Advanced Wreck Diver

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SDI Advanced Wreck Diver

The TDI Advanced Wreck course is the next step for any diver that has successfully completed the SDI Wreck Diver course. During this course, your TDI Instructor will teach you the proper techniques for locating and planning an advanced penetration dive. The advanced wreck course is commonly taught with other popular TDI courses such as Advanced Nitrox, Decompression Procedures, Extended Range, Closed Circuit Rebreather, and Trimix

Who this course is for:

  • The basic wreck diver looking to:
    • Learn proper advanced wreck penetration techniques
    • Advance their technical diving education

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18
  • Minimum certification of SDI Advanced Adventure Diver or equivalent
  • Certified SDI Wreck Diver or TDI Cavern Diver or equivalent
  • Proof of 50 logged dives

What you can expect to learn:

  • Use of advanced wreck diving equipment including:
    • Primary cylinder(s)-dual outlet single tank, independent doubles, or doubles with isolation manifold
    • Decompression/stage cylinders
    • Redundant primary regulators
    • Primary and back-up lighting systems
    • Penetration/safety reels
    • Lift bag/SMBs
  • Wreck penetration procedures
    • Equipment selection
    • Pre-dive checks and drills
    • Stress analysis and mitigation
    • Guideline use, deployment, following, retrieval
    • Team awareness and communication
    • Emergency procedures (equipment failures, catastrophic gas loss, omitted decompression, navigational errors, entrapment/entanglement, loss of visibility, injured/unconscious diver, etc)
    • SMB/lift bag deployment
  • Proper trim, buoyancy and propulsion techniques

What’s in it for you?

  • Ability to conduct technical wreck diving activities without direct supervision provided:
    • The diving activities approximate those of training
    • The areas of activities approximate those of training
    • Environmental conditions approximate those of training

TDI Advanced Wreck minimum requirements:

  • Satisfactorily complete the TDI Advanced Wreck course written examination
  • Complete all open water requirements safely and efficiently
  • Demonstrate mature, sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
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