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THE ORIGINAL & BEST
TECH TRAINING AGENCY


IANTD is the only agency that offers training in all aspects of technical diving through a full range of response-driven diver training programmes, allowing you to expand your knowledge and training with some of the top professionals in the field.

Whether you're taking your first tentative steps or you're an experienced diver wishing to push beyond the limits of recreational diving, IANTD offers a complete range of diver training programs from entry-level Open Water Diver through to Trimix CCR and Cave, taught by a team of instructors trainers and instructors who represent the very best technical divers in the UK and the world. This is the start of an adventure like no other - take an IANTD course today and discover the explorer in you!

Although most courses are run on site at Vobster, some IANTD training programmes may require travel to locations other than Vobster Quay for training. Please note that course fees include course manual and certification fees but do not include the cost of gas and equipment hire (if required).

OUR TRAINING ETHOS - Education is purchased but certification is awarded based solely upon student performance.

Adv Rec Trimix - Gas included!




For divers wanting to take the first steps into true technical diving, the IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix program is a great place to start...

As our most popular technical training program by far, we're keen to encourage as many divers as possible to benefit from the joys of 'clear head' helium diving which is why our IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix course is now *GAS INCLUSIVE*.

If you take the IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix course with us, the one thing you won't have to worry about is your gas bill - all the air, nitrox and trimix you use on the course is included in the course fee!

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Rebreather Training - Go bubble-free!




Rebreathers have opened up a whole new dimension in diving, offering the ultimate in gas-efficient 'no bubbles' diving for recreational and technical divers alike.

By recycling the gas that we exhale, rebreathers are super-efficient gas management tools that use a fraction of the gas used by conventional open circuit divers.

IANTD's range of Rebreather training programs allow you to develop your skills and knowledge of Rebreather diving in a safe, progressive and controlled manner under the direct supervision of your IANTD Rebreather instructor.

Vobster Quay can offer training on what we believe to be the best closed circuit rebreather on the market today - the RedBare CCR from VMS.

For more information, call us on 01373 814666.

IANTD Course List



IANTD Deep Diver
DURATION: Two full days
PREREQUISITES:
  • Advanced Open Water
  • Minimum of 15 years old
COST: £ CALL US!
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This course has a 40m no stop limit, but is beyond comparison with other 40m certifications.

The detailed knowledge and thorough diving skills prepare you for either progression to ART, or for those days when you stray into 'safety deco'. Deep can be taken on either twinset or sidemount and covers deep diving, shutdown skills, DSMB ascents and robust preparation for dives to 40m.




IANTD Essentials
DURATION: Two full days
PREREQUISITES:
  • Advanced Open Water
  • Minimum of 15 years old
COST: £ CALL US!
NEXT COURSE:
The Essentials programme can benefit ANY diver. Stepping back from skills and depth progression, it offers an indepth look at gas use, breathing, gear configuration, linking physical and mental performance.

It shies away from a one size fits all approach, preferring to equip the diver with an appreciation of options available and which might suit their diving best. The result is a diver who is more knowledgeable and thinks more, making diving more efficient, safer and enjoyable. It's an ideal preparation for high end Trimix or Cave course, or as a tune up in it's own right.



IANTD Self-Sufficient Diver
DURATION: Two full days
PREREQUISITES:
  • Advanced Open Water
  • Minimum of 15 years old
COST: £ CALL US!
NEXT COURSE:
Perfect for UK diving, the IANTD Self-Sufficient Diver course covers the planning and skills needed to cope with problems that would normally end a dive on a single cylinder rig.

Gas planning, valve shutdowns, delayed surface marker buoy (DSMB) deployment and personal skills are all combined to boost confidence, reduce gas consumption and manage stress, making the result more enjoyable recreational dives for you and your buddy.

Anyone diver qualified from PADI Advanced Open Water upwards can become an IANTD Self-Sufficient diver, though we recommend EANx is used to maximise the benefits. The course also servces as a perfect introduction to diving twinsets if you also want to use it as a stepping stone to deeper things.



IANTD Sidemount Diver
DURATION: Two full days
PREREQUISITES:
  • Advanced Open Water
  • Minimum of 18 years old
COST: £ CALL US!
NEXT COURSE:
Sidemount diving is all the rage these days - it delivers great trim and buoyancy control, plus extremely accessible valves for gas management!

It's flexibility can make your recreational dives more self sufficient or provide a great alternative to back mounted twinsets for Advanced Recreational Trimix and Normoxic Trimix levels.

The IANTD Sidemount Diver course covers theory, gas planning, kit configuration and dive skills, with the emphasis firmly on getting in the water and diving to discover and enjoy the benefits of a totally new setup. It can also use much of the equipment you already have, making it more financially accessible. Most sidemount wings can be used with singles and twinsets as well!



IANTD Open Water DPV Diver
DURATION: Two full days
PREREQUISITES:
  • Advanced Open Water
  • Minimum of 18 years old
COST: £ CALL US!
NEXT COURSE:
Diver propulsion vehicles (DPVs) are all the rage these days but you don't need to be a hardcore explorer to enjoy the benefits that they offer. Want to explore your favourite wreck in a single dive? Want to dive through current without breaking a sweat? You need a DPV.

Under the expert tuition of IANTD tech instructor Howard Hugo Angel, you can learn all about these awesome devices. You'll learn motives and risks for DPV diving, equipment configuration and streamlining techniques for DPV diving, procedures and techniques for DPV diving, Task loading and dive / gas planning needs for DPV diving, gas sharing and towing techniques, conservation considerations for DPV handling, minimizing specific environment impact and considerations for the increased range of travel / penetration and safe charging, transport and maintenance procedures for DPVs.

Sound like fun? Don't delay - contact us today and book your IANTD Open Water DPV course today and expensive life in the fast lane! Not got your own DPV? We can hire you a high performance Suex DPV for the duration of this course.



IANTD Advanced
Recreational Trimix Diver

DURATION: Four full days
PREREQUISITES:
  • Enriched Air Nitrox Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • 30 logged dives
  • Minimum 15 years old
COST: £ CALL US!
NEXT COURSE:
The best course for entry level technical divers has just had it's depth limit extended to 51m.

Ideal for existing twinset divers looking to move into the 40-50m range in good style, ART offers a solid grounding in redundancy, dive planning, physiology, decompression theory and current technical dive practice. Use of weak trimix removes narcosis and enhances both the mental performance that underpins all good diving.

You'll be trained to solve problems underwater and decompress on up to 100% O2. Skills are introduced and enhanced in progressive training that matches the pace you learn best at. If you are an existing Deep Spec diver, this is your next step toward excellent diving.



IANTD Normoxic Trimix
DURATION: Five full days
PREREQUISITES:
  • IANTD Advanced Rec Trimix
  • 100 logged dives
  • Minimum of 18 years old
COST: £ CALL US!
NEXT COURSE:
The IANTD Normoxic Trimix course gives the technical or extended range diver the ability to increase their safety and enjoyment of dives in the 40-60m range with the addition of helium to their breathing mix.

The course covers the dive planning, physiology and skills to utilise the safety advantage of using Helium in the breathing mixture whilst at depth. The IANTD Normoxic Trimix course really tunes up diver skills, planning and operational smoothness to set them up for dives down to 60m with unlimited deco on two mixes.

NOTE: The cost of the IANTD Normoxic Trimix course includes a copy of the Mixed Gas Encyclopedia worth £80.00



IANTD Normoxic Plus Trimix
DURATION: Five full days
PREREQUISITES:
  • IANTD Advanced Rec Trimix
  • 100 logged dives
  • Minimum of 18 years old
COST: £ CALL US!
NEXT COURSE:
Normoxic diving can now extended to 70m, making this course perfect for many top shelf diving destinations, from Malta to Malin, from Norway to Nullarbor.

This new depth limit is either available for ART / Adv Nitrox divers taking the extended Normoxic Plus, or as an upgrade for existing Normoxic divers.



IANTD Tech Supervisor
DURATION: Internship
PREREQUISITES:
  • IANTD Advanced Rec Trimix
  • 100 logged dives
  • Minimum of 18 years old
COST: £ CALL US!
NEXT COURSE:
THE technical Divemaster course. Many tech divers find this an excellent way to improve their supervisory and buddy skills to assist on tech course, projects and expeditions.

Extending divemaster skills into twinset, sidemount or CCR diving, this course pulls no punches in the attention to theory, gear, planning and dive operation detail demanded of tech supervisors to ensure their team stays safe, healthy and achieves their goals.





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