Sidemount Diver

Learn from someone that uses sidemount in caves - every day

Who this course is for:
  • The certified Advanced Diver or Intro to Tech Diver looking to expand their knowledge of decompression theory and diving techniques using helitrox

  • The certified Advanced Diver or Intro to Tech Diver who is interested in extending their bottom time

  • The certified Advanced Diver or Intro to Tech Diver who has interest in moving forward with technical diving education

 

 

Course prerequisites:
  • Minimum age 18

  • Minimum certification of SDI Advanced Diver (with Deep specialty) or TDI Intro to Tech Diver, or equivalent

  • Certified as TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver (unless being taught concurrently)

  • Proof of 50 logged dives

 

 

What you can expect to learn:
  • Decompression dive planning including:

    • Gas requirements

      • Oxygen limitations

      • Nitrogen limitations

      • Helium limitations

    • Decompression gas choices

    • Tables vs. personal dive computers

    • Emergency and contingency planning (equipment failure, omitted decompression, etc.)

  • Helium as a breathing gas

    • Effects on narcosis

    • Effects on respiration

    • Effects as an insulator

    • Counter diffusion

    • HPNS

  • Decompression diving procedures

    • Equipment selection

    • Pre-dive checks and drills

    • Stress analysis and mitigation

    • Following a decompression schedule

    • Gas switching

    • Team awareness and communication

    • SMB/lift bag deployment

  • Proper trim, buoyancy and propulsion techniques

  • Emergency procedures (equipment failures, catastrophic gas loss, omitted decompression, navigational errors, etc.)

  • Equipment considerations, cylinder labeling, analyzing nitrox mixtures, and gas blending procedures

 

 

What’s in it for you?
  • Ability to conduct decompression diving activities without direct supervision utilizing helium and/or nitrox mixtures provided:

    • The diving activities approximate those of training

    • The areas of activities approximate those of training

    • Environmental conditions approximate those of training

    • Breathing mixtures do not contain more than 20% helium or less than 21% oxygen

  • Ability to enroll in TDI Extended Range, TDI Advanced Wreck, TDI Trimix courses

 

 

TDI Helitrox Diver minimum requirements:
  • Satisfactorily complete the TDI Helitrox Diver Course written examination with a passing score of 80% followed by 100% remediation by the instructor

  • Complete all open water requirements safely and efficiently

  • Demonstrate mature, sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution

 

What it includes:  

  • All gas fills needed for the course

  • All training materials required for the course

  • Certification Fees

  • Any site entrance fees 

 

 

Duration: 3 Days
Cost: $899
Combine this course with:
Advanced Nitrox
Nitrox gas blender
Oxygen Service Technician
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