Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures Course
Koh Tao, Thailand
Big Blue Tech celebrates the graduation of Graeme Scott from his TDI Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures “combined” course conducted over 5 days on Koh Tao Island off the coast of Thailand by TDI Instructor Ash Dunn
Graeme visited us last year to start his technical training but found us on the road, as a second choice he completed a introductory technical course with another company. Still eager to complete his TDI training Graeme has returned for a month of training and diving with us here in the sunny tropics of Koh Tao.
Typically Big Blue Tech don’t do the combined course as there’s too much information and skill mastering for such a short period of time. Graeme already has some experience in the technical diving gear from his previous certification so he progressed smoothly through the combined course.
Graeme will return to some diving today to master his backwards fining and practice some more skills while he awaits the start of his Sidemount and Advanced Wreck course in a few days.
The focus of these combined courses is to train students to be successful in technical diving. These classes are taught as if they are a small piece to a much larger picture, not as entry level technical diving. These courses build the foundation for sound technical diving. What you will learn will be utilized in higher level trimix courses. This is not a course to learn or re-learn fundamental diving skills. Students will be held to a higher level of performance not found in many technical diving courses.
Students are taught and evaluated, not only on skill proficiency, but control, leadership, situational awareness, teamwork, and judgement. Successful students will have a finesse that few divers have. You will finish this class with the confidence, competence, and comfort to be able to complete dives at this level of training prior to receiving a c-card.
Expect to dive every day with lectures in the afternoon and evening for each day. The majority of dives will be conducted in shallow water for critical skill evaluation. However, each day will get deeper as the class progresses. The final day is reserved for experience dives that will be at depth with a real decompression obligation.
Course content will include, but not limited to: enriched air Nitrox usage, decompression mixtures, diving physics & physiology, dive tables, advanced decompression theory, oxygen exposure/management, team diving procedures, and contingency planning.
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