XR Course- Foundations
Extended Range Foundations
The intent of the SSI Extended Range Foundations program is to provide divers with a workshop environment, to improve their skills to a high level using Extended Range Total Diving Systems and procedures.
Enriched Air Nitrox Diver certification
SSI Advanced Open Water Diver certification
Have logged at least 24 dives.
The number of classes, hours and sessions, based on student needs and student ability
All dives must be completed using one of the following configurations:
A complete Extended Range Nitrox Total Diving System
A complete Extended Range Total Diving System.
A complete Extended Range Sidemount Total Diving System.
All training dives must be completed in confined water.
Requirements For Completion
Complete academic sessions and assessments as outlined in the Extended Range Foundations Instructor Manual.
Complete an Extended Range Foundations equipment configuration session.
Additional optional training dives are permitted.
Complete a water skills evaluation as outlined in the General Standards.
At the recreational level:
Use either an Extended Range Nitrox or Extended Range Total Diving System.
Demonstrate the ability to maintain trim at +/- 30 degrees throughout the entire program.
Demonstrate the ability to perform all skills adequately with little shift in buoyancy or trim.
At the Extended Range Diving level:
Use an Extended Range or Extended Range Sidemount Total Diving System.
Demonstrate the ability to maintain trim at +/- 15 degrees throughout the entire program.
Demonstrate the ability to perform all skills perfectly with almost no shift in buoyancy or trim.
Completing the Extended Range Foundations program means that the student has demonstrated good trim and buoyancy control in the equipment configuration used during the program, plus they have successfully passed the Extended Range skill circuit.
Statements of Attainment for the following nationally recognised Training Units of Competency under the Outdoor Recreation Industry Recreation Training Package (SR003) on all our Openwater courses by completing these additional requirements
SROODR002A Plan outdoor recreation activities
SROODR002B Plan for minimal environmental impact.
A small additional fee applies.