Course Dates Added

I’ve added two course dates to my 2009 schedule.

I’ll be conducting a TDI Intro to Tech course at White Star Quarry (Gibsonburg, OH) on April 18-19. The objective of this course is to familiarize students with technical gear configurations, to enhance open water diving skills (such as buoyancy, trim, and situational awareness), and to introduce students to advanced gas planning techniques within a no-decompression context. This course is strictly a no-decompression course; students are permitted to use Enriched Air Nitrox mixes, provided the gas mix is within their current level of certification. This a very exciting, new course. It can be conducted in as little as one weekend. You may participate in the course using your own standard open water dive equipment.

On June 6 and 7, I’ll conduct the academics and quarry dives for TDI Advanced Nitrox/Deco Procedures. This is the entry level technical diving course. Advanced Nitrox examines the use of EAN 21 through 100% (oxygen) for optimal mixes to a depth of 150fsw/45msw. The object of this course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures for utilizing EAN 21 through 100% (oxygen). Decompression Procedures 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 150fsw. The most common equipment requirements, gear set-ups, decompression techniques and decompression mixtures (including oxygen and nitrox) are presented, with an emphasis on streamlined configuration, thorough planning and a team approach.

By combining these courses, students are able to safely plan and conduct decompression dives (Deco Procedures course) and enjoy the benefits of using oxygen-rich gasses to aid decompression (Advanced Nitrox course).

If you (or someone you know) may be interested in either of these courses, please contact me.