Extended bottom time, accelerated decompressions, travel mixes, deep dives, gas
mixes, pure oxygen, less decompression, equipment management, redundancy and
high safety margins are common terms and vocabulary you constantly hear among
all the professional technical divers that you meet regularly at our dive
However, compared to recreational diving, there are more potential problems;
new technical divers need to become experts, and that comes only with training
and experience. Here at NISD, before students enroll in any technical diving
courses, we make sure that they have a solid base of dive theory under their
belt, all the basic skills mastered and the minimum NISD diving standards met.
Although all this might sound academically serious, it is still a lot of fun for
us to teach and very challenging and rewarding for the new technical divers to
Diving the Lesbian
NISD prerequisites to enroll in any technical course are:
Rescue and Medic First Aid diver level or higher with a minimum
of 80 logged dives.
Our modular programs include: Advanced Nitrox, Technical Diver, Technical
wreck, Gas blending, Normoxic Trimix Diver and Trimix diver...
Call us for a quotation on one course or 2 to 3 courses combined.
ADVANCED NITROX DIVER
This program is designed to extend the divers knowledge
with O2 mixes of 22 to 40% and up to 50% for decompression, within a maximum
depth range of 140 feet / 42 meters. It further develops diving skills and
provides a greater understanding of the Nitrox diving concept.
This program is designed to extend the diver’s
knowledge and experience with a maximum depth range of 170 feet / 51 meter. It
further develops diving skills and provides a greater understanding of the deep
MIXING AND BLENDING TECHNICIAN
This program is intended to teach detailed technical
information to mixing and blending technicians. It is intended to explain the
standards, properties, equipment, oxygen safety, handling and cleaning
procedures for mixing or blending diving gases other than air, such as Nitrox (EANx).
TRIMIX GAS BLENDER
This program has been designed to train competent
personnel in the safe handling of oxygen and the preparation of Trimix.
NORMOXIC TRIMIX DIVER
The IANTD Normoxic Trimix Diver program is aimed at
those who wish to dive in the zone between 39 meters and 60 meters but are not
comfortable doing so on air. The course uses Normoxic mixtures and consists of
12 dives and one three-hour confined water session. Six (6) dives are on air to
depths between 30 meters and 39 meters and six (6) dives involve practicing
specified skills at depths between 9 meters and 27 meters. All dives will be
performed with two (2) stage cylinders. Four (4) Trimix dives are also made in
the course with two (2) at depths up to 50 meters and two (2) at depths up to 60
meters. This is an intense seven (7) day program enabling the graduate to be
qualified to dive Normoxic Trimix to 60 meters. It does not qualify the diver to
use hypoxic mixtures to participate in dives deeper than 200 feet / 60 meters.
The text for the course is IANTD's Technical Diver Encyclopedia, associated
Technical Diver Workbook, Slides and newly developed Water-proof Tables.
The IANTD Trimix Diver program is dedicated to those
individuals already involved in deep diving activities. The Trimix course is not
designed to be used as an enticement to divers who are content to remain in
normal recreational or Nitrox diving limits. Trimix affords a safer method for
deep water exploration for divers who must dive deep or perform with a clear
head in intermediate depths. The IANTD Trimix program establishes the need to be
self-sufficient. Maximum depth range is 333 feet / 100 meters.
BREATHER TRIMIX DIVER
This Program is designed to train divers in the safer
use and technology of Rebreathers for deep diving to depths in excess of 200
feet / 60 meters. 50 hours of dive time is required on the specific Rebreather
for which the diver is being trained.
This program ensures professional, quality training to
IANTD divers. An IANTD Nitrox Instructor teaches Open Water, Advanced Open
Water, Nitrox and Open Water Nitrox Diver programs.
ADVANCED NITROX INSTRUCTOR
IANTD Nitrox Instructors who have gained experience
teaching may obtain additional training in order to teach the Advanced Nitrox
and Deep Diver programs. Advanced Nitrox Instructors also train Dive Masters and
may offer additional specialties.
This program has been designed to provide a more in
depth knowledge of Nitrox and technical diving application. This individual is
charged with teaching divers who use custom blends of Nitrox for bottom mix,
travel mixes and decompression mixes.
NORMOXIC TRIMIX INSTRUCTOR
Fulfilling a need for Trimix advantages at shallower
depths than the traditional Trimix training, Normoxic Trimix Instructors provide
training in the use of Helium mixes in intermediate depth dives.
This mixed gas program was developed by leading diving
educators, diving physiologists and the most experienced gas divers in the
technical diving community. The IANTD Trimix Instructor represents the standard
of excellence in mixed gas applications for recreational diving.
GAS BLENDING INSTRUCTOR
There are several programs designed to promote the safe
practices of gas blending. The EANx Gas Blender and Trimix Gas Blender programs
are taught by qualified IANTD Instructors to provide specialized training to
personnel who are involved with filling cylinders and operating filling
stations. In addition there are programs for Life Support Systems Technicians
who repair and maintain diving equipment.