For those who want a little more time with me and additional skills dives in any of the Advanced Adventure disciplines.
There will be classroom sessions of approx. 6-8 hours total covering communication, navigation, search and recovery, deep diving, gas management, and night low vis techniques. In addition we will look at rescue skills for these types of dives and equipment considerations and recommendations. This would be in addition to 2-3 hours of on site instruction between dives. An all day classroom option is available on a very limited basis with advance arrangements. We will also look at why divers die and get hurt to discover ways of avoiding it.
Search and Recovery: Navigation using compass, natural, and lines or reels: Deep ( to 100 feet): Night/Low vis and an Advanced Skills dive covering shooting of bags, propulsion techniques(frog, back, helicopter turns), UW Communication and fine buoyancy control.
In addition you will carry and deploy a redundant air supply on at least 2 of the dives. Note that buoyancy, trim, and proper weighting will be addressed on ALL dives.
A replacement for the search and recovery dive can be tailored to the needs of the individual diver(s). For example a Wreck Dive may be substituted for the Search and Recovery dive.
Buddy Skills and Assist is a dive that is required and will allow you to take your buddy skills to the next level and introduce you to more rescue skills beyond the OW level. Prereqs are: OW plus 10 dives or OW and a skills checkout in the pool if I do not know you or your certifying instructor.
Note that this course and all other advanced courses are scheduled according to the needs of the student. I also offer private instruction in advanced courses at extra charge.
Extraordinary travel (airfare, etc), boat fees and quarry entry fees are the responsibility of the student.
I reserve the right to have you accompany me on a couple Open Water dives to assess your skills in order to determine if you are indeed ready for Advanced Training. You must provide your own gear for this class and tank rentals can be arranged. For the deep dives you must have a min of 95 cu ft capacity tanks which you may rent from me ($10 per tank) or bring to the class yourself. I also require a redundant air supply in the form of a pony or stage bottle of at least 19 cu ft capacity. I have three of these for rental use with regulators ($20 per tank and reg set up). "Spare Airs" or smaller bottles are not acceptable
jimlap212 on Monday January 05, 2009 10:11 am