Wreck Explorer Level I

Prerequisites

  1. Must be at least a minimum 18 years of age.
  2. Must be ISE BoE qualified.
  3. Must have a minimum of 100 logged dives, .
  4. Must be able to perform the following

400 meters swimming in less than 15 min & free dive a distance of 15 Meters.
or alternatively
Snorkel 800 meters (with fins) in less than 18 min. & free dive a distance of 25 meters
or alternatively
Run 1000 Meters in less than 5 min.

Purpose

The ISE Wreck Explorer Level 1 is designed to introduce the diver to wreck diving at the 30 meter range. Emphasis is placed on special skills useful for the wreck diving. This course is based on theories and experiences. It also guide divers through dealing with the practical implications of wreck diving including basic surveys. Divers are expected to be capable divers when enrolling for this course.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE CLASS CAN BE CONDUCTED IN:
opencircuit backmount / sidemount or any rebreather that you are certified on.

Duration

This class will be conducted over a duration of 5 days, and involves at least 8 dives. At least 6 dives will be actual wreck dives.

Limits

  1. Student to instructor ratio will not exceed 3:1 in all in-water and surface sessions.
  2. Maximum training depth of 30 meters.
  3. Bottom PPO2 is not to exceed 1.4 bar.
  4. Certification expires after 3 years. Students have to re-qualify. (An evaluation dive)

Topics

  • ISE organization
  • Limits of training
  • Course completion requirements
  • Conservation and legal aspects
  • Logistical planning, project support and operational planning
  • Advance diving techniques including line management, touch contact, free drifting ascents etc

Drills

  • Spools, reels and guideline use
  • Dive team order and protocols
  • Touch contact
  • Advance navigation skills

Equipment

All students must have the following equipment for the course. Please email the instructor should you have further enquiries.

  • Tank/s: Students are required to use double tanks. Double tanks setup requires a dual outlet isolator manifold, which allows for the use of two first-stages. All dives must start with a minimum of 2250 volume liters of gas.
  • Regulators: For double tank setup, one first stage must provide a second stage on a 2 meter hose and inflation for buoyancy compensator. The other must provide a second stage on a hose not exceeding 60 cm, attached with a shock cord on the mouth piece. It must also provide a pressure gauge on a hose not exceeding 60 cm, and inflation for dry suit. (where applicable)
  • Backplate: A rigid and flat platform, of metal construction held to the diver by one continuous piece of nylon webbing. This webbing should be adjustable through the plate with triglides to hold positions, and a buckle to secure the system at the waist. A crotch strap attached to the lower end of the plate and has a loop to pass the waist band through to secure the system. A knife sheath should be attached at the waist and will be adjusted beside the crotch strap when ready. This webbing should support five D-rings; 1 on the left, and 1 on right shoulder strap, both approximately the collar bone level. 2 on the crotch strap with one at the front and one at the buttocks. The shoulder straps should have small rubber bands to hold the back-up lights. The system should have no unnecessary components.
  • Buoyancy Compensator Device: The buoyancy compensator device should be back-mounted and streamlined with only one inflator. There should be no bungee cords of any sort on the buoyancy cell. The lift should not exceed 25 kg for doubles. Wing size and shape should be appropriate to the cylinders used during training.
  • Lighting Systems: The primary light that should be of a canister with light cord connecting to the light head design. The battery should be inside the canister and a slot to position it on the right hip location on the waist strap. The light head should have a goodman handle with a bolt snap attached, and a loop at the bottom of the light head. The primary light should be at least a 10 watts HID or equivalent.
    At least two back-up lights that are of a twist on and off bezel design. It should be an in-line battery design that do not overdrive the bulb. There should be no on/off switch for the back-up lights. The back-up lights will have bolt snaps attached to the back of it for stowage to the system.
  • At least one depth measuring device.
  • At least one knife as line cutting device.
  • At least one low volume mask.
  • At least one surface marker per diver.
  • One survey compass.
  • One survey slate.
  • One time keeping device.
  • One pair of non split, rigid fins.
  • One underwater notepad.
  • One spool of at least 30 meters of line per diver.
  • One primary reel of at least 90 meters of line per diver.
  • One exposure suit that is appropriate for the training environment and water temperature.
  • Decompression tables.

Price

Tuition of min 1250 € per student + instructor's travel and diving expenses. (to be shared equally amongst all students)

Classdates

Location City Start Date End Date Instructor Details
Switzerland Horgen 2018-06-07 2018-06-11 Helmut Spangler Details

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