TECHNICAL diving


Technical Diving is the most "chalenging" type of scuba diving. The gear must be high quality and redundant. The equipement is heavy and bulky- double tanks, deco tanks. Training is long and costly. To decide to become a Technical diver is an engagement that must not be taken thoughtlessly. Technical diving is not the race to reach high depths but the passion of learning new techniques, technologies, and developing strong mental and physical qualities.

We organize Instructor Development Programs and Instructor Evaluation Technical , Normoxic Trimix & Trimix

Technical Diver course

    This program is designed to train divers to conduct dives to depths between 100 fsw (30 msw) and, at the instructor's option, up to 170 fsw (51 msw), using custom blend breathing gas mixtures; and 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 knowledge and skills taught in this program are more than adequate to qualify divers to perform Dives outside of training up to 180 fsw (54 msw).




Normoxic Trimix Diver course


     This program is designed to train those who wish to dive to depths between 130 fsw (39 msw) and 200 fsw (60 msw), but who do not wish to breathe air below 130 fsw (39 msw). Trimix affords a means of reducing narcosis on dives to such depths.

The knowledge and skills taught in this program are more than adequate to qualify divers to perform Trimix Dives outside of training up to 200 fsw (60 msw).






Trimix Diver course


    This program is designed for individuals already involved in deep diving activities, but is not intended to be used as an enticement to divers who are content to remain in Sport or EANx diving limits.

Trimix affords a safer means for deep-water exploration for divers who dive deep or perform with a clear head at depth. The IANTD Trimix Diver Program requires the diver to be self-sufficient/reliant.

The knowledge and skills taught in this program are more than adequate to qualify divers to perform Trimix Dives outside of training up to 333 fsw (100 msw).





Equipment Requirements for courses above


1. All students will be taught the concept of gas matching. All bottom mix tanks will be equipped with dual outlet valves. 

2. For OC two (2) primary regulators, one of which must have a second stage hose of 5 feet (1.5 meters) in length – (longer hoses are recommended). This longer hose must be attached to one of the second stages to facilitate gas sharing.

3. One or more separate stage tank(s) sufficient for decompression must be carried by the diver. 

4. All cylinders must be correctly labeled as to gas content according to IANTD Standards. 

5. The oxygen or highest EANx regulator must have some form of guard or cover to prevent accidental use. 

6. All independent breathable gas sources must feature a submersible pressure gauge. 

7.A primary BCD and a backup BCD is required if a diver is using a wetsuit and is sufficiently negative in buoyancy that he/she cannot maintain floatation without the use of a BCD. If dry suits are used, the dry suit may be considered the emergency BCD floatation in lieu of a backup BCD. Lift bags and other buoyant sources may not be considered as redundant BCD’s.



            





Prerequisites

Must be qualified as an IANTD Advanced EANx Diver. Must provide proof of a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which at least 30 were deeper than 90 fsw (27 msw). Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Included: 1 confined water, 4 dives, 5 lectures, IANTD student's kit.

Not Included: gas, gear, 3 technical dives ($65 to $80) per dives










Prerequisites

Must be qualified as an IANTD Advanced EANx Diver. Divers qualified as Technical Diver, see note below under Program Content section.

Must provide proof of a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which at least 30 were deeper than 90 fsw (27 msw).

Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Included: 1 confined water, 4 dives, 5 lectures, IANTD student's kit.

Not Included: gas, gear, 3 technical dives ($65 to $80) per dives







Prerequisites

Must be qualified IANTD Technical Diver, Technical Cave Diver, Technical Wreck Diver, Normoxic Trimix Diver or equivalent. Must provide proof of a minimum of 200 logged dives, of which at least 25 were to depths between 140 fsw (42 msw) and 200 fsw (60 msw) 

Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

       

Included: 1 confined water, 4 dives, 5 lectures, IANTD student's kit.

Not Included: gas, gear, 3 technical dives ($65 to $80) per dives








8. A lift bag of at least 50-lb. (22.5-kg) lift capacity and a line reel for deployment. 10. A backup cutting tool is recommended. 

11. Decompression tables and accurate depth gauge, plus bottom timer device or a dive computer is required. 

12. A backup dive computer or bottom timer/depth gauge is recommended. 

13. Tanks must be labeled with IANTD stickers or other identification, such as may be required by community practice ,or local laws, and regulations. At a minimum, the labels must clearly identify the MOD and oxygen content of the mixture. It is recommended that IANTD labels be used to meet this requirement, in addition to those required by law.


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