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Dive Center and Scuba Diving

Learn the basics of technical diving.

Transition from recreational to technical diving.

The SSI XR foundations course.

Technical Diving: The SSI Extended Range Foundations course.

The SSI extended range foundations XR course The SSI Extended Range (XR) Foundations course is intended to provide divers training to improve their skills with the purpose of becoming a technical diver.

With the SSI Extended Range Foundations program, you will use the Extended Range Diving Systems as well as learn the procedures.

During your training, you will dive at a maximum depth of 12 meters (40 feet) in a confined waters to improve your skills and learn the different procedures.

To start the SSI Extended Range Foundations, you will need at least an advanced open water and enriched air nitrox certification and have logged at least 24 dives.

You will use a twin tank (cylinder) during this course.

Where to learn the SSI Extended Range XR Foundations?

All our Tec diving lessons (open circuit or closed circuit rebreather) and technical scuba diving classes are given at our Scotty's dive center headquarters facility, located in the Shangri-la hotel in Mactan, Cebu province.
If you are not a guest of the Shangri-la hotel, you can always walk in, or we can pick you up at your hotel.

If you have any questions or inquiry about this Tec course, do not hesitate to contact us with the form below.

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Why do you need to take the SSI Extended Range XR Foundations course?

The SSI Extended Range foundations course The SSI XR foundation course is made to teach divers and transit their skills from recreational to technical diving.

To go deeper later, below 40 meters (130 feet), you will not use anymore a recreational diving equipment as they are not meant for this purpose. Instead, you will use a technical equipment (mainly for redundancy purpose). Because going deeper or staying longer underwater will bring you to the so called decompression dives.

This scuba course is an important class as you will be for the first time in contact with a technical diving equipment, learn new techniques, skills and handle a new type of material.

During the SSI Extended Range Foundations XR course, you will learn:

During the SSI Extended Range Foundations XR course, you will learn a lot of new techniques and new skills, as well as how to setup the new diving gear and adjust it to your size.

  • Improving your buoyancy.
  • Trim and propulsion techniques.
  • Stabilizing skill platform to improve all your diving.
  • Gain in depth knowledge with scuba diving gears.

You might want to download the SSI Standards to know more about this course.

When can you start to learn the SSI Extended Range XR Foundations course?

When you want!
You can come in our Scotty's dive shop in Mactan, Cebu region, or call us on our landline (scroll down), or email us by clicking the button below to fill up the online form.

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The scuba diving gear in the SSI Extended Range XR foundations course includes:

Hogarthian harness, exposure suit (optional side pockets), BCD doughnut, back plate, twin tanks (cylinder), technical diving equipments, cutting tool, SMB, 2 first stage regulator, 2 second stage regulator, 1 long hose (2.10m - 7ft), Jet fins, mask.

You can also use a sidemount gear during this course if you are qualified for.

Want to take your diving experience further?

If you want some diving classes alternative and lessons or want to know what's best next for your education, take a look at the three options below.

You might also be interested in this scuba diving course from another scuba diving agency:
PADI tec 40 course.

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