- Aim of the training programme
1.1 This training programme aims to build on the skills learned during the one star fundamentals of SCUBA diving and advance the skills in recreational SCUBA diving such as deeper diving and night diving activities, whilst using air or max. Nitrox-40 as a breathing gas, to a recommended maximum depth of 40mt + deep national regulation, meters in a safe and competent manner.
- Competencies of a certified PTRD 2 Star Nitrox Diver
4.1 A PTRD 2 Star Nitrox Diver shall be trained such that when assessed by a PTRD Instructor, he shall be deemed to have sufficient knowledge, skill and experience to procure air, equipment, and other diving services and to plan, conduct, and log advanced open-water dives that do not require mandatory in-water decompression stops, without the supervision of a PTRD Instructor or PTRD Dive Leader, when properly equipped and accompanied by another certified diver of at least the same level, provided the diving activities undertaken, the diving conditions and the diving area are similar, equal or better to those in which training was received.
4.2 A PTRD 2 Star Nitrox Diver may dive with a 1 Star Diver in sheltered shallow water
4.3 A PTRD 2 Star Nitrox Diver is qualified to dive within the following parameters unless he has received additional training or is accompanied by a Dive Leader on any open water dive:
4.1.1 To dive to a maximum recommended depth of forty (40) metres with other SCUBA divers of the same level;
4.1.2 To use air or max. Nitrox-40 as a breathing gas;
4.1.3 To make dives which require easy mandatory in-water decompression stops;
4.1.4 To participate in night diving activities;
4.1.5 To dive in environments where direct vertical access to the surface is possible. (Aquatic plants are not considered an overhead obstruction);
4.1.6 To dive only when appropriate support is available at the surface;
4.1.7 To dive under conditions that are equal or better than the conditions in which he was trained.
- Prerequisites for participation in the training programme
5.1 In order to gain access to the PTRD 2 Star Nitrox Diver Training Programme, the participant shall:
5.1.1 Have successfully completed and be certified as a PTRD 1 Star Diver
5.1.2 Effectively demonstrate his basic waterman-ship ability by performing, to a PTRD Instructor, the prescribed physical conditioning and waterman-ship evaluation of the PTRD Country Partner or PDC;
5.1.3 Complete the medical history/statement form required by the PTRD Country Partner or PDC prior to participating in any in-water activities; and
5.1.4 Sign the appropriate form(s) as required by the PTRD Country Partner or PDC acknowledging and assuming the risks of SCUBA diving prior to participating in any in-water activities.
Parental or legal guardian signature is required on the appropriate form(s) when the applicant is a minor.
5.1.5 PTRD strongly recommends that 2 Star Nitrox Divers undertake Oxygen administration and CPR training.