Decompression Diving

Are you interested in learning how to extend your dive beyond the traditional no-decompression limits? Do you want to understand and use more of your dive computer’s features? Then the SSI Decompression Diving Specialty is for you!

To earn your SSI Decompression Diving Specialty, you will learn how to plan and conduct a limited decompression dive using dive planning software and a multi-gas computer to a maximum depth of 40 meters.

Facts and Training Standards

The SSI Decompression Diving Specialty will teach you how to dive beyond the no-decompression limits. You will learn to plan and conduct dives to a maximum depth of 40 meters with limited decompression using your recreational total diving system and a single decompression cylinder. You will learn and practice how to effectively use your dive computer features, including switching gases, gas integration, time-to-reserve, and time-to-surface. Using these computer functions will become second nature, enabling you to safely conduct dives with limited decompression without hours of dive planning.

Upon completion, you will earn the SSI Decompression Diving Specialty certification and be able to explore stunning deep dive sites or larger wrecks without being restricted by the traditional no-decompression limits. The opportunities to expand your diving adventures have just got bigger!

Minimum Age for Participation 16
Amount of Academic Sessions 4
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions 1
Amount of Open Water Dives 3
Maximum Training Depth 40m / 130ft

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Upgrade your training experience by taking more Specialty Programs. These are a perfect match to your current training! When you complete a certain number of Specialty Programs paired with Logged Dives, you will also automatically earn the SSI Recognition Ratings – SSI Specialty Diver, SSI Advanced Open Water Diver and SSI Master Diver.

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