The Helitrox course provides the training required to competently and safely utilize breathing gases containing helium for dives that require staged decompression, utilizing Nitrox and/or oxygen mixtures during decompression to a maximum depth of 45 metres / 150 feet. The most common equipment requirements, gear set-up, and decompression techniques are also presented during this course. Students are permitted to utilize Enriched Air Nitrox and helium mixes with no greater than 35% helium content, and up to 100% oxygen for decompression diving.
Please note: Because the only north-Florida dive sites which offer the necessary depth for this training, you must be certified to the full Cave Diver level. If students wish to take the course in the ocean, destination travel can be arranged.
Certification is through TDI, NAUI, IANTD.
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have at least 50 logged dives
- Be certified to the Advanced Nitrox/Deco Procedures Diver level or equivalent
- Be certified to the full Cave Diver level or equivalent – unless taking in the ocean
- This course generally takes five days are requires at least 300 minutes of bottom time.