Technical Diving: The SSI Extended Range Nitrox diving XR course.
With the SSI Extended Range Nitrox, you will learn to do limited decompression dive (up to 15 minutes of decompression) with an accelerated deco gas using the standard 50% Nitrox.
You can use your recreational gear (the traditional BCD AKA Stab) with a single tank (cylinder), but you will hook a sling tank (a 5.7 liters / S40 type) with a 50% Nitrox to accelerate your deco, on your side.
Having a spare tank (cylinder) is an excellent way to dive safer as you have a gas which is breathable starting from 21 meters (68 feet) up to the surface, in case you get a sudden big leak in your back gas.
To start the SSI Extended Range Nitrox, you need to be certified as a deep diver or equivalent and be a certified nitrox diver or equivalent too.
Where to learn the SSI Extended Range Nitrox XR diving?
Although this is not a "Tec" course in the traditional way, all our Tec diving lessons (open circuit or closed circuit rebreather) and technical scuba diving classes are given at our Scotty's dive shop 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 Nitrox diving course?
To extend your bottom time at 40 meters (130 feet) without the fear of passing your NDL then just following your computer to decompress on your way up without understanding what you are doing.
You will learn to plan limited deco dives with your recreational diving gear as well the procedures to do your deco stops.
You will have a spare (little) tank (cylinder) on your side, use it or not depend on your dive profile and plan, but at the end, you will have peace in mind if you over 5 minutes your NDL at depth.
Many Tec Deep Divers, when they dive "recreational" with their none Tec friends use this configuration, which speaks for itself!
During the SSI Extended Range Nitrox diving course, you will learn:
During the SSI Extended Range Nitrox course, you will learn a lot of new techniques and new skills, as well as how to plan a decompression dive.
- Accelerated decompression up to 15 minutes on a 50% nitrox.
- You will learn to do normal decompression but using an accelerated decompression gas. You will plan your dive like if you are using air for your decompression but instead you will use the 50% nitrox for more safety.
- How to handle a deco tank (cylinder) on your side.
You might want to download the SSI Standards to know more about this course.
When can you start to learn the SSI Extended Range Nitrox?
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 Nitrox diving course includes:
2 first stage regulator, 2 second stage regulator, exposure suit, recreational BCD or technical gear, SMB, cutting tool, fins, mask, 1 long hose (2.10m - 7ft)[optional], 1 tank (back gas) + 1 tank with a 50% nitrox.
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.
- SSI cave and full cave diving course.
- SSI technical wreck diving course.
- SSI technical sidemount diver course.
You might also be interested in this scuba diving course from another scuba diving agency:
PADI tec 40 CCR rebreather course.