Technical diving and Sidemount

EXTENDED RANGE

Do you want to stay down a little longer, go a little deeper or explore a little further? If so, our SSI and TDI courses are exactly what you are looking for. Finally technical diving in Madeira is possible!

New Adventures beyond the Limits

Extended Range programs are designed to take your diving to the next level. Whether you are looking for the excitement of deep diving, going beyond recreational diving limits, significantly extending your bottom time or enjoying the thrill of exploring deep reefs, wrecks and caves, Extended Range provides the training and experience necessary to complete your new adventure with confidence and skill.

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COURSES

 

TDI Introduction to Technical Diving
This two day course is intended to give experienced sport divers a simple, non-threatening glimpse at the techniques and skills used in technical diving. Participating in this course will give those divers a better understanding of the detailed planning and preparation required to make a successful and safe technical dive. Intro to Tech is really a try it before you buy it course for someone who has heard a lot about tech and is wondering what all the fuss is about. But Intro to Tech is also worthwhile for divers who have no real intentions to go on to take a full tech class because the skills it focuses on gas management, superior buoyancy and trim, situational awareness, and equipment selection  are useful in any form of diving.

Includes: Instruction
Pre-requisites: Open water diver or equivalent, minimum 15 years of age.
Cost: € 350

TDI Sidemount Diver

This is the ideal specialty for any diver wishing to use this increasingly popular kit configuration either as stand-alone course or inconjunction with one of TDI’s other open circuit courses such Nitrox Diver, Cavern Diver, Advanced Wreck and much more. The course teaches you how to utilize side-mounted primary cylinders as an alternative to the more traditional back-mounted configuration.

Includes: TDI Sidemount manual & certification
Pre-requisites: Open water diver or equivalent, minimum 15 years of age.
Cost: €.240

TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver
This two day course, includes 4 nitrox dives (100 minutes bottom time) and covers all the topics in the nitrox course in much greater detail, with in-depth coverage of CNS & whole body oxygen toxicity and tracking, common mixing methods, best mix computations, dive planning, gas consumption calculations and equipment considerations, all culminating in certification to use 22% – 100% (oxygen) as a breathing gas.
Includes: TDI Advanced Nitrox manual & certification
Pre-requisites: Nitrox diver or equivalent, 25 logged dives, minimum 15 years of age.
Cost: €.380

TDI Decompression Procedures Diver
This two day course examines the theory, methods and procedures of planned decompression diving, including 4 dives. The program is designed as a stand alone course or it may be taught in conjunction with such TDI courses as Advanced Nitrox Course, Advanced Wreck Course, or Extended Range Course. The objective of this course is to train divers how to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression dive not exceeding a maximum depth of 45 msw (unless taught in conjunction with the Extended Range Course) The most common equipment requirements, gear set-up, and decompression techniques are presented, using nitrox or oxygen mixes within the divers existing qualification.
Includes: TDI Decompression Procedures manual & certification.
Pre-requisites: Advanced open water diver or equivalent, 25 logged dives, minimum 18 years of age.
Cost: €.450

TDI Helitrox Diver
This two day course examines the theory, methods and procedures of planned decompression diving using limited Helium mixes, including 4 dives. The program is designed as a stand alone course or it may be taught in conjunction with such TDI courses as Advanced Nitrox Course, Advanced Wreck Course, or Extended Range Course. The objective of this course is to train divers how to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression dive not exceeding a maximum depth of 45 msw (unless taught in conjunction with the Extended Range Course) The most common equipment requirements, gear set-up, and decompression techniques are presented, using helitrox, nitrox or oxygen mixes within the divers existing qualification.
Includes: TDI Decompression Procedures manual & certification.
Pre-requisites: Advanced open water diver or equivalent, 25 logged dives, minimum 18 years of age.
Cost: €.450

TDI Combined Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures Diver
This four day course includes both the Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures courses. It is more intensive, but more efficient. It includes 6 nitrox dives and covers all the topics required to use mixtures from 40% to 100% for decompression as well as the ability to perform accelerated decompression.
Includes: TDI Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures manual & certification.
Pre-requisites: Advanced open water diver or equivalent, TDI Basic Nitrox or equivalent, 50 logged dives, minimum 18 years of age.
Cost: €. 700

TDI Advanced Nitrox & Helitrox Diver
This four day course includes both the Advanced Nitrox and Helitrox courses. It is more intensive, but more efficient. It includes 6 nitrox dives and covers all the topics required to use Helitrox mixtures with a Helium content of up to 20% to reduce narcosis as well as deco mixtures from 40% to 100% for decompression as well as the ability to perform accelerated decompression.
Includes: TDI Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures manual & certification.
Pre-requisites: Advanced open water diver or equivalent, TDI Basic Nitrox or equivalent, 50 logged dives, minimum 18 years of age.
Cost: €.800

TDI Extended Range Diver
Again a comprehensive four day course, with 100 minutes bottom time required to qualify. The course concentrates on the proper techniques, equipment requirements, and hazards of deep air (55 metres maximum) utilising nitrox and oxygen for accelerated decompression. The course places a great deal of emphasis on personal and team limits, shut down procedures, gas switching, DSMB deployment and contingency planning etc.
Includes: TDI Extended Range manual & certification.
Pre-requisites: Advanced Nitrox Diver and Decompression Procedures Diver or equivalent, 100 logged dives, of which 25 must be deeper than 30 msw. Minimum 18 years of age.
Cost: €.650

TDI Cavern Diver

This course is designed to develop the minimum skills and knowledge for cavern and overhead environment diving within the limits of light penetration, and outline specific hazards associated with cave diving. The cavern diver course in not intended to provide instruction for cave diving environments. The objective of this course is to train divers in the proper planning, procedures, techniques and hazards of cavern diving.

Includes: TDI Cavern manual & certification.
Pre-requisites: Minimum 18 years of age, 25 logged dives.
Cost: €.450

TDI Intro Cave

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of cave diving utilizing a single primary guide line. Introductory cave diving is the second level in the development of proper techniques for cave diving, directly building upon the cavern diver course. This introduction to cave diving is not intended to train divers for all facets of cave diving. The objective of this course is the perfection of skills taught in the cavern diving program, in addition to the adoption of additional techniques and procedures required for elementary cave dives.

Includes: TDI Intro Cave manual & certification.
Pre-requisites: Minimum 18 years of age, Cavern Diver.
Cost: €.650

TDI Full Cave

This course is the third stage of overhead environment training in the series of TDI’s Full Cave Diver Development Program. Advanced cave dive planning, practical execution of different types of cave systems and scenarios divers encounter are presented. This cave diving course is not intended to prepare divers for evaluating all facets of cave diving. The objective of this course is to expand and critique previous skills accomplished in the TDI Cavern and Introductory Cave Diving programs. Emphasis is placed upon dive planning and skill perfection through actual cave penetration.

Includes: TDI Full Cave manual & certification.
Pre-requisites: Minimum 18 years of age, Intro Cave.
Cost: €.850

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