I’ll be starting a TDI Advanced Nitrox, Decompression Procedures course at Gilboa Quarry in northwest Ohio on the weekend of June 28 and 29, 2008. This initial weekend at Gilboa should cover the bulk of the academic study and at least two skills dives. Remaining meetings will be scheduled after completion of the weekend’s activities.
This course is the entry level technical course in the line-up of TDI courses. Graduates will be proficient divers capable of planning and executing simple staged decompression dives using nitrox and oxygen to optimize decompression obligation.
The course consists of: classroom sessions, skill dives conducted in the quarry, and “graduation” dives conducted in the Great Lakes. This combination course consists of approximately 8-10 hours of classroom work, at least three skills dives and at least 3 “working” dives.
Candidates for this course should have experience diving in the conditions in which the course is to be conducted (e.g. Great Lakes). They should have a fundamental grasp of buoyancy and trim, and be familiar with the gear they will be wearing for the course. An advanced certification from SDI or another recognized agency and basic nitrox certification is required. The majority of candidates for this class wear a backplate, wing and double cylinders, but a single large-volume tank fitted with two first stages is acceptable. For a full equipment list, please ask.
Course fee is $850 per person and includes all textbooks, handouts, cards (upon successful completion of course objectives), and the instructor’s time and expenses.
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