SSI XR PROGRAMS

Technical-diving-courses-instructor-level-thailand (73)SSI´s XR Extended Range programs form a bridge between Recreational Diving and Technical Diving. They are designed to allow you, the recreational diver, the chance to enter the exciting world of Extended Range diving without necessarily having to dramatically change your existing diving philosophy. XR_Logo_bwThese programs simply enhance and build upon your existing knowledge.

They provide the components that will allow you to use the different gases, new equipment and skills necessary to complete limited decompression schedules.


EXTENDED RANGE NITROX

SC-XRANThis program qualifies you to dive to 40 meters using nitrox and 15 minutes of accelerated decompression using a one stage decompression gas (oxygen).

The program can be completed wearing a single cylinder with either a pony bottle or an H/Y valve or a technical total diving system.


EXTENDED RANGE

SC-XRThis program qualifies you to dive to 45 meters using nitrox and 20 minutes of accelerated decompression using a one stage decompression gas (oxygen). The program can only be completed wearing a technical total diving system. Prerequisite is to be an Extended Range Nitrox diver.


EXTENDED RANGE LIMITED TRIMIX

SC-XRLTMXAs with Extended Range this course allows you to dive to 45 meters and 20 minutes of accelerated decompression time using one stage decompression gas (oxygen). The program can only be completed wearing a full technical total diving system. In addition to using nitrox, you will be qualified to use Trimix with a minimum oxygen content of 21%. The Limited Trimix program is specifically designed to reduce nitrogen narcosis in the extended range diver. Prerequisite is to be an Extended Range diver.


ADVANCED WRECK DIVING

adv-wreck-SC-XRAWRThis program allows limited penetration into the wreck overhead environment. You will learn overhead buoyancy and propulsion skills along with line laying and light usage. The program can be completed wearing a single cylinder with either a pony cylinder or H/Y valve or a technical total diving system.


CAVERN DIVING

As with wreck, this program allows limited penetration into the cavern zone.

cavern-SC-XRCVNYou will learn cave buoyancy and propulsion skills along with line laying and light usage. You will also practice lost line and lost teammate procedures. The program can be completed wearing a single cylinder with either a pony cylinder or H/Y valve or a full technical diving system.


As with all SSI XR programs Extended Range is designed to fit your schedule. You can take each program individually or take them all in one program. Training is flexible to match your goals and objectives. It’s menu-based just like our recreational programs. To enroll in Extended Range Nitrox, Cavern and Advanced Wreck training you need to be an

  1. Advanced Open Water Diver with both the
  2. Deep Diving and Enriched Air Nitrox specialties
  3. and a minimum of 24 logged dives

 

The next levels are in the TXR programs

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