TDI Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures
Our preference is to teach Advanced NITROX and Deco together because in most cases the use of increased O2 is going to be used during decompression, rebreather diving or both.
The TDI Advanced Nitrox Course qualifies divers to use enriched air nitrox from EAN 21 through EAN 100 within your current certification level to a maximum depth of 40 metres/130 feet during dives hat do not require staged decompression. Often taught in conjunction with the TDI Decompression Procedures course, this can be considered the foundation of your technical diving career. Advanced Nitrox is also a great course for those wanting to extend their bottom times in shallower depths such as scientific diver, and a must for SCR or CCR divers. The course cover topics like
- Equipment requirements
- Dive planning
- Oxygen tracking
- Blending methods
You will use the TDI Advanced Nitrox Diving manual for your course, which explains in an easy to understand practical manner the complex information that Advanced Nitrox divers need to know.
Decompression Procedures Diver
As sport divers planned decompression is not something that we do or have been taught. The TDI Decompression Procedures course prepares you for planned staged decompression diving. With a maximum operating depth of 45m/150 feet, this course is your first step beyond the normal sport diving limits. Your TDI Instructor will provide you with valuable information and skills, among the topics covered are
- Kit set-up
- Equipment requirements
- Decompression techniques
- Decompression breathing gases
- Gas management
- Contingency planning
- Problem solving procedures
The TDI Decompressions Procedures course combined with the TDI Advanced Nitrox course form the foundation of all other technical courses. After these two courses and some additional experience, the stage has been set for you to move onto additional technical levels.
Some of the materials you will be using include the TDI Divers Guide to Decompression Procedures, US Navy or Buhlmann Air Decompression Tables (made of vinyl for easy in-water use and storage)
- Minimum age 18
- Minimum certification of TDI Nitrox Diver, or equivalent
- Show proof of 25 logged open water dives
- TDI Advanced Nitrox Student Manual
- TDI Decompression Procedures Student Manual
- Due to the wide range of configurations that can be used we work with each individual to insure each person has the proper equipment rather you are doing the training on a rebreather or open circuit.
What's Your Next Adventure
After achieving the this level of certification, you will want to enhance your skills and knowledge. Check out: Entry Level Trimix