Many spectacular, untouched wrecks lie at depths well below 40 metres/130 feet. Deep reefs have organisms you don’t find in the shallows. Some people enjoy the challenge and focus extended range diving requires. Still others love being involved with cutting edge technologies. These reasons make extended range technical diving rewarding.
Extended range diving does require significantly more effort, discipline, and equipment, which means it’s not for everyone. It going beyond recreational scuba diving limits and includes one or more of the following:
– Diving beyond 40 metres/130 feet
– Required stage decompression
– Diving in an overhead environment beyond 40 linear metres/130 linear feet of the surface
– Accelerated decompression and/or the use of variable gas mixtures during the dive
– Use of extensive equipment and technologies
In extended range technical diving the surface is often inaccessible in an emergency, so these divers use extensive procedures, equipment and training to manage the added risks and potential hazards. Although founded on extensive open-circuit scuba technology, it has been revolutionized by the development, availability and reliability of closed circuit rebreathers (CCRs). CCRs have numerous benefits and provide divers with significantly more time underwater.
Click on the cards below to view the extended range classes we offer, and call SeaVentures at 770-992-3772 if you have any questions!
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