Over five days and a minimum of seven dives with 420 minute of bottom time you will learn about the theory, skills and practical methods of carrying out safe staged decompression dives, using up to 20% Helium and no less than 21% Oxygen in your diluent gas in dives up to 45m deep.
There will be at least 7 dives and you will build on diving skills and knowledge to date. You will learn about dive planning, equipment considerations and develop buoyancy, trim and teamwork skills to safely carry out planned decompression diving using helium to reduce narcosis and enhance dive pleasure and safety.
Buoyancy and trim, propulsion techniques, loop control, stage set-up and rigging, gas management,
Thinking like a CCR diver, handling emergencies and failures. Setup and maintenance of the unit
Loop volume management, Calibration of electronics
Emergency procedures, buoyancy control,
CNS tracking, Decompression planning
Why Do the Course?
This course will suit CCR divers who want the benefits of a clear head and reduced gas density on deeper and longer dives. It opens up longer and safer deep dives whilst adding additional knowledge and skills to your CCR diving. It prepares you to take further technical training such as Trimix Diving or overhead courses such as Cave or Advanced Wreck.
The course fee covers instructional time, manual, use of facilities including pool. Students are expected to pay any gas, boat costs and accommodation costs required to complete the course but we do have packages available. Only after the successful completion of the course do you pay your certification fee – “you pay for training – you earn the certification”
What You Need
Normal dive kit plus a CCR with trimix unlocked with cells in date and kept properly serviced and maintained.
Be a minimum age of 18 years
Hold a certification of TDI Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures Diver or equivalent
Have a minimum of 50 logged open water dives
Hold a TDI Air Diluent CCR Diver certification or equivalent
Have a minimum of 30 hours on the CCR unit with 6 months CCR diving experience
Student to Instructor Ratio
Number of Sessions
2 x theory; practical kit setup session; 7 x open water dives
On joining we will send you a kit list, full kit can be rented for the course