Learn to plan and complete decompression stops safely to allow you to stay beyond the NDL.
TDI DECOMPRESSION PROCEDURES DIVER
Are you finding your no- decompression limits (NDLs) a limiting factor to dives? Do you have to ascend sooner than you would like? 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 45 metres/150 feet, this course is your first step beyond the normal sport diving limits. The TDI Decompression 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.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
The certified Advanced Diver looking to expand their knowledge of decompression theory and diving techniques
The certified Advanced Diver who is interested in extending their bottom time
The certified Advanced Diver who has interest in moving forward with technical diving education
Minimum age 18
Minimum certification of SDI Advanced Adventure Diver, Advanced Diver, or equivalent
Proof of 25 logged open water dives
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN:
Decompression dive planning including:
Decompression gas choices
Tables vs. personal dive computers
Emergency and contingency planning (equipment failure, omitted decompression, etc.)
Decompression diving procedures
Pre-dive checks and drills
Stress analysis and mitigation
Following a decompression schedule
Team awareness and communication
SMB/lift bag deployment
Proper trim, buoyancy and finning techniques
Emergency procedures (equipment failures, catastrophic gas loss, omitted decompression, navigational errors, etc.)
Equipment considerations, cylinder labeling, analyzing nitrox mixtures, and gas blending procedures