Scuba Courses (IANTD)

The International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers (IANTD) offer training ranging from entry level to technical diving. Our resident IANTD instructor can conduct any of the following IANTD courses:

  • Open Water Diver (Entry level course)
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • EANx Diver (Nitrox diver)
  • Recreational Trimix Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Advanced EANx Diver
  • Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver
  • Techinical Diver
  • Normoxic Trimix Diver

Please contact Johan Pretorius for more information or to book for a course.

Email: Johan Pretorius
Cellphone: +27 82 859 6281
Website: IANTD

 

Detailed descriptions of the courses on offer:

 

Open Water Diver (OC Only)

Purpose:

1. This Program is designed to provide comprehensive training to those who wish to become SCUBA divers.
2. This Program emphasizes the skills and knowledge needed to develop a safer novice diver and to develop a sense of confidence and responsibility in those joining the adventures of underwater discovery.
3. This Program qualifies a diver to dive to a maximum depth of 70 fsw (21 msw) in open water, accompanied by other divers of at least the same level, without supervision of a Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor. The diver can dive to a maximum depth of 100 fsw (30 msw) if they are guided or supervised dive by a dive master or instructor.
4. This program qualifies a diver to participate in diving activities where Appropriate Diver Support is always available at the surface, where in-water decompression stops are not required, and under conditions that are equal or better than the conditions where they were trained. If diving in conditions significantly different from those previously experienced the diver shall require an appropriate orientation.
5. Upon completion of the Open Water Nitrox Diver Program, the diver may dive any EANx mixture from Air to EAN 40.
6. If accompanied by an Instructor, an OW Diver or OWND may gain progressive experience beyond these parameters and develop competency in managing more challenging diving conditions designed to lead to higher qualifications. Where further instruction is required, this can only be provided by an Instructor.

Prerequisites:

1. Must be a minimum of 15 years of age with a parent or guardian authorization, or a minimum of 12 years of age for Junior Diver qualification, or a minimum of 18 years of age without guardian approval.

Advanced Open Water Diver (OC, SCR, CCR)

Purpose:

1. This mid-level Continuing Education Program is designed to enable IANTD Open Water / Recreational Rebreather Divers to extend their proficiency in the water and to gain more supervised practical experience.
2. This Program qualifies a diver to dive to a maximum depth of 100 fsw (30 msw).

Prerequisites:

1. Must be a qualified IANTD Open Water / Recreational Rebreather Diver or any Entry Level Diver equivalent.
2. Must be a minimum of 15 years of age with a parent or guardian authorization, or a minimum of 12 years of age for Junior Diver qualification, or a minimum or 18 years of age without guardian approval.

 

EANx Diver (OC Only)

Purpose:

1. This Program is designed to provide Sport Divers with a safer than air breathing medium for enjoying dives in the 40 to 130 fsw (12 to 39 msw) depth ranges. The diver may elect to dive the “mix” on EANx tables, or dive conservatively using air dive computers or air tables.
2. The IANTD EANx Diver qualification may be taught as a single Program or combined with a variety of the IANTD Advanced or Specialty Diver Programs.
3. The Program covers the use of EANx mixes in the range of 21% to a maximum of 40% oxygen.

Prerequisites:

1. Must be a qualified Open Water Diver.
2. Must be a minimum of 15 years of age with a parent or guardian authorization, or a minimum of 12 years of age for Junior Diver qualification, or a minimum of 18 years of age without guardian approval.

 

Recreational Trimix Diver (OC, SCR, CCR)

Purpose:

1. This Program is designed to provide Sport Divers with a breathing medium for extending their dives to Sport Diving Depths by using ENDs in the 40 to 80 fsw (12 to 24 msw) depth ranges. The diver may elect to dive the “mix” on tables or computers.
2. The IANTD Recreational Trimix Diver qualification may be taught as a single program or combined with a variety of the IANTD Advanced or Specialty Diver Programs.
3. The program qualifies divers to do no-stop required dives using Recreational Trimix Gas mixtures to a depth of 130 fsw (39 msw).

Prerequisites:

1. Must be a qualified Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent and EANx Diver or take the EANx Diver course in conjunction with the Recreational Trimix Diver course.
2. (RB) Nitrox Diver not required if certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver on a rebreather.
3. Must provide proof of a minimum of 15 logged dives.
4. Must be a minimum of 15 years of age with a parent or guardian authorization, or a minimum of 18 years of age without guardian approval.

 

Deep Diver (OC, SCR, CCR)

Purpose:

1. This Program is designed to provide responsible training to divers who plan to dive to a maximum of 130 fsw (39 msw) on air.
2. The IANTD Deep Diver Program trains divers in skills, performance, theory and planning of deep dives. This Program remains within the commonly practiced depth of 130 fsw (39 msw), and is the first sanctioned international Program to provide proper training in safe deep diving skills and performance.
3. It is recommended that this Program be taught in conjunction with the IANTD EANx Diver Program or the Recreational Trimix Diver Program or the IANTD Advanced EANx Diver Program.
4. This program qualifies divers to dive to 130 fsw (39 msw).

Prerequisites:

1. Must be qualified as an IANTD Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.
2. Must provide proof of a minimum of 10 logged dives.
3. Must be a minimum of 15 years of age with a parent or guardian authorization, or a minimum of 12 years of age for Junior Diver qualification, or a minimum of 18 years of age without guardian approval.

 

Advanced EANx Diver (OC, SCR, CCR)

Purpose:

1. This Program is designed to extend the diver’s knowledge in the use of EANx for Sport diving. It further develops diving skills and provides a greater understanding of the EANx concept of diving.
2. The Program employs EANx mixes up to 1.5 PO2.
3. This program qualifies divers to do dive to 140 fsw (42 msw) and do decompression stops required dives up to 15 minutes.

Prerequisites:

1. Must be qualified as an IANTD EANx Diver and IANTD Deep Diver with proof of a minimum of 30 logged dives or sufficient experience to satisfy the instructor that the student has the ability and knowledge to continue into this level of training.
2. Must be a minimum of 15 years of age with a parent or guardian authorization, or a minimum of 18 years of age without guardian approval.

 

Advanced Recreational Trimix Diver (OC, SCR, CCR)

Purpose:

1. This Program is designed to extend the diver’s knowledge in the use of EANx for Sport diving. It further develops diving skills and provides a greater understanding of the EANx concept of diving. It is also intended to supplement the skills of Recreational Trimix Divers.
2. The Program employs EANx mixes from 21% oxygen to a maximum of 1.5 PO2 combined with a Helium content that maintains an END no greater than 80 fsw (24 msw) may be used.
3. This program qualifies divers to dive to 160 fsw (48 msw) and perform decompression stops required dives up to 15 minutes.

Prerequisites:

1. Must be qualified as an IANTD Recreational Trimix Diver or Nitrox Diver and IANTD Deep Diver with proof of a minimum of 30 logged dives or sufficient experience to satisfy the instructor that the student has the ability and knowledge to continue into this level of training.
2. Must be a minimum of 15 years of age with a parent or guardian authorization, or a minimum of 18 years of age without guardian approval

 

Technical Diver (OC Only)

Purpose:

1. This Program is designed to train divers to conduct dives to depths between 100 fsw (30 msw) and, at the instructors option, up to 170 fsw (51 msw) using custom blend breathing gas mixtures; and to provide greater understanding of custom blend breathing gas mixtures, a complete knowledge of the limits of any EANx mixture, and the use of EANx and oxygen for decompression.
2. The knowledge and skills taught in this program are more than adequate to qualify divers to perform dives outside of training up to 180 fsw (54 msw).

Prerequisites:

1. Must be qualified as an IANTD Advanced EANx Diver.
2. Must provide proof of a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which at least 30 were deeper than 90 fsw (27 msw) or sufficient experience doing technical dives to satisfy the instructor that the student has the ability and knowledge to continue into this level of training.
3. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

 

Normoxic Trimix Diver (OC, SCR, CCR)

Purpose:

1. This Program is designed to train those who wish to dive to depths between 130 fsw (39 msw) and 200 fsw (60 msw), but who do not wish to breathe air below 130 fsw (39 msw). Trimix affords a means of reducing narcosis on dives to such depths.
2. (RB) This Program is further designed to train divers in the safer use of Rebreathers for dives using normoxic helium-based gas mixtures.
3. The knowledge and skills taught in this program are more than adequate to qualify divers to perform Trimix Dives outside of training up to 200 fsw (60 msw).

Prerequisites:

1. Must be qualified as an IANTD Advanced EANx Diver. Divers qualified as Technical Diver, see note below under Program Content section.
2. Must provide proof of a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which at least 30 were deeper than 90 fsw (27 msw) or sufficient experience doing technical dives to satisfy the instructor that the student has the ability and knowledge to continue into this level of training
3. (RB) Must have 20 dives and 25 hours on the rebreather being used.
4. (RB) Divers certified as OC Normoxic Trimix may take this course combined with the Rebreather Diver course with qualification given once the 20 dives and 25 hours are logged.
5. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.