Extended Basic Skills:-  Backmount or Sidemount 

The Extended Basic Skills is a preparation for technical diving as well as just continuous dive training for the serious diver. We have chosen to add extensive theory and dive training which distinguish us from other organizations, where extensive theory comes in much later.

After passing the course, the student is able to:

  • Configure and use equipment for technical diving according to SwedTech Diving equipment configuration
  • Handle and use an extra stage cylinder with bottom gas
  • Plan and execute dives with Nitrox as a bottom mix
  • Plan dives that require Nitrox or Oxygen for accelerated decompression
  • Plan dives that require helium-based bottom mixes for lower equivalent narcotic depth
  • Understand and plan overhead dives, both in physical overhead environments and with decompression stops which create an artificial ceiling
  • Solve the common equipment problems which can arise when diving with technical diving equipment
  • Solve a problem of gas loss and prevent a serious gas loss
  • Use several different swimming techniques to manoeuvre forward, backward and during turns
  • Show excellent buoyancy control, both during the bottom phase of the dives and during the ascent
  • Understand and use the advantages of diving in a well-balanced team

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Extend your exploration, reduce your workload and see more of a dive site. The use of a Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) allow you to do all that and more.

While they offer great opportunity to expand your diving careful planning, task load management and specific skills are required to avoid serious potential issues, all of which are covered on the Swedtech Diving DPV program. Aimed to train the thinking diver to use a DPV correctly within their training level the DPV course is will allow any diver to expand their diving goals.

The course can be done using single cylinder, twinset or rebreather.

The student should have at least 5 hours of practical dive training in the water.
The student should have at least 5 hours of theory and briefings.
The course can be taught in ocean, sea or sea like environment.

After passing the course, the student is able to:

  • Correctly setup a DPV
  • Operate a DPV in the correct body position
  • Use a DPV correctly for all components of the dive
  • Use both DPV and fins to control the direction of the DPV fluidly
  • Respond to DPV failures in a controlled and correct manner
  • Respond to contingency situations in a controlled and correct manner
  • Maintain a good team coordination and communication while using a DPV