great pride in teaching this course as this is where you gain in depth knowledge of which processes are happening in your body while diving.
This program provides a general understanding of the complex and exciting science of marine ecology, which is the study of how organisms interact with each other and the environment, the flow of energy through communities, and the link between ocean ecosystems.
Diving CenterPongo is proactive in enforcing ecology in our community and in past, we have worked closely with Biology university and Sunce Oceanographic NGO. We also offer Eco (ecology) dive in our dive locations.
The Equipment Techniques teaches you how to choose, maintain and store your Total Diving System.
This ensures performance and increases the longevity of your equipment.
We show you how the inside of regulator works and how it is serviced. This is not giving you ability to service your own regulator but gives you knowledge on how it works and what can go wrong.
REACT RIGHT &
EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE
Emergency training program, consisting of the following basic components: Primary Assessment, First Aid & CPR Skills, Primary Stabilization Techniques, and includes two optional components: Oxygen Administration in Diving Emergencies and Automated External Defibrilation Basics.
We also teach you how to recognize some of most common diving accidents
SSI MASTER DIVER
The much sought-after Master Diver is the final step in your recreational diving career.
The SSI Master Diver Digital Kit Bundle is composed of four SSI Specialty program Digital Kits and the SSI Diver Stress & Rescue Digital Kit.
By completing the five specialty programs, and logging 50 open water dives, you will automatically earn the SSI Master Diver recognition rating, as well as the SSI Specialty program certifications.
DIVE GUIDE OR DIVE MASTER
We teach both Dive guide by SSI and Dive Master by PADI
Which ever you choose this course gives you the skills and experience required to safely lead groups of certified divers, and is the first step towards an exciting career as Dive Professional without requiring you to complete an instructor program. Dive Guide or Dive Master can work for Dive Centers, guiding dives in a variety of environments and conditions.
We offer Dive Guide or Dive Master internships where you can do your course in our diving center while helping and learning through work.
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