Tech 2 training focuses on critical skills in the bottom failures with a stage and the mid water cultivating, integrating, and ultimately testing the divers blue water skills and their ability to deal with failures not only on the bottom but also during the accent and gas switch – skills which are essential for safe technical diving. This critical training will include problem identification and resolution, and building the capacity for progressively more challenging diving.
Students will continue to use double tanks/cylinders and a single stage bottle and the potential failure problems associated with them. You will also use a deco bottle of Nitrox 50 for accelerated and “on the fly” decompression and will take advantage of the use of Helium to minimize narcosis, and the application and benefit of single decompression stage diving will be thoroughly explored.
The class will focus on Helitrox as flexible and beneficial breathing gas for dives to 160’/48m while using a single decompression gas such as Nitrox 50 for both accelerated decompression and safe rock bottom planning.
Note: Tech 1 and Tech 2 can be combined into a single 6 day program
Minimum 18 years of age
Minimum of 75 dives beyond openwater qualification
UTD Tech 1 or equivalent
Maximum depth 160’/48m
Standard back-gases are Helitrox 21/35
Standard decompression gases is Nitrox 50
One deco bootle and 1 stage bottle
No overhead environments.
Why this class?
Technical Diver 2 helps you to understand the new reality of extending techncial (decompression) diving into the 160'/48m realm and conducting multiple technical dives in one day. With a focus on practical experience, stage use (for multiple dives in a day) with simulated failures, our in-water time will focus on the myriad of issues that can make ascending from a dive more difficult. In the classroom, we'll focus on the planning and execution of technical dives, from the gas planning of deco gas (or loss thereof) to an extended discussion into the new ramifications of stage bottle use and decompression bottle use.
During Technical Diver 1, we focused on developing your mind to address failures along the bottom and midwater with decompression on Oxygen. In this class, we'll focus on the ascent, stage bottle, nitrox 50 and how to get you and your team home safe.
Who is this class designed for?
The Technical Diver 2 is designed for divers who have experience with deeper diving with Helitrox 25/25 and Oxygen for decompression (1 deco bottle), but wish to extend their ability to a depth to 160'/48m on 21/35 and conduct multiple techncial dives in the same day. Adding the Technical Diver 2 component allows you to extend your depth by using 21/35 and conduct multiple dives through learnign to use stage bottle for the dives and backgas for bailout, allowing you to see more, experience more, and do more, whether it's taking pictures, video, or simply enjoying the environment around you. More information can be found on UTD's website HERE.
Includes: One 4-hour classroom session, two 3-hour pool sessions, 8 open water dives (6 are critical skills dives involving failures and contingencies and 2 are experience dives involving accelerated decompression on O2), and certification card.
Does NOT include: Rental equipment, UTD membership, or materials
If you want to enroll in Tech 1 and Tech 2, the price for both is $1200.
Prices do NOT include: Rental equipment, UTD membership, or materials