PADI Multilevel and Computer Diver Course

 
Course Introduction

As Scuba divers, we want to stay under the water as long as possible. The only way to do this safely is to be able to calculate the amount of nitrogen our body absorbs during a dive. By knowing the amount of nitrogen absorbed in our body during a dive we can calculate the maximum amount of bottom time for our next dive without exceeding our no-decompression limits. 


A dive computer performs all these calculations for you. It is also the safest way to keep track and calculate your residual nitrogen as well as oxygen exposure for those of you diving enriched air. Since the dive computer runs essentially automatically you can be sure you will get accurate information on each dive. You also increase your bottom time by using a dive computer. So if you are going to be a diver you definitely need a dive computer to get the most out of diving.

 

IIf a dive computer is not in your immediate future then you'll need to learn how to use the recreational dive planner or better yet the eRDPML calculator to calculate your residual nitrogen in between dives. For divers who intend to make multiple dives (more than one) in a single day or deeper dives without using a dive computer these skills are essential to keep you safe.

Course Overview

The purpose of the PADI Multilevel Diver Specialty course is to familiarize divers with the theory, skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, hazards, benefits and enjoyment of multilevel diving with the eRDPML and/or with a dive computer.

The goals of the PADI Multilevel Diver course are:
A. To develop the student’s knowledge of the theories behind dive tables, dive computers and multilevel diving.

B. To enable the student to plan, organize and make safe multilevel no decompression dives with the eRDPML and/or dive computers.

C. To ensure the student knows the most state-of-the-art recommendations for flying after diving, omitted decompression and the S.A.F.E. Diver program.

 

academics

The PADI Multilevel and Computer Diver Course begin with independent study and knowledge development. Students using dive computers must familiarize themselves with their computer operation and bring their operations manual with them to class.

Students will begin by reading the recreational dive planner manual and completing all practice exercises in the book even if you're using a computer.

Then Students will read and complete all knowledge reviews provided by the instructor. Your instructor will review your knowledge reviews during your classroom session.

 

Open Water Training Dives

Open Water Training Dive 1
By the end of this open water training session, you will be able to:
• Calculate the no decompression limits of a two-depth level dive using the eRDPML.

• Execute a no decompression, two level dive that begins with a direct descent to the deepest level and progresses to the second level.

• Apply the principles of the PADI S.A.F.E. Diver program by ascending between levels and from the last level to the surface at a rate not to exceed 18 meters/60 feet per minute, and make a safety stop of at least three minutes at 5 meters/15 feet.

• Accurately monitor depth, time and air supply on a multilevel dive.

•Dive avoiding hypothermia, running out of air, disorientation, saw-tooth dive profiles and dive computer sharing.

Open water Training Dive 2
By the end of this open water training session, you will be able to:
• Plan and execute a no decompression, three-level dive using the eRDPML and (optional) a dive computer that begins with a direct descent to the deepest depth and progresses to two shallower levels.

• Apply the principles of the PADI S.A.F.E. Diver program by ascending between levels and from the last level to the surface at a rate not to exceed 18 meters/60 feet per minute, and make a safety stop of at least three minutes at 5 meters/15 feet.

• Accurately monitor depth, time and air supply on a multilevel dive.

    course duration

    The total course duration is approximately 12 hours typically conducted over 2 to 3 classes. For more information on specific scheduling for this course please click on the calendar below.

     

    Recommended Additional Training (optional)

    We suggest that all divers enrolling in PADI Specialty Course take the PADI Enriched Air Scuba Diver Course first in order to increase bottom time during your training dives.

    Click here for more information on PADI Eriched Diver Course.

Course Prerequisites

    prerequisite training

    PADI Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.

    The instructor is to ensure that the individual can perform the skills required of a PADI Open Water Diver.

    If any training will be conducted deeper than 18 meters/60 feet, the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or a qualifying certification from another training organization is recommended, with the Deep Diver rating highly recommended for any training deeper than 30 meters/100 feet.

     

    Age requirements

    PADI Minimum Age Requirement is 12 years old.

     
    depth restrictions

    The maximum depth is 30 meters/100 feet and for Junior Divers (12-14 years old) the maximum depth is 21 meters/70 feet.

     

    required Books

    eRDPML or RDP table

    If students are going to be using enriched air in this course, you will need to bring your enriched air tables, oxygen exposure table and equivalent air depth table to class.

     

    required equipment

    Standard SCUBA Gear: Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Compass, Dive Computer or Dive Watch, Knife, Safety Sausage, Communication Slate, Safety Whistle, Dive Lights, BCD, Regulators with Submersible Pressure Gauge, Tanks, Weights, Gloves and Wetsuit if required(during winter classes).

    Rental equipment is not included in this class. If you need to rent equipment please do not forget to select the rental equipment you will need when you book your course.

     

    All Students Are Required to Have a Dive Computer or Dive Watch for all courses.

     

    waivers and liability releases

    All participants must sign the following PADI release prior to any in water training. Parent or guardian signature is requiredfor participants younger than legal age for all PADI programs.

    Certification

    Certification means you are qualified to:
    • Plan, organize, make and log open water multilevel dives with The Wheel and/or a dive computer, in conditions generally comparable to, or better than, those you were trained in.

    • Apply for the rating of Master Scuba Diver if you are a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certificate from another organization and a PADI Rescue Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organization) with certification in four other PADI Specialty ratings (in addition to PADI Deep Diver).

PADI Course Cost, Location and Schedule

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    We offer private lessons seven days a week. Sign up today and start diving tomorrow. We offer group lessons twice a month. Check the course schedule for more details.

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