TDI Decompression Procedures Diver
TDI (Technical Diving International) was founded in 1994 and is currently the largest tech agency in the world with over 5,000 member instructors
As sport divers planned decompression is not something that we do or have been taught up until now its all been no decompression limits and managing your dive time safely to be well withing these limits set by Recreational dive planners. Planned decompression as part woudl not have been part of your training as a recreational diver. Safety stops receive strong mention throughout your early diving courses but little attention is paid to precision and accuracy. Consequently, watching many sport divers do safety stops is like trying to follow a yo-yo on the move. You can get away with that kind of sloppy technique in safety stops because they aren’t required for the dive profile. But with planned decompression, stops are factored into the overall dive profile. The TDI Decompression Procedures course prepares you for planned staged decompression diving. With a maximum operating depth of 45m, this course is your first step beyond the normal sport diving limits. Your TDI Instructor will provide you with valuable information and skills, among the topics covered are:
- Kit set-up
- Equipment requirements
- Decompression techniques
- Decompression breathing gases
- Gas management
- Contingency planning
The TDI Decompressions Procedures course combined with the TDI Advanced Nitrox course form the foundation of all other technical courses. After these two courses and some additional experience, the stage has been set for you to move onto additional technical levels.
Some of the materials you will be using include the TDI Divers Guide to Decompression Procedures, US Navy or Buhlmann Air Decompression Tables (made of vinyl for easy in-water use and storage).
As a TDI Instructor Trainer Facility Waterfront Scuba can teach all off the TDI Technical Diving programmes, courses are taught by divers who regularly undertake technical dives as part of their own diving season. So you are taught by instructors who actually go diving, not by people who just teach.
Drills and skills can be first mastered in our 6 metre deep training pool before moving on to the open water elements of the course.