Become a Certified Extended Range Cavern Diver with SSI

The SSI Extended Range Cavern Diving program gives you a small glimpse into the exciting world of cave diving. As an SSI Extended Range Cavern diver, you will learn how to use cavern diving equipment, gas management concepts, and buddy team skills to safely conduct cavern penetration dives. The SSI Extended Range Cavern Diving program trains you to dive in caverns within the daylight zone to a maximum depth of 40 meters. From the grandest Mexican cenotes to vast caverns, becoming a cavern diver allows you to experience it all. Start the SSI Extended Range Cavern Diving program online today!

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Facts and Training Standards

Amount of Academic Sessions

 

7

Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions

 

1

Amount of Open Water Sessions

 

4

Maximum Training Depth

 

40 m / 130 ft

Suggested duration (h)

 

12

Certification Prerequisites

 

Open Water Diver certification, Minimum 24 logged dives

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Experience the overhead environment

Here are the benefits you can expect from attending this training program:

Gain confidence while experiencing exhilaration inside the daylight zone

Learn the fundamental principles of overhead environment diving

Easy progression from caverns to wrecks

Continue your Extended Range training

SSI’s Extended Range programs offer specific training materials with exciting, cutting-edge manuals developed by industry professionals with decades of technical diving experience. Continue your technical diving training with one of SSI’s many Extended Range specialties. As with all SSI programs, Extended Range is designed to fit your schedule. Training is flexible to match your goals and objectives. With the new sense of confidence and control gained from your Cavern Diver program, you will be ready to delve deeper into the world of technical diving. Go further and explore caves the way you never have before with the SSI Cave Diver and Full Cave Diver specialties. Or, challenge yourself in another type of overhead environment with Extended Range Wreck Diving and Technical Wreck Diving.

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Training Prerequisites

SSI Entry-Level Programs – Open Water Diver, Freediver, or Mermaid require students to complete a water fitness evaluation prior to open water training. The goal of this evaluation is to determine a comfort level baseline consisting of:

Swim Assessment

Survival Float

Technical Requirements

To start training, students must create a MySSI profile. This can either be done via the SSI website at www.divessi.com/register or by installing the MySSI App.

Simply download the app for either iOS or Android, set up the user profile, and access the world of diving in minutes! The MySSI App safely stores everything in one place, online or offline – training materials, logbook, and certification cards. This includes Recreational Scuba, Extended Range, Freediving and Mermaid.

Training Center Selection & Affiliation

Every student must select an SSI Training Center as their “Training Partner” during the course registration process. Affiliation ensures personalized service and a high-quality training experience.

Students can also change affiliation or choose to affiliate with multiple Training Centers in their user profile. When affiliating with a Training Center online or via the MySSI App, a Privacy Policy Agreement will be processed to comply with GDPR regulations.

Medical & Administrative Requirements

Each student or candidate must complete the required SSI Training Record Forms prior to participating in any SSI training program. The forms for minors must be reviewed and signed by a parent or guardian.

Responsible Diver Code

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Diver Medical Statement & Questionnaire or Physician’s Approval to Dive (where required)

Training Assumption of Risk, Liability Release, & Liability Release, & Hold Harmless Agreement (where required / not applicable within the European Union)

Program-specific Completion Record (done by the Instructor prior to certification)

Training Course Costs

Training consists of various components which are either charged singly or as a package depending on the selected Training Center. The components are:

Training Materials / Digital Kit

Tuition for Academics and In-Water Training

Open Water Training Dives

Certification

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