Please join us on the 22 May 2020 for our Technical Diving presentation.
Introduction to Technical Diving and Skills (Please note, only 4 divers at a time on course)
Introduction to Technical Diving
This course (Intro to Tech) introduces recreational divers to the rigors and discipline of technical diving, and is a great preparatory course if you are considering specific technical diver training, such as cave or decompression diving, or are interested in streamlining your equipment configuration for maximum efficiency. Learn about dive planning, physics and physiology, decompression, decompression associated with technical diving, buoyancy control, and side-mount configuration. The NAUI Technical Equipment Configuration (NTEC) training is also part of the NAUI Intro to Tech course.
Sidemount gear configuration offers an alternative to the traditional back mounted scuba cylinder(s) configuration. The NAUI Sidemount Diver course provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to conduct open water dives utilizing this particular gear configuration. Upon successful completion divers will be competent to use sidemount gear configuration in additional training and diving opportunities.
Minimum age is 18 years of age to enroll in the NAUI Introduction to Technical Diving course. You must also be a certified NAUI Scuba Diver and NAUI EANx Diver (or their equivalents), and have at least 25 logged dives with at least 10 EANx dives. Prerequisites vary for each technical training program. Contact us now for more info on this course and to book your spot, space is limited.
Graduates of the NAUI Intro to Technical Diving course are qualified to pursue additional technical training based on their individual objectives and readiness to meet the rigors of technical diving. For many, enrollment in the NAUI Technical Decompression Diver program is the next logical step since this program introduces the use of optimal breathing gas and stage decompression for planning and operations.
Mixed Gas and Decompression Diving
Technical divers use a variety of mixed gases to accomplish mission objectives.
NAUI offers a variety of training programs for mixed gas and decompression diving including:
Technical Decompression Diver
This course provides you with the theory, methods, and procedures of planned staged decompression diving while using optimal breathing gas mixtures. Participants will learn how to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression dive to depths not exceeding 130 fsw (40 msw).
The NAUI Helitrox Diver course provides the training and experience necessary to understand the hazards of utilizing helium-enriched EANx for dives to depths not exceeding 150 fsw (46 msw) that may require staged-decompression, utilizing EANx mixtures and/or oxygen during decompression. Graduates will be competent plan and execute extended range dives requiring staged-decompression utilizing Helitrox and oxygen.
The NAUI Trimix Diver course provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to minimize the risks of utilizing helium-based trimix breathing gas mixtures for dives to a maximum depth of 200 fsw (61 msw) requiring staged-decompression and utilizing EANx mixtures and/or oxygen during decompression.
Extreme Exposure Diver
The NAUI Extreme Exposure Diver course provides you with the experience and knowledge needed to minimize the risks of diving to depths beyond 200 fsw (61 msw) while utilizing helium-based trimix breathing mixtures, hypoxic trimix breathing mixtures, helium-based and EANx-based travel gases, as well as EANx and oxygen during decompression.
Technical Support Leader (TSL)
The NAUI Technical Support Leader (TSL) course trains knowledgeable NAUI Instructors, Divemasters, and Assistant Instructors who are also technical divers to act as part of a support team for technical diving, training activities, and guiding technical dives that are not in an overhead environment. An active-status NAUI TSL is qualified to assist an active-status NAUI Technical Instructor in technical diving instruction.
Minimum age is 18 years of age and graduate from a NAUI Introduction to Technical Diving course or equivalent is required for all continuing NAUI Technical Diving courses. Additional training and experience requirements vary for each course. A qualified NAUI Instructor can evaluate your resume and answer questions about your readiness to pursue specific training. Contact us now for more info and to book your spot, space is limited.