This Technical Diving International (T.D.I.), Advanced Nitrox course helps develop the mindset and necessary practical skills to optimize the use of Nitrox mixtures for extended no decompression limit and to prepare for decompression diving with accelerated decompression and added conservatism.
The TDI Advanced Nitrox course expands the understanding of Nitrox and introduces new knowledge and skills required for the use of Nitrox mixtures containing more than 40% oxygen. As a result, divers are prepared to continue their further diving education into the TDI Decompression Procedures, Extended Range and Trimix Diving courses.
This course takes an in depth look at physics and physiology relating to diving with high oxygen content gas mixes, dive planning, gas requirements and dive tables. Also, we take a look at dive computers, oxygen limitations, Nitrogen limitations and equipment considerations. in addition to cylinder labeling, Nitrox mixtures analysis, gas blending procedures and finally, oxygen service ratings for using gases with more than 40% O2.
The use of Oxygen and Nitrox is critical to advanced applications in diving. This course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the risks and benefits associated with these gases so you can make your own informed choices about the best breathing gases for your planned dives.
•Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
•Minimum certification of TDI Nitrox Diver or equivalent
•Proof of 25 logged open water dives
Some of the skills you will learn in this course include:
•Perfect buoyancy control
•Awareness of dive team through communication, proximity, and team oriented dive practices
•Free flow management from primary and backup regulators
•Ability to manage air emergencies with dive team as both recipient and donor
•Proper stress analysis with self and dive team
Qualifications of graduates:
•Use of Nitrox 21 through 100% O2
•Ability to engage in diving activities similar to those of training
•Diving activities in conditions and environments similar to those of training
•Ability to enroll in TDI Decompression Procedures and further technical diving education
In order to successfully complete the TDI Advanced Nitrox course, the diver must:
•Satisfactorily complete the TDI Advanced Nitrox course and written examination
•Complete all open water requirements safely and efficiently
•Demonstrate mature, sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution