Gas Blending Courses
I teach two courses about blending breathing gasses: Nitrox Gas Blender and Advanced Gas Blender. I believe that divers should be well informed about every aspect that goes into a dive. So if you are a technical diver, you should know about gas consumption, deco theory, equipment and yes, gas blending. Even if you don't blend your own gas, or ever plan to, you will benefit from knowing the process and understanding what your local dive store is doing "in the back."
I think it's especially important for technical divers to know how to blend gasses. Have you ever noticed that ships don't sink near big cities with well-equipped dive stores that mix trimix? Consequently, you either have to take all the gas you need with you on a trip or you have to do some gas blending on site. While it's nice to take all of your gas with you, not everyone has multiple sets of doubles and deco tanks.
In the Nitrox Gas Blender course, you'll learn the proper techniques, equipment requirements and hazards involved in blending nitrox gasses. The course consists of classroom training and practical application where you will actually mix several cylinders of nitrox.
The Advanced Gas Blender Course picks up where you left off in the previous sequence in training, the TDI Nitrox Gas Blender course.After successful completion of the TDI Advanced Gas Blender course, you will be able to engage in the blending of oxygen and helium based gasses.
At a Glance
8 hours for each course
no dives required
$300 individual course
$500 for both taken at the same time
cost of oxygen and helium not included