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NOTOX gas switching

[singlepic=99,320,240,watermark,right]This seems to be one of the big searches that brings people to the web site.  I have had many people ask me what is NOTOX and where is the definition found.  Well, it is certainly in the DSAT Tec Deep book as well as the Tec TRIMIX also from DSAT.  I thought I would include the definition as it is found in the DSAT Tec Deep instructors manual.

NOTOX;

N –  Note your name and the maximum depth on the cylinder labels

O –  Observe your actual depth and compare to the MOD

T –  Turn on the valve, Check the cylinder preasure

O –  Orient the second stage by pulling it from the retaining bands.

X –  eXamine your team mates – follow the hose form their mouth to the stage bottle.

So that is the NOTOX switch.  Remember “one of the most common preventable causes of technical diver deaths is switching to the wrong gases for the depth.” So get out there and get tec diving!!  Not trained, let me know, I will be more then happy to do your training for you.

Weekend of Taining

[singlepic=66,320,240,watermark,left]This past weekend was spent training with Suncoast Diving. We were working on the PADI Advanced Diver’s course along with PADI Nitrox, and TDI Nitrox. We had three students, Rebbecca, Heather and Jeremy. Day one was spent in the classroom doing the knowledge reviews for both courses. Friday afternoon had the class out in Coopers Green working on their PPB and Nav dives. Both Friday and Saturday were late nights as we pushed to get all requirements done in such a short time.

Day two, had us headed out to the HMCS Chaudiere for the Deep and Wreck dive requirements. I am happy to[singlepic=62,320,240,watermark,right] report that the visibility is improving and currently it is in the 30 – 40 foot range. As always it is nice to visit the Chaudiere and see all the changes she is under going. There certainly is a lot of life on her this year, and that is very nice to see. Upon returning to the shop, we finished the PADI and TDI Nitrox training and all students were successful!! Congrates to all.

[singlepic=64,320,240,watermark,left]Day three, had us down one student as Rebbecca had to work, and was not able to dive that day, but Jeremy and Heather headed up the inlet with use to dive the Power Lines and Zoonie Narrows. The weather was great, the diving great….and the students were able to complete all training as planned!! All in all, another great weekend…..thanks to Suncoast Diving!