Decompression Diver Speciality
This programme contains 8 dives (mainly
wrecks) of varying depths and conditions.
One The Spit
This dive will introduce you to the
concept of carrying a sling cylinder with your twin set, covering such
points as weighting and emergency procedures. You will also be exposed to
working with reels and running lines under adverse conditions.
Two The Itatia
This wreck sits in a maximum of 9m of very
dirty water in middle harbour. The site is used to give the student an
insight into a large-scale wreck (65m long) with multiple deck levels and
very adverse visibility conditions. You will be taught to follow a line
in and out of the deck levels and over and under the beams and wreckage.
This is a very interesting introduction to a true wreck environment.
Three The Coolooli (bucket dredge)
This is one of Sydney s classic wrecks;
she lies on her starboard side in 48m of water with her port side in 38m.
This dive will be a check out dive were you will be required to wear a
sling cylinder and complete a 20 minute bottom time and subsequent
decompression. At the end of this dive you will have completed a standard
decompression wreck dive.
Four The Dee Why Ferry
On this dive you will be required to plan
the dive and adhere to your dive plan and gas management profile. You
will use 60% Nitrox for decompression and run an accelerated
decompression profile. During the dive you will be required to complete
several tasks required by your instructor.
Five A Deep Wreck Dive (48M+)
Once again you will be required to plan
and manage the dive under the guidance of your instructor. During the
dive you will again have to complete several exercises.
Six A Deep Wreck Dive (48M+)
Again you will be required to plan and
manage the dive under the guidance of your instructor. During the dive
you will have to complete several exercises one of which will be a blue
water assent and deployment of a Surface Marker Buoy.
Seven The Coolooli (bucket dredge)
On this dive the instructor will lead you
through a set course that will require the laying of line and the
incorporation of advance wreck diving procedures within a set time frame.
The entire dive will be run to a tight schedule that will require time
management skills and gas planning for accelerated decompression.
Eight The Coolooli (bucket dredge)
This dive will be the same as dive seven
but you will lead the instructor. To pass the course you must complete
the dive to plan in every detail.
The course cost is $1800 and includes all gear hire (if required), boat dives and gas.