This course develops in the participant, the required abilities, knowledge and techniques to dive safely and responsibly with the closed circuit device “Classic” or “Sport” KISS in the realm of decompression dives using an air diluent as bottom gas to a maximum depth of 40m and, if option B is selected, decompression dives using normoxic Trimix diluent to a maximum depth of 60m
OPTION A – Extended Range (decompression) diver:
All theoretical and practical aspects of air diluent decompression diving. The classroom sessions explain the physical and physiological hazards of air diluent diving, the decompression planning and equipment considerations for decompression diving, the need of bail-out gas, and all procedures involved. An important point is dive planning using Vision software as well as computer-based dive tables such as Z-Plan, Proplanner, etc
OPTION B – Extended Range (normoxic Trimix) diver:
This covers all aspects of option A with additional normoxic Trimix theory and 2 additional normoxic Trimix dives. In total 6 dives over at least 5 days with a minimum accumulated dive time of 300 minutes. The instructor-to-student ratio is 1:2.
Students undertaking differing options are able to complete the theory elements and open water dives 1-4 together. Students wishing to complete the normoxic Trimix qualification must attend the normoxic Trimix presentation and successfully complete open water dives 5 and 6.