Extended Range Nitrox

Extended Range Nitrox

The bridge between recreational and technical diving is narrower than ever before! XR programs are designed to allow you to “extend beyond the recreational limits” without dramatically changing your diving philosophy. XR programs simply enhance and build upon your existing knowledge, skills and experience. They are taken like a regular SSI Specialty, and can be credited toward your Advanced Open Water or Master Diver. The training will provide you with the skills to dive safely and with added confidence, giving you the tools to complete limited decompression. This is the chance you have been waiting for to discover new horizons. We understand decompression is no longer a taboo word, it’s a tool that when used correctly can allow you to experience much more of the underwater world. Ask your SSI Dive Center or Dive Professional about the XR programs, you’ll be glad you did! A whole new world full of adventure and fun is waiting for you!

This program qualifies you to dive to 40 meters using nitrox mixtures of up to 50%, and 15 minutes of back gas decompression using a one stage decompression gas. The program can be completed wearing your standard total diving system, a large cylinder with H or Y valve or even a full twinset.

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

  • XR Instructor
  • GUE Fundamentals Technicial level
  • 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%, Perfect Buoyancy, certifications or equivalent
  • Advanced Open Water certification or equivalent
  • Logged 50 dives including 6 Nitrox 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 or males and 88cm for females you’ll be required to get a Australian diving medical

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • High quality SMB (ideally you would use a Halcyon 1.4 metre with a CC DAM SMB)
  • Spool Reel (ideally you would use a Apeks 45 metre)
  • Wetnotes (ideally you would use Halcyon wet notes)
  • Primary torch that can mount to your left wrist (ideally a Light & Motion or Halcyon, however any brand is suitable)
  • Secondary torch (ideally a UK SL3 that can mount to your BCD, however any brand is suitable)

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

PRICE: $995

PRICE INCLUDES:

  1. Internationally accredited certification card
  2. Pool fees
  3. SSI XR Range Instructor for 4 days
  4. 4 x ocean boat dives
  5. Use of rental standard (11.1 litre) tank & stage (5.7 litre) tank
  6. All course materials

COURSE SCHEDULE

DAY 1 | 9am – 5pm: Theory & exam

DAY 2 | 8am – 5pm: Equipment workshop, Kawana Aquatic Centre

DAY 3 | 9am – 6pm: Dive planning, 2 x ocean dives, complete log books

DAY 4 | 9am – 7pm: Dive planning, 2 x ocean dives, complete log books and finalise paperwork

2017 COURSE DATES:

  • Saturday 17, Sunday 18, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 of June
  • Saturday 21, Sunday 22, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 of October

QUALIFICATION:

XR Nitrox Diver certification entitles the holder to dive with an equally or higher qualified buddy on dives utilizing technical equipment and procedure to depths of 40 metres and requiring staged decompression stops of no longer than 15 minutes providing that dives are conducted in environments similar to those of the divers training and experience.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Maximum of 4 divers will be in this course
  • Minimum of 3 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)
  • 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 Oxygen cleaned 1st & 2nd stage regulator is $30 a day (this will be deducted off the price of a Oxygen cleaned 1st & 2nd stage regulator if you purchase before the end of your graduation night)
  • Back & Deco gas mixes are not included in the price. The price will depend on how many students are in your course. Also, each student will contribute for the instructor’s gas. These amounts will be paid on day 1 of your course.
    • 2 students in the course then the cost will be $80 per person for all gas mixes
    • 3 students in the course then the cost will be $70 per person for all gas mixes
    • 4 students in the course then the cost will be $60 per person for all gas mixes

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