TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver Course

Serious about your deep diving, want to really learn all about the benefits of using higher concentrations of Nitrox?  Well the TDI Advanced Nitrox course is for you…

Frog Dive generally offers this course in conjunction with the TDI Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures Course for those divers wanting to really learn all about staged decompression dives to 45m and take the opportunity to explore the deep wrecks off Sydney’s Long Reef and further afield.

The TDI Advanced Nitrox program takes qualified Nitrox divers (any certification to 40% O2) and provides you with the benefits, hazards and proper procedures for utilizing nitrox mixes from 21% through to 100% (oxygen). If you do not have a nitrox certification, we can arrange an additional evening to provide you with the training to meet the entry level requirement for Advanced Nitrox. There will be an additional fee for this.

The training is structured to provide you with Advanced Nitrox training so that not only can use the full range of available Nitrox mixtures but that you can also use EAN mixes up to 100% during the Decompression Procedures practical training. The obvious advantages of higher EAN mixes during decompression will become very evident during this training program.

When combined with TDI Decompression Procedures this program is ideal for those divers who are already conducting deeper dives, but want to better understand staged decompression using nitrox as a decompression gas, particularly when diving the deeper wrecks off Sydney.

This program is designed to take experienced deeper divers and train them in the planning and execution of standard staged decompression using the most common equipment requirements, gear set-ups, decompression techniques and decompression mixtures (including oxygen and nitrox if qualified) to a maximum depth of 45 msw.

TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver Course Fees

  • Advanced Nitrox (only) – $395
  • Combined Adv Nitrox and Decompression Procedures)  – $1295
  • Decompression Procedures (only) – $1095



2018 Course Dates

14th March, 16th May, 15th August, 14th November

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If you are not Nitrox qualified, you will need to complete one evening of basic nitrox theory prior to commencing this programme as your first two dives on the course will be using nitrox as a bottom gas. This program is for experienced divers, not novices.

Download the 2018 Decompression Procedures and Advanced Nitrox Course Brochure here.

Many student doing this course are also interested in completing the SDI Solo Diver Course.  When booked in conjunction with either the Adv Nitrox or Deco course this program is offered at a special price of only $250 ($225 for Team Members).  Ask for more details when booking!

Divers wishing to participate in the Advanced Nitrox program must:

  • Be a minimum age of 18
  • Be a certified Nitrox Diver (up to 40%) (though this can be included for addional fee)
  • Have a minimum of 25 logged dives
  • Sign the applicable TDI Waiver and Release form

Note: When combined with Deco Procedures students must also be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent).  Additionally Frog Dive recommends that students doing the combined course are already PADI Deep qualified (or equivalent) with 10 dives over 30m.

Student Dive Equipment

You will need:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins & boots
  • Appropriate insulation
  • Dive cylinders
  • BCD which has enough lift for two cylinders
  • Regulator with alternate air source and bottom timer
  • 1 torc
  • Knife
  • Whistle
  • Surface Marker Buoy
  • Reel with minimum of 50m of 2mm line
  • Slate and pencil
  • Stage bottle nitrox (5lt recommended)

Knowledge Development

  • Introduction to Advanced Nitrox
  • Technical Diving Fundamentals
  • Diving Physics and Gas Laws
  • Gas Physiology
  • Advanced Oxygen Tracking
  • Formula Work
  • Equipment
  • Naking Nitrox Work
  • Dive Planning
  • Dive Protocols
  • Common Mixing Procedures

Course includes

  • All training packs
  • All boat and shore dives (4 dives for Adv Nitrox, 6 when combined with Deco Procedures)
  • All air and nitrox fills
  • Certification through TDI when course training objectives are successfully achieved..
  • A rewarding experience