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ADV Nitrox and Deco Proc or Helitrox

Discussion in 'SDI/TDI/ERDI' started by mainedvr, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. USMC CPL.

    USMC CPL. Barracuda

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  2. USMC CPL.

    USMC CPL. Barracuda

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    Thanks for the reply. Neil
     
  3. USMC CPL.

    USMC CPL. Barracuda

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    I am working on getting double now so I can get use to the weight and the other issues that go with them. I am planning on diving them with a certified tec diver just to get a heads up on the procedures in using them.
     
  4. KenGordon

    KenGordon Rebreather Pilot

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    Doing intro to Tech gives a chance to be sure you will meet the requirements to pass AN/DP. So, for example, if you are not good at shutdowns then get it right on Intro to Tech so you don't end up doing remedial work on AN/DP when time is short.
     
  5. USMC CPL.

    USMC CPL. Barracuda

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    Ok. That is much better info.
     
  6. KenGordon

    KenGordon Rebreather Pilot

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    I had terrible trouble with shutdowns. Fortunately the instructor I used was available for the odd day so I could go back after Intro To Tech and after buying another drysuit to get it right before committing to a long, expensive and hard to schedule course.

    Anyone who turns up for a course like ANDP unprepared is doing nobody any favours, least of all the others on the course.
     
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  7. USMC CPL.

    USMC CPL. Barracuda

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    I completely understand and thank you for the feedback. As I said I am buying doubles and will be working with a tec diver to start working on the basics. I have a good chance of being one on one when I do my course
     
  8. KenGordon

    KenGordon Rebreather Pilot

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    Courses at this level benefit from having a good number of students. It allows more complicated failure scenarios with 'team' solutions. The 'team' aspects are important.
     
  9. Dave Bevan

    Dave Bevan DIR Practitioner

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    I did DP and Helitrox together. Just an extra theory module and two dives with helium. No sweat really. Just a bit of added expense.
     
  10. Dave Bevan

    Dave Bevan DIR Practitioner

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    Make sure you have the basics down. If you instructor is worth his salt then you'll be just doing fundamental skills until they are right

    Twinset / Shutdowns / no mask etc

    Otherwise you might not get a card at the end. You're not in Kansas anymore :)
     

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