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Assessment Only Pathway (AOP) SSDE Diver

Course Schedule & Registration

Course Location & Details Course Dates Fees
Singapore
Full time (10 Days)
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Pre-Requisites

The candidate must possess the following:

  • has completed a minimum of 75 Logged dives using SSDE prior to 7th August 2014 (This is the cutoff date which has been agreed on between The Commercial Diving Association Singapore (CDAS) and KBA Training Centre Pte Ltd).
  • has a minimum of ONE (1) year experience using SSDE prior to 7th August 2014.
  • must be at least 18 years of age.
  • must be a competent swimmer (able to swim 200m).
  • must hold a valid and in date diving Medical Certificate signed by a doctor authorised to carryout medical examinations of commercial divers (Ref: Singapore Standard SS511:2010. Medical Requirements 10.2 Medical assessments).
  • must hold an Occupational First-Aid certificate (including AED / CPR) and Diving First Aid.
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Contact us to register: 12 - 23 February 2018
SGD $4500.00

About This Course

The Assessment Only Pathway (AOP) SSDE Diver is designed for experienced divers using Surface Supplied Diving Equipment (SSDE) who wish to gain a recognised diving certification "(AOP) SSDE Diver Level 2".

The process is as it states in the title “Assessment Only”, the candidates will be assessed practically only on their skills and safe diving practices that they would have gained over time and logged dives using SSDE. The AOP candidates will also be assessed on their knowledge on diving theory and SSDE safe diving practices. 

COURSE STRUCTURE

  1. Diving Theory Knowledge. The candidate will be assessed on their knowledge of local diving legislation and standards, diving physics, diving physiology & first aid, diving hazards, communications procedures, decompression procedures & SSDE procedures and practices.
    There will be a theory examination at the end of the course.

    The candidate must also be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, decimals and simple fractions. Be able to calculate percentages, transpose and solve simple formulas e.g. gas laws, understand written and verbal communications (using English), and communicate easily with others.
     
  2. Diver Practical Assessments. The candidate will be assessed on competency throughout the assessment period on their skills and knowledge of the practical use of SSDE. This will involve in water exercises and drills such as simulated rescue drills and use of tools and equipment subsea. This includes a 30 metre Deck Decompression Chamber (DDC) Dive.

DURATION

Ten Day

CLASS SIZE

A maximum of 12 candidates per course

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

In order for experienced divers to qualify for this AOP - SSDE assessment process, they must first meet a strict pre-requisite as follows;

  • The candidate must have completed a minimum of 75 Logged dives using SSDE prior to 7th August 2014 (This is the cutoff date which has been agreed on between The Commercial Diving Association Singapore (CDAS) and KBA Training Centre Pte Ltd).
  • The candidate must have a minimum of ONE year experience using SSDE prior to 7th August 2014
  • The candidate must be at least 18 years of age
  • The candidate must be a competent swimmer (able to swim 200m)
  • The candidate must hold a valid and in date diving Medical Certificate signed by a doctor authorised to carryout medical examinations of commercial divers (Ref: Singapore Standard SS511:2010. Medical Requirements 10.2 Medical assessments)
  • The candidate must hold an occupational first-aid certificate (including AED / CPR) and Diving First Aid.

CERTIFICATION

Upon successful completion and passed both the theory and practical assessment, the candidate will be awarded with KBA Training Centre ‘Assessment only Pathway (AOP) SSDE Diver Level 2' Certification’. 

Download: Assessment Only Pathway - Surface Supplied Diving Equipment - Course Flyer
For Offline Registration: AOP SSDE - Application Form

Offline Registration: Entry Pre-Requisites

To be completed and sent to KBAT with the registration form above.



 






Student Testimonials

  • "I enjoyed the dive site we went to, Palau Hantu. An interesting site." - Muhammad Firdaus
  • "I learned new knowledge and the trainer is knowledgeable." - Anonymous
  • “I enjoyed the assessments learning process the most, we never learn these safe practices and procedures in our daily operations” - Raymond Wei Wen
  • “The assessments were very useful for SSDE divers. Good hands-on setting up equipment, pre dive checks and in water exercises” - Thornsuwit Thongchuay
  • “I learnt a lot about what to do in an emergency situation, we never practice these procedures in our daily operations. I now feel I can manage a diving emergency as a standby diver with confidence” - Chong Yong Han
  • “Very good Assessment team, knowledgeable instruction staff. The trainers were always clear of the course objectives and happy to answer any questions” - Lim Kia Liang
  • “The practical sessions were realistic and most effective in a way I can remember the objectives. There was lots of variety in tasks and scenarios” - Saravanan Raja Kumar
  • "I enjoyed the dive site we went to, Pulau Hantu. An interesting site" - Muhammad Firdaus
  • "I learn new knowledge and trainer is knowledgeable" - Anonymous



 



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