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TDI Decompression Procedures

This course focuses on the theory, method, and procedures used in planned decompression diving. We explore the mechanics of bubble formation, oxygen toxicity, carbon dioxide toxicity, hyperoxic mixes, as well as deompression options and equipment considerations.


The classroom portion of this class will review:

  • Overview of Decompression
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Decompression Options
  • Equipment Considerations
  • Dive Tables vs. Dive Computers
  • Dive Planning
  • Procedures

Open Water Dives

Students will complete four dives during this course. Open water skills will include properly analyzing gas mixtures, demonstrating pre-dive planning, and executing the planned dives within the limits, planning for contingency situations and problems, safety stops, proper deployment of lift bag and reel, simulated emergency gas sharing, and deployment of backup regulator or bail-out SCUBA system. Maximum training depths will not exceed 150 FSW.

Course Options

Courses are offered on a regular basis.

Prerequisites and Requirements

Students must have the following for class:

  • Students must be 18 years of age or older
  • Students must have a minimum of 25 logged dives
  • Students must have an Advanced diver rating
  • TDI student folder on file
  • Diversions' Student Agreement on file
  • Students must purchase a copy of TDI's Decompression Procedures manual.
  • Please review the technical diving gear list for gear requirements for this course

Course Fees

Please contact us for the most current pricing. Course fees do not include books, gases, or certification card.

Course Availability

Courses are offered on a regular basis and upon request. Please review our calendar and then contact us.

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