A Extended Range Nitrox Course includes: Theory, 5 open water dives (2 dives maximum 30m, 2 dives between 35m and 40m plus 1 additional dive), 1 confined water dive, course specific equipment, instructor, certifications, digital learning access, lunch – water – coffee – tea, transfer from Kata, Karon, Chalong, Nai Harn and Rawai (other areas on request).
Extended Range Nitrox Course Quick Facts: Availability: whole year, duration: 3 day course, 6 training dives, maximum training depth: 40 meters, minimum age 16 years, minimum requirements: Advanced Open Water Diver incl. Deep Diving Specialty and Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Course, 24 logged dives incl. 6 Enriched Air Nitrox dives, maximum 2 participants per instructor
Extended Range Nitrox Course in Phuket
The Extended Range Nitrox Course 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. Extended Range Nitrox is useful to explore our 2 famous ship wrecks or simply on a liveaboard Trip to the south or north.
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.
Decompression may sound difficult or scary but it certainly is not! Research shows that almost all divers who have been diving for at least two years have completed some kind of decompression dives even without the training. We want to make this process safer by teaching what is happening to the diver’s body, what to do if something goes wrong, and what equipment can make decompression diving safer.
In fact, all dives are decompression dives. It is just the amount of dissolved nitrogen we are prepared to surface with that makes it a so-called “No Decompression Dive”.
As divers, we all complete safety stops. The basics are to attain neutral buoyancy (as we learn in OWD) and stay there for a prescribed amount of time. That’s it, nothing more! We used to be taught that Deco is bad. Well, times have changed and improved equipment and training have allowed us to open the door to all.
The Extended Range Nitrox Diving equivalent to Advanced Nitrox or TecRec Tec 40 Course.
Extended Range Nitrox Course Itinerary
Both Extended Range Nitrox Course days will be conducted on the day trip boats. AAn example of a day trip itinerary see below.
07:45 am 07:45 am Pick up from the hotel with a transfer to Chalong Pier
08:30 am Depart to Racha Islands, Koh Doc Mai or King Cruiser Wreck
10:30 am Arrive at the first dive site
12:00 am Lunch is served during the surface interval
2:00 pm Second dive location
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm back at the Pier and transfer to your hotel
It does not matter where you are staying in Phuket. We pick you up from your accommodation (Karon, Kata, Chalong and Rawai – other regions upon request) free of charge and bring you to our dive center or to the pier.