XR Wreck Diving (limited penetration & decp)

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The SSI Extended Range Wreck Diving program provides divers with the training necessary to independently plan and conduct limited wreck penetration dives within the daylight zone, at depths shallower than 130 feet, using specialized wreck diving equipment and procedures with an equally- or more-qualified dive team. In the Extended Range version of this program, previous XR training orienting you to an XR equipment configuration is required and the course can include decompression up to the certification limit of the diver team.

Before Class

  • Minimum age of 16
  • Diving medical signed by an MD
  • Minimum of 24 logged dives
  • Certified Nitrox (over 40%)

AND

IF CONDUCTING THE PROGRAM IN TWINSET

  • Certified Extended Range Foundations (Twinset)
  • Certified Extended Range

IF CONDUCTING THE PROGRAM IN SIDEMOUNT

  • Certified Sidemount Diving

IF CONDUCTING THE PROGRAM IN CCR

  • Certified CCR Diving
  • Minimum of 30 hours on the unit

Wreck Diving Special Equipment:

  • One (1) goodman mounted primary light (Minimum of 1000 Lumens)
  • Two (2) backup lights with attached bolt-snaps (Minimum of 200 Lumens each)
  • One (1) primary reel long enough for planned navigation
  • One (1) reel or spool with a minimum of 150 feet of line
  • A minimum of 2 line Arrows, 1 Cookie, each of which can be replaced with a REM

 

Minimum Twinset Total Diving System:

  • A backplate or soft pack with a harness
  • A buoyancy wing with appropriate lifting capacity for the planned dive
  • One (1)  delivery system that has a regulator with a 6 - to 7-foot hose and metal bolt-snap
  • One (1) delivery system that has a regulator with a 20 to 30-inch hose, neck retainer, and an attached SPG
  • One (1) set of twinset cylinders with an isolation manifold
  • Two (2)  integrated depth and timing devices
  • Stage cylinder(s) with delivery systems that each have a 6 to 10-inch hose and attached SPG
And
  • Two (2) masks
  • Fins
  • Exposure suit appropriate for the environment
  • Two (2) cutting devices
  • A compass
  • Two (2) signaling devices for deploying from depth (red and yellow surface marker buoys are recommended, but follow local guidelines)
  • A reel or spool (appropriate for the maximum planned depth)
  • One surface signaling device (whistle or similar)
  • Extended Range Dive Planning Sheets, and either wet notes or slate for dive plans
  • Logbook

 

Minimum XR Sidemount Total Diving System:

  • Industry approved sidemount harness with appropriate lift
  • One delivery system that has a regulator with a 6 to 7-foot hose and breakaway attachment
  • One delivery system that has a regulator with a 20 to 30-inch hose and neck retainer
  • Two cylinders with independent valves appropriately configured for sidemount
  • Submersible pressure gauge with a 6 to 10-inch high-pressure hose (all cylinders must have an SPG attached)
  • Two(2) depth and timing devices or dive computer
  • Stage cylinder(s) with delivery systems that each have a 6 to 10-inch hose and attached SPG
And
  • Two (2) masks
  • Fins
  • Exposure suit appropriate for the environment with appropriate ballast
  • Two (2) cutting devices
  • A compass
  • Two (2) signaling devices for deploying from depth (red and yellow surface marker buoys are recommended, but follow local guidelines)
  • A reel or spool (appropriate for the maximum planned depth)
  • One surface signaling device (whistle or similar)
  • Logbook (physical or digital)
  • Underwater writing tool plus dive planning sheets

 

Minimum CCR Total Diving System:

  • A closed-circuit rebreather that has CE-type approval (minimum of 1 CCR dive computer or setpoint controller)
  • A single bailout cylinder (minimum volume: 40cf but 80cf dddis recommended) and bailout regulator with:
    • Second stage with 3 to 6-foot hose and attached SPG
    • Low-pressure inflator hose or quick-connect compatible with the unit
    • Oxygen cleaned as required

And

  • Two (2) Masks
  • Fins
  • Exposure suit appropriate for the environment with appropriate ballast
  • Two (2) cutting devices
  • A compass
  • Two (2) signaling devices for deploying from depth (red surface marker buoy is recommended, but follow local guidelines)
  • A reel or spool (appropriate for the maximum planned depth with a minimum of 130 feet of line)
  • One surface signaling device (whistle or similar)
  • Logbook
  • Underwater writing tool
  • Manufacturer and/or agency Pre-Dive Checklist
  • Access to an oxygen analyzer
  • All academic sessions and online training
  • XR Overhead Environment final exam with a passing score of at least 80%
  • Water fitness evaluation
  • One (1) dry land skill development session
  • One (1) pool/confined water skill development session of 60 minutes or more
  • One (1) half-day shallow open water environment (Pond) development session of 90 minutes or more
  • Four (4) open water training dives (this is the average time it takes to complete this program. Any additional training needed will be at a pro-rated fee)
  • Maximum of three (3) students per instructor