Advanced Nitrox & Deco Procedures with Pompano Dive Center


Are you a comfortable deep diver who loves shipwrecks?

 

Would you like to see shipwrecks outside of recreational range?

Would you like to get more bottom time on some of the deeper wrecks you are currently diving?

Does technical diving interest you and would you like to learn about all the gear you are seeing on dive boats?

If you answered yes to any of these then the Advanced Nitrox/Decompression Procedures course is for you. This course examines the use of EAN-21 through 100 percent oxygen for optimal mixes and examines the theory, methods, and procedures of planned stage decompression diving. The objective of this course is to train divers how to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression dive not exceeding a maximum depth of 150 feet. The most common equipment requirements, equipment set-up and decompression techniques are presented. Students are permitted to utilize enriched air nitrox (EAN) mixes or oxygen for decompression.

Please email jimmy@pompanodive.com for booking and cost information

The TDI Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures diver program culminates in 6 open water dives, during which you will demonstrate your ability to safely conduct at least four decompression dives to a maximum depth of 150 feet, including a switch to a rich nitrox mix to accelerate your required decompression. On each these dives you will carry out the drills which technical diving makes possible, including shut downs which enable you to deal with catastrophic gas loss in a safe manner and end your dive in a controlled manner. In doing so you will be becoming a self-sufficient diver able to deal with buddy separation and/or equipment malfunctions. Completion of the course requires passing the TDI Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures diver exam.

Qualifications of Graduate

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in diving activities utilizing EAN-21 through 100 percent oxygen & graduates may engage in decompression diving activities without direct supervision provided:

1. The diving activities approximate those of training

2. The areas of activities approximate those of training

3. Environmental conditions approximate those of training

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are qualified to enroll in:

TDI Extended Range Course

TDI Advanced Wreck Course

TDI Helitox Course

TDI Entry Level Trimix Course

Student Prerequisites

Minimum age 18

Minimum certification Advanced Diver & Nitrox Diver

Proof of 50 logged open water dives

Comfortable in planning and executing deeper dives

DAN dive insurance (or similar)

Required Equipment:

By the way, Pompano Dive Center has everything you could need for the course in rental, so do not be discouraged if you don't have the proper gear now - you can rent whatever you need, from the best brands in the industry !

 

Primary cylinders (doubles)

Deco mix cylinders (2) labeled to TDI standards

Depth gauge & bottom timer

Dive computer

Reg necklace

Regulator (primary and alt for primary cylinders) with spg

Regulators for each deco cylinder with 40" hose and spg

Backplate and wing sized for tanks

Line cutting device (at least 2)

Ascent reel (150' of line min)

Backup reel or finger spool

Smb 5'-6'min(2) or smb/lift bag

Gloves to protect hands

Exposure suit adequate for ow environment

Underwater slate

Lights (2min) primary and backup

Spare double ender clip

Mask and backup mask

Fins adequate for technical diving (no split fins)

This course will be conducted over the span of 3-4 days along with online study on students own time via the TDI website.

Day 1 – Classroom Review, Three training dives conducted on the boats with a max depth on 75 feet, Classroom debrief & Dive planning for day 2, Testing

Day 2 – Two Training dives with a max depth of 130 feet, Classroom debrief & plan following days dive

Day 3 – Training dive with a max depth of 150 feet, Classroom debrief

Day 4 – Weather makeup day or additional dive to use newly acquired skills

 

Please email jimmy@pompanodive.com for booking and cost information