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Technical Diver

HelitroxDiver Course

The NAUI HelitroxDiver program is an entry level course into the use of helium for narcosis elimination .  The course is completed over four days,  Wednesday and Thursday evenings with one pool and 4 ocean  dives over a weekend. Classes start at 5 pm.  Course can be taught as recreational or technical.  Recreational does not include decompression techniques and is limited to a max depth of 130 feet.   Technical will cover decompression with a maximum depth of 150 feet. 

 

This exciting program includes:

•8 hours of classroom study in diving equipment, Diving Physics, Physiology, Dive Tables, Gases, Mixing, and Diving Safety.
•2 hours of pool training in the use of dive equipment and skills review.
•4 Ocean dives off La Jolla with a boat dive option to one of the beautiful southern Channel Islands.

HelitroxDiver graduates will be competent in open water helium based diving activities and will receive a certification card honored around the world.

Tuition:

Books: 

Dive Gas:

Gear Configuration: PreferredHogarthianor “DIR” / “NTEC” with use of backplateinflation and long primary hose (covered in class).

Prerequisites:

•Participants must be able to swim 225 yards using any stroke non-stop, float/tread water for 10 minutes.
•Must have certification in Nitrox and have minimum of ten Nitrox dives logged. 
•18 years of age, free of any respiratory, circulatory illnesses.

 

Technical Diver Series

The NAUI Technical  Diver program is a mid-level continuing education course designed for Nitrox certified scuba divers wishing to continue their advanced training to include decompression skills and knowledge needed to minimize the risks of utilizing optimal breathing gas EANxmixtures of 25% through 100% oxygen and helium for dives to a depth of 150fsw. This course is combined or separated  into four courses including Technical Nitrox, Decompression Techniques, and HelitroxDiver.  When combined will require ten dives in various conditions, decompression diving and helium based gases for the elimination of narcosis.   *100% oxygen isused for decompression and 26% to 50% oxygen and 17 % helium gas mixtures is used for bottom mix. 

•Provided is an in-depth study of Reduced Gradient Bubble Model (RGBM) decompression theory and RGBM dives tables are utilized exclusively.
 

QUALIFICATIONS OF GRADUATES

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are considered competent to utilize various gas mixtures of 26% through 100% (oxygen) and up to 17% (helium) based on level of course taken. 

Course consists of:

•A minimum of 6 to 10 dives in various conditions (Number of dives is based on level of course).
•Advanced Nitrox, Decompression and Helium based gases. 
•Gas Blending methods and analysis. 
•Technical diving procedures and techniques.
•Team building and diving protocols. 
•The course is held over two to three weekends on site in San Diego with trips to area wrecks and underwater  canyons. 

Tuition: 

Books/Cert: 

Dive Gas:

* Boat Fees not included

Gear Configuration: PreferredHogarthianor “DIR” with use of backplateinflation and long primary hose (covered in class).

Prerequisites:

-Minimum are of 18
-Certification as Master Diver and Nitrox Diver
-100 logged dives, 20 with Nitrox
-Dan Master Insurance 

Trimix Diver Course

The NAUI TrimixDiver program provides the Technical Diver with the skill and knowledge needed to minimize the risks of utilizing helium based breathing gases for dives to a maximum depth of 200 ft(TrimixI) and 250 ft(TrimixII) requiring stage decompression and utilizing EANxmixtures and / or oxygen during decompression. 

 

This course consists of:

•20 classroom hours of in-depth study of advanced diving sciences, helium-based gas mixtures and planning.
•Advanced equipment technology and gear configurations.
•High emphasis on advanced diving skills and  techniques.
•Lifesaving, rescue, and contingency procedures are emphasized.
•Gas Blending methods and analysis.
 

Tuition: 

Books/certification: 

Dive Gas: 

* Boat Fees not included

Gear Configuration: Hogarthianor “DIR” with use of backplateinflation and long primary hose (covered in class).

Prerequisites:

-Minimum are of 18
-Certification as Technical Diver & Helitrox
-100 logged dives, 20 with decompression
-Dan Master Insurance 

** You can also join Lonnie at other tropical locations like the island of Roatan, Honduras or Kona, HI for your technical diving experience.