Scuba Diving—Sometimes it’s Technical!

You’ve earned your open water scuba certification, gotten some experience. Now you want a new challenge.  You want to go deeper, stay longer, learn more—more about dive planning methods, skills, proper gear configurations. Jupiter Dive Center can help you reach your goals with a variety of technical diving courses—and the best place to start is at the beginning. 

Intro to Tech Course

JDC tech Blog Diver on twins with SMBThis introductory to tech diving course expands and builds on your recreational dive training. During the course, you’ll learn how to improve your situational awareness by formulating appropriate dive plans, improving buoyancy control, learning more about gas management, practicing propulsions techniques, and making the most of the equipment you already have. You’ll also learn more advanced technical diving and equipment.

Divers wanting to take the course must already possess an open water diver certification and provide proof of 25 logged dives. Academics are taught online by enrolling through Jupiter Dive Center for the eLearning component. This allows you to take your time to fully understand the fundamentals. Once that’s completed, you’ll meet your instructor for additional classroom time and then hit the pool to make sure you’re comfortable with new skills. Finally, it’s time to put it all into practice in the ocean with two instructional dives. 

Advanced Nitrox Diver

JDC Tech Blog 3 tech diversLooking to extend your dive time? Photographers, scientists, and adventurers can all use a bit more time underwater—whether it’s to complete that survey, capture the perfect shot, or finally be able to explore that little-known place that’s always been slightly beyond reach. This course is perfect for certified enriched air divers who are looking to expand their knowledge of nitrox mixtures containing more than 40% oxygen. It’s a must for divers intending to move forward with technical diving education—and in fact, is often taken simultaneously with the Decompression Procedures course.

During the course, you’ll learn the physics and physiology relating to diving with gas mixes containing more than 40 percent oxygen, how to plan your dive using dive tables and computers, and both oxygen and nitrogen limitations. You’ll also discuss equipment considerations, cylinder labeling, analyzing mixtures, gas blending procedures, and oxygen service ratings. When you’ve completed the certification, you’ll be able to dive using EAN 21 through EAN 100 percent oxygen within your current certification levels to a maximum of 40 meters/130 feet on dives that do not require staged decompression.

Learn the academics at your own pace with eLearning instruction. Once the online component is successfully completed, you’ll meet with your instructor for a review, demonstrate how to analyze and label your cylinder, head to the pool for a session, and finish the course with three instructional dives.

Decompression Procedures Diver

Tech Diver on the Deep LedgeIf you find your no-decompression limits (NDLs) are a limiting factor when diving, it’s time to learn something new: planned staged decompression diving. The Decompression Procedures Course gives you the knowledge to plan staged-decompression dives to depths of 45 meters/150 feet and is the first step beyond recreational limits. Coupled with the Advanced Nitrox Diver course, Decompression Procedures Diver forms the foundation you will need to pursue additional technical certifications.

During the decompression procedures course, you’ll learn: decompression dive planning; decompression diving procedures; proper trim and buoyancy; emergency procedures; and equipment considerations.

Are you ready to start a new adventure? While it may be technical, it’s not complicated. Call Jupiter Dive Center at 561-745-7807 for more information or to register for a class that will teach you to safely dive deeper and stay longer. 

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