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SSI Extended Range

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Extended Range

SSI’s Extended Range programs provide avid divers with the training they need to experience the excitement of tec diving. Explore caves, enjoy extended bottom times, and experience the thrill of diving deep reefs and wrecks. Go deeper and further with SSI’s Extended Range programs like Extended Range Trimix, Semi-Closed Rebreather Diving, Extended Range Cavern Diving, Closed-Circuit Rebreather Diving, and more. The SSI Extended Range specialties are apex programs that give you the highest level of diving skill and knowledge. Once you have completed your training, you will be the best of the best. SSI offers the most comprehensive range of tec diving programs in the industry, including professional tec diving programs. Go farther, deeper, and beyond your limits with SSI Extended Range.

Open-Circuit Programs

The range of open-circuit programs allows you to become a confident technical diver at a pace that works for you. Get certified to dive beyond recreational limits to 45 meters with the Extended Range Trimix specialty. Do you want to go deeper? Get certified to dive up to a maximum depth of 60 meters as an SSI Technical Extended Range Trimix diver or dive to 100 meters in the SSI Hypoxic Trimix program.

  • Extended Range Foundations

    Extended Range Foundations

    The SSI Extended Range Foundations program provides you with an opportunity to enhance your advanced diving skills in a workshop environment.

    Facts and Training Standards

    Learn more about using tec diving gear with any total diving system you are certified to use and build upon your basic skill set to master buoyancy, trim, finning techniques, positioning, and communication. The Extended Range Foundations program provides supplementary training to existing certifications to increase your confidence and in-water control. All in-water sessions are completed in a pool/confined water environment at depths less than 12 meters. You will earn the SSI Extended Range Foundations certification after completing this program.

    Minimum Age 16
    Amount of Open Water Sessions 4
    Maximum Training Depth 40m / 130ft
    Suggested duration (h) 16
  • Extended Range Nitrox Diving

    Extended Range Nitrox Diving

    The SSI Extended Range Nitrox program provides a thorough introduction to the concepts, techniques, and procedures required for decompression diving with nitrox.

    Facts and Training Standards

    Designed as either a stand-alone program or a stepping-stone to become an SSI Extended Range Trimix diver, this enriched air diving program provides foundational skills that are the basis for all future technical programs. Using either a sidemount or twinset configuration, this program prepares you to plan and conduct limited decompression dives to a maximum depth of 40 meters. In addition, this advanced program will teach you the techniques and procedures for using breathing gases up to 100% oxygen for decompression.

    Minimum Age 18
    Amount of Academic Sessions 4
    Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions 1
    Amount of Open Water Sessions 4
    Maximum Training Depth 40m / 130ft
    Suggested duration (h) 16
  • Extended Range

    Extended Range

    The SSI Extended Range Trimix training program is the core program that all other open-circuit programs build on. This program is the start of your exciting journey to become an accomplished tech diver.

    Facts and Training Standards

    Using either a sidemount or twinset configuration, this program prepares you to plan and conduct trimix decompression dives to a maximum depth of 45 meters. You will learn the techniques and procedures for using trimix breathing gases and nitrox mixtures of up to 100% oxygen for decompression. You will earn the SSI Extended Range Trimix diver certification after completing this program and gain new tech diver knowledge.

    Minimum Age 18
    Amount of Academic Sessions 5
    Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions 1
    Amount of Open Water Sessions 6
    Maximum Training Depth 45m / 145ft
    Suggested duration (h) 18
  • Technical Extended Range

    Technical Extended Range

    The SSI Technical Extended Range Trimix diving program builds upon skills and techniques learned as an SSI Extended Range Trimix Diver.

    Facts and Training Standards

    During this Extended Range diving program, you will go beyond the no-decompression limit by increasing your dive depth and duration. Using either a sidemount or twinset configuration, the Technical Extended Range Trimix gas diving program provides avid underwater explorers with the training necessary to independently plan and conduct mixed gas unlimited decompression dives to a maximum depth of up to 60 meters. Earn the SSI Technical Extended Range Trimix certification.

    Minimum Age 18
    Amount of Academic Sessions 2
    Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions 1
    Amount of Open Water Sessions 6
    Maximum Training Depth 60m / 195ft
    Suggested duration (h) 18
  • Hypoxic Trimix (100m)

    Hypoxic Trimix (100m)

    Get ready to push your technical diving skills to the limit. SSI’s Hypoxic Trimix program will use all the knowledge, skills, equipment, and experience you have gained from your previous advanced dive training to take you on a journey to the depths of the ocean.

    Facts and Training Standards

    You will learn how to safely conduct the ultimate decompression dive by using trimix diving techniques and procedures. Learn how to carry and properly use a minimum of three stage-cylinders for travel and decompression gas alongside your twinset diving configuration. Using hypoxic trimix breathing gases, you will plan and conduct dives to a maximum depth of 100 meters. You will earn the coveted SSI Hypoxic Trimix certification after completing this program.

    Minimum Age 18
    Amount of Academic Sessions 5
    Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions 1
    Amount of Open Water Sessions 6
    Maximum Training Depth 100m / 330ft
    Suggested duration (h) 18