Decompression Diving Procedures in Thailand
Technical divers progress to decompression diving techniques.
Koh Tao, Thailand
Big Blue Tech celebrates the graduation of Magnus Baer from the TDI Decompression Procedures course conducted over 3 days and 4 dives. This course continues from the TDI Advanced Nitrox course and trains the diver on the skills, procedures and methods for mixed gas decompression using enriched air nitrox to accelerate the natural process of decompression.
As sport divers planned decompression is not something that we do or have been taught. The TDI Decompression Procedures course prepares you for planned staged decompression diving. With a maximum operating depth of 45m/150 feet, this course is your first step beyond the normal sport diving limits. Your TDI Instructor will provide you with valuable information and skills, among the topics covered are
- Kit set-up
- Equipment requirements
- Decompression techniques
- Decompression breathing gases
- Gas management
- Contingency planning
The TDI Decompressions Procedures course combined with the TDI Advanced Nitrox course form the foundation of all other technical courses. After these two courses and some additional experience, the stage has been set for you to move onto additional technical levels. Some of the materials you will be using include the TDI Divers Guide to Decompression Procedures, US Navy or Buhlmann Air Decompression Tables (made of vinyl for easy in-water use and storage)
Over the 4 dives Magnus was exposed to different conditions including overhead, current, large swells, chimney formations which all concluded on a full day trip to Sail Rock, a local favourite dive site.
After a few days off Magnus will continue to his TDI Extended Range course which will take him to 55m.