If you’re interested in the idea of technical diving, but still have not made up your mind whether it is for you or not, or if you just think learning to dive with a twin set would be a cool experience, then why not sign up for the Twin Set Diver Specialty. The PADI twinset speciality course is aimed at anyone looking to get an understanding of what twinset diving is all about. The PADI twinset speciality is also recognised and approved by PADI as a Distinctive Specialty. The training provided will give you a full overview of how easy diving with a twin set can really be. Hopefully at the end of the weekend you will be a full convert to the idea of using a twinset for you diving, who knows, you may even get the bug and book yourself onto the PADI Tec 40 course.
What do I need to start?
You need to be qualified at PADI Adventure Diver (or equivalent) or above, have 25 logged dives and be over 15 years old to undertake this course.What will I do?
There are several advantages to diving with a twinset including more available gas, extra supply for safety and stability underwater. The Twinset Diver course is designed to familiarise divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, configuration, hazards and benefits of diving with twin scuba cylinders.During the course you will practice a variety of skills required for twin set diving including:
- Equipment set-up and configuration;
- Air shut down drills;
- Emergency procedures;
- Basic decompression procedures; and
- Gas switching.
You will also learn how to calculate your surface air consumption rate in order to estimate your gas supply requirements for a given depth and time.
Once qualified you will be able to plan, organise and conduct safe dives using a twinset.
How long will it take?
The course includes a theory session prior to the dives to tell you everything you need to know for the course. This will cover the advantages and disadvantages of diving with twinsets, gas management, components of a twinset system and dealing with equipment failure. Followed by a confined water training dive in a twinset and then two open water dives to practice rigging your twinset, demonstrate buoyancy and emergency procedure skills.
What will I need?
Drysuit, mask, snorkel, fins and computer for the confined and open water sessions.
Course price does not include your entry to open water site.