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Deco Procedures

Are No Deco Limits (NDLs) limiting your dives? If so, the Decompression Procedures course is perfect for you. You'll learn how to plan staged decompression, so you don't have to worry about NDLs again.

Minimum Exit Requirements
  • Satisfactorily complete the TDI Decompression Procedures course written examination

  • Complete all open water requirements safely and efficiently

  • Demonstrate mature, sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution

  • Decompression dive planning including:

    • Decompression gas choices

    • Tables vs. personal dive computers

    • Emergency and contingency planning (equipment failure, omitted decompression, etc.)

  • Decompression diving procedures

    • Equipment selection

    • Pre-dive checks and drills

    • Stress analysis and mitigation

    • Following a decompression schedule

    • Gas switching

    • Team awareness and communication

    • SMB/lift bag deployment

  • Proper trim, buoyancy and finning techniques

  • Emergency procedures (equipment failures, catastrophic gas loss, omitted decompression, navigational errors, etc.)

  • Equipment considerations, cylinder labeling, analyzing nitrox mixtures, and gas blending procedures

What You Will Learn
What's in it For You
  • Ability to conduct decompression diving activities without direct supervision provided:

  • The diving activities approximate those of training

  • The areas of activities approximate those of training

  • Environmental conditions approximate those of training

  • Ability to enroll in TDI Advanced Nitrox, TDI Extended Range, TDI Advanced Wreck, TDI Trimix courses

The Ocean Pro Difference 

Custom Training

When we get into tech diving, courses become more of a mentorship than a black and white course. We don't believe in just meeting minimum standards, we want to build you into the best you can be. Because of this, we've added extra to our tech  courses, and don't have a set schedule. The schedule and requirements will be discussed in our first classroom session, so we can build a path to success for your specific needs.

Rent to Own

At this level of diving, you generally want to own your own gear. However as we add new gear that you may never have used before it can be hard to know what you want to buy. That's why we have our Rent to Own program. Rent a piece of gear, and if you decide that's what you want to buy, your rental price goes towards the cost of the gear!


  • Minimum age 18

  • Minimum certification of Advanced Diver and Deep Diver

  • Proof of 35 logged open water dives, at least 15 in a drysuit, at least 6 within the past 6 month, and at least 8 past 100ft/30m

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Your Next Adventure

After you're skills as a diver are sorted, you next great adventure will be to share what you know with others. Learn to teach diving with the PADI Instructor Development Course

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