This Course qualifies divers to use enriched air nitrox from EAN 21 through EAN 100 to a depth of 40 metres/130 feet during dives that do not require staged decompression. Often taught in conjunction with the TDI Decompression Procedures course, this can be considered the foundation of your technical scuba diving skill-set. Advanced Nitrox Scuba Diver is also a great course for those wanting to extend your bottom times in shallower depths such as scientific diver, and a must for those interested in becoming SCR or CCR divers. The course cover topics like...
Oxygen toxicity tracking
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.
Prerequisites: 18 years old, TDI Nitrox Diver or Equivalent, 25 logged dives.
Open Water Dives:
Four dives are required with a minimum accumulated bottom time of 100 min.
If Advanced Nitrox is taught in conjunction with Decompression Procedures only a total of six dives are required with a maximum depth of 45 meters / 150 feet.
Only 2 dives from Advanced Wreck course may be credited.
Technical Divers International Advanced Nitrox Student Manual.
Required Diver Performance and Requirements
Maximum training depths shall not exceed 130 fsw. The following open water skills must be completed by the student during all open water dives:
Review of Nitrox theory
Oxygen analyzer use and calibration
Pre-dive planning -personal gas consumption calculations, oxygen exposures and nitrogen absorption.
CNS loading for each dive including cumulative exposure
Proper gas labeling.
Prep of equipment for Oxygen service.
Program nitrox dive computer with appropriate oxygen percentage
Use START* before every dive START is...
S-Drill (OOA) & Bubble Check
Team / buddy equipment checks
Air / gas matching
Route / entry & exit, planned path underwater
Tables / depth, duration, way-points & schedule
In-Water Drills & Demonstrations
Buoyancy control - ability to hover at fixed position in water column without sculling
Awareness of team members through communication, proximity and team oriented dive practices
Ability to manage free-flow from primary regulator in controlled fashion - shutdown cycle, and switch to back-up regulator.
Conduct appropriate stops while maintaining proper buoyancy
Ability to share gas with buddy as both recipient and donor. [Technical Diver Equipment]
Correct body position (appropriate trim, such as horizontal / streamlined when moving forward)
Tuition: $350.00 w/ TDI study tools & TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver certification card. If taken along with Deco Procedures the combo tuition is $650.00
Additional fees: Boat ticket, gas fills and rentals
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