SSI Decompression Diving



Become a certified Decompression Diver with SSI

The SSI Decompression Diving Specialty will teach you how to dive beyond the no-decompression limits. You will learn to plan and conduct dives to a maximum depth of 40 meters with limited decompression using your recreational total diving system and a single decompression cylinder. You will learn and practice how to effectively use your dive computer features, including switching gases, gas integration, time-to-reserve, and time-to-surface. Using these computer functions will become second nature, enabling you to safely conduct dives with limited decompression without hours of dive planning. Upon completion, you will earn the SSI Decompression Diving Specialty certification and be able to explore stunning deep dive sites or larger wrecks without being restricted by the traditional no-decompression limits. The opportunities to expand your diving adventures have just got bigger!

Often, the difference between recreational equipment and a more technical set-up seems intimidating and overwhelming to the standard dive customer. However, the new Decompression Diving Specialty is the perfect way to slowly introduce divers to the excitement and adventure offered by the Extended Range (XR) programs. 

What will you learn in this Decompression Diving specialty?

This specialty provides all of the training you need to independently plan and conduct decompression dives, using either traditional recreational equipment or by being introduced to using a sidemount system.

  • You will dive to a maximum depth of 40 meters, with a maximum accumulated decompression time of 15 minutes.

As the program is a recreational specialty, it will adhere closely to recreational training standards and procedures.


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