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TDI SIDEMOUNT SF2

AIR DILUENT DECOMPRESSION PROCEDURES DIVER

What scuba gear will you use?

You’ll use standard tec diving equipment appropriate for the local environment, including your exposure suit, mask, fins and weight system. Snorkels are optional, but a collapsible snorkel can be carried in your pocket. You’ll also need a Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) and reel, an audible surface signaling device, slate and a compass. I will advise you about the Type T CCR you’ll learn to use and suggest a CCR dive computer with open-circuit bailout capability (if not integrated into the CCR), offboard life support system, and oxygen analyzer along with other beneficial gear.

minimum certification requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the TDI CCR Air Diluent Decompression examination with a passing score of 80%, followed by 100% remediation by the Instructor

  • Complete all open water requirements efficiently

  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution

  • Course must be completed within 6 weeks from the starting date

  • Complete a refresher course following a period of inactivity greater than 6 months following the course

BOOKING INFO

To secure your booking, a deposit fee 50% of the course price is asked either via bank transfer or PayPal (+5%). Additional bank fees are paid by the student. The rest of the course fee is paid when course starts. 

AFTER THE BOOKING

After your booking, you will receive TDI Generic online material. I do all training sessions on the SF2 unit. You can also start studying the manufacturer’s literature.

Get doctor statement that you are fit to dive:

Download TDI Medical statement

Download General liability release and express assumption of risk

SF2 rebreather can be used in either backmount or sidemount and each configuration requires different skill sets and unit check therefore is run as independent training programs. Diver looking to move into rebreather but are used to diving in sidemount will quickly see the SF2 ECCR Sidemount rebreather is possibly the best rebreather on the market for this configuration.

 

You will learn more about the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures when diving a CCR on decompression dives, while managing two stage bottles.

This course is accompanied by a service and repair workshop for in-field problem solving and maintenance; setup and maintenance of the unit, loop volume management, calibration of electronics, emergency procedures, buoyancy control, CNS tracking. 

During this course, I will teach you all of the necessary skills to conduct decompression CCR dives to a maximum depth of 40 metres/130 feet using air diluent.

What willyou learn

The objective of this course is to train divers in:

  • the proper planning

  • procedures, techniques and hazards when using the SF2 in Sidemount configuration

  • rebreather setup and streamlining

  • over head environment control

  • balance & buoyancy

  • finning techniques

  • cylinder manipulation

  • dealing with emergencies

PREREQUISITIES

  • Minimum age 18

  • Provide proof of 50 logged dives

  • Provide proof of TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver and Deco Procedures Diver or equivalent from agencies recognized by TDI

  • If the rebreather is a TDI approved sidemount rebreather, the student must hold the TDI Sidemount Diver certification or equivalent and provide proof of 10 logged sidemount dives

OR
 

  • TDI Air Diluent CCR Diver certified or equivalent

  • 30 hours on the CCR unit

  • Six months CCR diving experience

DURATION

5 day

DIVES

7

PRICE

1250€

incl: hire of tanks, 2 bailout stage tanks, weights, course manual, gases and certification card

excl: personal equipment, sorb / CCR and dive supplements. 

If you don't have own SF2 unit, rent is 70€ / day. 

*All prices are subject to change depending on location and students starting level. Please mail me for a final quote. 

TDI SIDEMOUNT SF2 AIR DILUENT DECOMPRESSION PROCEDURES DIVER