Fundamentals, TecDeep, Extended Range, Trimix

We are excited to announce that with start in January 2014 Team Blue Immersion and Dahab Divers Technical is going to be able to offer GUE Fundamentals in addition to TecRec and TDI.

NEWS 2014: GUE Fundamentals in Dahab

This page is reviewing Open Circuit Technical Diving programs from both TecRec, TDI and GUE. We offer all levels within PADI Tec and TDI up to Instructor Level. Team Blue Immersion use DIR Configuration and embrace its philosophy.

All the below courses are taught in Dahab, Egypt. We are using using the following dive sites: Lighthouse for confined and limited open water, Canyons and Blue Hole for all open water dives. We dive the best sites in the world during the course and during the final Trimix Dives we dive the famous Arch in the Blue Hole., perhaps the most famous dive site in the world! All below courses can be conducted either sidemount or backmount.

Team Blue Immersions recommendation for all training is max 30m END (equivalent narcotic depth) in caves, wrecks and under strenuous conditions and max 40m END in any other environment.

Tec 40 Course

If you’re interested in technical diving, but haven’t yet met the prerequisites for the PADI Tec 50Diver course or PADI Tec 45 course, you can consider enrolling in the PADI Tec 40 course. It is the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver course and consists of the first four dives. Because you can do one of  these dives in confined water (such as a swimming pool), many divers start the Tec 40 courses in the winter months, ready to continue in open water when spring arrives.

You’ll learn to
Use decompression software and dive computers to plan and make decompression dives with no more than 10 minutes of total decompression and not deeper than 40 metres/130 feet.
 Use a single cylinder of decompression gas with up to 50 percent oxygen (EANx50) to add conservatism to the required decompression.

 Since it’s part of the course, your PADI Tec 40 course training credits toward the PADI Tec 45 and Tec 50 courses.

Prerequisites

 Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization) • Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization) • Be a PADI Deep Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization) • Have a minimum of 30 logged dives, of which at least 10 dives were made with enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres / 60 feet. • Have a medical form signed by your physician

Tec 45 Course

The Tec 45 course picks up where Tec 40 leaves off and  takes your training as a tec diver further and deeper. It is the second subcourse in the full PADI Tec Diver course

What You Learn
The skills and equipment and planning need to dive to a maximum of 45 metres/145 feetThe knowledge to plan and execute single and repetitive decompression dives using a single stage cylinder of EANx or oxygen to accelerate or add conservatism to the decompression stops.There would be no time limit to amount of decompression
 Prepare for and respond to foreseeable technical diving emergencies. Master the basic skills and procedures you’ll need as you move into deeper technical diving

Prerequisites

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
PADI Rescue Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
PADI Deep Diver (or hold aqualifying certification from another organization)
 PADI Tec 40 (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
Have a minimum of 50 logged dives, of which at least: – 12 dives were made with enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres/60 feet – 6 (with or without EANx) dives were deeper than 30 metres/100 feet
 At least 18 years old
 Have a medical statement signed by a physician

 Tec 50 Course

The Tec 50 course completes your training as an entry-level tec diver, taking you past the limits of recreational diving.

What You’ll Learn

Make actual decompression dives as deep as 50 metres/165 feet • Use enriched air nitrox and/or oxygen for decompression • Use desk top decompression software to create custom dive tables and plan your dives • Qualify to make technical decompression dives independently

Prerequisites
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
PADI Rescue Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
 DSAT Tec 45 Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which · 20 dives must be enriched air dives · 25 dives must be deeper than 18 metres/60 feet · at least 20 dives must be deeper than 30 metres/100 feet
Be at least 18 years old
 Have a medical statement signed by your physician

Tec Trimix 65 Course

This course opens up the advantages of trimix to the diver, and divers are qualified to make multi-stop decompression dives that employ EANx and oxygen for accelerated decompression, and any trimix with an oxygen content of 18% or more.
They can dive to a maximum depth of 65 metres/210 feet.

What You’ll Learn

The PADI Tec Trimix 65 course is intended to extend the depth range of technical divers already trained and qualified to use air, enriched air and oxygen for technical decompression dives beyond 50 metres /165 feet. This course is for Tec 50 divers (or those holding a qualifying certification from another training organization). The course extends your depth range capabilities by training you to use trimix (a blend of helium, oxygen and nitrogen).

You will: • Plan and execute at least five trimix decompression dives using various trimix blends • Use decompression software to create custom dive tables and dive plans • Make training dives as deep as 65 metres/210 feet

Prerequisites

Be a PADI Rescue Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization and having proof of CPR and first aid training with the previous two years).

 Be certified as a Tec 50 (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
 Be at least 18 years old
 Have logged at least 100 dives
 Have a medical form signed by your physician.

Tec Trimix Diver Course

For the extreme diver ready to further explore the world of technical deep diving, the gas of choice is trimix – a blend of oxygen, helium and nitrogen. Max 90 m.

The PADI Tec Trimix Diver course takes you to the outer edges of technical deep diving, opening the door to pristine dive sites few divers – if any – ever see.

What You Learn

The PADI Tec Trimix Diver course is intended to extend the depth range of technical divers already trained and qualified to use air, enriched air and oxygen for technical decompression dives beyond 50 metres/165 feet. Diving with trimix is the outer edge of tec diving – the maximum depth for using this technology has yet to be defined.

This course is for Tec 50 or Tec Trimix 65 (or those holding a qualifying certification from another training organization). The course extends your depth range capabilities by training you to use trimix (a blend of helium, oxygen and nitrogen).

You will • Plan and execute at least five trimix decompression dives using various trimix blends • Use decompression software to create custom dive tables and dive plans • Make training dives as deep as 90 metres

Prerequisites

PADI Rescue Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization and having proof of CPR and first aid training with the previous two years)
 Be certified as a Tec 50 or Tec Trimix 65 (or those holding a qualifying certification from another training organization)
 Be at least 18 years old
 Have logged at least 150 dives
 Have a medical form signed by your physician

TDI Advanced Nitrox Course

The TDI Advanced Nitrox Course qualifies divers to use enriched air nitrox from EAN 21 through EAN 100 to a depth of 40 metres/130 feet during dives hat do not require staged decompression. Often taught in conjunction with the TDI Decompression Procedures course, this can be considered the foundation of your technical diving career.  Advanced Nitrox is also a great course for those wanting to extend their bottom times in shallower depths such as scientific diver, and a must for SCR or CCR divers.   The course cover topics like
 Equipment requirements, Dive planning, Oxygen tracking, Blending methods
You will use the TDI Advanced Nitrox Diving manual for your course, which explains in an easy to understand practical manner the complex information that Advanced Nitrox divers need to know.

TDI Decompression Procedures

As sport divers planned decompression is not something that we do or have been taught. The TDIDecompression Procedures course prepares you for planned staged decompression diving. With a maximum operating depth of 45m/150 feet, this course is your first step beyond the normal sport diving limits. Your TDI Instructor will provide you with valuable information and skills, among the topics covered are kit set-up, Equipment requirements, Decompression techniques, Decompression breathing gases
Gas management, Contingency planning

The TDI Decompressions Procedures course combined with the TDI Advanced Nitrox course form the foundation of all other technical courses.  After these two courses and some additional experience, the stage has been set for you to move onto additional technical levels. Some of the materials you will be using include the TDI Divers Guide to Decompression Procedures, US Navy or Buhlmann Air Decompression Tables (made of vinyl for easy in-water use and storage)

TDI Extended Range

Certain areas of the world provide spectacular dives at depths deeper than 39m/130 feet but you will not have access (or very limited access) to helium. The TDI Extended Range course teaches you the proper techniques for utilizing compressed air as a breathing gas and with a maximum depth of 55m/180 feet you won’t have to miss those dives. The Extended Range course will cover topics and skills such as equipment requirements and configuration.

TDI Trimix Diver

As your motivation to explore progresses you will find that you may want to go deeper to dive that wreck that is part of history or that cave system that you have read so much about.  One of the major limiting factors of going deeper is narcosis; TDI’s Trimix Diver course shows how to minimize the effects of narcosis by adding helium to offset the nitrogen in your breathing gas. While taking the Trimix Diver course your TDI Instructor will teach you how to plan and execute dives utilizing as little as 18 percent oxygen and diving to maximum depth of 60 m/200 feet with a blend of helium appropriate for the planned depth. The course covers topics and skills like
Dive team planning, Gas matching, Cylinder labeling, Surface marker deployment
Equipment configuration, Thermal protection options

 TDI Advanced Trimix Diver

The TDI Advanced Trimix Diver course is the top level of training for open circuit divers wishing to dive to depths as deep as 100 m / 330 feet utilizing hypoxic levels of oxygen (below 17 percent).  This course is perhaps one of the most informative and challenging and upon completion you are among some of the most elite divers. Your TDI Instructor will teach you
Equipment management, Multiple stage cylinder labeling and placement, Complex decompression planning and contingency planning, Dive team awareness and communication, Gas monitoring and management, Use of travel gasses