Technical instruction, due to its inherently high-risk nature, is offered only to those individuals who the instructor believes meets the minimum basic requirements of:

a) sound psychological attitude as to the nature of technical diving

b) good physical conditioning

c) financial resources adequate to obtain the appropriate equipment and training necessary to execute the dives safely.

All technical classes are knowledge and performance based.  In-water skills must be performed to the level required. Enrolling in one of these classes is no guarantee for certification.


Examines the theory, methods, and procedures for planned stage decompression diving. This training will include planning and execution of staged decompression dives to depths not exceeding 150 feet.


Advanced Nitrox certification           Minimum age of 18           Minimum of 25 logged dives

Required Equipment:

Same as for Advanced Nitrox with the addition of:

Total volume and number of scuba tanks must be sufficient for all planned dives

Stage bottle for deco gas

Jon line and other necessary lines for site to be dove

BC appropriate for  handling necessary gear


Depth gauge and automatic bottom timer (or computer)

Exposure suit adequate for the environment to be dove

Access to an O2 analyzer

Lift bag and reel

NOTES* All tanks must be properly cleaned and labeled for EAN mixtures

                       Two complete regulators properly cleaned for EAN mixtures

                       Two computers or bottom timers recommended

Course Requirements

6-8 hours classroom

4 dives for 100 minutes of bottom time

2 dives in excess of 100 feet

Required Skills

Proper analysis of gases used

Proper pre-dive planning

Properly execute the planned dive within all pre-determined limits

Problem solving and contingency protocols

Deployment of lift bag

Gas sharing at depth

Deployment of bailout and emergency equipment

Deployment and management of bottom mix, travel mix and deco mixes


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