Advanced Wreck

Advanced Wreck

SSI Extended Range courses are designed to take your diving to the next level. Whether you are looking for the excitement of deep diving, going beyond recreational diving limits, significantly extending your bottom time or enjoying the thrill of exploring deep reefs, wrecks and caves, Extended Range provides the training and experience necessary to complete your new adventure with confidence and skill.

Academically you will advance your knowledge and understanding of principles, procedures and theories specific to diving safely with a decompression ceiling. You will adapt your existing equipment or be introduced to new equipment concepts and the technically oriented dive rig. You will also learn and master new skills designed to enhance your safety and enjoyment using this new equipment design. During your program your instructor will cover everything from supreme buoyancy, propulsion and equipment management.
Throughout the program you will increase the knowledge, skills, equipment and experience to “extend your range of diving” in every sense of the word.

Whatever your current level of training, Extended Range Diving will challenge and thrill you mentally and physically.
This 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.

Your SSI XR Instructor will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • XR Instructor
  • Current certification in Apply First Aid, CPR, Oxygen Administration and TAE Certificate IV in Training and Assessing
  • 500+ dives
  • 3+ years’ experience

PREREQUISITES:

  • SSI Deep, Nitrox EAN 40%, Wreck or equivalent
  • Advanced Open Water certification or equivalent
  • Logged 24 dives including 6 wreck dives
  • Complete a ‘check out’ dive with a Scuba World XR Instructor. The price is simply for the dives (no additional fees to have the XR Instructor with you)
  • Each diver enrolled in the program must complete the watermanship skills evaluation specified for XR Extended Range divers
  • If you’re over 45 years old OR have a body mass index (BMI) over 32 OR a waist circumference greater than 102cm for males and 88cm for females you’ll be required to get a Australian diving medical

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Own all of your own high quality, annually serviced equipment (excluding tanks and certain hoses)
  • Full blade (not split) fins (ideally you would use a Apeks RK3)
  • Tech shorts with pockets (ideally you would use Apeks Tech Shorts)
  • High quality SMB (ideally you would use a Halcyon SMB 1.4 metre with a CC DAM)
  • Spool Reel (ideally you would use an Apeks 45 metre)
  • Hand reel (ideally you would use  the Halcyon Defender Pro 200)
  • Wetnotes (any brand)
  • Primary torch that can mount to your left wrist (ideally a Light & Motion, however any brand is suitable)
  • Secondary torch (ideally a UK SL3 that can mount to your BCD, however any brand is suitable

These need to be purchased before day 1 of your course.

N.B. An XR Instructor will complete an ‘equipment critique’ prior to your enrolment of this course

COMPLETING AT SCUBA WORLD

PRICE: $795

PRICE INCLUDES:

  1. Internationally accredited certification card
  2. Pool fees
  3. SSI Extended Range Instructor for 3 days
  4. 4 x ocean boat dives at the ex-HMAS Brisbane
  5. Use of rental standard (12.2 litre) steel tank, pony (2.7 litre) aluminium tank and tank holder
  6. All course materials

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Hire of wing, back plate & harness is $45 a day (this will be deducted off the price of a wing & back plate set up if you purchase before the end of your graduation night)
  • Hire of long 2 metre hose is $5 a day (this will be deducted off the price of a 2 metre long hose if you purchase before the end of your graduation night)
  • Hire of 1st & 2nd stage regulator is $25 a day (this will be deducted off the price of a 1st & 2nd stage regulator if you purchase before the end of your graduation night)

COURSE SCHEDULE

DAY 1 | 7am – 5pm: Theory, exam, equipment workshop & pool

DAY 2 | 7am – 5pm: Dive planning, 2 x ocean dives, complete log books

DAY 3 | 7am – 5pm: Dive planning, 2 x ocean dives, complete log books and finalise paperwork

2018 COURSE DATES:

  • TBA
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COMPLETING ON A SCUBA WORLD INTERNATIONAL TRIP 

PRICE: $495

PRICE INCLUDES:

  1. Internationally accredited certification card
  2. Pool fees
  3. SSI Extended Range Instructor for 3 days
  4. POOL WORK ONLY – Use of rental standard (12.2 litre) steel tank, pony (2.7 litre) aluminium tank and tank holder
  5. All course materials

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • 4 ocean dives – mandatory to complete on a Scuba World International trip
  • Hire of tanks, weights and any other rental equipment while completing ocean dives
  • POOL WORK ONLY – Hire of wing, back plate & harness is $45 a day (this will be deducted off the price of a wing & back plate set up if you purchase before the end of your graduation night)
    • The price to hire and availability for this equipment is subject to the International destination. For more information ask a Scuba World staff member
  • POOL WORK ONLY – Hire of long 2 metre hose is $5 a day (this will be deducted off the price of a 2 metre long hose if you purchase before the end of your graduation night)
    • The price to hire and availability for this equipment is subject to the International destination. For more information ask a Scuba World staff member
  • POOL WORK ONLY – Hire of 1st & 2nd stage regulator is $25 a day (this will be deducted off the price of a 1st & 2nd stage regulator if you purchase before the end of your graduation night)
    • The price to hire and availability for this equipment is subject to the International destination. For more information ask a Scuba World staff member

COURSE SCHEDULE

DAY 1 | 7am – 5pm: Theory, exam, equipment workshop & pool

DAY 2 | 7am – 5pm: Dive planning, 2 x ocean dives, complete log books on a Scuba World International trip

DAY 3 | 7am – 5pm: Dive planning, 2 x ocean dives, complete log books and finalise paperwork on a Scuba World International trip

2017 COURSE DATES:

  • TBA

QUALIFICATION:

Advanced Wreck certification entitles the holder to dive with an equally – or more-qualified buddy on no decompression dives, using specialised advanced wreck diving equipment and procedures, into limited penetration overhead environments (within the zone of natural light entering the wreck through the entrance or exit) at depths not in excess of 40 metres. Dives must be conducted in environments similar to those of the diver’s training and experience. The Rule of Sixths concept of gas management must be applied to all dives.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Maximum of 3 divers will be in this course
  • Minimum of 2 divers will be required to start this course
  • Maximum of 4 ocean dives in this course (if you require additional dives to complete this course they will be charged at the standard RRP)
  • Waterman ship evaluations consists of the following;
    • A 800 metre surface distance swim using a mask, snorkel and fins
    • A surface swim of at least 400 metre while wearing all of your equipment and required stage cylinder
    • A 15-minute survival swim/ float without the use of mask, snorkel, fins or other swimming aids