Scuba Diving School of Fort Worth offers the following classes:

 

SSI TECHXR - TECHNICAL DIVING PROGRAM

 

Looking for extreme action? Check out SSI's Technical Extended Range Program!


Xtreme Excitement
SSIís TechXR is a well founded Technical Diving program and it was created to take the recreational diver to an extreme level for their diving adventures.


Whether you are looking for the excitement of deep reef diving or the thrill of exploring wrecks located well past 40m (130 feet), SSI TechXR is a way to learn the training and experience necessary for you to complete every new adventure with confidence and skill.


Whatever your current diving ability, extended range diving will challenge you with environments, depths, bottom times, procedures, and equipment not commonly encountered by recreational divers. You will be experiencing advanced levels that require extensive knowledge, enhanced diving skills, and considerable experience.

 

 

SSI TECHXR - ADVANCED NITROX

 

Students enrolled in the Advanced Nitrox course will develop the fundamental knowledge, equipment familiarity, and skills needed to participate in extended range diving activities. Even for divers who do not plan to make decompression dives, this course will increase confidence and enhance diving abilities. It is for every diver who wants to dive deeper, longer, or in more challenging environments.

Prerequisites: Certification in Enriched Air Nitrox, minimum 18 years old, minimum 24 logged dives out which minimum 6 need to be Enriched Air Nitrox Dives

 

SSI TECHXR - TECHNICAL FOUNDATIONS

 

Technical Foundations divers will be trained to utilize singles with H-valves or twinsets, and stage cylinders or pony bottles. They will be introduced to advanced dive planning and make training dives as deep as 42m (140 ft). Students will also learn oxygen procedures and may use up to EAN50 for contingency decompression and to improve off-gas efficiency at safety stops.

Prerequisites: minimum 18 years old, minimum 50 logged dives, certification in Deep, Stress & Rescue, Enriched Air Nitrox and additionally certification in Navigation or Cavern, Advanced Open Water Diver

 

We will soon offer the following classes:

 

 

SSI TECHXR - DECOMPRESSION PROCEDURES

 

During this course you will learn to function as a member of a deep dive team and to plan and execute dives requiring stage decompression. You will make training dives as deep as 165 fsw while breathing air or optimized Nitrox and learn the proper procedures for making decompression stops utilizing a single decompression gas - EAN50.

The course includes hands-on experience with decompression planning software. You will gain the ability to prepare primary, contingency, and bailout plans. You will become experienced at evaluating conditions, anticipating potential problems, and applying the appropriate dive technique to achieve dive objectives.

Prerequisites: minimum 18 years old, minimum 75 logged dives, certification in Deep, Stress & Rescue, Enriched Air Nitrox and additionally certification in Navigation or Cavern, Advanced Open Water Diver, Oxygen Provider, certification in Technical Foundations or equivalent or Technical Foundations certified plus 10 logged Extended Range dives in the SSI Technical Logbook in a range of 24 Ė 42m with Stage Tank or Pony Bottle

SSI TECHXR - NORMOXIC TRIMIX (OPTION)

 

You will learn the procedures for using Normoxic Trimix blends with helium concentrations as great as 30%. Training dives will be conducted to depths of 180 fsw and EAN50 will be utilized to complete stage decompression stops.

Normoxic Trimix is optional.

Prerequisites: minimum 18 years old, minimum 75 logged dives, certification in Deep, Stress & Rescue, Enriched Air Nitrox and additionally certification in Navigation or Cavern, Advanced Open Water Diver, Oxygen Provider, certification in Decompression Procedures or equivalent plus 10 logged Extended Range Decompression dives

SSI TECHXR - ADVANCED DECOMPRESSION

 

This course examines strategies for accelerated decompression. You are presented with the option of multiple Nitrox blends and the use of 100% oxygen. You will learn advanced ppO2 management procedures to control CNS toxicity dose. Training dives are conducted to depths as deep as 180 fsw and two gasses are used for stage decompression.

Prerequisites: minimum 18 years old, minimum 75 logged dives, certification in Deep, Stress & Rescue, Enriched Air Nitrox and additionally certification in Navigation or Cavern, Advanced Open Water Diver, Oxygen Provider, certification in Decompression Procedures or Normoxic Trimix plus 10 logged Air- or optimized EAN Nitrox Dives or Normoxic Trimix Dives which were done by the use of a Stage ( EAN50 ), these dives should have been in depth ranges from 24m to  ≠54m