ITDA Technical Diving

Advanced nitrox diving

ITDA Advanced Nitrox follows on from the ITDA Scuba Diving Nitrox programs up to 40% mixes and allows the use of Nitrox from 50% to 80%+ even up to 100% Oxygen for accelerated decompression with staged decompression. Nitrox diving at this level is an Entry Level to Technical diving and offers a higher degree of risk than traditional Scuba diving…


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Most agencies offer scuba diver Nitrox programs with industry standards developing with the 32 and 36% as "Standards Mixes" and suitabe for sports scuba diving offering longer bottom times and generally safer diving if you use the RDP air table limits...

Some agencies like ITDA offer a crossover / upgrade path from Nitrox to Technical diving with our Ntech Advanced Nitrox program, which trains the Nitrox diver in decompression diving.

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About Certification at this level?

At this level our certification requires a minimum of 30 dives experience on nitrox up to 40% and as non-decompression dives or if qualified as a decompression diver on air...  Requirements for certification include:  Minimum Experience of 30 Dives using nitrox, course dives require a minimum of 4 dives but we highly recommend 6 dives... the first dive will be to 40M/132ft using air and a 50% Nitrox mix as a staged cylinder at 9m/30ft. Stops to be made as if diving on air... Decompression is limited to a maximum of 6 mins. and there must be 2 hours additional surface interval after the table interval... i.e. if the RDP says SI is 1 hour, you will wait for 3 Hours. If using a dive computer, you will add a minimum of +1 hour...

The 2nd dive will be to 30m/100ft. for a decompression dive for experience.  The 3rd and 4th dives will offer a staged deco experience. With two more dives however, depth maybe extended to 50m/165ft.

More information will be added soon.... Watch this space!  Questions or to find an ITDA Instructor near you? please mail us at: gcadmin@diveitda.com

 

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