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    The IANTD Recreational Trimix Course is designed to provide sport divers with a suitable breathing mix to extend their dive depths to recreational limits, while offering reduced narcosis and other safety benefits associated with helium-based bottom mixes.

    What it is:
    The Recreational Trimix Course teaches recreational divers how to use some helium in their tank, to displace nitrogen. The resulting “trimix” (Nitrogen, Oxygen & Helium) helps keep narcosis out of the dives planned in the 80-130' depth range. These dives are executed by using Equivalent Nitrogen Depths (END’s) in the 40 to 80 fsw (12 to 24 msw) depth ranges.

    Agencies we teach for:

    Course Cost:
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    Cost includes: educational materials, dive training, certification card and photos (above and below the water).

    Other costs:
    What not included is gear hire, gas fills, food, lodging, dive site fees & transportation. Dive site fees range from $5-$40, depending on site. Boats range from $65-$85. Air is $5, Nitrox is $8, Trimix is 65 cent per cubic foot.

    Gear you need to provide:
    You will need to have your own basic gear: ie: mask, fins, booties, and snorkel. BC, regulator, wetsuit and weights are available for rental; reduced for alumni.

    What the course entails:
    The Recreational Trimix Course expands on what you already know about breathing mixes, and introduces some new concepts: the advantages and considerations to using Helium on dives.

    How we teach it:
    There are two parts, the academics and the “wet” portion.

    * The academics are done at home from your IANTD Recreational Trimix Diver Student Manual, at your own pace. The Manual is well produced, well structured, and a very informative learning tool. It is an excellent alternative to multiple day or evening lectures. The material covered includes (but not limited to)

    · Physiology and physics of Helium diving
    · Equipment configuration
    · Good dive techniques (buoyancy control and trim)
    · Importance of slow ascents and timing ascents

    As you work through the material you will fill in your accompanying Workbook. When you have finished the academics, you will do a complete review with the instructor, and a written test. Upon completion of the academics, you will then start the “wet” training.

    * During the 'wet' part of the course, all the academics you learned will be reinforced, and you will also learn some new things that is not in the book...

    For the wet training you will plan and do at least two dives, while using a “recreational” trimix mix. These dives can be planned using tables or a computer. These dives are done on a SINGLE tank, within no-decompression limits, to a maximum depth of 130 feet (39m). All dives will be planned to ensure they result in a PO2 less than 1.6. Some in water skills practiced are SMB deployment and bail out skills (air sharing with buddy).

    After successful completion of the academics and the dives with your instructor, you will be awarded your certification as a Recreational Trimix Diver!

    Age requirements:
    You must be at least 15 years old, and have a parent or guardian authorization to enroll in the Recreational Trimix Class. You must be 18 years or older to enroll without guardian approval. There is no maximum age.

    Minimum # of students per class:
    We need 2 or more people to make a recreational Trimix Class. It is possible to come along when we are training other classes, as we have multiple Instructors.

    Call (hyperlink) or check out our calender for details.

    Private, one-on-one classes can be organized for a separate fee.

    How many people are in each class?
    Our Recreational Trimix classes range in size, from 1-2 students. We always have two Instructors on site, to assure personal attention and fun, and usually some extra help too (Divemasters and Instructors in training). Weekends are busiest.

    Schedule/Timing for Course:
    We train all the time, and have multiple instructors on staff, many full time, so we do weekday and weekend classes.

    Call us or check out our Calendar for dates of upcoming courses.

    How long does the course take?
    Usually one day (2 dives), for the wet training, and another day at home for the academics.

    Where we do our course:
    At local springs, lakes or the ocean.

    Prerequisites for Course:
    * Before participating in the Recreational Trimix Course, you will be asked to fill out a standard liability release form and a medical statement. If you say YES to anything on the Medical form, we will require you get a sign off by your physician.

    * You must be Advanced Open Water certified and Nitrox certified or taking the Nitrox Diver course in conjunction with the Recreational Trimix Diver course.

    * You must provide proof of a minimum of 15 logged dives.

    * You must be at least 15 years old, and have a parent or guardian authorization, or a minimum of 18 years of age without guardian approval.

    What you can do afterwards:

    * Dive, dive, dive!!!

    * You are qualified to conduct No-decompression diving to a limit of 100 feet, or to a limit of previous diving qualification if deeper, using any mixture with 21% to 40% oxygen content, and sufficient helium to give a narcotic depth of less than 80 feet (24m).

    * Continue your diver training with more specialized training.

    * This course is an excellent progression towards deeper diving, in the Technical Diving realm.

    * Continue on to the IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix Programme. This allows divers to plan and conduct appropriate dives using helium based mixes to depths of 150 feet (48 meters).

    To Register
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