X-treme XTAD

X-treme XTAD

DIRrebreather X-Treme Accompagnied Dive (XTAD)

GOAL

The DIRrebreather X-Treme Accompanied Dive is designed to provide the participant the opportunity to make an x-treme dive with the accompany of an experienced DIRrebreather mixed gas instructor. An X-Treme dive is a dive between 130 and 155 meters.

The X-Treme Accompanied Dive is NOT a course, NOT a training program and NOT a workshop!!!!! 

PREREQUISITES


 To participate in the workshop, it is required to:

Be at least 21 years old.

Have a Certification as DIRrebreather mixed gas/expedition diver (CCR). The X-Treme Accompanied Dive can be combined with the DIRrebreather mixed gas workshop. In that case dives 1 this program can be skipped

Be physically and mentally fit

Have a DAN Insurance (or equivalent diving insurance) and an approval form DAN when the dive is deeper than 140 meters

Have participated in a DIRrebreather Fundamentals Workshop within the past two years

Have a medical proof of "fit for diving" not older than one year

Every DIRrebreather mixed gas instructor can accompany this X-Treme dive. The instructor can go to a depth of the X-Treme Accompanied Dive is to the depth of his deepest dive minus 20 meters. E.g. the deepest dive of the instructor is 165 meters, then he can do the X-Treme Accompanied Dive to maximum 145 meters.

The diver can go 40 meters deeper the his deepest dive. The building up of depth needs to be gradually. E.g. during the DIRrebreather mixed gas workshops, the deepest dive was 115 meters, then the X-Treme dive can be maximum 155 meters.

The maximum depth of the X-Treme Accompanied Dive cannot exceed 155 meters.

The DIRrebreather XTAD can be combined with a DIRrebreather Expedition/Mixed-Gas Workshop.

 

DURATION AND LIMITS


The X-Treme Accompanied Dive program takes at least 4 days: preparation (2 days), rest (1 day), execution X-Treme Accompanied Dive (1 day).

The X-Treme Accompanied Dive can be made with maximum three divers, the instructor included.

The maximum depth of the X-Treme Accompanied Dive cannot exceed 155 meters.

Every DIRrebreather mixed gas instructor can accompany this X-Treme dive. The instructor can go to a depth of the X-Treme Accompanied Dive is to the depth of his deepest dive minus 20 meters. E.g. the deepest dive of the instructor is 165 meters, then he can do the X-Treme Accompanied Dive to maximum 145 meters.

The diver can go 40 meters deeper the his deepest dive. The building up of depth needs to be gradually. E.g. during the DIRrebreather mixed gas workshops, the deepest dive was 115 meters, then the X-Treme dive can be maximum 155 meters.

DIRrebreather standards apply (setpoints, gasses, PN2, PO2, etc.).

Runtime is maximum 5 hours.

Chamber must be maximum 2 hours from the dive site. Distance depends on the transportation (car, boat, helicopter, camel, …).

Total number of bottom divers is maximum 3 (including the DIRrebreather Instructor).


Our instructors

Pim van der Horst

Pim van der Horst

The Netherlands
Simon Townsend

Simon Townsend

Spain, United Kingdom
Eveline Verdier

Eveline Verdier

France
Christian Massaad

Christian Massaad

Spain/Lanzarote
Bruce Konefe

Bruce Konefe

Thailand
Marco Valenti

Marco Valenti

Italy
Paul Neilsen

Paul Neilsen

Phillipines
Patrick Vanstraelen

Patrick Vanstraelen

Belgium
Diego Esposito

Diego Esposito

Italy