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Extended range diver

Extended Range Course (55M)

Some dive sites offer amazing things to see deeper than 40 meters, but are beyond the depth of your current certification. Using Helium is now very expensive and becoming harder to find so this Extended Range course is perfect to achieve depth up to 55 meters using air as your main breathing gas. 

Who this course is for

  • The certified Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Diver (Or equivalent - PADI Tec 45) looking to expand their skills and knowledge of decompression diving techniques and dive a little bit deeper to a maximum depth of 55 metres.

  • Suitable for both backmount twins and Tec-Sidemount configuration*.

  • *Experience in these disciplines must be provided before starting the course

Course prerequisites

  • Minimum age 18

  • Minimum certification of TDI Advanced Nitrox & Decompression procedures diver or equivalent

  • Proof of 100 logged dives (of which 25 must be deeper than 30M)

What you can expect to learn

  • Decompression dive planning including:

    • Decompression gas choices

    • Tables vs. personal dive computers

    • Emergency and contingency planning (equipment failure, omitted decompression, etc.)

  • Decompression diving procedures

    • Equipment selection

    • Pre-dive checks and drills

    • Stress analysis and mitigation

    • Narcosis managnment and awareness (essential at this depth)

    • Following a decompression schedule

    • Gas switching

    • Team awareness and communication

    • SMB/lift bag deployment

  • Proper trim, buoyancy and finning techniques

  • Emergency procedures (equipment failures, catastrophic gas loss, omitted decompression, navigational errors, etc.)

  • Equipment considerations, cylinder labeling, analyzing nitrox mixtures, and gas blending procedures

Price
4 x Open Water Dives €500
*Price does not include additional gas cost (Oxygen for deco gas) or Certification fee
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