IANTD Advanced Nitrox Course
If you valued and enjoyed your ‘Deep Air’ training, then here is your next step. This IANTD Advanced Nitrox course will extend your knowledge and develop your diving skills to provide a greater understanding of the ‘Enriched Air’ concept. This course is ideally combined with the IANTD ‘Deep Air’ course to start your training in the sport of technical diving.
Learning advanced dive planning and mastering the use of double tanks, independent systems, and stage bottles are just a few of the skills you will learn during this course. This course is ideal for divers with ‘Deep Air’ training who wish to carefully extend their bottom times beyond that of basic Nitrox, for all divers who wish to prepare for a future of technical or rebreather diving, and for those who wish to conduct serious decompression dives and who will eventually enroll in an IANTD ‘Technical Diver’ program.
This is the highest level of non-professional and non-technical diver certifications. Prerequisites are: a minimum of 18 years of age, a Nitrox diver certification, and a ‘Deep Air’ certification from a recognized training agency or proof of experience to the same level. This course is outlined as a two day program with around 6 hours of classroom, dive briefing and open water training of 4 dives to a maximum depth of 130 feet/40 meters. The breathing gases can be Nitrox or air (using one nitrox decompression mix up to 50% carried in a stage bottle) while practicing various decompression techniques, with the introduction and use of computer-generated decompression profiles for dive planning. During this course the student will be diving with double tanks and technical dive gear in a maximum course size of 4 students per Instructor.
After completion and certification of this course, divers will be issued a certification card and be qualified to plan and safely execute dives to the limit of training while using different equipment configurations, air and nitrox mixes up to 50% Oxygen. This course is 3 days in duration and can be offered with Deep Air. The next course is IANTD Technical Diver.