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    Going Technical

    OK, looks like I am going to book myself a trip to Chuuk/Truk for 2023.
    I am currently a BSAC Dive Leader with the basic BSAC Nitrox qualification and circa 200 dives with most around the 20 to 35 metre mark, and live in Oxford.

    So I would like some help picking an instructor to get me through to OC trimix for 50 to 60 metre dives.

    I am happy to learn in the UK but would also consider one course a year in Egypt (I do like El Gouna) or Malta.

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    Ian France no question.

    Im in Chippenham if you fancy trying some deeper stuff in NDAC more than happy to meet up and go for a mooch.

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    Clearly the answer is Fundies, followed by Tech1...

    Back in the real world, Mark Powell is very good.
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    Another vote for Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnaby_s View Post
    OK, looks like I am going to book myself a trip to Chuuk/Truk for 2023.
    I am currently a BSAC Dive Leader with the basic BSAC Nitrox qualification and circa 200 dives with most around the 20 to 35 metre mark, and live in Oxford.

    So I would like some help picking an instructor to get me through to OC trimix for 50 to 60 metre dives.

    I am happy to learn in the UK but would also consider one course a year in Egypt (I do like El Gouna) or Malta.
    If you want to keep it in the “family”
    Mark Callaghan in west Mids region.
    Ray Harrison south west (Totnes)

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    I did Advanced Nitrox and Heliteox with Mark Powell and would recommend him and the course.

    I'd also recommend Tim Gort if he is free and he can do both the BSAC or the TDI courses.

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    Randy can do it for you in just 42 easy (not so easy) steps
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    I would highly recommend either Neil Brock of Bristol Channel Diving or Jack Ingle who also does expeditions to Malta,both these instructors have many years of experience.

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    Or just buy a rebreather...and read the instructions?


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    One further planning consideration for you: have you investigated the cost of helium in Truk?

    For example, Blue Lagoon is quoting $0.203/L, so a single 210bar fill of 21/35 for twin AL80s is going to cost you a bit over £250...(plus deco gas) and as far as I can tell, the price of helium is only going to move in one direction between now and 2023.

    Much as it pains me to say it, these sort of helium prices make CCR look more financially attractive. If you have four years to work with, that might be something to consider.


 
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