SSI Extended Range Nitrox Instructor

The SSI Extended Range Nitrox Instructor course provides all you need to organize and conduct the SSI Extended Range Nitrox course. Using either an XR Sidemount or Twinset Total Diving System, this program prepares you to teach limited decompression dives to a maximum depth of 40 meters/130 feet. Upon completion, you will earn the SSI Extended Range Nitrox Instructor certification. 

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:
  • 20 dives deeper than 30 meters
  • Have the following SSI certifications or an equivalent from a recognized training agency:
  • Extended Range Nitrox Diving
  • Have the following active status SSI certifications (or equivalent):
  • Deep Diving Instructor
  • Diver Stress & Rescue Instructor
  • Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor

Requirements For Completion:

  • Option 1
  • Co-teach at least two (2) separate SSI Extended Range Nitrox Diving programs under the direct supervision of an active status SSI Extended Range Nitrox Instructor.
  • Option 2
  • Attend a two-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.
  • A dive planning session for orientation to the XR Dive Planning Sheets.
  • An equipment configuration session for the appropriate Total Diving System.
  • A pool/confined water session that includes the presentation and evaluation of all required program skills. All skills must be done with demonstration quality.
  • While acting as an instructor, plan and conduct at least one (1) full decompression dive from the Extended Range Nitrox 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.