Extended Range Sidemount Program

The SSI Extended Range Sidemount program provides divers with the training necessary to independently plan and conduct dives using extended range Sidemount equipment configurations and techniques, within the depth limits allowed by their certification levels, and with an equally or more qualified buddy.

Course Overview

The SSI Extended Range Sidemount program trains you to dive in a sidemount configuration, and the techniques required to use multiple stage cylinders carried for decompression diving efficiently and effectively. You will earn the SSI Extended Range Sidemount certification after completing this program and can then apply that configuration to all other extended range programs.


  • Open Water diver

  • Recreational Sidemount diver or equivalent 

  • Be medically fit and healthy to dive

  • Complete the XR water fitness evaluation

  • Minimum Age: 16

  • Academic Sessions: Online learning 

  • Confined Water: 2

  • Open Water Dives: 4

  • Max Depth: 40mtrs (or maximum certification depth of the student, whichever is shallower).

  • Time: 3 days

Cost $ 750


  • Online training 
  • Practical application
  • E-card
  • Light refreshments during your course
  • Dive club membership 
  • Student rates on new equipment purchases from us

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