Extended Range Nitrox Diving

Do you enjoy diving with nitrox? Are you ready to take your enriched air diving deeper? Advance your nitrox diving knowledge and skills with the SSI Extended Range Nitrox program. Upon completion, you will be certified to dive to a depth of 40 meters / 130 feet with limited decompression while using nitrox. Learn the techniques and procedures for using breathing gases up to 100% oxygen for decompression. Start online today!

What Will You Learn?

The SSI Extended Range Nitrox program provides a thorough introduction to the concepts, techniques, and procedures required when planning decompression diving with nitrox. Designed as either a stand-alone program or stepping-stone to become an SSI Extended Range diver, this enriched air diving program provides foundational skills that are the basis for all future technical programs.

Using either an XR Sidemount or Twinset Total Diving System, this program prepares divers to plan and conduct limited decompression dives to a maximum depth of 40 meters / 130 feet. In addition, this advanced nitrox diving course will teach you the techniques and procedures for using breathing gases up to 100% oxygen for decompression.

What Will You Do?

  1. Complete the Digital Learning materials found in this manual. These materials are self-paced, and you can complete them anywhere, anytime, once you download them to your MySSI app
  1. Complete the Academic Sessions and Pool/Confined Water Sessions with your SSI Dive Professional
  1. Complete the Extended Range Nitrox Diving

Course Schedule

Recommended hours for completion: 16. The number of classes, hours and sessions per day are set by the individual instructor, based on student needs, student ability and water conditions.

Course Price

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Student Learning Materials Price

INR 10,050

Course Prerequisites

Minimum Age: 16
Program Available for those configurations Twin, Sidemount
Academic Sessions: 4
Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 1
Open Water Dives: 4
Maximum Training Depth: 40 meters / 130 feet
Suggested Duration: 16 hours

Equipment Requirements

During all in-water sidemount training, each student must be equipped with a properly-, fitted Sidemount Total Diving System:

• Buoyancy compensator with sufficient lift capacity for the planned dive

• An industry-approved sidemount harness

• One delivery system that has a regulator with a 1.8- to 2.1-meter hose

• One delivery system that has a regulator with a 50- to 75-centimeter hose and neck retainer

• Two cylinders with independent valves

• Submersible pressure gauge with a 15–25 centimeter high-pressure hose (all cylinders must have an SPG attached)

• Integrated depth gauge and timing device or dive computer


• Mask

• Fins

• Exposure suit appropriate for the environment

• A cutting device

• One signaling device for deploying from depth (red surface marker buoy isrecommended, but follow local guidelines)

• A reel orspool (appropriate for the maximum planned depth)

• One surface signaling device (whistle orsimilar)

• Logbook

*Equipment will be provided by your Dive Centre. We recommend that you should get your own gear once you become a certified diver.

Students with an SSI Recreational Sidemount Diving certification (or equivalent) may participate in SSI recreational scuba programs using a sidemount configuration if they have all the components of a Total Diving System.The SSI Professional conducting the program must have direct and recent knowledge of the student’s equipment configuration and skills.

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