TDI HELITROX DIVER COURSE
This TDI HELITROX course is available in Phuket Thailand. This is the next course up after the TDI Advanced Nitrox Course or can be taken if you are an adventure/advanced open water diver with a deep specialty or intro to tec certified. This Course examines the theory, methods and procedures of planned stage decompression diving using helium in your breathing gas.
The TDI Helitrox Diver Course trains divers how to plan and conduct staged decompression dives to a maximum depth of 45 metres/150 feet. The most common equipment requirements, gear set-up, and decompression techniques are also presented during this course. Students are permitted to utilize enriched air nitrox and helium mixes with no greater than 35% helium content, and up to 100% oxygen for decompression diving.
This program is designed as a stand-alone course, or it may be taught in conjunction with TDI Advanced Nitrox and decompression procedures at the discretion of the instructor.
For this course you will need 2 manuals. This is one of the reasons why the course is more expensive than the Deco Procedures for example.
- TDI Decompression Procedures Student Manual or eLearning
- TDI Extended Range/Trimix Student Manual or eLearning
Your TDI Instructor will give you valuable information and skills, among the topics covered are:
- Helium as a breathing gasEffects on narcosis
- Effects on respiration
- Effects as an insulator
- Counter diffusion
The TDI Helitrox course combined with the TDI Advanced Nitrox course form the foundation of all other technical courses. After these two courses and some extra experience, the stage has been set for you to move on to other technical levels.
Some of the materials you will be using include the TDI Divers Guide to Decompression Procedures, US Navy or Buhlmann Air Decompression Tables (made of vinyl for easy in-water use and storage) The aim of this course is to train divers how to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression dive. The most common equipment requirements, gear set-ups, decompression techniques and decompression mixtures (including Oxygen and Nitrox) are presented.