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