Technical Dive Training

Southern Tasmanian Divers offers dive courses developing skills and understanding of the Nitrox breathing medium and more advanced EANx concepts. This is an internationally-recognised SSI dive courses.

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Taking a dive course? See Medical requirements

Before taking part in any dive course with a practical component, you must have completed a medical check. (Dive medicals are valid for 12 months.)

In the Hobart area, the following doctors perform Recreational Dive Medicals:

Medical Centre Address Phone
Cascade Medical 30 Cascade Rd South Hobart 62235533
City Dr 188 Collins St Hobart 62313003
Rosny Medical 7 Ross Av Rosny 62441058
Sandy Bay Medical 57 King St Sandy Bay 62100500
Uni Doctors Union Building Churchill Av 62262102
Stoke St Medical Stoke St Newtown 62287841
Eastern Shore Medical 31 Lincoln St Lindisfarne 62438788R
Royal Hobart Hospital Dr David Smart 62228193
Sandy Bay Travel Clinic Gregory St Sandy Bay 62246717

You will need to complete a form before taking the medical.(Download the form required – AS4005-1)

SSI enriched air nitrox course

Learn techniques and knowledge using a safer breathing medium. In your ENRICHED AIR NITROX program you will learn all the necessary rules for planning dives with Nitrox and using Nitrox in a safe way. An important key point in the entire program is analysing your own tank prior to any Nitrox dive.

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SSI XR Extended Range nitrox course


The Extended Range Nitrox Course further develops skills and understanding of EANx concepts. This program qualifies you to dive to 40 meters using nitrox mixtures of up to 50%, and 15 minutes of back gas decompression using a one stage decompression gas. The program can be completed wearing your standard total diving system, a large cylinder with H or Y valve or even a full twinset.

For more information about what is included in this course, and the prerequisites for enrolment.

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SSI XR Gas Blender course

Gas Blender qualifies you to blend all Nitrox and Trimix gases with any oxygen content. You will learn the mathematics, physics and skill to confidently blend breathing mixes. This program is open to anyone, even non divers.

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