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Technical Course General Information

 

All courses will follow a DIR approach.

 

Accommodations available/bunk style at $35/night, apartments available at $90-150/night.

 

Oxygen is included for all courses, Helium is available at cost.

 

Storage for equipment during the duration of the course is included; long term storage is available at preferential rates.

 

Free internet, pool and classroom access.

 

 

 

The following is intended as a guide prior your course ! Read it carefully and direct any comments or questions to the instructor well in advance.

 

  1-Items you need to bring.

 

- Mask and back up mask ( no purge valves )*

- Rubber fins (Scubapro Jet fins are the ideal ones with spring heel straps) * NO SPLIT FINS.

- Booties

- Back plate with harness*

- Wings with min. lift of 45 lbs. (no bungee style here)*

- 2 primary reg. din preferred *

- 1 back up reg. ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?

- Sharpie pen or other type of fine point permanent marker

- Course manuals.

- Watch or computer (with deco and bottom timer capabilities) or bottom timer

- Compass*

- Small knife

- Set of tables (laptop computer could be set for dive planning)

- Safety spools (# 24 line ) 150 ft.*

- Primary reel  (# 24 line  ) 400 ft.*

- Personal cylinders if preferred (you can rent them)*

- Small tool kit  (crescent wrench, allen wrenches, # 2 Phillips and flat head screw drivers, port plugs, ? wrench, 9/16 wrench , 5/8 wrench, pick tool)

- Most recent and adv. Certification card with log book

- Wet notes

*-Items available for rental (refer to rental price list)

 

 

  2- Items you DON?T need to bring.

 

- Snorkels

- Weight belts

- PADI or NAUI tables

- Shorty wet suit

- Single tanks

- Full foot or plastic fins

 

 

ITEMS FOR RENT.

 

- DOUBLE TANKS ? $50/ course

- PRIMARY REEL -  $40/course

- BACK PLATE/ HARNESS ? $50/course

- WINGS ? $50/course

- FINS -  $50/course

- REGULATORS ? $50/course (up to 2)

- BOTTOM TIMER ? $50/course

- PRIMARY LIGHT ? $50/course

- BACK UP LIGHT ? $50/course

- STAGE REGULATOR ? $30/course

- STAGE BOTTLE ? $30/course each

- COMPASS ? $30/course

 

VERY IMPORTANT!!

 

STUDENTS NEED TO AQUIRE, READ AND UNDERSTAND THE MANUAL.

?DOING IT RIGHT: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BETTER DIVING?

by JARRED JABLONSKI.

WWW.GUE.COM

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE LINKS TO ARTICLES RELEVANT TO THE COURSE YOU?RE APPLYING FOR.

STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PRINT, READ, AND BRING THE PAPERS BACK TO CLASSROOM; A FORMAL ACCADEMIC LESSON WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING PRESSENTATIONS.

 

Decompression

http://www.gue.com/?q=en/node/570

 

Bubble Formation and Elimination. http://www.gue.com/?q=en/node/589

 

The Decompression Curve.

 http://www.gue.com/?q=en/node/590

 

The First Stop / the Deep Stops

http://www.gue.com/?q=en/node/591

 

Simple Explanation of the Oxygen Window

http://www.gue.com/?q=en/node/592

 

Minimum Decompression

http://www.gue.com/?q=en/node/593

 

Repetitive Dives

http://www.gue.com/?q=en/node/595

 

 

 

 

PRE-REQUISITES.

Course pre-requisites vary from course to course. CONTACT US FOR DETAILS

 

DURATION.

 

All classes have predefined duration times; these times could be affected by student performance and weather. There will be a grace period of two days for students who have not accomplished their certification requirements (weather excepted).

A PASSING SCORE AT THE END OF THE COURSE IS THE STUDENTS RESPONSIBILITY AND IN NO WAY IS A GUARANTEE

 

INSTRUCTOR WILL WORK WITH YOU SO CAN NAVIGATE THE COURSE REQUIREMENTS, BUT YOUR  COMITMENT AND ABILITY TO AQUIRE THE NESSESARY MASTERY IN ALL ASPECTS OF YOUR COURSE IS WHAT WILL DETERMINE WHETHER A CERTIFICATION CARD WILL BE ISSUED OR NOT.

 

 

 

THE FOLLOWING APPLIES TO ALL DIVING COURSES

 

1-DIVE PLANNING

 

-Define dive objectives

-Identify risk

-Arrange logistics

-Establish parameters

-Assign responsibility

-Establish contingency plans

-Evaluate equipment

-Consider nutritional requirements

 

2-Decompression table generation

 

- All dive tables must include a table with the expected decompression, plus and minus 30 % for depth and time. Divers should study these tables so they can evaluate the trend of the decompression should they need to extrapolate from it.

Divers should also generate contingency tables to enable them to adjust their decompression schedule in the event of a lost or a nonfunctional decompression bottle.

They should be able to adjust their decompression with any combination of gasses.

 

3-Standardized bottom mixtures

 

- Many divers have being led to believe that great precision is necessary when calculating a best mix for a particular dive.

These mixtures do not markedly improve a diver?s efficiency, but rather can place them in greater risk as they near individual limitations.

Standard mixtures allow divers to become familiar with a handful of gasses that provide them with very similar efficiency

 

1-100 ft. / 1-30 m ? 30% (O2) or 30/30 depending on the course

110-150 ft / 33-45 m ? 21/35 % (O2/He)

160-200 ft / 48-60 m -  18/45 % (O2/He)

210-250 ft / 63-75 m ? 15/55 % (O2/He)

260-400 ft / 78-121 m ? 10/70 % (O2/He)

 

4-Standardized decompression mixes

 

20 ft / 6 m ? 100 % O2

70 ft / 21 m ? 50 % O2

120 ft / 36 m ? 35/25 (O2/He)

190 ft / 57 m ? 21/35 (O2/He)