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Advanced EANx Diver

This Program is designed to extend the diver’s knowledge in the use of EANx for Sport diving. It further develops diving skills and provides a greater understanding of the EANx concept of diving. The Program employs the use of EANx mixes. The purpose of this program is to qualify divers to do dive to 132 fsw (40 msw) and do decompression stops

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Advanced EANx Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 132 fsw (40 msw).

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Must be a qualified IANTD Deep Diver or equivalent.

  • Must be a qualified IANTD EANx Diver or equivalent.

  • Must be a minimum of 15 years old.

  • Proof of a minimum of 30 logged dives or sufficient experience to satisfy the instructor that the student has the ability and knowledge to continue into this level of training.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Advanced EANx Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver 

This Program is designed to extend the diver’s knowledge in the use of EANx for Sport diving. It further develops diving skills and provides a greater understanding of the EANx concept of diving. It is also intended to supplement the skills of Recreational Trimix Divers. The Program employs EANx mixes from 21% oxygen to a maximum of 1.5 PO2 combined with a Helium content in which case the END will not exceed 100 fsw (30 msw) may be used. The purpose of this program is to qualify divers to dive up to 150 fsw (45 msw) and perform decompression stops required dives.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 150 fsw (45 msw).

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Must be a qualified IANTD Deep Diver or equivalent.

  • Must be a qualified IANTD EANx Diver or equivalent.

  • Must be a minimum of 15 years old.

  • Proof of a minimum of 30 logged dives or sufficient experience to satisfy the instructor that the student has the ability and knowledge to continue into this level of training.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Advanced Recreational Trimix Plus Diver

This Program is designed to extend the diver’s knowledge in the use of EANx for Sport diving. It further develops diving skills and provides a greater understanding of the EANx concept of diving. It is also intended to supplement the skills of Recreational Trimix Divers. The Program employs EANx mixes from 21% oxygen to a maximum of 1.5 PO2 combined with a Helium content in which case the END will not exceed 100 fsw (30 msw) may be used. The purpose of this program is to qualify divers to dive up to 170 fsw (51 msw) and perform decompression stops required dives.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix Plus Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 170 fsw (51 msw).

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Must be a qualified IANTD Deep Diver or equivalent.

  • Must be a qualified IANTD EANx Diver or equivalent.

  • Must be a minimum of 15 years old.

  • Proof of a minimum of 30 logged dives or sufficient experience to satisfy the instructor that the student has the ability and knowledge to continue into this level of training.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Trimix Gas Blender

This Program is designed to train competent personnel in the safe handling of oxygen and the preparation of Trimix and Heliox.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Any person can take this class, it does not need to be a diver.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Gas Blender Student Kit.

  • Must own or have unlimited access to:

    • An oxygen analyzer

    • A Helium analyzer

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Gas Blending Sessions

    • Preparation of at least 10 mixes between 3 diferent Trimix mixes.

    • Each of the 10 mixes shall have a final oxygen (O2) content within ±1 % of the target amount.

    • Each of the 10 mixes shall have a final helium (He) content within ±3 % of the target amount.

Decompression Specialist

This Program is designed to give the diver a better and deeper understanding of the models used for generating dive tables and dive computer profiles. The program will also train students to use dive tables, dive computers and decompression software programs

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No diving is required.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • Must be a qualified Deep Diver or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 15 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • Experience doing deep diving.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • Decompression Software.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

EANx Gas Blender

This Program is designed to train competent personnel in the safe handling of oxygen and the preparation of EANx.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Any person can take this class, it does not need to be a diver.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Gas Blender Student Kit.

  • Must own or have unlimited access to:

    • An oxygen analyzer.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Gas Blending Sessions

    • Preparation of at least 10 mixes between 3 diferent EANx mixes.

    • Each of the 10 mixes shall have a final oxygen content within ±1 % of the target amount

Life Support Systems Service Technician 

This Program is designed to train competent personnel in the safe preparation and maintenance of life support systems to be used in SCUBA diving, and with breathing gases other than air. This includes service, maintenance and visual inspection procedures.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Must be qualified in IANTD EANx Blender or equivalent.

  • Must be recommended by an IANTD Instructor or Facility

  • Provide proof of Technician status through manufacturers that the Technician will be servicing equipment or qualification through the Institute of American Scuba Technicians (IAST).

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • Work bench and suitable maintenance equipment and tools.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Technician Working Sessions

    • Preparation of at least 10 mixes between 3 diferent Trimix mixes.

    • A minimum of four (3) hours of hands on experience doing VIPs

    • A minimum of four (4) hours of servicing equipment for use with breathing gases other than air

In-Water Recompression Provider 

This Program is designed to train competent IWR Providers in the safer use and technology of basic of in-water recompression (IWR).

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No diving is required.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • Must be qualified for IANTD Diving Medical Technologies or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • No diving experience is required.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD IWR Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

In-Water Recompression Supervisor 

This Program is designed to train competent divers in the safer use and technology of basic of in- water recompression (IWR) at depths up to 30 fsw (9.1 msw), using pure Oxygen as a breathing gas.

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Advanced Nitrox Diver or higher or equivalent.

    • IANTD Diver First Aid or equivalent.

    • IANTD Rescue Diver or equivalent.

    • IANTD Oxygen Administrator or equivalent.

    • NOTE: May be taken in conjunction with the IWR Diver class.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • Proof of a minimum of 100 logged dives.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD IWR Student Kit.

Tek Essentials Diver

This mid-level Specialty Continuing Education Diver Program is designed to enable the certified diver to extend proficiency in the water and to review and put in practice the Essentials learned in any IANTD diver classes. This systematic learning and professional training is designed to enhance the student’s personal and team underwater skills. Development of buoyancy, trim, balance and propulsion. Refine and expand fundamental diving skills. Equipment Streamlining and configuration. Diving safety, situational awareness and accident prevention. Enhanced Dive planning and gas management. Decompression overview and minimum decompression procedures. This program is designed for divers who wish to increase their skill competency by further developing their diving skills to be safer, more comfortable and more efficient in the water while expanding the divers basic diving skills to take more advanced recreational and/or technical diving programs.

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Tek Lite Essentials Diver

      • NOTE: If not previously qualified as Tek Lite Essentials Diver, the course shall include all the skills from the Recreational Essentials Diver and Tek Lite Essentials Program.

      • NOTE: If not previously qualified as Recreational Essentials Diver, the course shall also include all the skills from the Recreational Essentials Diver and Tek Lite Essentials Diver Programs.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 15 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • No diving experience is required.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Essentials Diver Student Kit.

Self-Sufficient Diver

This Program have been designed to provide qualified divers with “self-supported - self-sufficient” training.

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Deep Diver or equivalent.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 17 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • Proof of a minimum of 25 logged dives.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Self-Sufficient Diver Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Tek Lite Essentials Diver 

This mid-level Specialty Continuing Education Diver Program is designed to enable the certified diver to extend proficiency in the water and to review and put in practice the Essentials learned in any IANTD diver classes. This systematic learning and professional training is designed to enhance the student’s personal and team underwater skills. Development of buoyancy, trim, balance and propulsion. Refine and expand fundamental diving skills. Equipment Streamlining and configuration. Diving safety, situational awareness and accident prevention. Enhanced Dive planning and gas management. Decompression overview and minimum decompression procedures. This program is designed for divers who wish to increase their skill competency by further developing their diving skills to be safer, more comfortable and more efficient in the water while expanding the divers basic diving skills to take more advanced recreational and/or technical diving programs.

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Recreational Essentials Diver

      • NOTE: If not previously qualified as Recreational Essentials Diver, the course shall include all the skills from the Recreational Essentials Diver Program.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 15 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • No diving experience is required.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Essentials Diver Student Kit.

Tek Open Water DPV Diver 

This Program is designed to provide training in the use of Diver Propulsion Vehicles (DIVER PROPULSION VEHICLE’s) in Techinical Open Water Diving.

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • IANTD Advanced EANx Diver or equivalent

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 15 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • Proof of a minimum of 25 logged dives.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • Access to a DPV

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Tek Open Water Sidemount Diver 

Familiarize the diver with advanced techniques, equipment configuration and mindset required for Technical Sidemount diving. Enable divers to proficiently assemble and use Technical Sidemount equipment configuration. Teach divers the proper techniques to safely conduct decompression dives that warrant the use of Sidemount equipment configuration.

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • Must be qualified in IANTD Advanced EANx Diver or equivalent.

      • NOTE: The Advanced EANx Diver Program can be combined with the Tek Open Water Sidemount Diver Program

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 15 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • No extra diving experience is required.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Open Water Sidemount Student Kit.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Tek Academics Program

This Program is designed give basic technical academic knowledge to any diver who wants to expand their academics knowledge. Give opportunity for divers to have a class about IANTD Encyclopedia and be certified as IANTD TekAcademics Specialist (NON Diver Program).

How deep can you dive with this Program?
  • No diving is required.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Certifications requirements:

    • No Diver certification is required.

  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 15 years of age.

  • Dive experience:

    • No diving experience is required.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • Tek Academics Student Kit..

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

O'Dive Doppler Technician

This Program is designed to train competent personnel in the preparation and use of the O'Dive Doppler system according to latest manunfacturer recommendations. This includes download and use of the latest Azoth O'Dive softwares, and upload and download individuals measuring results.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Age requirement:

    • Must be a minimum of 15 years of age with a parent or guardian authorization.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • Azoth O'Dive Doppler System user manual.

  • Must own or have access to an Azoth O'Dive Doppler System.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Procedures Practice Sessions