The Extended Range foundation course is a designed for recreational divers that would like to see what technical diving is like. Its like a Try Scuba experience for tech diving.

This course will not qualify you to do anything you couldn’t already do. But even though there no actual technical diving (going past recreational limits or in overhead environments) in this programme you will leave knowing more about diving in general and have a better skill set than before.

Extended Range Foundation

The programme takes a full day and consists of 3 parts:

Theory – We discuss what technical diving is and we go over the different types of technical diving. We have a look at the different types of equipment and their configurations. And general introduction to Sidemount and different types of Rebreathers.

Skills – We will then set up our twin set and stage tank and head to the sea. Once in the water we will learn a new pre-dive safety check that technical divers use. We will learn proper finning techniques, proper trim and buoyancy control. We will move on to emergency skills and how to switch and breathe from a stage cylinder safely.

Dive – Once you are happy with all the skills and exercises we will head out into open water for a dive. This will give you time to get comfortable with the twin set and see how it feels.


The cost of the Extended Range Foundations course is €150. This includes equipment, tanks and certification.


You must be at least 16 years old or older. You must be an Open Water Diver or equivalent with at least 24 dives.

What to bring:

Bathing suit, Sun cream, Diving certification and Logbook.

If you would like more information or if you would like to book send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.