Decompression Procedures Instructor
Course Structure and Duration
What you will learn:
This course examines the theory, methods and procedures of planned stage decompression diving. This program is designed as a stand-alone course or it may be taught in conjunction with such TDI courses as TDI Advanced Nitrox Instructor, TDI Advanced Wreck Instructor, or TDI Extended Range Instructor. The objective of this course is to train instructors how to plan and conduct a standard decompression procedures course not to exceed a maximum depth of 45 metres / 150 feet. The most common equipment requirements, equipment set-ups, decompression techniques and decompression mixtures are covered. Students are permitted to utilize enriched air nitrox (EAN) mixes or oxygen for decompression provided the gas mix is within their current certification level.
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Qualifications of Graduates
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are entitled to teach a staged decompression course utilising air, nitrox and / or oxygen provided:
1. The diving activities approximate those of training
2. The areas of activities approximate those of training
3. Environmental conditions approximate those of training
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are qualified to enroll in:
1. TDI Extended Range Instructor course
2. TDI Advanced Wreck Instructor course
3. TDI Entry Level Trimix Instructor course
1. Minimum age of 18
2. Minimum certification of TDI Advanced Nitrox Instructor or equivalent
3. Minimum certification of TDI Decompression Procedures diver or equivalent
4. Provide proof of 150 logged dives
5. Have certified 10 students in SDI Deep Diver or TDI Advanced Nitrox diver or equivalent
1. Four Dives are required with a minimum accumulated bottom time of 100 minutes.
2. If advanced nitrox is taught in conjunction with decompression procedures a total of 6 dives are required
3. The minimum number of classroom and briefing hours is 6 hours.
4. TDI allows instructors to structure courses according to the number of students participating and their skill level
1. Overview of Safety Stops compared to Required Decompression Stops
4. Decompression options
5. Equipment considerations
6. Dive Tables
7. Dive Computers
8. Dive Planning
10. Administration Procedures