TDI Helitrox course examines the theory, methods and procedures for planned stage decompression diving utilizing Helium in the breathing mixture. This program is designed as a stand-alone course or it may be taught in conjunction with TDI Advanced Nitrox at the discretion of the instructor.
The objective of this course is to train divers how to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression dive not exceeding a maximum depth of 45 metres / 150 feet. The most common equipment requirements, gear set-up, and decompression techniques are presented.
Students are permitted to utilize Enriched Air Nitrox and Helium mixes with no greater than 20% Helium content, and up to 100% Oxygen for decompression diving provided the gas mix is within their current certification level. Breathing gas mixtures containing more than 20% Helium or less than 21% Oxygen are not permitted (+/- 1%).
All technical courses require a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months & require the student to have DAN insurance or equivalent.
TDI Helitrox Prereqs:
- 18 years old
- Adv diver w/ Deep Specialty or Intro to Tec
- Nitrox diver
- 50 logged dives