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 utilizing various gases for dive and decompression phases of dives involving staged decompression. This training will include planning and execution of staged decompression dives to depths not exceeding 180 feet.


Decompression Procedures certification

Required Equipment:

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

Stage bottles for travel and deco gases

Jon line and other necessary lines for site to be dove

Lift bag and reel

BC adequate to handle necessary gear and redundant buoyancy system

Primary and redundant light systems


For a complete list of requirements contact Airheads Scuba technical instructor

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

Two complete regulators properly cleaned for EAN mixtures

Depth gauge and automatic bottom timer (or computer)

Two computers or bottom timers recommended

Exposure suit adequate for the environment to be dove

Access to an O2 analyzer


Course Requirements:

8 hours classroom

6 dives for 100 minutes of bottom time

4 dives in excess of 130 fsw

Tow an unconscious diver to the ascent line and initiate emergency rescue ascent technique.


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