TDI INSTRUCTOR COURSE – ADVANCED TRIMIX – HYPOXIC

Ben Reymenants after Deep Dive 177 mtrs
Ben Reymenants after Deep Dive 177 mtrs

The TDI Advanced Trimix Instructor Course – Hypoxic trimix – only available in Phuket Thailand, provides the training required to competently and safely teach breathing gases containing helium for dives that need staged decompression to a maximum depth of 100 metres. The goal of this course is to train Instructors to teach the benefits, hazards and proper procedures of utilising custom oxygen/helium/nitrogen mixtures as breathing gases containing less than 18% Oxygen – HYPOXIC TRIMIX.

As Phuket’s regular Dive Sites do not reach these depths, our Advanced trimix Instructors will take you to the lake down south of Thailand, called Song Hong. This Lake is a Sink Hole which reaches 177 meters depth. If you would rather dive deep walls than our facility in Bunaken Indonesia, that has walls that go deeper than 2000 meters, please contact us directly for more information as there is a minimum requirement for the amount of students.

TDI Advanced Trimix Instructor Course Prerequisites

    • Minimum age 21
    • Certification as a TDI Advanced Trimix Diver or equivalent
    • Certification as a TDI Extended Range Instructor or TDI Trimix Instructor or equivalent
    • Provide proof of 250 logged dives, of which 30 must be Trimix dives
    • Provide proof of 20 dives deeper than 55 metres / 180 feet

And meet one of the following experience requirements:

  • Certify at least 10 extended range divers or Trimix divers to depths of at least 45 metres / 150 feet
  • Assist with at least 2 complete TDI Advanced Trimix classes taught by an active TDI Advanced Trimix Instructor and provide a letter of recommendation from the assisted instructor(s)

Course Structure :

  • 5 days
  • Pre-requisites apply to all instructor level courses
  • Certification fee to be paid to SDI/TDI HQ

For Course Standards and Procedures please click to logo below

DAY:TIME:LOCATION:TO DO:DIVE DEPTH:
1AM & PMCLASSROOM & POOLPRESENTATIONSN/A
2AM & PMBOAT3 DIVESMAX 40 METERS
3AM & PMCLASSROOM & POOLPRESENTATIONSN/A
4AM & PMBOAT OR SONG HONG3 DIVESMAX 60 METERS
5AM & PMBOAT OR SONG HONG CAVE3 DIVESMAX 100 METERS
EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS ALL COURSES
Primary and secondary regulators (for back gas or Sidemount set-up)3 stage/decompression regulators
Mask + Back-up maskBCD (wing) and harness or Sidemount Wing (with a min lift of 60 pounds)
Depth gauge/trimix computer Timing device and backup timing device
Appropriate exposure suitKnife/cutting device and backup
Two inflatable signal tubesReel and spool
Slate and backup slateCompass
Torch and Back-up torches (Trimix Diving, Wreck diving and cave diving courses)Hood - for Cave, Deep and Wreck Diving

Although we believe each tec instructor should have his/her own kit, we do understand the travel/weight issues.. This is why Equipment rental is available. We carry Hollis, Dive Rite, Xdeep, Scubapro, Apeks wings, backplates, regulators. Please contact us for equipment rental package deals.