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TDI Decompression Procedures

Are you finding your no- decompression limits (NDLs) a limiting factor to dives? Do you have to ascend sooner than you would like? As sport divers, planned decompression is not something that we do or have been taught.  The TDI Decompression Procedures Course prepares you for planned staged decompression diving. With a maximum operating depth of 45 metres/150 feet, this course is your first step beyond the normal sport diving limits.
The TDI Decompression Procedures Course combined with the TDI Advanced Nitrox course form the foundation of all other technical courses. After these two courses and some additional experience, the stage has been set for you to move onto additional technical levels.


Who this course is for:

The certified Advanced Diver looking to expand their knowledge of decompression theory and diving techniques

The certified Advanced Diver who is interested in extending their bottom time

The certified Advanced Diver who has interest in moving forward with technical diving education


Course prerequisites:

Minimum age 18

Minimum certification of SDI Advanced Adventure Diver, Advanced Diver, or equivalent

Proof of 25 logged open water dives


What you can expect to learn:

Decompression dive planning & procedures

Decompression gas choices

Tables vs. personal dive computers

Emergency and contingency planning (equipment failure, omitted decompression, etc.)

Decompression diving procedures

Equipment selection

Pre-dive checks and drills

Stress analysis and mitigation

Following a decompression schedule

Gas switching

Team awareness and communication

SMB/lift bag deployment

Proper trim, buoyancy and finning techniques

Emergency procedures (equipment failures, catastrophic gas loss, omitted decompression, navigational errors, etc.)

Equipment considerations, cylinder labeling, analyzing nitrox mixtures, and gas blending procedures


What’s in it for you?

Ability to conduct decompression diving activities without direct supervision provided:

The diving activities approximate those of training

The areas of activities approximate those of training

Environmental conditions approximate those of training

Ability to enroll in TDI Advanced Nitrox, TDI Extended Range, TDI Advanced Wreck, TDI Trimix courses


TDI Decompression Diver minimum certification requirements:

Satisfactorily complete the TDI Decompression Procedures course written examination

Complete all open water requirements safely and efficiently

Demonstrate mature, sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution

PLEASE NOTE: Actual class date is determined by both student and instructor once eLearning is completed and receipt/setup of any specialized equipment.  Class size is limited to 4 students in order to allow for maximum student-instructor contact time. Training may require travel and hotel which are not included in the cost of the class.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:
Materials Included: eLearning, Classroom, and assistance with setup of gear (if purchased thru South Jersey Scuba)
Instructor: Kevin Pang
Includes TDI eLearning, in store review session, open water dives, and assistance with equipment assembly (if purchased thru South Jersey Scuba)

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.