• "Tech Lite" Diver



ADVANCED NITROX DIVER


The « link » between recreational and technical diving. The most important step.

This program is designed to extend the divers knowledge with O2 mixes of 22 to 40% and up to 50% for decompression. It further develops diving skills and provides a greater understanding of the Nitrox diving concept.


Course prerequisites:  IANTD Recreational Trimix Diver or Nitrox Diver and IANTD Deep Diver with proof of a minimum of 30 logged dives 18 years of age without guardian approval.

Includes:  4 boat dives, classroom sessions.

 

Not included: gas, 3 technical dives (around $65/dive), student’s kit. 

Equipment and gas are not included. 


The IANTD Advanced Nitrox Diver program is designed to extend the diver's knowledge in the use of EANx for recreational diving. It further develops diving skills and provides a greater understanding of the EANx concept of 

diving. It employs EANx mixes from 21% to a maximum of 50%. The maximum for diving is EAN40 and for decompression and safety stops, the maximum is EAN50.


The IANTD Advanced Nitrox Course is a great opportunity to develop Deep Air divers as competent individuals capable of performing limited decompression.


To complete the IANTD Advanced Nitrox program, candidates will first complete an intensive water skill component involving both confined and open water dives. The confined water portion can be completed in a 90-120 minute session where rescue and stamina skills are challenged and developed. Divers will be evaluated objectively using a point and score criteria based on time and competency. In the open water portion of the course, 4 to 7 dives with a minimum of 120 minutes bottom time will be conducted giving the candidate to develop and demonstrate the necessary skills, performance and ability to complete deep dives in challenging circumstances where stress is a factor.


We teach a total of 10 hours training program including: 

Theory, 1 confined water session, and open water dives. At the end of the course our students are well trained with a good technique and have fun diving.


Theory: three independent lectures:

 Dive Planning and gas management, equipment, Oxygen physiology, technical oxygen, inert gas narcosis, decompression risk factor, psychological aspects for technical diving.
Confined water dive: a 3 hours session including equipment configuration. 
Open Water Dives: In the open water portion of the course, 4 to 6 dives will be conducted giving the candidate to develop and demonstrate the necessary skills, performance and ability to complete deep dives in challenging circumstances where stress is a factor.


  

ADVANCED  RECREATIONAL TRIMIX  
































    

This program qualifies divers to dive to 160 fsw (48 msw) and perform decompression stops required dives up to 15 minutes using Nx 50 or oxygen with Po2 no greater than 1.5.

  The student uses Recreational Trimix mixtures from 28% to a maximum of 40% oxygen and with the helium content having an END no greater than 80 fsw (24 msw) for diving.

 

Course prerequisites:  IANTD Recreational Trimix Diver or Nitrox Diver and IANTD Deep Diver with proof of a minimum of 30 logged dives 18 years of age without guardian approval.

Includes:  4 boat dives, classroom sessions.

 

Not included: gas, 3 technical dives (around $65/dive), student’s kit. 

Equipment and gas are not included.  


We teach a total of 10 hours training program including

Theory , 1 confined water session, and open water dives. At the end of the course our students are well trained with a good technique and have fun diving.


Theory:  three independent lectures:

 Dive Planning and gas management, equipment, oxygen physiology, technical oxygen, Inert gas narcosis, decompression risk factor, psychological aspects for technical diving.
Confined water dive: a 3 hours session including equipment configuration. 
Open Water Dives: In the open water portion of the course, 4 to 6 dives will be conducted giving the candidate to develop and demonstrate the necessary skills, performance and ability to complete deep dives in challenging circumstances where stress is a factor.


Equipment Requirements

1. A sufficient quantity of gas will be carried by the diver to allow completion of the dive time requirements incorporating the correct gas management rule. For no-stop diving, ½ + 200 psig (14 bar); and for dives with stops or in overhead environments, the Rule of Thirds. 

2. A primary gas supply systems featuring an alternate second stage or alternate breathing source, or redundant gas system as specified in the Equipment Requirements for each Program.

3. A quick release weight ballast system (if appropriate).

4. Submersible pressure gauge.

5. Buoyancy control device (BCD), including a cylinder support system.

6. Mask, fins and snorkel (if appropriate).

7. Means of monitoring depth and bottom time. This can be done through the use of a depth gauge and bottom timer or a dive computer.

8. Submersible dive table must be used as backup to a dive computer or for control of the dive

9. Appropriate exposure suit for the environment in which the diver is being trained.

10. Slate and pencil. (not required in the Supervised Diver or OW Diver course).

11. Cutting tool or device.

12. Compass.

13. Surface alert device (whistle, diver alert, etc.) (not required in the Supervised Diver or OW Diver course).

14. Equipment is to be configured in a neat low-drag manner.

15. A lift bag of at least 50-lb. (22.5-kg) lift capacity and a line reel for deployment.

16. Bolt snap hooks / scissors clips used for attaching equipment to the diver are recommended.

17. Either a dual outlet valve and a separate pony cylinder, a standard valve and two pony cylinders or double cylinders with dual valve out let or side mount configuration with a decompression stage cylinder must be used.  If a Rebreather is used, it must be equipped with adequate bailout.



 


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