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Technical Diving

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Thrill and Mystery

of Technical Diving with

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DSAT Tec Deep Diver Course

Technical diving is NOT for everyone. But for the adventurous few, a whole new world awaits. During the course you'll learn and practice:
  • Gas switch, decompression dives to 165 feet
  • Motor skills required for technical diving
  • Hazard and risk management as well as limits
  • Emergency response skills for tech diving
  • Fundamental skills to further your training in technical diving

Cost per Diver: Private            Group
Tec 40                 $900.00           $700.00
Tec 45                 $800.00           $600.00
Tec 50                 $800.00           $600.00

TEC Deep          $2300.00          $1800.00  

          
The course includes all training and certification costs. Required books, required minimum equipment and gas are additional. Rentals available.

Prerequisite: PADI Advanced Diver, Rescue Diver, Enriched Air Diver, Deep Diver or equivalent. 100 logged dives. 20 Enriched Air dives. 25 dives deeper than 60 feet. 15 dives deeper than 100 feet.

The course is interactive with lots of hands on practice and workshops and 12 dives. At the end of the course You'll be prepared!

DSAT Tec  Trimix Course

The DSAT Trimix Course will provide you the training required to competently and safely utilize breathing gases containing helium for dives that require staged decompression. During the course you will learn about the benefits, hazards, proper procedures and equipment utilized in making oxygen/helium/nitrogen mixture dives. You will make 9 open water dives using trimix and nitrox/oxygen decompression gases. This course can qualify you to a maximum depth of 245 fsw.

Cost: Private - $2000.00
           Group of 2 or more $1700.00 per diver.
           Books, Equipment & Gas Additional

Prerequisite: DSAT Tec Deep Diver or qualifying, 100 logged open water dives.

Course is limited to 3 divers.

TDI Advanced Nitrox

This course is designed to train you in the benefits, hazards, proper procedures and equipment for utilizing EANx 21 through 100% oxygen. You'll learn and practice using these optimal mixes for making no decompression dives to a maximum depth of 130 fsw. During the course you'll make 4 dives on one weekend at Lake Tahoe. This course is your first step toward the Decompression Procedures Course and Trimix diving.

Cost:
Private - $550.00
            Group of 2 or more $400.00 per diver.
          
 Books, Equipment & Gas Additional

Prerequisite: Enriched Air Diver or Equivalent and 25 logged dives

Course is limited to 6 divers.

TDI Decompression Procedures

This course examines the theory, methods and procedures of planning stage decompression diving. In the program you plan and conduct 4 standard stage decompression dives to a maximum depth of 150 fsw. The class includes information on the most common equipment requirements, gear set-up, decompression techniques, and accelerated decompression mixtures including nitrox and oxygen.

Cost: Private - $750.00
           Group of 2 or more $500.00 per diver.
           Books, Equipment & Gas Additional

Prerequisite: Advanced Nitrox Diver and 25 logged open water dives.

Course is limited to 4 divers.

TDI
Extended Range
This course examines the theory, methods and procedures of planning stage decompression diving at the maximum air depth. In the program you plan and conduct 4 standard stage decompression dives to a maximum depth of 180 fsw. The class includes information on the most common equipment requirements, gear set-up, decompression techniques, and accelerated decompression mixtures including nitrox and oxygen.

Cost: Private - $950.00
           Group of 2 or more $800.00 per diver.
           Books, Equipment & Gas Additional

Prerequisite: Age 18, Decompression Procedures  Diver and 100 logged open water dives. 25 dives logged over 100 fsw.

Course is limited to 4 divers.

TDI Special

Pre-register for 

Advanced Nitrox

Decompression Procedures

Extended Range

and receive a discount price. 

$1595.00 group rate 
Books, Equipment and Gas additional

TDI Entry Level Trimix

The Entry Level Trimix Course will provide you the training required to competently and safely utilize breathing gases containing helium for dives that require staged decompression. During the course you will learn about the benefits, hazards, proper procedures and equipment utilized in making oxygen/helium/nitrogen mixture dives. You will make 4 open water dives using trimix and nitrox/oxygen decompression gases. This course qualifies you to a maximum depth of 200 fsw.

Cost: Private - $1000.00
           Group of 2 or more $800.00 per diver.
           Books, Equipment & Gas Additional

Prerequisite: Advanced Nitrox, Decompression Procedures, 100 logged open water dives.

Course is limited to 3 divers.

TDI Advanced Trimix

The Advanced Trimix Course will provide you the training required to competently and safely utilize breathing gases containing helium for dives that require staged decompression. During the course you will learn about the benefits, hazards, proper procedures and equipment utilized in making oxygen/helium/nitrogen mixture dives. You will make 4 open water dives using trimix and nitrox/oxygen decompression gases. This course qualifies you to a maximum depth of 300 fsw.

Cost: Private - $2000.00
           Group of 2 or more $1700.00 per diver.
           Books, Equipment & Gas Additional

Prerequisite: Advanced Nitrox, Decompression Procedures, Entry Trimix, 100 logged open water dives.

Course is limited to 3 divers.

TDI Nitrox Blender

The TDI Nitrox Blender course will train you to become a competent and qualified gas blender, allowing you to provide gas mixes to appropriately certified consumers. You will learn the physical properties of oxygen, its associated hazards, handling requirements and what cleaning equipment is necessary. Finally, you will learn the five methods of obtaining the desired enriched air nitrox mix.

Cost: Private - $200.00
           Group of 2 or more $125.00 per diver.
           Books, Equipment & Gas Additional

Prerequisite: 18 years old. 

Course is limited to 6 divers.

TDI Advanced Gas Blender

The TDI Advanced Gas Blender course will train you to become a competent and qualified gas blender, allowing you to provide gas mixes to appropriately certified consumers. You will learn the physical properties of oxygen, its associated hazards, handling requirements and what cleaning equipment is necessary. Finally, you will learn the five methods of obtaining the desired enriched air nitrox mix and the various methods used to obtain proper helium mixes.

Cost: Private - $275.00
           Group of 2 or more $165.00 per diver.
           Books, Equipment & Gas Additional

Prerequisite: Nitrox Diver, TDI Nitrox Blender, 18 years old.  

Course is limited to 6 divers.

PADI/DSAT Gas Blender

&

PADI/DSAT Gas Blender Instructor

The DSAT Gas Blender course will train you to become a competent and qualified gas blender, allowing you to provide gas mixes to appropriately certified consumers. You will learn the physical properties of oxygen, its associated hazards, handling requirements and what cleaning equipment is necessary. Finally, you will learn the five methods of obtaining the desired enriched air nitrox mix and the various methods used to obtain proper helium mixes.

Blender
Cost:
Private - $295.00
           Group of 2 or more $195.00 per diver.
           Books, Equipment & Gas Additional

Prerequisite: PADI EANx Diver or equivalent. 18 years old.

Blender Instructor
Cost:
Private - $295.00
           Group of 2 or more $200.00 per diver.  
           Books, Equipment, Certification fee &            Gas Additional

Prerequisite: PADI EANx Instructor or equivalent. 18 years old.

Course is limited to 6 divers.

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