Northern Atlantic Dive Expeditions, Inc.
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Diving Education and Training
Northern Atlantic Dive Expeditions (NADE) offers personalized training and development courses designed to help divers at any level acquire new skills, or meet personal objectives.
NADE offers courses through the following agencies:
We offer recreational and technical instruction for serious divers.
See our PRICE LIST for details on the courses listed below.
Dec 2012 update: Please note NAUI has revised their standards and procedures, eliminating several courses such as Heliair and adding a Trimix course, among other changes. As we update our credentials, courses will be revised/added.
NAUI RECREATIONAL DIVER EDUCATION:
We offer all levels of recreational scuba training! The most common/popular courses are listed here. Please contact us with any questions about a course you see or do not see published on this page.
Other courses offered include:
All specialties (Night Diver, Ice Diver, Buoyancy, Drift Diver, etc).
The above classes are also offered through PADI and SDI/TDI.
NAUI TECHNICAL DIVER EDUCATION:
Introduction to Technical Diving (ITD): This course is designed to give the open water or advanced diver an opportunity to improve their skills, knowledge and equipment configuration, thereby increasing their safety and efficiency. Course is also intended to prepare the advanced diver for the rigors of technical diver training. This is an introduction of the skills demonstrated in NAUI Technical courses. This course is a pre-requisite for all technical training with NADE for students without prior technical diving experience.
Technical Diver: (inclusive of the 3 courses listed below)
Trimix Diver: These courses are to provide the diver with the skills and knowledge needed to minimize the risks of utilizing helium-based trimix breathing gas mixes for dives to a maximum training depth of 250 fsw requiring staged decompression and utilizing EANx mixtures and/ or oxygen during decompression.
PRISM CCR Basic and Trimix Certification: These courses are intended to provide basic level training and trimix training for the Steam Machines PRISM Topaz. Contact us for more details.
Technical DPV Diver: This program is intended to train technical divers in the use of dive propulsion vehicles (DPVs; scooters). Features, maintenance, safety procedures, proper riding technique and gas management skills are covered in this course.
Technical Support Leader (TSL): This program is designed to train knowledgeable NAUI Instructors, Divemasters, and Assistant Instructors who are also technical divers to act as part of a support team for technical diving and training activities.
Mixed Gas Blender and Oxygen Service Technician: This course is to provide the student with the skills and knowledge needed to safely handle high pressure gases, prepare oxygen enriched air and helium base mixes, and prepare equipment for oxygen service.
NTEC equipment configuration is a standard curriculum presented in all courses described above.
TDI TECHNICAL DIVER EDUCATION:
Introduction to Technical Diving
This course walks students through the special techniques, planning procedures and skills that set technical diving apart from traditional sport diving. It will show them how to improve their dive planning methods, in-water skills and streamline their existing gear configuration, in a non-threatening and fun learning environment. The specific skills this course will highlight are:
* Advanced Buoyancy Control
The TDI Advanced Nitrox Course qualifies divers to use enriched air nitrox from EAN 21 through EAN 100 to a depth of 40 metres/130 feet during dives hat do not require staged decompression. This class is usually taught in conjunction with the TDI Decompression Procedures course. Advanced Nitrox is also a great course for those wanting to extend their bottom times in shallower depths. The course cover topics such as:
* Equipment requirements
The TDI Decompression Procedures course prepares you for planned staged decompression diving. With a maximum operating depth of 45m/150 feet, this course is your first step beyond the normal sport diving limits. Among the topics covered are:
* Kit set-up
* Equipment requirements
* Decompression techniques
* Decompression breathing gases
* Gas management
* Contingency planning
TDI’s Trimix Diver course shows how to minimize the effects of narcosis by adding helium to offset the nitrogen in your breathing gas. This course covers planning and executing dives utilizing as little as 18 percent oxygen and diving to maximum depth of 60 m/200 feet with a blend of helium appropriate for the planned depth. The course covers topics and skills such as:
* Dive team planning
The TDI Advanced Trimix Diver course covers training for open circuit divers wishing to dive to depths as deep as 100 m / 330 feet utilizing hypoxic levels of oxygen (below 17 percent). This course is covers topics such as:
* Equipment management
Nitrox Gas Blender
In the TDI Gas Blender Course, you will receive a foundation of skills and knowledge that is needed to blend enriched air nitrox for recreational divers. After covering academic subjects including:
* Responsibilities of the gas
Advanced Gas Blender
Building upon the TDI Gas Blender Course, the next step is taken in the TDI Advanced Gas Blender Course where you will develop and master the skills and knowledge needed to produce custom mix gases for technical diving that include helium. After a review of academic subjects such as:
O2 Service Technician
In the TDI O2 Equipment Service Technician Course, you will expand upon the repair skills you have received from equipment manufacturer's programs and learn the proper techniques and protocols of preparing scuba equipment for use with breathing gases other than air. The course covers topics such as:
* Oxygen compatible system
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