Thailand – Australia – United Kingdom

TDI Decompression Procedures Completed

This Course examines theory, methods and procedures of planned stage decompression diving. The objective of the course is to train divers how to plan and conduct standard staged decompression dives not exceeding a maximum depth of 150 fsw / 45 msw. During the course students will look at the most common equipment requirements, gear set-ups, decompression techniques and dive planning. Students are able to use EAN and Oxygen for decompression provided the gas mix is within their current certification level.

As Brian Wilcox finished his Advanced Nitrox Course his goal had been set on Extended Range and there was nothing any of us could do to stop him. The main thing he said was for us to get some pictures of him in 4 tanks to show his friends and family at home.

Some of the skills introduced on this course was buddy breathing during decompression, primary mask failure and primary bcd failure with oral inflation. All these types of skills while following simulated decompression schedules with up to 1 hour run times and finally finishing with an actual decompression dive which made Brian surface with the comment “cool, can we go deeper?” with the instructor who replied “sure, how deep do you want?” and with that he was off to his extended range course with goal of a technical liveaboard for 3 days and 3 nights.

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