ANDI Course Standards

ANDI Course Standards

SafeAir Training Programs

Standard LSU L1 CSU L2 SWD L2 CCI L1 SCR L2
Age Limit 16+ 1 16+ 1 16+ 16+ 16+
 Max. Course Depth 30  m  40  m 40  m 20  m 40  m
Min. Course Depth 9 m 15  m 20  m 6  m 10  m
Max Deco N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Max PO2 Deco N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Gas Limits – Oxygen 1.45 pO2 1.45 pO2 1.45 pO2 1.45 pO2 1.45 pO2
  Gas Limits – Nitrogen 3.2 pN2 3.6 pN2 3.6 pN2 3.2 pN2 3.6 pN2
Theory Time 5 – 6 Hrs 10 – 12 Hrs 6 – 8 Hrs 2 Hrs 20 Hrs 2
# of Dives 2* 2* 4* 1* 6*
Min. Bottom Time 50 min 50 min 100 min 30 min 180 min
Min. Run Time incl Safety Stops 62 min 62 min 125 min 35 min 216 min
Certification Depth Limit 4
100 fsw 30 msw 130 fsw 40 msw 130 fsw 40 msw 65 fsw 20 msw 130 fsw 40 msw
Prerequisites diver in training OW certified  CSU3 + 20 dives or AOW OW certified CSU3 + 20 dives or AOW
1 - Junior rating available for 12 + 2 – includes CSU lectures
* - see the instructor procedures for the specifics for the dives …..
3 - other prereq’s may apply
4 - Depth limits based upon OW rating

Technical Training Programs, Level 3 Only

Standard Technical SafeAir Diver TSD – L3 Technical Wreck Diver TWD – L3 Technical Rebreather Diver TRD – L3 Technical 
Tri-Mix Diver
TTM – L3
 Max. Course Depth 1
40  m 40 40 50 m
Min. Course Depth 2
30  m 20  m 30  m 40 m
Min. Dive Depth for Certification Credit 3
21 m 18 m 18 m 30 m
Max.  Deco Run-time 4
30 min 30 min 30 min 45 min
Max.  PO2 Deco 1.6 pO2 1.6 pO2 1.6 pO2 1.6 pO2
 Bottom Gas Limits – O2
1.45 pO2 1.45 pO2 1.45 pO2 1.45 pO2
  Bottom Gas Limits – N2
3.6 pN2 3.6 pN2 3.6 pN2 3.2 pN2
Bottom Gas Limits – He N/A N/A N/A 16% Minimum
Theory Time 14 – 16 Hrs 6-8 Hrs 16 Hrs 4-6 Hrs 5
# of Dives 4* 5* 4* 4*
Min. Bottom Time 80 min 125 min 120 min 100 min
Min. Run Time 120 min 180 min 180 min 180 min
Equipment configuration limitations 3 cylinders 3 gases 3 cylinders 3 gases Bailout Required 3 cylinders 2 gases
Prerequisites 6
CSU +50 dives TSD SCR /CCR +TSD+ pretest + 25 rebrther dives TSD
1 - The deepest dive permitted during training.
2 - At least one training dive must meet this minimum.
3 -Other than the first evaluation dive no shallower dive may be credited toward certification.
4 -One deco cylinder must cover all stops and bailout.
5
 - Includes all TMD info from L5 course.
6
 - Other prereq’s may appl at instructor discretion
     Note that divers may only move 2 levels during one technical course series .
In order to move 3 levels the candidate must have 25 dives at the ERD level.. 

 Note that divers may only move 2 levels during one course series .  In order to move 3 levels the candidate must have 25 dives at the ERD level.

Technical Training Programs

Standard Technical SafeAir Diver
TSD   L3
Technical 
Tri-Mix Diver
TTM  L3
Extended Range Diver
ERD  L4
Intermediate
Tri-Mix Diver
ITM  L5
Tri-Mix Diver
TMD  L5
Maximum Course Depth 1
40m 50 m 50m (49.5m) 60 m 100 m
Minimum Course Depth 2
30 m 40 m 40 m 50 m 60 m
Min. Dive Depth for Certification Credit 3
21 m 30 m 30 m 40 m 50 m
Max. Deco Run-time 4
30 min 45 min As Required As Required As Required
Max. PO2 for Deco 1.6 pO2 1.6 pO2 1.6 pO2 1.6  pO2 1.6  pO2
 Bottom Gas Limits – O2
1.45 pO2 1.45 pO2 1.45 pO2 1.45 pO2 1.45 pO2
 Bottom Gas Limits – N2
3.6 pN2 3.2 pN2 4.5 pN2 3.6 pN2 3.6 pN2
Bottom Gas Limits – Helium none 16% or more none 16% or more As Required
Theory Time 14 – 16 Hrs 4-6 Hrs 5 6 – 8 Hrs 5 – 7 Hrs 5 5 – 7 Hrs
# of Dives 4* 4 * 4* 4* 4*
Min. Bottom Time 80 min 100 min 120 min 75 min 75 min
Min. Run Time 120 min 180 min 240 min 240 min 240 min
Equipment configuration limitations
3 cylinders
3 gases
3 cylinders
2 gases
As Required As Required As Required
Prerequisites 6
CSU
+50 dives
TSD
TSD
+100 dives
ERD
+200 dives
ERD
+200 dives

ERD STUDENTS, HOLDING A TTM CERTIFICATION CAN DO THE ERD TRAINING ON TRI-MIX INSTEAD OF SAFEAIR
1 - The deepest dive permitted during training.
2 - At least one training dive must meet this minimum.
3 - Other than the first evaluation dive no shallower dive may be credited toward certification.
4 - One deco cylinder must cover all stops and bailout.
5
 - Includes all TMD info from L5 course.
6
 - Other prereq’s may appl at instructor discretion
* – see the instructor procedures for the specifics for the dives ….. 

 
Note that divers may only move 2 levels during one course series .  In order to move 3 levels the candidate must have 25 dives at the ERD level.

Rebreather Training Programs

Standard CCI L1 SCR L1 SCR L2  CCR  L2 TRD L3
CCE / ERE L5  
Max. Course Depth 10  m 20  m 30  m 30  m 40m 100  m
Min. Course Depth 6  m 10  m 10  m 10  m 30  m 60  m
Max Deco N/A N/A N/A N/A 30 min As Req’red
Max PO2 Deco N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.6 pO2 1.6 pO2
Gas Limits – O2
1.45 pO2 1.45 pO2 1.45 pO2 1.45 pO2 1.45 pO2 1.45 pO2
Gas Limits – N2
3.2 pN2 3.2 pN2 3.6 pN2 3.6 pN2 3.6 pN2 3.6 pN2
Min. Theory Time 2 Hrs 8 Hrs + 1 pool dive 16 Hrs 16 Hrs 16 Hrs 30 Hrs2
# of Dives 1* 2* 2 pool dives 4-6* 2 pool dives 6-8* OW 4* 6-10 3
Min.  Pool Water Time optional 120 min 120 min 180 min optional optional
Min.  OW Bottom Time 30 min 100 min 180 min 300 min 120 min 120 min
Min. Run Time N/A N/A N/A N/A 180 min 240 min
Prerequisites3
OW certified OWD + LSU + 10 prior OW dives CSU + 20 dives or AOW OWD+CSU* +50 prior OW dives SCR /CCR +TSD+ pretest + 25 rebrther dives TRD +200 prior OW dives+ 50 rebrther dives
1 - includes CSU lectures.
2 - includes ERD & CCR and TMD lectures.
3 - All rebreather courses are unit specific – times or dives may vary.
4 - CCR only.
* – see the instructor procedures for the specifics for the dives ….. other prereq’s may apply
TRD with Normoxic Trimix (TTR) is possible as well . Ask your instructor for the details

Cavern & Cave Diver Training Programs

Standards CVN   L2 CAV   L3 CVX   L4 CVX   L5
 Max. Course Depth 30  m 40  m 40  m 58  m
Min. Course Depth 10  m 18  m 30  m 30  m
Max  Deco N/A 30 min as req’d as req’d
Max PO2 Deco N/A 1.6 pO2 1.6 pO2 1.6 pO2
Gas Limits – Oxygen 1.45 pO2 1.45 pO2 1.45 pO2 1.45 pO2
  Gas Limits – N2
3.6 pN2 3.6 pN2 3.6 pN2 3.6 pN2
Theory Time 6-8 Hrs incl exams & evaluation 10 Hrs incl exams & evaluation 8 Hrs incl exams & evaluation 8 Hrs incl exams & evaluation
Min. # of OW Dives 1 8 6 4
Min. Bottom Time 140 min 240 min 180 min 150 min
Min. Run Time 160 min 320 min  360 min 240 min
Prerequisites2
CSU + AOW or equivalent CVN + TSD or equivalent CAV + ERD + 100 dives + 10 deeper than 30 m CAV + TMD + +200 dives + 50 deco dives + 25 Cave Dives
- Four dives in two different caverns
- other prerequisites may apply as per the Instructor all bottom times and # of dives listed are considered minimums

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