PADI Tec Trimix Gas Blender
Who should take this course?
Technical diving is on the rise. If your interested in this highly skilled aspect of diving, then you need the tools to be able to push those limits and explore those environments. An important tool is your gas requirements and making sure you have the correct gas for your mission’s success. The Tec Trimix Gas Blender course teaches you to blend enriched air nitrox and helium-blend gases using one or more blending methods. Being the blender is a key job at any Technical diving facility and your work allows other divers to do what they love to do – Technical dive.
If you’re a PADI Enriched Air Diver and are at least 18 years old, you can enroll in a Tec Gas Blender course.
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your Tec Trimix Gas Blender Instructor.
What will you learn?
The Tec Trimix Gas Blender course includes three practical application sessions, but no dives. During independent study and instructor-led review, you learn:
• About the advantages and disadvantages of different blending methodologies.
• Gas properties of helium
• To blend trimix blends to within one percent of the target mix.
• About the potential hazards related to handling oxygen and helium, and how to manage those risks.
• To demonstrate the steps for oxygen cleaning equipment, along with the requirements for oxygen service.