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Tech 2

Beautiful formationsThis is the culmination of open circuit trimix training and is designed to allow you to explore depth ranges up to 300’. The course is usually six to eight days in length and has Tech 1 or Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures or its equivalent as a prerequisite. In addition you must have a minimum of one hundred logged dives with at least twenty involving staged decompression and be at least eighteen years of age.

Things to consider before you enroll in this course are the need for exceptional buoyancy and trim, comfort while manipulating multiple decompression and stage bottles and possession of an extremely high level of team and self awareness.

We will be planning and executing dives at normoxic and later on hypoxic depths, where time, gas consumption monitoring and dive execution become critical to the safety of the team. We will continue our discussion of the applications of physics, physiology and medical aspects as they apply to deep, planned decompression diving, the mechanisms of bubble formation, inspired inert gas tension, isobaric counter diffusion as well as best mix, air breaks and other components that are exacerbated by very deep technical diving. Also included among others is omitted decompression, O2 toxicity, gas needs and requirements, analyzing and recording of gases and equipment failure. Upon completion of the class, the Full Trimix diver will be able to execute hypoxic trimix dives while using multiple decompression gases in an environment similar to the one in which they were trained.

As with all cave and technical classes that I offer, please realize that participation in the class does not guarantee certification. Should you not end up with a certification, I will provide you with a list of areas that need more practice and I’m more than happy to assist you in working with these. If you have any questions about anything, such as training, scheduling or any other aspect of cavern and cave diving, please feel free to contact me at rich@divecaves.com and generally I will respond back to you within twelve to twenty-four hours.