Decompression Procedures

Decompression Procedures 2016-05-30T17:54:03+00:00

rachel blue hole wm smThis course examines the theory, methods and procedures of planned stage decompression diving. This program is designed as a stand-alone course or it may be taught in conjunction with TDI Advanced Nitrox course. The objective of this course is to train divers how to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression dive not exceeding a maximum depth of 45 metres / 150 feet unless taught in conjunction with the TDI Extended Range Course. The most common equipment requirements, equipment set-up and decompression techniques are presented. Students are permitted to utilize enriched air nitrox (EAN) mixes or oxygen for decompression provided the gas mix is within their current certification level. Who this course is for:

  • 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

Course prerequisites:

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  • Minimum age 18
  • Minimum certification of SDI Advanced Adventure Diver, Advanced Diver, or equivalent
  • Proof of 25 logged open water dives

What you can expect to learn:

  • Decompression dive planning including:
    • Decompression gas choices
    • Tables vs. personal dive computers
    • Emergency and contingency planning (equipment failure, omitted decompression, etc.)
  • Decompression diving procedures
    • Equipment selection
    • Pre-dive checks and drills
    • Stress analysis and mitigation
    • Following a decompression schedule
    • Gas switching
    • Team awareness and communication
    • SMB/lift bag deployment
  • Proper trim, buoyancy and finning techniques
  • Emergency procedures (equipment failures, catastrophic gas loss, omitted decompression, navigational errors, etc.)
  • Equipment considerations, cylinder labeling, analyzing nitrox mixtures, and gas blending procedures

TDI Decompression Diver minimum certification requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the TDI Decompression Procedures course written examination
  • Complete all open water requirements safely and efficiently
  • Demonstrate mature, sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution

 

 

Cost $650 plus E.Learning and expenses 

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  • Cost does not include your expenses such as fills, Site entry fees, charter fees or lodging. 
  • Instructor expenses will be split between all students. Factor $250 per student depending on location. 
  • Becky would be happy to travel to your area for training.  Please contact us to discuss options.