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IANTD Essential Diver

Minimum 2-3 days: lectures, confined water sessions, 2-4 dives.

This mid-level Specialty Continuing Education Diver Program is designed to enable the certified diver to extend proficiency in the water and to review and put in practice the Essentials learned in any IANTD diver classes.
These techniques and knowledge prepare a diver for more advanced technical diving programs.
The Essentials Diver course is recommended for all divers wishing to increase skill competency. This course does not provide a deeper diving qualification to the diver.

Prerequisites

  • 50 logged dives
  • Must be qualified Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
  • 15 years old

IANTD Deep Diver

Minimum 3 full days: lectures, confined water sessions, 4 dives.

This course has been developed to provide adequate training to divers who normally dive up to 39 meters breathing air.
The Deep Diver Program trains divers in skills, performance, theory and planning of deep dives.
This Program remains within the commonly practiced depth of 130 feet (39 meters), and is the first sanctioned international Program to provide proper training in safe deep diving skills and performance.
It is recommended that this Program be taught in conjunction with the IANTD EANx Diver Program or the IANTD Advanced EANx Diver Program.

Any dive will have a direct ascent to the surface. Even when not required, an extended safety stop of at least 5 minutes will be performed.

The training can be done using sidemount equipment or traditional backmount.

Prerequisites

  • 50 logged dives
  • Must be qualified Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
  • Must be qualified Essential Diver or Open Water Side Mount Diver
  • 15 years old

IANTD Advanced Nitrox Diver

Minimum 4 full days: lectures, confined water sessions, 4 dives.

This Program is designed to extend the diverís knowledge in the use of EANx for Sport diving. It further develops diving skills and provides a greater understanding of the EANx concept of diving.
The Program employs EANx mixes up to 1.5 PO2.
This program qualifies divers to do dive to 140 feet (42 meters) and do decompression stops required dives up to 15 minutes.

The dive planning will focus on reducing decompression times, thanks to the use of EANx of up to 50%, and on the control of oxygen toxicity risk.

Any dive will have a direct ascent to the surface. Even when not required, we will perform a simulated decompression stop of at least 5 minutes.

Prerequisites

  • 80 logged dives
  • Must be Qualified IANTD Deep Diver
  • 18 years old

Equipment

The students must have the personal equipment:

  • mask + back up
  • fins (no split fins)
  • exposure suit (minimum 5 mm with hood)
  • Instruments (computer + back up)
  • wrist slate
  • line cutter or small knife

The rest of the necessary equipment can be rented but we strongly recommend students have their own:

  • backplate + wing or sidemount rig
  • 1 regulator with long hose
  • 1 regulator with short hose
  • 1 primary light (1000 lumen / 4 hours burning time)
  • 2 back up light
  • safety reel