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Tec Trimix 65 Diver 325

This course opens up the advantages of trimix to the diver, and divers are qualified to make multi-stop decompression dives that employ EANx and oxygen for accelerated decompression, and any trimix with an oxygen content of 18% or more.

They can dive to a maximum depth of 65 metres/210 feet.

The PADI Tec Trimix 65 course is intended to extend the depth range of technical divers already trained and qualified to use air, enriched air and oxygen for technical decompression dives beyond 50 metres /165 feet.

This course is for Tec 50 divers (or those holding a qualifying certification from another training organization). The course extends your depth range capabilities by training you to use trimix (a blend of helium, oxygen and nitrogen).

What do I need to start?

bulletBe a PADI Rescue Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization and having proof of CPR and first aid training with the previous two years).
bulletBe certified as a Tec 50 (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
bulletBe at least 18 years old
bulletHave logged at least 100 dives
bulletHave a medical form signed by your physician.

You will:
 Plan and execute at least five trimix decompression dives using various trimix blends
 Use decompression software to create custom dive tables and dive plans
 Make training dives as deep as 65 metres/210 feet

You will use:

bulletDouble cylinders (minimum 12 litre/70 cubic feet each, with larger preferred) with isolator manifold
bulletPrimary and secondary regulators, one with two metre/seven foot hose (approximately) for gas sharing, and one with SPG
bulletStage/decompression cylinders with regulator, SPG, mounting hardware and proper labeling/markings. Two per diver will be required
bulletBackup decompression cylinders as appropriate and required for the environment
bulletBCD and harness redundant buoyancy control is required (double bladder BCD or dry suit if suitable for weight of equipment worn)
bulletDepth gauge/computer and backup depth gauge/computer
bulletTiming device and backup timing device
bulletTrimix decompression information (tables/trimix computer) and backup decompression information
bulletExposure suit appropriate for environment and dive duration. (If you use a dry suit, you should be trained/experienced with its use in recreational and technical diving prior to using it for trimix training or diving.)
bulletArgon dry suit inflation or other inflation system as needed
bulletWeight system (if needed)
bulletJon line (if needed for current diving environments)
bulletInflatable signal tube
bulletLift bag (bright yellow or per local community practice preferred)
bulletDive knife / cutting device and backup slate, backup mask (optional)
bulletCompass, lights (optional)
bulletDrift kit (if drift decompressing)

What will I need?

The Tec Trimix Diver Crew-Pak includes all required materials,  including: manual, deep stop calculation table, trimix decal and emergency procedures slate.

Topics covered include:
    * Trimix diving depth rangesTake the Tec Trimix 65 course
    * Exposure planning
    * Selecting a mix
    * Argon inflation systems
    * Handling three or four decompression cylinders
    * Decompression models
    * Emergency procedures
    * Face masks and multi-gas computers.

Where can I go from here?

For more information becoming a Tec Trimix 65 Diver please contact us via the enquiry form, or explore more course options below. 



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