Air, Nitrox & Trimix Fills at El Mar Diving Center

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Technical Trips

TDI Extended Range Diver

Course Fee: $495.00 **When combined with Trimix Diver Course**

Certain areas of the world provide spectacular dives at depths deeper than 130 feet but you will not have access (or very limited access) to helium. The TDI Extended Range course teaches you the proper techniques for utilizing compressed air as a breathing gas and with a maximum depth of 180 feet you won't have to miss those dives.

The Extended Range course will cover topics and skills such as

  • Equipment requirements and configuration
  • Decompression options
  • Use of surface marker buoys
  • Buddy rescue
  • Narcosis checks and management

Required equipment

  • TDI Extended Range Manual
  • Thermal protection adequate for the planned dives
  • Harness and Wing with adequate lift for the planned dives and equipment used
  • Regulators matched to the needs for the planned dives and equipment used
  • Reel with minimum of 140 feet of line
  • Lift bag with 50 lbs of lift(prefer marker buoy style)
  • Decompression Planning Software (i.e. Vplanner)

Additional expenses

  • Travel, Lodging & Boat fees not included
  • Gas fills, Air & Nitrox
  • Rentals, Stage Tanks & Twin Tanks(doubles)

Course Dates

If no course dates are listed, please call Vic @ (602)999-9707 about setting up a class