Decompression Procedures Diver

Decompression Procedures Diver

This course examines the theory, methods and procedures of planned stage decompression diving. This program is designed as a stand-alone course or it may be taught in conjunction with TDI Advanced Nitrox, Advanced Wreck, or Extended Range Course. 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 45 metres / 150 feet unless taught in conjunction with the TDI Extended Range Course. 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 provided the gas mix is within their current certification level.

 

  1. Minimum age of 18
  2. Minimum certification of SDI Advanced Diver, or equivalent
  3. Provide proof of 25 logged open water dives
TDI Decompression Procedures Student Manual
The TDI Decompression Procedures Diver course requires a minimum of 4 dives conducted over a minimum of 3 days. The first day will be spent in the classroom discussing planning and procedures and will include time for equipment configuration and exam review.  The following days will be spent in the water conducting dives which are appropriate to the diver’s experience and training level. If this course is taught in conjunction with the TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver course, a minimum of six dives will be required over a minimum of 4 days.
  1. Mask and fins
  2. Backup mask recommended
  3. Exposure protection (dry suit and undergarment or 7mm wet suit)
  4. Dual primary cylinders (sidemount or backmount)
  5. Two first and second stage regulators
  6. One SPG for backmount or two SPGs for sidemount
  7. 7′ long hose
  8. One decompression cylinder (minimum 40 cf)
  9. One first and second stage with SPG for deco cylinder
  10. BCD inflator hose and/or dry suit inflator hose
  11. Buoyancy Compensating Device (BCD)
  12. Depth and timing device
  13. Cutting device
  14. Primary reel with a minimum of 200 ft of line
  15. Lift bag/surface marker buoy (minimum of 25lbs lift)
  16. Waterproof notebook and underwater slate
  17. Oxygen analyzer, recommended