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Tools to safely enjoy every dive

The Nautilus Rebreather is safe and easy to use, but proper education is the cornerstone of dive safety. Team Nautilus and ANDI are dedicated to providing entry level and advanced training on the Nautilus with the goal of developing well-trained rebreather divers; we supply you the tools and training to safely enjoy every dive.

Through ANDI, Nautilus training is now available in Europe, USA, and Latin America, and we will continue to expand the training network as more facilities are certified. The main Nautilus/ANDI training facility is located in downtown Cabo San Lucas and has been specifically designed for the needs of Nautilus eCCR divers. This custom facility houses a 15 ft. deep training pool, rinse area, gear storage, and classrooms; it makes Nautilus training an enjoyable experience, at all levels, for both students and instructors. The facility is not only in downtown, but also only 15 minutes from the main dive sites.

Students may order their Nautilus eCCR prior to certification. The Nautilus will be delivered to the appropriate training facility so students may be trained on their personal unit.

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Los Cabos is an ideal training location. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a 5 star tourist destination, offering world renown diving, first class fishing, whale watching, golfing and more; with reasonably priced accommodations not more than five minutes walk from the training center.

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Course Prerequisites for ANDI CCR L2 training

 

- ANDI Advanced Open Water Certification (or equivalent).

- ANDI Complete SafeAir User (CSU) (or equivalent, pre-test required).

- Minimum of 50 Open Water logged dives.




The ANDI/Nautilus eCCR training course is a complete, product-specific program, which enables the certified diver to crossover to this superior electronic CCR technology. The entry level ANDI L2 course is structured for recreational scuba applications, this training and associated product, limits the user to 40 msw (130 fsw) and "no-stop-required" profiles. The breathing media is SafeAir (Enriched-Air Nitrox) and therefore, this course encompasses the basic concepts of SafeAir. This training is available to all certified divers. The 3-part format consists of 18 hours of lecture, 4 hours of confined environment training and 6-8 open water dives conducted under direct instructor supervision. The total accrued bottom time for this course must be not less than 300 minutes.

Due to the product-specific nature of this ANDI/Nautilus program, there can be little or no cross-training permitted, excluding the general theory and repetitive/duplicative water work. There can be no assumptions made as to experience levels and competency.

Part I Academics



The key to Part I is the ANDI - Nautilus student package. The student package includes a manual, training video, logbook and workbook. This multimedia system is designed to prepare the student for the applied knowledge portion of the course. Students are encouraged to study and review the material before the course.

Over the first two days of the course the Instructor will cover all the required academics including, general CCR theory and dive planning, Nautilus preparation and operation, with particular emphasis on, set-point selection, unit set-up, the Nautilus display and warnings, gas management, emergency procedures and tO2 / tN2 calculations etc.
At the end of Day 3 students will complete the Academic Review and Exam.

Part II Confined Water



This portion of the course consists of a series of confined water dives and exercises designed to make the students comfortable with CCR diving and the Nautilus Rebreather. These exercises will cover normal operations and emergency procedures using the Nautilus and RBS equipment.
Instructors will also review the operation of the student’s computers when diving with the Nautilus.

Part III Open Water



On day 3 of the course the Student’s graduate to a series of open water dives. These dives are designed to make them thoroughly familiar with eCCR diving, and allow them to gain the necessary experience with the Nautilus to make them comfortable and safe as a ANDI- Nautilus L2 Diver. Over the next three days students will complete at least 6 dives with a minimum accrued bottom time of 300 minutes.

Sample Course Outline
**Specific course structure will be determined by your ANDI-Nautilus Instructor. Each course has the flexibility to evolve with student progression. Contact your ANDI-Nautilus Instructor for further details.

Day 1

Introductions
Course Overview
Assessment Exam (if required)
Academics
Canister Packing Demo
Canister Packing
Canister Packing Assessment
Day 2

Academics
Dive Planning
Nautilus Preparation
Pre-Dive Checklist
Confined Water Exercises
Confined Water Assessment
Post-Dive Checklist
Logbook Entry

Day 3

Academics
Dive Planning
Pre-Dive Checklist
Confined Water Exercises
Confined Water Assessment
Post-Dive Checklist
Logbook Entry
Academic Review
Exam
Day 4

Dive Planning
Canister Packing
Pre-Dive Checklist
Dive Briefing
Dive One (skills, drills, problem
solving, and recreational tour)
Post-Dive Checklist
Logbook Entry
Surface Interval
Pre-Dive Checklist
Dive Briefing
Dive Two (skills, drills, problem
solving, and recreational tour)
Post-Dive Checklist
Logbook Entry
Day 5

Dive Planning
Pre-Dive Checklist
Dive Briefing
Dive Three (skills, drills, problem solving, and recreational tour)
Post-Dive Checklist
Logbook Entry
Surface Interval
Pre-Dive Checklist
Dive Briefing
Dive Four (skills, drills, problem solving, and recreational tour)
Post-Dive Checklist
Logbook Entry
Day 6

Dive Planning
Canister Packing
Pre-Dive Checklist
Dive Briefing
Dive Five (skills, drills, problem
solving, and recreational tour)
Post-Dive Checklist
Logbook Entry
Surface Interval
Pre-Dive Checklist
Dive Briefing
Dive Six (skills, drills, problem
solving, and recreational tour)
Post-Dive Checklist
Logbook Entry
Certifications
Closing Comments


Certification



Upon training completion, ANDI-Nautilus students have journeyed into the cutting edge of recreational diving. They have proved capable and confident in their abilities. After certification, a student may take delivery of their own Nautilus CCR.

Europe - www.andi-europe.eu
Germany - www.deepwreckdiving.com
USA -
www.andihq.com
Latin America - www.andilatinoamerica.com

 
 


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