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Nitrox Diver

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The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

The Fun Part

Divers breathing underwater with Nitrox

You can typically stay down longer and get back the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty.

What You Learn

  • Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox
  • Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations
  • Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer

Nitrox scuba tanksThe Scuba Gear You Use

You use all the basic scuba gear. Your dive regulator. must be enriched air compatible.

 

Woman preparing for Nitrox class

Ask your PADI Instructor about how you can start your PADI Enriched Air Diver course during your PADI Open Water Diver course.

Nitrox or Enriched Air manualThe Learning Materials You Need

The Enriched Air Diver crewpak includes all required materials* to complete PADI’s Enriched Air Diver specialty. The Enriched Air Diver Manual covers the procedures for diving with Enriched Air (up to 40%) and the Enriched Air Diving video on DVD demonstrates step-by-step how to plan a dive using multiple dive tables. The crewpak also includes the 32%, 36% and the DSAT Oxygen Exposure tables.

Divers preparing their Nitrox scuba tanks

* The RDPTM used in the PADI Open Water Diver course is required but not included with this crewpak.

Breathe underwater longer with Nitrox

 

Required Tec Diving Equipment

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Intro to Tech Diving / Discover Tec Diving

1 Back Plate & Harness (Stainless Steel or Aluminium)
1 Back Inflation Style Wing

1 Set Double Steel Cylinders with Isolation Manifold (100+ cu ft recommended)
2 DIN Regulators (Double Cylinder Configuration)

  • Hose Config:
  • 7 ft. Primary Regulator Hose
  • 22 or 24″ Necklace Regulator Hose
  • 24 or 26″ SPG hose

OR
1 Single Single Steel Cylinder (100+ cu ft recommended)
1 DIN Regulators (Single Cylinder Configuration)

  • Hose Config:
  • 7 ft. Primary Regulator Hose
  • 22 or 24″ Necklace Regulator Hose
  • 24 or 26″ SPG hose

1 Primary Mask
1 Back Up Mask

1 Pair Non Split Fins (Spring Straps Recommended)
1 Drysuit (with 2 Pockets, 1 Per Leg, Recommended)

1 Compass
1 Dive Computer (Depth & Timing Device)
1 Set Wet Notes or Slate

1 Surface Marker Buoy (SMB)
1 Finger Spool or Side Handled Reel (100′ minimum)

1 Cutting Device
1 Primary Light (Canister Style Recommended)
1 Backup Light (2 Recommended)

TDI – Advanced Nitrox & Deco Procedures | PADI – Tec 40, 45, 50

Intro to Tech Required Elements PLUS:

1 Aluminium 40 (AL40) or 80 (AL80) deco bottle (O2 Clean)
1 DIN Deco O2 Clean Regulator with 40″ reg hose and 6″ spg hose

1 Canister Light
2 Backup Lights

1 Additional Depth & Timing Device (e.g. Dive Computer)
1 Additional Cutting Device (1 Accessible from Both Hands)
1 Side Handle Reel (200′ minimum)

Trimix Courses

Tech Required Materials PLUS:

1 Aluminium 40 (AL40) or 80 (AL80) deco bottle (O2 Clean)
1 DIN Deco O2 Clean Regulator with 40″ reg hose and 6″ spg hose
1 Lift Bag (80lbs minimum lift, Closed Circuit Recommended)
1 Side Handle Reel (400′ minimum)
1 Drysuit Inflation System (Argon Bottle + Reg)

Rescue Diver

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“Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.

Beach rescue with scuba gear on

What You Learn

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear including a dive computer and accessories.

Check with your local dive shop about the gear you’ll use during this course. You can find most everything at the scuba diving shop in your area.

Rescue Diver Crew Pak for scuba diving training courseThe Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Rescue Diver crewpak includes all materials required to complete the PADI Rescue Diver course – including a pocket mask. You’ll learn how to think like a rescue diver and preview skills you’ll practice with your PADI Instructor. Once your Rescue Dover course is complete, you can review the DVD to refresh your dive safety skills as needed. This tool box of knowledge and technique will give you the expertise to handle almost any emergency situation.

The Exercises You’ll Complete:

Self-Rescue Review

Demonstrate the correct procedures for the following self-rescue situations:
• Cramp release
• Establishing buoyancy at the surface
• Airway control
• Use of an alternate air source
• Overcoming vertigo and reestablishing sense of direction

Exercise 1 – Tired Diver
Assist a tired (rational) responsive diver at the surface, demonstrating:
• Approach
• Evaluation
• Making Contact
• Reassuring the Diver
• Assists and Transport
• Equipment Removal

Exercise 2 – Panicked Diver
Rescue a panicked (irrational) diver, demonstrating:
• Approach and Evaluation
• Making Contact
• Releases
• Approach with a quick reverse to stay out of a panicked diver’s grasp

Exercise 3 – Response from shore, boat or dock (responsive diver)
Assist a responsive diver in distress, demonstrating:
• Nonswimming assists, including reaches/extensions and throws
• Water entries without losing sight of the victim and paced to conserve energy
• Swimming assists and rescues, with and without emergency fl otation equipment
• Tows with and without equipment removed, including underarm push, tank valve tow and modifi ed tired swimmer carry
• Exits

Exercise 4 – Distressed Diver Underwater
1. Correctly identify and respond to a diver simulating overexertion underwater.
2. Correctly identify and respond to a panicked diver making an uncontrolled ascent.
3. Correctly identify and provide air to, via an alternate air source, a diver simulating an out-of-air emergency, and make a controlled air-sharing ascent.

Exercise 5 – Missing Diver
Quickly and effi ciently search for and locate a missing diver using an underwater search pattern.

Exercise 6 – Surfacing the Unresponsive Diver
1. Use controlled positive buoyancy as an aid to ascent.
2. Bring an unresponsive diver to the surface using buoyancy control of either the unresponsive diver or the rescuer.

Exercise 7– Unresponsive Diver at the Surface
1. Make contact with and check for breathing on an unresponsive diver at the surface, demonstrating:
• Calling for help while establishing buoyancy and turning the diver face up.
• Removing the diver’s mask and regulator, opening airway and checking for breathing.
2. Demonstrate inwater rescue breathing using the following methods:
• Mouth-to-pocket mask
• Mouth-to-mouth
• Mouth-to-nose (optional)
• Mouth-to-snorkel (optional)
3. While continuing effective rescue breathing, demonstrate equipment removal (victim and rescuer) while towing the diver toward an exit.

Exercise 8 – Exiting the Unresponsive Diver
1. Remove a breathing, unresponsive diver from the water,
both with and without assistance.
2. Remove a nonbreathing diver from the water, both with
and without assistance.

Exercise 9 – First Aid for Pressure-Related Injuries and Oxygen Administration
1. Demonstrate steps and procedures for administering oxygen to a breathing, unresponsive diver with suspected decompression illness.
2. Administer oxygen to a nonbreathing diver while using a pocket mask for rescue breathing.

Exercise 10 – Response from Shore/Boat to Unresponsive (nonbreathing) Diver at the Surface
Respond to a diver emergency that requires attending to a nonbreathing, unresponsive diver on the surface,
demonstrating in water rescue breathing, exiting the water and then providing CPR.

Stage Bottle Diver

Advanced Trimix Diver

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The TDI Advanced Trimix Diver course is the top level of training for open circuit divers wishing to dive to depths as deep as 100 m / 330 feet utilizing hypoxic levels of oxygen (below 17 percent).  This course is perhaps one of the most informative and challenging and upon completion you are among some of the most elite divers. Your TDI Instructor will teach you

  • Equipment management
  • Multiple stage cylinder labeling and placement
  • Complex decompression planning and contingency planning
  • Dive team awareness and communication
  • Gas monitoring and management
  • Use of travel gasses

The TDI Advanced Trimix manual is one of the most up to date manuals and includes all the latest of technology and practices being used.

Decompression Procedures Manual

Deco Procedures Diver

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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)

Advanced Nitrox Manual

Advanced Nitrox Diver

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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.

Intro to Tech Diving

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The TDI Intro to Tech course is the perfect course for divers who have heard about technical diving and want to find out more about this exciting branch of advanced recreational diving. This course walks students through the special techniques, planning procedures and skills that set technical diving apart from traditional sport diving. It will show them how to improve their dive planning methods, in-water skills and streamline their existing gear configuration, in a non-threatening and fun learning environment. The specific skills this course will highlight are:

  • Advanced Buoyancy Control
  • Gas Management
  • Situational Awareness
  • Trim
  • Gear Configuration and Selection

TDI’s Intro to Tech course is a useful stand-alone course for the diver who wants to become a more skilled, more proficient diver regardless of if he intends to move on to technical diving. The course may also be used as an introduction to the TDI Advanced Nitrox course and the TDI Decompression Procedures course. And finally, it is also a good refresher for certified technical divers who may want to refresh their skills or have them re-evaluated by a TDI technical instructor.