Advanced Rec Trimix | IANTD
Advanced Rec Trimix, also called ART and Tek Lite is designed to extend the diver’s knowledge in the use of EANx. It further develops diving skills and provides a greater understanding of the EANx concept of diving. It is also intended to supplement the skills of Rec. Trimix Divers.
The Program employs EANx mixes from 21% oxygen to a maximum of 1.5 PO2 combined with a Helium content that maintains an END no greater than 24 m.
The diver will be qualified to dive to 48 m and perform decompression stops required dives up to 15 minutes.
Must be qualified as an IANTD Recreational Trimix Diver or Nitrox Diver and IANTD Deep Diver with proof of a minimum of 30 logged dives or sufficient experience to satisfy the instructor that the student has the ability and knowledge to continue into this level of training.
Must be a minimum of 15 years of age with a parent or guardian authorization, or a minimum of 18 years of age without guardian approval.
Mastering proper buoyancy and trim.
Before starting with the course you will make a confined water session for evaluation.
During this course the following dive equipment is required:
A twin cylinder with isolator (rent of this cylinder is included during the course)
Proper wing with back plate and harness
Proper thermal protection
2 first and second stages – 1st stages must have a DIN connection
A long hose (2.10m)
A spool and or reel
SMB, 1 orange and recommended 1 yellow
1 main (canister) light with goodman handle and 1 backup light
Dive computer and or bottom timer
Knife or line cutter
For several reasons we don’t allow split fins during this course, to be sure that your equipment fulfill the course requirements we recommend you to contact us so we can discuss about the specific details. If there is need to invest, you will find most of the required dive equipment in our dive shop or in the 24 hours / 7 days a week available online webstore.
During this 6 days we discus about, diving physics and physiology, dive equipment – configurations and dive planning for the IANTD Advanced Rec. Trimix Diver. (including the use of decompression software).
A large emphasize is laid on gas management, team diving and self discipline. The theory will be finished with an exam where a minimum score of 80% is required.
8 Confined water skills and a minimum of 120 minutes of open water bottom time completed within 4 dives, 2 of which will be to depths between 30 and maximum 48 m.
During the open water dives we will practice a variety of dive techniques including gas switch training to a decompression gas.
The open water dives will be made with Nitrox mixtures between 22 and 40%, stops are made with Nitrox mixtures between 41 and 50%.
Where appropriate dives will be made on Rec. Trimix mixtures.
The first day we use for:
Confined water session
The confined water session is a checkup where we will evaluate if the participant is ready to continue with the course.
If after the confined water session we decide that the participant is not ready to continue we will charge 69 euro to cover the first day.