Technical Diving - Tec Trimix - Blue Horizons Dive Center - the premier Northeast scuba shop in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania metro area

Blue Horizons Dive Center

For the extreme diver ready to further explore the world of technical deep diving, the gas of choice is trimix — a blend of oxygen, helium and nitrogen.

The Tec Trimix course takes you to the outer edges of technical deep diving, opening the door to pristine dive sites few divers — if any — ever see.

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The PADI Tec Trimix Diver course is intended to extend the depth range of technical divers already trained and qualified to use air, enriched air and oxygen for technical decompression dives beyond 50 meters/165 feet. Diving with trimix is the outer edge of tec diving — the maximum depth for using this technology has yet to be defined.


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This course is for Tec 50 or Tec Trimix 65 (or those holding a qualifying certification from another training organization). The course extends your depth range capabilities by training you to use trimix (a blend of helium, oxygen and nitrogen).


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3 to 8 dives planned and executed (depending upon whether you enter the course as a Tec 50 diver or Tec Trimix 65 diver) using EANX and trimix blends


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Desktop decompression software to create custom dive tables and plan your dives


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Training dives as deep as 90 meters/300 feet


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Double cylinders (minimum 12 liter/70 cubic feet each — larger preferred) with isolator manifold


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Primary and secondary regulators, one with 2-meter/7-foot hose (approximately) for gas sharing, and 1 with SPG


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Stage/decompression cylinders with regulator, SPG, mounting hardware and proper labeling/markings (2 per diver will be required.)


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Backup decompression cylinders as appropriate and required for the environment


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BCD and harness — redundant buoyancy control is required (double bladder BCD or dry suit if suitable for weight of equipment worn)


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Depth gauge/computer and backup depth gauge/computer


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Timing device and backup timing device


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Trimix decompression information (tables/trimix computer) and backup decompression information


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Exposure suit appropriate for environment and dive duration (If using a dry suit, diver should be trained/experienced with its use in recreational and technical diving prior to using it for trimix training or diving.)


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Argon dry suit inflation or other inflation system as needed weight system


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Jon line (if needed for current diving environments)


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Inflatable signal tube


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Reel


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Lift bag (bright yellow or per local community practice preferred)


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Dive knife / cutting device and backup slate, backup mask (optional)


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Compass, lights (optional)


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Drift kit (if drift decompressing)


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You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Tec 50 Course.


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Tec Trimix Diver Crew-Pack


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Certified as a Tec 50 or Tec Trimix 65 (or those holding a qualifying certification from another training organization)


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PADI Rescue Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)


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Minimum of 150 logged dives


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Medical statement signed by a physician


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Minimum age of 18 years


2018 PADI
COURSE DATES


Please, contact a Blue Horizons Training Consultant for details. Call to schedule your class today, or click the e-mail button, below.


Scuba Tune-Up classes are conducted every first Saturday of each month. Call to schedule your class, today or send us an e-mail.


Are you a certified diver who hasn’t been able to get in the water enough —too much work, not enough play?

Join us on the first Saturday of each month (excludes December and January) for $10 Bubbles and a Beer. For $10, any certified diver can join us in the pool. Tank is included. Don’t have your own gear yet? For another $10 you will get an entire scuba kit to use.

Cylinder and weights are included with first $10.

Right after the event, we will head to one of the local watering holes/restaurants to grab a beer, some food & hang out. The restaurant will be a family-friendly establishment, welcoming those who can drink beer, as well as those who can only drink root beer. For those who want to drink beer, proper ID and legal age are required.

Come as often as you like; we would love to see you. Blowing bubbles is always a great time, even if it’s just in the pool. Please call to sign up so we know how many are coming.

610-558-1101

Event costs include scuba-related activities, only.


Private dates are available for all courses — by appointment.

OPEN WATER DIVER CONFINED

JAN

13-14

FEB

10-11

MAR

10-11

APR

14-15

MAY

12-13

JUN

09-10

JUL

14-15

AUG

11-12

SEP

08-09

OCT

13-14

NOV

10-11

DEC

08-09

OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION

MAY

19-20

JUN

16-17

JUL

21-22

AUG

18-19

SEP

15-16

OCT

20-21

NOV

10-11

ADVANCED
PROGRAMS

MAY

26-27

JUN

23-24

JUL

28-29

AUG

25-26

SEP

22-23

SPECIALTY
DIVER COURSES

JAN
FEB

24

NITROX

SCUBA REVIEW/
SCUBA TUNE-UP

JAN

06

FEB

03

MAR

03

APR

07

MAY

05

JUN

02

JUL

07

AUG

04

SEP

01

OCT

06

NOV

03

2018 PADI
PRO DATES


Now enrolling.


Please, contact our Blue Horizons Course Director's Office for details, or click the e-mail button, below.

INSTRUCTOR
COURSES

APR

20

EFRI

APR

20-22

AI

MAY

04-06

OWSI

MAY

18

OWSI

MAY

11-18

IDC

MAY

19-20

PADI IE

MAY

21-23

SPECIALTY

JUL

20-22

OWSI

AUG

10

EFRI

AUG

10-17

IDC

AUG
AUG

17-19

OWSI

AUG

18-19

PADI IE

AUG

20-22

SPECIALTY

SEP

07-09

AI

SEP

21-23

OWSI

OCT

12

EFRI

OCT

12-19

IDC

OCT
OCT

19

OWSI

OCT

20-21

PADI IE

OCT

22-24

SPECIALTY

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Our entry-level divers are taught the most up-to-date techniques,
diving practices and scuba philosophies.