It has been requested that it would be great if the Extended Range Sidemount certification card could be issued automatically to all Extended Range divers who have completed their Extended Range Program in Sidemount configuration. SSI takes pride in the fact that, as an agency they review all feedback from our dive professionals with regards to training programs, and are actively listening to any suggested improvements.
As much as the Extended Range diver certification card does clearly outline the fact that the diver is certified to dive in Sidemount configuration by means of the Sidemount Icon and the card title (Extended Range in Sidemount Configuration), SSI have decided that is no problem to also automatically generate and issue the Extended Range Sidemount card at the same time.
SSI are pleased to announce that there will be no extra fee for the Extended Range Sidemount certification, it will be auto generated once the Extended Range Program (in Sidemount configuration) has been certified.
Many thanks to all dive professionals for their feedback and we hope to continue to grow the XR programs with your help and continued feedback.