LEVEL 2 – Triox Diver
The course will focus in skill development and refinement, familiarity with the theory and practice of decompression, safe use of Nitrox and Triox for extended bottom times, in reality an introduction to helium use to minimize narcosis, CO2, gas density, and post-dive “nitrogen stress”, and obviously correct ascent procedures.
Other topics that will be covered are diver rescue techniques (on land, at the surface and underwater), managing emergency situations and team attitude and awareness regarding these situations. The training is focused on developing effective rescue skills, including managing a rescue scenario, swimming and non-swimming assists, egression techniques, controlling a panicked diver, underwater search patterns, managing and surfacing an unconscious diver. The skills every diver should look for when venturing beyond the more shallow waters (20m), and entering a realm where gas management is even more critical, and being able to help a buddy is not only a skill to have but also a very rewarding one.
The Recreational Diver Level 2 course is normally conducted over five days, and includes ten dives and at least 50 hours of instruction, encompassing classroom, land drills, and in-water work.
Course Contents at the GUE website.