Extended Range – Go a little deeper or explore farther

Extendend Range Training in Thailand

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 con dence, 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.

SSI XR programs 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, signi cantly extending your bottom time or enjoying the thrill of exploring deep reefs, wrecks and caves; XR provides the training and experience necessary to complete your new adventure with con dence and skill.
XR diving will open up a diverse variety of aquatic environments, increase your dive depths limits, extend your bottom times and train you in new procedures. Academically you will advance your knowledge and understanding of principles, procedures and theories speci c 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, equipment and e ective decompression.
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, XR Diving will challenge and thrill you mentally and physically.

Extended Range is the bridge between recreational and what was previously considered Technical Diving. Once you have completed the entry level programs and you have the desire to go even farther the next step is Extended Range. This program will allow you access to an even more awesome world. Options like Full Cave Diving and Technical Wreck Diving will push your limits. SSI Hypoxic Trimix is the ultimate and final step in the process; this unlimited depth quali cation is the apex level certification. Whatever your goal SSI XR is there to support you all the way.

Why we choose SSI (Scuba Schools International) as a training agency you can read here: Why SSI


Extended Range Nitrox Diving Thailand

Extended Range Nitrox Course

  • 2 Days
  • 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. Extended Range Nitrox is useful to explore our 2 famous ship wrecks or simply on a liveaboard Trip to the south or north

    Extended Range Nitorx Requirements

    THB 12’500

    2 day course including theory

    What is included?

    • 5 Open Water dives (2 dives maximum 30m, 2 dives between 35m and 40m plus 1 additional dive)
    • 1 Confined Water dive
    • Theory
    • Equipment, Instructor
    • Certification
    • Digital Learning Access
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Water, Coffee, Tea (Boat Dives)
    • Transfer from Kamala, Patong, Kata, Karon, Chalong, Nai Harn and Rawai
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    Gas Blender Course Thailand

    SSI Gas Blender Course

  • 1 Day
  • Gas Blender qualifies you to blend all Nitrox and Trimix gases with any oxygen content. You will learn the mathematics, physics and skill to confidently blend breathing mixes. This program is open to anyone, even non divers. The SSI Gas Blender course is useful for those want to get into Rebreather Diving or Extended Range diving (Technical Diving).

    SSI Gas Blender Requirements

    • Minimum age 18 years

    THB 4’900

    1 Day Theory and Workshop

    What is included?

    • Blending 3 cylinders with a tolerance of +/- 1%
    • Compressor basics
    • Theory
    • Equipment, Instructor
    • Certification
    • Digital Learning Access
    • Water, Coffee, Tea
    • Free Wifi
    • Transfer from Nai Harn and Rawai
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    Recreational Sidemount Diving in Thailand

    Recreational Sidemount Course

  • 2 Days
  • As is the norm in wreck and cave diving, Sidemount equipment configuration is now being discovered by more and more divers. The simple, pleasant and weightless dive without the burden of the diving equipment to weigh down on the back – who wouldn’t want to experience this? To make these kind of dives safely, it requires special training. You will learn everything about the background, history, benefits and equipment of sidemount diving. In practice, you will learn how to configure your equipment and manage it in the water, recognizing that bouyancy and movement brings you a new diving experience. The Sidemount diver course we recommend in preparation for the CCR Rebreather Diver Course or Extended Range courses.

    Recreational Sidemout Course Requirements

    THB 12’500

    2 day course including theory

    What is included?

    • 2 manatory training dives and 3 additional dives
    • 1 confined water dive
    • Equipment, Instructor
    • Certification
    • Digital Learning Access
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Water, Coffee, Tea
    • Transfer from Kamala, Patong, Kata, Karon, Chalong, Nai Harn and Rawai
    Book your Referral Course

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    SSI’s Advanced level Extended Range Programs are technical diving, challenging the diver with multi-stage decompression, advanced failure management, plus supreme trim and buoyancy. When participating in Technical Wreck Diving and Full Cave Diving, you will learn the ultimate in overhead environment techniques. Because of the nature of these programs, your training will be incredibly thorough and exciting. Nothing is left to chance and all bases are covered. The high level of knowledge and skills are taken a step further allowing you to push not only traditional diving limits but also your own. This is the zenith in diving! Once you have completed your training you will be ready for all of the challenges of technical diving.

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    Daily from 8am to 7pm
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