APRIL AND MAY DIVING AT THE YELLOW HOUSE
Want to move your diving up a notch? Want to learn to use a drysuit? Improve Buoyancy? Want to learn to take photos while you dive? Want to understand and use gas blends to extend your diving, to allow for deeper dives? Want to be part of the ELITE in the diving world? Join the ranks of Technical Divers! Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures is the first major step into Technical Diving. Want to do any or all of this and have use of the Yellow House??? Check out our specials!!!
ADVANCED NITROX/DECOMPRESSION PROCEDURES
On April 23-24 we will be hosting an Advanced Nitrox/Decompression weekend! Enjoy the comforts of the Yellow House while getting some great diving experience. This dual course consists of SIX dives, down to 150’ using doubles and a stage cylinder for decompression. You will learn how to deploy lift bags, conduct valve shutdown drills and establish GREAT buoyancy characteristics. Graduates of this class are able to manage high-test Nitrox (40% plus) including pure oxygen responsibly paying attention to special equipment and component requirements, handling considerations and cylinder markings. You will leave this class with the basic understanding of staged decompression practice (ascent behavior) and decompression theory, understanding the concept and constraints of staged decompression obligation; the use of multiple gases to optimize a decompression schedule.
Cost for this combination course is $700.
The next step in your Technical Diving is Trimix. On May 7-8 we will be offering a Trimix weekend! This is the first course using a Helium mixture. Once you have successfully passed the Advanced Nitrox/Deco class you are eligible to move onto Trimix. We are offering them back to back so you can get the education in succession, the logic of one class adds to the learning of the next, then having the summer to utilize your newfound skills! In Trimix the dives are down to 200’ using 2 stage bottles. Graduates are able to make dives requiring long decompression stops and needing expedition quality contingency plans. You will become comfortable making advanced equipment selection and know how to configure and manage additional gear to function well on long dives. Upon completion you will fully understand water behaviors dictated by use of helium in breathing mixes, will be competent using complex gas management calculations and have the ability to create, manage and modify complex decompression schedules and apply them as appropriate to the dive conditions. This class consists of 4 dives over the two days.
We are offering the Yellow House for the Trimix weekend so all you have to do is focus on diving and learning. There isn’t a better way to learn and not a better place to do it. All the comforts of home with the advantage of diving just out the front door!!
Cost of the Trimix weekend is just $900 and includes all your gases, including Helium!
What diver hasn’t seen that PERFECT SOMETHING; that creature, that scene, that experience that you just want to capture, to share with your friends, to document that you really were there and that you really did see what you just saw??? Maybe you have even toyed with taking pictures underwater…aimed and click…and hoped for the best. Wouldn’t you like to actually know how to take great underwater photos? We have the class and the instructor that can teach you! Ryan, our newest instructor, is an accomplished diver and also an award winning underwater photographer! Join Ryan in this informative one day class. Underwater Photography will be offered on April 23 and May 7th.
Fee for this course is $200 ($225 if you want to rent a camera) and it includes two dives and classroom lecture. Ryan is even available after class to critique photos for those that can print or upload their photos onsite.
For those divers that aren’t interested or don’t have the time right now for a full weekend of Technical Diving we are also offering:
Night/Limited Visibility Diving April 23
Alex will be leading this class in the fine art of night diving! The diving world you know during the day becomes very different once the sun sets. Come experience the difference of night diving as well as learn the skills necessary for diving when visibility is limited or impaired.
Cost for this 2 dive course is $250
Drysuit Diving May 7
Learn the skills and nuances of diving dry with Alex on this one day, two dive course. Experience the benefits of diving here in the Northwest in the comfort and warmth of a drysuit. (Rental of drysuit is available.)
Class cost is $250
Advanced Buoyancy May 8
After completing Open Water and having the basic skills of SCUBA, take it up a notch and learn the secrets of great buoyancy! This class is a great asset for your future diving!
Cost for this 2 dive class is $250
Check out our website for a full listing of all classes!!