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I.A.C - Tec Fundamental


 

Course objectives:

The course Tec Fundamental teaches the basic exercises / skills required for all technical dives. This course is the introduction to technical diving and the prerequisite for all other technical diving courses. The Tec Fundamental focuses primarily on mastering precise buoyancy / trim, fin stroke techniques, team awareness and controlled ascents using a surface buoy. Equipment configuration stands in the foreground.

 

Requirements:

  • at least I.A.C AOWD or comparable and Nitrox Basic
  • at least 50 logged dives

 

Course duration:

  • about 6 hours of theoretical lessons with final exam
  • at least 3 hours divetime (4 dives are recommended)

 

Course content:

  • various equipment configuration for technical diving
  • diving in the team
  • principle of long hose / backup regulator
  • lying position underwater
  • trim
  • head position
  • characteristics of different fin stroke techniques
  • principle and background of the Basic-6 exercises
  • team-awareness

 

Cost: 450,00€ (incl. twin tanks)

I.A.C - Tec Advanced


 

Course objectives:

The course Tec Advanced deepens the Tec Fundamental Skills, which are essential for safe technical diving. In this course critical situations (bottom failures, decompression failures) like Failure of the back gas / Dekogases etc. trained and placed special emphasis on problem detection and problem solving. In the Tec Advanced course, students learn how to use a stage and its potential dysfunctions.

In addition, decompression diving profiles with a gas exchange (I.A.C recommends NX 50 from 21m) are trained. The control of open water ascents and emergency decompression and diving after a runtime are also included.

 

Requirements:

  • at least I.A.C Tec Fundamental or comparable
  • at least 80 logged dives

 

Course duration:

  • about 6 hours theoretical lessons with final exam
  • at least 6 dives (total divetime at least 5 hours) of which at least two dives with a minimum depth of 35m and a minimum decompression time of 15min

 

Course content:

  • equipment configuration in technical diving
  • stagehandling
  • dry runs
  • basics of decompression
  • deep stops
  • flat stops
  • ascent profiles
  • gas switching
  • oxygen window
  • effects of oxygen and nitrogen (MOD, CNS, OTU, END)
  • problem identification and problem management under water
  • gas management
  • failure of back gas or deco gas
  • OOA (out of air) situations
  • diving in team (formations, awareness, redundancy of equipment etc.)
  • calculating with deco programs
  • dive planning
  • gas planning
  • creating a runtime / decompression table
  • calculating the best mix
  • backgrounds of standard gases
  • accident management

 

Costs: 599,00€ (incl. twin tanks & stage ) plus gases