Open Circuit Diving

Do you dream of staying underwater longer? Of going deeper and truly exploring the unknown? As a technical diver, these dreams become a reality! Start your tec diving journey with SSI Open-Circuit Diving courses. From learning the basics of tec diving through to diving at 100 meters depth, we have your tec diving needs covered.

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Facts and Training Standards

SSI Open-Circuit Diving courses provide all you need to become a skilled and knowledgeable tec diver. Get started with the SSI Extended Range course. This essential core training program provides all you need to independently plan and conduct decompression dives up to 45 meters deep.

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Minimum Age for Participation 18
Certification Prerequisites Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Academic Sessions 5
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions 1
Amount of Open Water Dives 6
Maximum Training Depth 45m / 145ft

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Certification options for SSI Open-Circuit Diving

With our range of Open-Circuit Diving certifications, you can make all your tec diving dreams come true and at a pace that works for you. If you are short on time, the SSI Extended Range Foundations course is a great way to polish your dive skills to the highest level using Extended Range procedures. When you are ready, become an SSI Extended Range diver with some additional training and get certified to go decompression diving to 45 meters deep.

Is that no longer enough? Go decompression diving up to 60 meters deep as an SSI Technical Extended Range diver or dive to 100 meters as an SSI Hypoxic Trimix diver. Ready for something on the side? Sidemount diving is common practice for many wreck and cave divers and offers an ease of movement that no other type of diving provides. Join our SSI Extended Range Sidemount Diving program and find out for yourself.

With our range of Open-Circuit Diving certifications, you can make all your tec diving dreams come true. Get started online today!

Learn technical diving with SSI

Scuba Schools International (SSI) began in 1970 and today we are the name to trust in the tech diving industry.

We represent more than 3,300 training centers and resorts in over 130 countries and have over 50,000 affiliated SSI Professionals and growing every day. The experience that SSI has built in the last 5 decades of training divers has resulted in the most sophisticated and effective freediving education system there is.

Our progressive and personalized training approach, combined with in-water practice sessions, ensures you have the skills and experience you need to reach your full potential. SSI’s globally recognized certifications are the best way to continue your lifelong diving adventures.

There is an SSI XR course for nearly every dive environment and personal passion you might have, and our technical diving digital materials are available online, in more than 30 languages.

SSI has invested in the development of specific technical diving training materials with exciting, cutting edge manuals that include review sessions, a specific XR logbook, and wetnotes. All XR programs and training materials were developed by industry professionals with decades of XR and technical diving experience. As with all SSI programs, XR works to fit your schedule. Training is flexible to match your goals and objectives.