This course is meant for recreational divers with experience making no-deco dives in doubles who want to step into the world of decompression diving. If you do not have doubles experience, you’ll need to first take the TDI Intro to Tec course as a prerequisite. You will learn to plan and execute decompression dives to 150’, utilizing backmounted doubles and decompression gases (Advanced Nitrox) to accelerate decompression. Proper planning includes planning for the inevitable failures and contingencies. This is the very heart of decompression diving.
Decompression diving is very equipment-intensive, and yes, it means you have to (get to) purchase even more expensive dive gear. Some of what you already own might work for deco diving, and some won’t. I am here to help answer any questions and get you into gear that will work for you and satisfy what you want to get out of your gear in the future. To plan and make these dives, you will learn the equipment you will actually need, how to make it easily accessible, how to make it work, and how to make it streamlined for carry and ready for use. Any gear I have that I’m not actually using at the time is yours to try, either before or during the course.
Don’t expect to be an “expert” decompression diver in the short time we’ll be together during this course. Instead, use the course as a foundation, and continue to build on that through practice, practice, practice. And don’t forget: “Practice does NOT make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.”