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CCR Advanced EANx Diver

This Program is designed to train competent divers in the safer use and technology of CCR for dives requiring decompression. It is also especially useful to train divers who wish to dive up to 132 fsw (40 msw) as part of the Advanced EANx course if using air as diluent

How deep can you dive with the IANTD CCR Adv. EANx Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 132 fsw (40 msw) as part of the CCR Advanced EANx Diver course.

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

  • Must be qualified in IANTD Deep Diver or RCCR Deep Diver or equivalent.

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

  • Proof of a minimum of 50 logged dives.

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

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

CCR Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver 

This Program is designed to train competent divers in the safer use and technology of CCR for dives requiring decompression. It is also especially useful to train divers who wish to dive up to 150 fsw (45 msw) as part of the Advanced Recreational Trimix course in which case the END will not exceed 100 fsw (30 msw) when using Trimix as diluent.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD CCR Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than:

    • 132 fsw (40 msw) using air as diluent.

    • 150 fsw (45 msw) as part of the Advanced Recreational Trimix course in which case the END will not exceed 100 fsw (30 msw) when using Trimix as diluent

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

    1. Must be qualified in IANTD EANx Diver or equivalent.

    2. Must be qualified in IANTD Deep Diver or RCCR Deep Diver or equivalent.

  2. Age requirement:

    1. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

  3. Dive experience:

    1. Proof of a minimum of 50 logged dives.

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

CCR Adv. Recreational Trimix Plus Diver 

This Program is designed to train competent divers in the safer use and technology of CCR for dives requiring decompression. It is also especially useful to train divers who wish to dive up to 170 fsw (51 msw) as part of the Advanced Recreational Trimix course in which case the END will not exceed 100 fsw (30 msw) when using Trimix as diluent.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD CCR Advanced Recreational Trimix Plus Diver Program?
  • No dives may be conducted to depths greater than:

    • 132 fsw (40 msw) using air as diluent.

    • 170 fsw (51 msw) as part of the Advanced Recreational Trimix course in which case the END will not exceed 100 fsw (30 msw) when using Trimix as diluent

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

    1. Must be qualified in IANTD CCR Advanced EANx Diver or higher or equivalent.

  2. Age requirement:

    1. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

  3. Dive experience:

    1. Proof of a minimum of 60 logged dives.

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

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Rebreather Trimix Diver 

This Program is designed for those individuals already involved in deep diving activities, but is not intended to be used as an enticement to divers who are content to remain in Sport or EANx diving limits.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Trimix Diver (pSCR, CCR) Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 330fsw (100msw).

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Must be a qualified IANTD Rebreather Normoxic Trimix Diver

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years old.

  • Must provide proof of a minimum of 200 logged dives with at least 100 hours on the rebreather to be used. At least 25 dives were to depths between 140 fsw (42 msw) and 200 fsw (60 msw)

  • NOTE: If already certified as Rebreather Normoxic Trimix Diver on another recognized unit by IANTD, 25 rebreather dives and 50 hours must be on the unit specific for the class.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Rebreather Trimix Diver Student Kit

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Rebreather Normoxic Trimix Diver

This Program is designed to train those who wish to dive to depths between 130 fsw (39 msw) and 200 fsw (60 msw), but who do not wish to breathe air below 130 fsw (39 msw). This Program is further designed to train divers in the safer use of Rebreathers for dives using normoxic helium-based gas mixtures.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Normoxic Trimix Diver (pSCR, CCR) Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 200fsw (60msw).

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Normoxic Trimix Plus Diver (pSCR, CCR) Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 233fsw (70msw).

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Must be a qualified IANTD Rebreather Diver

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old.

  • Must provide proof of a minimum of 100 logged dives of which at least 25 rebreather dives and 50 hours on the unit with at least 50% of them logged on the same CCR to be used in the course.

  • At least 30 dives were deeper than 90 fsw (27 msw).

  • NOTE: If the student is also certified as Trimix Diver (Open Circuit) and have the 100 hours on the unit specific, once the CCR Normoxic Trimix program is finished and the certification issued, the Instructor can continue to the CCR Trimix program.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Rebreather Normoxic Trimix Diver Student Kit

Rebreather Normoxic Trimix Plus Diver 

This Program is designed to train those who wish to dive to depths between 130 fsw (39 msw) and 233 fsw (70 msw), but who do not wish to breathe air below 130 fsw (39 msw). This Program is further designed to train divers in the safer use of Rebreathers for dives using normoxic helium-based gas mixtures.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Normoxic Trimix Diver (pSCR, CCR) Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 200fsw (60msw).

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Normoxic Trimix Plus Diver (pSCR, CCR) Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 233fsw (70msw).

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Must be a qualified IANTD Rebreather Diver

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old.

  • Must provide proof of a minimum of 100 logged dives of which at least 25 rebreather dives and 50 hours on the unit with at least 50% of them logged on the same CCR to be used in the course.

  • At least 30 dives were deeper than 90 fsw (27 msw).

  • NOTE: If the student is also certified as Trimix Diver (Open Circuit) and have the 100 hours on the unit specific, once the CCR Normoxic Trimix program is finished and the certification issued, the Instructor can continue to the CCR Trimix program.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Rebreather Normoxic Trimix Diver Student Kit

Rebreather Introductory Cave Diver

This Program is designed to provide an introduction to the cave diving environment for Sport Divers.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Introductory Cave Diver (RSCR, RCCR) Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 130 fsw

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Must be a qualified IANTD RSCR/RCCR Cavern Diver

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old.

  • Must provide proof of a minimum of 40 dives 40 hours on the rebreather to be used.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Rebreather Introductory Cave Diver Student Kit

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Rebreather Expedition Trimix Diver

This program is designed to train Rebreather Divers already involved in deep diving activities to more safely conduct exploration dives requiring extended decompression profiles and helium-based gas mixture.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Expedition Trimix Diver (pSCR, CCR) Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 400fsw (120msw).

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Must be a qualified IANTD Rebreather Trimix Diver

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years old.

  • Must provide proof of at least 300 dives of which at least 200 were Rebreather Dives and 300 hours on the rebreather to be used.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Rebreather Expedition Trimix Diver Student Kit

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Rebreather Cavern Diver 

This Program is designed to develop cavern diving skills within the limits of light penetration and to insure that divers are aware of self-responsibility and capable of risk management in overhead environments.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Cavern Diver (RSCR, RCCR) Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Must be a qualified IANTD Recreational Rebreather Advanced Open Water Diver

  • Must be a minimum of 17 years old.

  • Must provide proof of a minimum of 20 dives 25 hours on the rebreather to be used.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Recreational Rebreather Cavern Diver Student Kit

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Adv. Cave - Sidemount Rebreather Diver 

This Program is designed to familiarize the experienced, certified rebreather cave or mine diver with the techniques, equipment and mindset required for sidemount diving activities in an underwater, overhead environment. Enable technical cave or mine divers to proficiently assemble and use sidemount diving equipment. Teach cave or mine divers the proper techniques to safely conduct cave diving activities that warrant the use of sidemount diving equipment (i.e. small passages, logistics and restrictions). Expose technical cave or mine divers to the conservation concerns and ethical responsibilities that present themselves during sidemount / no mount diving activities in underwater caves or mines.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Advanced Cave or Mine - Sidemount Rebreather Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than the qualification of the student.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Must be qualified as IANTD Rebreather Cave Diver or higher or equivalent

    • Must have a minimum of 100 cave/mine dives or 100 hours in mine in which at least 50 dives or 50 hours must have been on CCR.

  • Must be qualified as Sidemount Diver or higher or equivalent.

    • Must have 50 Sidemount dives or 50 hours of Sidemount diving experience or 100 hours sidemount diving in which at least 25 dives or 25 hours sidemount were cave/mine dives.

  • Minimum Age 18 years old.

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

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Rebreather Tek Lite Cave Diver

This Program is designed to train Advanced EANx Divers or higher to use his/her knowledge to safe cave diving and navigate in the cave main line.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Tek Lite Cave Diver (SCR, CCR) Program?

When conditions warrant it, (such as areas without access to caves suitable for training at depths of 130 fsw (39 msw) or more shallow) Tek Lite Cave Diver Programs may be conducted to a maximum depth of 160 fsw (48 msw), provided the students are qualified as Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver or 140 fsw (42 msw) provided the students are qualified as SCR/CCR Advanced EANx Diver.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Must be a qualified IANTD Rebreather Advanced EANx Diver

    • NOTE: The CCR or SCR Advanced EANx Diver or CCR or SCR ART Diver program can NOT be done in conjunction with the Tek Lite Cave Diver Program.

  • Must be qualified as IANTD RSCR/RCCR Cavern Diver.

    • NOTE: The Rebreather Cavern Diver program can be done in conjunction with the Tek Lite CCR or Tek Lite SCR Cave Diver program.

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old.

  • Must provide proof of a minimum of 40 dives 40 hours on the rebreather to be used.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Rebreather Cave Diver 

This Program is designed to train divers in safe cave diving using Rebreather for cave exploration, and the use of EANx and oxygen for decompression bailouts will be applied.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Rebreather Cave Diver (pSCR, SCR) Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 130fsw (39msw).

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Rebreather Cave Diver:

  • Must be a qualified IANTD Rebreather Introductory Cave Diver or higher or equivalent.

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old.

  • Must proof of a minimum of 50 logged Dives. OR

  • If not qualified as Rebreather Introductory to Cave Diver - Must have proof of 100 Rebreather dives.

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

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Rebreather Limited Mine Diver 

This Program is designed to develop limited mine diving skills within the limits of light penetration and to insure that divers are aware of self-responsibility and capable of risk management in overhead environments.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Limited Mine Diver (RSCR, RCCR) Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than diver’s previous certification level.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Must be a qualified IANTD Recreational Rebreather Advanced Open Water Diver

  • Must be a minimum of 17 years old.

  • Must provide proof of a minimum of 20 dives 25 hours on the rebreather to be used.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Recreational Rebreather Cavern Diver Student Kit

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Adv. Cave - Survey Rebreather Diver

This Program is designed to provide advanced training in cave or mine diving skills to the experienced, certified, responsible cave divers who wishes to conduct dives while surveying an underwater cave.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Advanced Cave - Survey Diver (pSCR, CCR) Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than the qualification of the student.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Must be certified as IANTD Rebreather Cave Diver or equivalent

  • Minimum Age 18 years old.

  • Proof of a minimum of 25 logged Cave or Mine Dives and 35 hours on the rebreather to be used.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Rebreather Cave Diver Student Kit

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Adv. Cave - DPV Rebreather Diver

This Program is designed to provide advanced training in cave or mine diving skills to the experienced, certified, responsible cave diver who wishes to conduct dives that warrant Diver Propulsion Vehicle use and techniques. Expose cave divers to conservation concerns and ethical responsibilities that present themselves during Diver Propulsion Vehicle uses either for extended penetration, touring, or exploration.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Advanced Cave - DPV Diver (pSCR, CCR) Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than the qualification of the student.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Must be certified as IANTD Rebreather Cave Diver or equivalent

  • Minimum Age 18 years old.

  • Proof of a minimum of 50 logged Cave or Mine Dives and 50 hours on the rebreather to be used.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Rebreather Cave Diver Student Kit

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Rebreather Mine Diver 

This Program is designed to train divers in safe mine diving using Rebreather for mine exploration, and the use of EANx and oxygen for decompression bailouts will be applied.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Rebreather Mine Diver (pSCR, SCR) Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 130fsw (39msw).

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Rebreather Mine Diver:

  • Must be a qualified IANTD Rebreather Introductory Mine Diver or higher or equivalent.

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old.

  • Must proof of a minimum of 50 logged Dives. OR

  • If not qualified as Rebreather Introductory to Mine Diver - Must have proof of 100 Rebreather dives.

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

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Rebreather Introductory Mine Diver 

This Program is designed to provide an introduction to the mine diving environment for Sport Divers.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Introductory Mine Diver (RSCR, RCCR) Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than 130 fsw

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Must be a qualified IANTD RSCR/RCCR Limited Mine Diver

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old.

  • Must provide proof of a minimum of 40 dives 40 hours on the rebreather to be used.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Rebreather Introductory Cave Diver Student Kit

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Rebreather Tek Lite Mine Diver

This Program is designed to train Advanced EANx Divers or higher to use his/her knowledge to safe mine diving and navigate in the mine main line.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Tek Lite Mine Diver (SCR, CCR) Program?

When conditions warrant it, (such as areas without access to caves suitable for training at depths of 130 fsw (39 msw) or more shallow) Tek Lite Mine Diver Programs may be conducted to a maximum depth of 160 fsw (48 msw), provided the students are qualified as Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver or 140 fsw (42 msw) provided the students are qualified as SCR/CCR Advanced EANx Diver.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Must be a qualified IANTD Rebreather Advanced EANx Diver

    • NOTE: The CCR or SCR Advanced EANx Diver or CCR or SCR ART Diver program can NOT be done in conjunction with the Tek Lite Mine Diver Program.

  • Must be qualified as IANTD RSCR/RCCR Limited Mine Diver.

    • NOTE: The Rebreather Limited Mine Diver program can be done in conjunction with the Tek Lite CCR or Tek Lite SCR Mine Diver program.

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old.

  • Must provide proof of a minimum of 40 dives 40 hours on the rebreather to be used.

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Adv. Mine - DPV Rebreather Diver

This Program is designed to provide advanced training in mine diving skills to the experienced, certified, responsible mine diver who wishes to conduct dives that warrant Diver Propulsion Vehicle use and techniques. Expose mine divers to conservation concerns and ethical responsibilities that present themselves during Diver Propulsion Vehicle uses either for extended penetration, touring, or exploration.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Advanced Mine - DPV Diver (pSCR, CCR) Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than the qualification of the student.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Must be certified as IANTD Rebreather Mine Diver or equivalent

  • Minimum Age 18 years old.

  • Proof of a minimum of 50 logged Mine Dives and 50 hours on the rebreather to be used.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Rebreather Cave Diver Student Kit

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Adv. Mine - Sidemount Rebreather Diver

This Program is designed to familiarize the experienced, certified rebreather mine diver with the techniques, equipment and mindset required for sidemount diving activities in an underwater, overhead environment. Enable technical mine divers to proficiently assemble and use sidemount diving equipment. Teach mine divers the proper techniques to safely conduct mine diving activities that warrant the use of sidemount diving equipment (i.e. small passages, logistics and restrictions). Expose technical mine divers to the conservation concerns and ethical responsibilities that present themselves during sidemount / no mount diving activities in underwater mines.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Advanced Mine - Sidemount Rebreather Diver Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than the qualification of the student.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Must be qualified as IANTD Rebreather Mine Diver or higher or equivalent

    • Must have a minimum of 100 mine dives or 100 hours in mine in which at least 50 dives or 50 hours must have been on CCR.

  • Must be qualified as Sidemount Diver or higher or equivalent.

    • Must have 50 Sidemount dives or 50 hours of Sidemount diving experience or 100 hours sidemount diving in which at least 25 dives or 25 hours sidemount were mine dives.

  • Minimum Age 18 years old.

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

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions

Adv. Mine - Survey Rebreather Diver

This Program is designed to provide advanced training in mine diving skills to the experienced, certified, responsible mine divers who wishes to conduct dives while surveying an underwater mine.

How deep can you dive with the IANTD Advanced Mine - Survey Diver (pSCR, CCR) Program?

No dives may be conducted to depths greater than the qualification of the student.

What do you need to enroll in this program?
  • Must be certified as IANTD Rebreather Mine Diver or equivalent

  • Minimum Age 18 years old.

  • Proof of a minimum of 25 logged Mine Dives and 35 hours on the rebreather to be used.

What is the minimum materials requirements?
  • IANTD Rebreather Cave Diver Student Kit

What this program must include?
  • Academic Sessions

  • Confined Water Sessions

  • Open Water Sessions