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XR Specialty Instructor Programs

At some point nearly every diver wants to extend their knowledge beyond the limits of recreational diving and wants to experience more challenging diving. Extended Range has it all!

With professional training materials, comprehensive standards and flexible course combinations makes the SSI Extended Range program a unique experience.
All courses and training materials were developed by industry professionals with decades of technical diving experience.

Extended Range offers three pathways: Advanced Wreck, Cavern, or Extended Range.

To qualify for Extended Range Instructor Training Course you only need to be an Open Water, Deep and Nitrox Instructor and an Extended Range Diver. Now you can sign up for the course!
The procedures to qualify for Cavern and Advanced Wreck Diving Instructor are similar. If you are not an Extended Range diver and you want to get started, we also have combined diver and instructor programs, simply ask your Dive Center or Resort how to enroll. We also have an equivalency chart for crossover.

Extended Range Nitrox Instructor

The SSI Extended Range Nitrox program contains decompression diving up to a depth of 40 meters using recreational diving equipment and one stage cylinder. This creates the opportunity of an easy and very useful first step in our Extended Range Program. It’s simple and easy to conquer new limits!

Gas Blender Instructor

As SSI creates more Nitrox and Trimix divers the call for qualified gas blenders is ever growing. Be a real asset to your dive centre with Gas Blender.

Advanced Wreck Diving Instructor

The SSI Advanced Wreck Diving program allows recreational divers with minimal extra equipment to make limited penetration into wrecks with all the knowledge and skills to exit safely. Dives can be conducted within the daylight zone to a maximum depth of 40m.

Cavern Diving Instructor

The Cavern Diving program introduces recreational divers to the wonders of diving in overhead environments. Divers learn basic line and navigation skills and what do in the
event of silt out or lost diver. This program is conducted within the daylight zone to a maximum depth of 40m.