SSI Hypoxic Trimix Instructor

Are you ready for the ultimate challenge? Explore dive sites few people ever reach and develop your SSI Professional career with the SSI Hypoxic Trimix Instructor program. This trimix diving certification is the highest Extended Range Instructor level you can achieve within the open-circuit programs. It is the next course to take after the SSI Technical Extended Range Instructor course. In this fascinating SSI trimix course, you will learn all you need to teach the SSI Hypoxic Trimix program and get certified to train divers to conduct multiple-gas switch, multiple-stop decompression dives to depths of up to 100 meters / 330 feet.

Prerequisites :

  • Own and use a Total Diving System in the appropriate equipment configuration as outlined in the SSI General Training Standards.
  • Complete the Candidate Preassessment: Dive History and provide proof of the required teaching and diving experience.
  • Have logged at least:
  • 250 total dives
  • 30 decompression dives deeper than 60 meters
  • Have the following SSI certifications or an equivalent from a recognized training agency:
  • Hypoxic Trimix Diving
  • Have at least one (1) of the following active status SSI certifications:
  • Deep Diving Instructor
  • Diver Stress & Rescue Instructor
  • Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor
  • Technical Extended Range Instructor
  • Have issued at least:
  •  10 Technical Extended Range certifications

Requirements For Completion:

  • Attend a three-day seminar and successfully complete:
  • A review of all SSI General Training Standards, and the standards related to the XR programs the candidate is earning a certification for.
  • A review of the program-specific student and instructor materials.
  • The applicable final exams.
  • An academic presentation on a topic applicable to the program and training level.
  • A dive planning session for orientation to the XR Dive Planning Sheets.
  • An equipment configuration session for the appropriate Total Diving System.
  • The XR Candidate Water Fitness Evaluation as outlined in the SSI Training Standards if it has been more than six months since the candidate has been evaluated
  • A pool/confined water session that includes the presentation and evaluation of all required program skills. All skills must be done with demonstration quality.
  • An in-water teaching presentation on a topic applicable to the program and training level.
  • While acting as an SSI Hypoxic Trimix instructor, plan and conduct at least one (1) full decompression dive from the Hypoxic Trimix Diving program.
  • Demonstrate the ability to rescue an unconscious diver by bringing the diver to the surface from a depth between 5 and 10 meters.