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IANTD Advanced Nitrox

IANTD tech diving


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  • Gives a fuller understanding of the applications of EANx in recreational diving.
  • Provides a thorough grounding in deep diving theory and technique.
  • Is an entry level Technical Diving program introducing the discipline involved in Technical Dive planning and certifying the diver to make dives beyond recreational No-decompression limits
  • Is a prerequisite to Fully Closed Circuit Rebreather training.
  • Is a prerequisite for IANTD Technical Diver and Normoxic Trimix Diver Training.


  • Must be an Advanced Open Water Diver and Nitrox certified.
  • Must be an IANTD Deep Diver or equivalent..
  • Equivalency is defined as an Advanced Open Water Diver with 50 logged dives, ten deeper than 27m/90, and must pass the Deep Diver exam as a pre -assessment.

Program Content and Limits

  • Max. Depth 42m/140ft
  • Two hours of confined water working specifically with skills, emergency procedures, etc.
  • A confined water session is spent working on buoyancy refinement, propulsion skills, body position/trim, and emergency skills such as gas share
  • Four boat dives, with a minimum of 120 minutes of bottom time, at least two of which must be between 30m\100ft and 42m/140ft.
  • All dives made on EAN 22-40.
  • EAN 41-100 used to teach the fundamentals of safety\decompression stops. All simulated or real stops will be on EAN 41-100.
  • Decompression will be limited to a maximum of fifteen minutes

Academic presentations will include

  • Review of Basic EANx.
  • Equipment concepts and configuration.
  • Stress management.
  • DCS and Decompression theory.
  • Oxygen use and abuse.
  • Gas management.
  • Nitrogen narcosis.
  • Injury management

Note: This is one of two options for entry into Technical Diving, the other being Advanced Recreational Trimix

Duration 4 Days