[singlepic=136,320,240,watermark,left] UWE started up another Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures course on the 9th of Sept. Neil and Mike came up from Vancouver to work on this course, so we had two very full days of training. We were able to tackle the academic work for the two courses…plus touch on some of the work on the DSAT Gas Blender course.
Tuesday was spent working out equipment for configuration, once that was completed it was out to Tuwanek[singlepic=138,320,240,watermark,right] for 2 skills dives. S Drills, V drills, donning and doffing stage cylinders, with and without masks, and don’t forget bag drills and SAC rate calculations. It was close to 7 pm when we were leaving Tuwanek…on the way back to Suncoast Diving, for some gas mixing and more knowledge reviews.
Wednesday morning was spent completing the remainder of knowldege reviews, analyizing gas, and prepping the boat. We were out on to the water for 12, and off to Tuwanek point, where the first dive of the day had us on an extended range gas switching no decompression dive. The main purpose of this dive is to utilize the [singlepic=139,320,240,watermark,left] NOTOX switch as well as introducing the second stage bottle. Finally, we dropped in for a 30 minutes skills dive, with surprise skills, S Drills, V Drills…and donning and doffing of stage cylinders!!
Overall this was an excellent 2 days of training, Neil and Mike completed the Advanced Nitrox section of their trianing…now we just need to do some decompression dives!! Stay Tuned!!