MDC is offering three Technical Diving Courses through our affiliated dive club York Region Scuba – TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver, TDI Decompression Procedures Diver and TDI Technical Divemaster. The first two courses are typically done together, creating a diver that can do decompression diving with accelerated deco.
TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver
This course examines the use of EAN-21 through 100 percent oxygen for optimal mixes to a depth of 40 metres / 130 feet. The objective of this course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures for utilizing EAN-21 through 100 percent oxygen for dives not requiring staged decompression.
18 years old – 15 with parental consent unless done with Decompression Proceudres, then 18 minimum
TDI Nitrox diver or equivalent (PADI Nitrox Diver, etc.)
25 logged dives
TDI Decompression Procedures Diver
This course examines the theory, methods and procedures of planned stage decompression diving. This program is designed as a stand-alone course or it may be taught in conjunction with TDI Advanced Nitrox,
Advanced Wreck, or Extended Range Course. The objective of this course is to train divers how to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression dive not exceeding a maximum depth of 45 metres / 150 feet unless taught in conjunction with the TDI Extended Range Course. The most common equipment requirements, equipment set-up and decompression techniques are presented. Students are permitted to utilize enriched air nitrox (EAN) mixes or oxygen for decompression provided the gas mix is within their current certification level.
18 years old
TDI Advanced Adventure Diver, Advanced Diver, or equivalent
25 logged dives
TDI Technical Divemaster
This program is designed to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for an individual to lead certified
technical divers in the open water environment.
1. Minimum age 18
2. Certified as an SDI Divemaster (equivalent ratings from other agencies are not accepted)
3. Provide copies of current CPR and first aid training
4. Have a current medical examination
5. Provide proof of 50 logged dives
6. Certified as technical diver for which they are applying as a divemaster in.
The courses require a minimum of 4 dives if done individually, or 6 total if done together, with a minimum of 100 minutes of bottom time. Classroom time will take roughly 2-4 weekends. Most diving will be at Centennial Beach and Shanty Bay (2 weekends). Final dives will be completed in Brockville on a tech weekend – dates to be confirmed.
Gear Requirements (for two courses combined)
Double tanks – LP 95s are recommended. LP 85s recommended for Sidemount
Decompression Cylinder – AL 40s and LP 50s are recommended.
2 dive computers (Primary and Secondary) or 1 dive computer and 1 depth gauge/bottom timer
2 DIN first stages and 2 second stages with 1 pressure gauge for back gas (2 for SM). One with 7’ hose.
1 DIN first stage and 1 second stage with 1 pressure gauge for deco cylinder. 40” hose
Plate and wing – double bladder recommended, min 60lbs lift per bladder. Drysuit required if using single bladder. Sidemount does not require the use of a backplate.
Line cutting device – 2 recommended
Ascent reel and lift bag / DSMB
Minimum of 150’ of line
Minimum of 25 lbs lift
Backup reel – thumb spool – minimum 30’ line
Primary and Backup masks
Exposure protection (wetsuit, drysuit, gloves, boots, hood, etc.) – if using drysuit, the student should be experienced and comfortable in it
Slate or wetnotes
Fins – no split fins, spring straps preferred
Advanced Nitrox – $400
Decompression Procedures – $400
2 Courses Combined – $750
Technical Divemaster – $250
Pricing includes all classroom and in-water training as well as course materials.
Fills, gear, pool fees, quarry fees, parking, charter fees, etc. are not included.
Private classroom sessions and in-water sessions can be arranged for extra fees
Pricing is for training only and implies no guarantee of certification
Training is Purchased, Certification is Earned!
Divers may be excluded from training without refund if the diver shows an attitude or maturity not appropriate for technical diving. No refund will be given.
Students are required to attend all scheduled classes and dives. Failure to attend may cause extra costs.