North Florida Cave and Technical Diving

Decompression Procedures Course

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This course examines the theory, methods and procedures of planned stage decompression diving. Although it is designed as a stand alone course, I recommend that it be taught in conjunction with Advanced Nitrox Diver. The objective of this course is to train divers in the procedures necessary to safely plan and execute staged decompression dives to depths not exceeding 150 fsw. Standard equipment requirements, gear configurations, decompression techniques and decompression mixtures are presented.

  • Since this course involves the use of EANx mixtures in excess of EAN40, each diver must provide suitable oxygen compatible and clean equipment which will be used for those mixtures. Although an oxygen analyzer is strongly recommended, your instructor will have one available for use. Each student must provide at least a single nitrox gas computer, backup depth gauge and bottom timer, backup tables and tanks and regulators cleaned and labeled as required for the EANx mixtures utilized (commonly EAN50 and EAN80+).
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  • The Decompression Procedures course requires two days, four dives within planned stage decompression limits. Curriculum consists of class sessions, dive planning using appropriate gas mixtures for the dives planned and dive execution.

Prerequisites: Certification as Nitrox Diver with a minimum of 25 logged dives in the environment in which the course is presented.

Certification Available: TDI.

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