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Tec Trimix Diver 325

For the extreme diver ready to further explore the world of technical deep diving, the gas of choice is trimix a blend of oxygen, helium and nitrogen.

The PADI Tec Trimix Diver course takes you to the outer edges of technical deep diving, opening the door to pristine dive sites fellow divers if any ever see.

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 Tec Trimix 65 (or those holding a qualifying certification from another training organization)
bulletBe at least 18 years old
bulletHave logged at least 150 dives
bulletHave a medical form signed by your physician


What will I Learn?

The PADI Tec Trimix Diver 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. Diving with trimix is the outer edge of tec diving the maximum depth for using this technology has yet to be defined.

This course is for Tec 50 or Tec Trimix 65 (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).

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 75 metres/245 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
bullet BCD and harness redundant buoyancy control is required (double bladder BCD or dry suit if suitable for weight of equipment worn)
bullet Depth gauge/computer and backup depth gauge/computer
bullet Timing device and backup timing device
bulletTrimix decompression information (tables/trimix computer) and backup decompression information
bullet Exposure 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
bullet Weight system (if needed)
bulletJon line (if needed for current diving environments)
bulletInflatable signal tube
bulletLift bag (bright yellow or per local community practice preferred)
bullet Dive knife / cutting device and backup slate, backup mask (optional)
bulletCompass, lights (optional)
bulletDrift kit (if drift decompressing)

You will need:

Tec Trimix Diver Crew Pak for scuba lessonsTec Trimix Diver Crew- Pak

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 ranges
    * 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 Diver please contact us via the enquiry form, or explore more course options below. 



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