Technical Diving courses

 

Advanced EANx

The foundation program for safe self sufficient diving. The IANTD Advanced Nitrox program covers the core skills from the technical diver training programs including the use of dual outlet single cylinders or twinsets with central isolation manifolds and decompression skills and procedures using bottom mixes upto 40% nitrox and decompression mixes upto 100% oxygen to a maximum depth of 42 msw (140 fsw).
An essential component of this program is equipment configuration which is covered in a series of lectures and practical workshops. The aim being to construct a safe self sufficient equipment configuration that is streamlined, accessible and promotes familiarity. Theory covered includes the EAD concept, oxygen physiology, % CNS 02 & pulmonary toxicity tracking, the use of EANx as a decompression gas, gas switching techniques, partial pressures and best mixes.
This program qualifies divers to do dive to 42 msw (140 fsw) and perform decompression stops utilising EANx decompression mixtures with an oxygen concentration no greater than 1.5 pO2 for a maximum duration of 15 minutes.


 

Technical Diver

This program is designed to train divers to conduct dives to depths between 30 msw (100 fsw) and a maximum depth of 51 msw (170 fsw) using and EANx mixture, to provide greater understanding of custom blend breathing gas mixtures, a complete knowledge of the limits of any EANx mixture and the use of EANx and oxygen for decompression.

The course covers a broad level of theory and skills, focusing on the bailout procedures needed to conduct extended range dives. A major emphasis on the theory is dive planning for all failure scenarios. The course develops the core survival skills such as isolation manifold shutdowns to a higher level of performance, giving the diver increased confidence to conduct extended range dives.

The knowledge and skills taught in this program qualifies divers to safely conduct dives to 51 msw (170 fsw) and perform decompression stops using EANx or oxygen.


 

Decompression Procedures

The certified Advanced Diver looking to expand their knowledge of decompression theory and diving techniques
The certified Advanced Diver who is interested in extending their bottom time
The certified Advanced Diver who has interest in moving forward with technical diving education
What you can expect to learn:
Decompression gas choicesTables vs. personal dive computers
Emergency and contingency planning (equipment failure, omitted decompression, etc.)
Decompression diving procedures
Equipment selection
Pre-dive checks and drillsStress analysis and mitigation
Following a decompression schedule
Gas switching
Equipment considerations, cylinder labeling, analyzing nitrox mixtures, and gas blending procedures
What’s in it for you?
Ability to conduct decompression diving activities without direct supervision provided:
The diving activities approximate those of training
Environmental conditions approximate those of training
Ability to enroll in Advanced Nitrox, Extended Range, Advanced Wreck, Trimix courses


Extender Range

 

Certain areas of the world provide spectacular dives at depths deeper than 39 metres/130 feet but you may not have access (or very limited access) to helium.
The TDI Extended Range course teaches you the proper techniques for utilizing compressed air as a breathing gas, and with a maximum depth of 55 metres/180 feet, so you don’t have to miss those dives!
The TDI Extended Range Diver Course provides the training and experience necessary including proper techniques, equipment requirements, and hazards of deep air diving, to competently utilize air for dives up to 55 metres/180 feet that require staged decompression, using nitrox mixtures or oxygen during decompression.


 

Advanced Recreational Trimix

The foundation program for safe self sufficient diving. The IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix program covers the core skills from the technical diver training programs including the use of twinsets with central isolation manifolds and decompression skills and procedures using bottom mixes of Recreational Trimix with oxygen contents between 21% and 40% with a maximum pO2 of 1.5 bar, combined with a helium content to yeild an Equivelent Narcotic Depth (END) no greater than 24 msw (80 fsw).
An essential component of this program is equipment configuration which is covered in a series of lectures and practical workshops. The aim being to construct a safe self sufficient equipment configuration that is streamlined, accessible and promotes familiarity. Theory covered includes the END concept, oxygen physiology, oxygen tracking, the use of EANx as a decompression gas, gas switching techniques, partial pressures and best mixes.
This program qualifies divers to dive to 48 msw (160 fsw) and to perform decompression stops utilising EANx decompression mixtures with an oxygen concentration no greater than 1.5 pO2 for a maximum duration of 15 minutes.


 

Normoxid Trimix

 

The IANTD Normoxic Trimix Diver program is designed to train divers who wish to dive to depths between 39 and 60 msw (130 and 200 fsw), but do not wish to breathe air below 39 msw (130 fsw). Trimix affords a means of managing nitrogen narcosis by reducing the Equivelent Narcotic Depth (END) to a maximum of 36 msw (120 fsw).

The IANTD Normoxic Trimix Diver program includes academic lectures, confined water skills development and open water dives using air, EANx or Trimix using one gas switch. Gas switching computers can be used (and are recommended) but IANTD tables must be used as a backup.

This program qualifies divers to perform Trimix dives to a maximum depth of 60 msw (200 fsw) using custom bottom mixes with a minimum oxygen content of 19% and a maximum of two decompression cylinders.


Trimix Diver

This program is designed for those individuals already involved in deep diving activities but wish to develop the skills, ability and knowledge to enable safe diving in the trimix depth range. It includes extensive dive planning workshops covering all bailout scenarios, run time management and choice of gases. The diver's skills are developed to the highest level to promote self sufficiency and safety whilst maintaining the ability to operate within a team.

The program includes academic lectures, confined water skills development and open water dives. Gas switching computers can be used (and are recommended) but IANTD tables must be used as a backup.

The knowledge and skills taught in the IANTD Trimix Diver program qualify divers to perform Trimix Dives to a maximum depth of 100 msw (333 fsw).