DSAT Tec Gas Blender
More and more people are diving with enriched air and this means the demand for enriched air fills is on the increase. So there needs to be someone qualified to administer these fills to meet this demand. This is where the PADI Gas Blender course comes in.
The programme can can result in one of two certifications – PADI Gas Blender or PADI Trimix Blender.
The PADI Tec Gas Blender programme will train you as a qualified gas blender, allowing you to provide gas mixes to your dive shops appropriately certified customers.
You’ll learn the physical properties of oxygen, its associated hazards, handling requirements and what cleaning equipment is necessary. Finally, you will learn the five methods of obtaining the desired enriched air mix and the various methods used to obtain proper helium mixes.
How do I get started?
As with all of the diving education programmes at Aquasport you start with the training materials. A deposit of £50 is required to book your PADI Tec Gas Blender. We will provide you with the PADI Tec Gas Blender manual and CD for you to study prior to the start of your training.
What will I do?
During your programme you will cover the following:
- Equipment used for oxygen blending
- The five methods for blending Enriched Air
- What is oxygen clean
As a gas blender you must be familiar with the physical properties of oxygen, its various forms and purities, hazards and special handling requirements. The Gas Blender Manual and CD-ROM, in conjunction with your instructor, will familiarize you with the procedures and techniques needed for gas blending.
How long will it take?
The PADI Tec Gas Blender is a one day classroom based programme.
What will I need?
The PADI Open Water Diver certification or equivalent and the PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty are the prerequisites for the PADI Tec Gas Blender.
The minimum age of enrollment on this programme is 18yrs.
You will need to fill out a self certification medical statement. If you have any medical conditions you think may prevent you from scuba diving please feel free to contact us and we will try to be of assistance.
PADI Tec Gas Blender £175.
A £50 deposit is required when you book your programme with Aquasport. Balance of payment is due two weeks prior to the start of your training.
Starting on alternating Saturday and Sundays throughout the year.
Courses starting monthly. Call the centre for the latest course information on 0121 706 6628 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I go from here?
Once you have completed your PADI Tec Gas Blender you have started down a road of discovery. Interested in the operational side of diving? If you are then your next step may be the PADI Equipment Specialty.
Once you have completed five PADI specialties and your PADI Rescue Diver and have 50 logged dives you hold all the prerequisites for the PADI Master Scuba Diver certification. This is the highest non-professional rating in the PADI system of diver education.
Here at Aquasport all of our Instructors hold this level of recreational certification. We recommend that every diver takes this route regardless of their further ambitions as we see it as a commitment to education and a real achievement.
For those of you with deeper and longer expectations the PADI Tec Deep Diver programmes may be what you are looking for.
Vist our Tecnical Diver programme pages here.