Decompression Procedures

decompression diver and figurehead on dunderberg

The Decompression Procedures course is where you step beyond sport diving and become a technical diver.  One of the basic tenets of recreational scuba diving is that you can abort the dive at any time and make a normal ascent to the surface.  In the Deco Procedures course, you will learn how to plan and execute dives to a maximum depth of 150' that require staged decompression.  You will also learn about the specialized equipment and techniques required to accomplish decompression dives.

Advanced Nitrox Diver, Decompression Procedures, and Helitrox Diver form the foundation for technical diving.  By combining the three courses, you will be able to:

  • plan and execute dives to a maximum depth of 150' that require staged decompression,
  • utilize a modest amount of helium in your breathing gas to manage nitrogen narcosis, and
  • optimize your ascent schedule by using oxygen-rich gasses to aid decompression.

The combination course can be taught entirely at the quarry.  Better yet, we can begin at the quarry and complete the course dives on a Great Lakes charter.  What better way to complete your transition to technical diving than by visiting an amazing shipwreck!

At a Glance

4 dives

3 days

$550

Combine Adv. Nitrox, Deco Procedures and Helitrox Diver

8 dives

5 days

$900