BSAC's Accelerated Decompression Procedures course will extend your Nitrox diving by encompassing the use of different nitrox mixes so you can make
more adventurous and exhilarating dives within your current depth limit.
This stand alone course is the perfect companion to the Twin-set Diver Course. A Sports Diver that successfully completes the Twin-set Diver and the ADP courses is defined as an Advanced Twin-set Diver!
This course is for those divers with experience of diving at depths of 30m and who want to further extend the limits of their diving.
You need to be a certified Sports Diver who has completed the 35m depth progression dives and has experience diving to 30-35m. If you qualified as a Sports Diver prior to the inclusion of Nitrox training, then you must complete the Sports Diver Nitrox Workshop or hold the equivalent from another diver agency.
You need to be able to demonstrate buoyancy to a minimum of gold standard (+0.5m)
You also need to have logged a minimum of 20 dives as a Sport diver demonstrating experience of diving to 30m.
Enrolment requirements and course content
|Minimum 14 years old|
|Minimum Sports Diver with Nitrox training and experience diving to 30m|
|Minimum of 20 logged dives since qualifying as a Sports Diver|
|Minimum gold standard buoyancy|
|5 Theory Modules|
|1 Dry tutorial session|
|1 Dry practical session|
|1 Confined water session|
|2 Open water lessons|
You will learn how to plan and conduct dives with mandatory decompression using different nitrox gases and a stage cylinder to accelerate decompression.
- diving physics and physiology
- gas planning, selection and considerations
- dive planning and decompression procedures
- how to achieve redundancy
- kit choice and configuration
- self-reliance skills and techniques
- practicalities of diving with a stage cylinder
- regulator exchange
You'll learn through continual assessment. There will be the under pinning theory along with a dive planning session. There will also be a dry practical session before you start putting it all into practice in the water and there'll be plenty of in water time to practice your new skills too.
Once certified you'll be competent to plan and conduct open circuit dives with mandatory decompression using a back gas of up to 36% nitrox on BSAC tables, or 50% nitrox using a multi-gas mix programmable
dive computer, and decompression gases of up to 80% nitrox, to accelerate decompression, within the depth limits of your diver certification level.
As an Advanced Twin-set Diver you can plan and conduct dives to an extended maximum depth as defined by the current maximum air or nitrox depth limit recommended by BSAC, currently, 40m, using breathing gases that you are certified to use.
The Twin-set Diver is an obvious choice, if you've not already completed it, to become an Advanced Twin-set Diver. You could enroll on other SDCs to develop specific skills such as photography.
You could further develop your open-circuit mixed gas knowledge and diver skills and on the Sport Mixed Gas Diver (50m) course.
You could learn to become a Closed Circuit Rebreather, CCR, diver on an AP Diving unit Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) Diver (40m) course.
Not sure that CCR is for you then why not a CCR Try Dive.