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4940 Rusina Rd
Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
United States


Underwater Connection, has been serving the Colorado Springs water sports community since 1989. What started as a scuba shop 25 years ago, has now grown into a legacy of aquatic adventures. Now offering everything you need for Whitewater Kayak, SUP, Swimming, Triathlon Aquatics, and of course, Scuba.

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XR Techniques

Underwater Connection offers a program for divers that want to get their skills to a whole new level. You will learn advanced buoyancy control, proper trim and finning techniques. Training includes confined water dives and academics, all conducted here in Colorado Springs. Rental equipment is included in the course fees.

XR Techniques

Course Fee: $200


Are you looking for your next challenge?  

The XR Techniques course is just that!  Whether you are just looking to take your skills to the next level or want to enroll in an XR course, this is the class for you! This course focuses on advanced buoyancy, trim, and finning techniques in addition to different gear configurations, including introduction to both sidemount and back-mount double tanks. 

While it is a requirement for any other XR courses, this class is also perfect for the diver that just wants to improve his/her skills for recreational diving. Proper trim, efficient kicking and advanced buoyancy control are skills that change everyone’s dives for the better, no matter how deep you plan on going.

Gear configuration for this course is limited to a back-mounted single tank only.  Please contact Drew or Nathi for more information and/or to register for the course

Please note, the XR Techniques course is a UWC developed program and is a prerequisite to any XR course offering, including recreational sidemount.  It is not a certification course.

What you will learn:

  • Advanced buoyancy skills

  • How to achieve proper trim

  • How weight placement affects your body position in the water

  • Finning techniques (frog kick, back kick, helicopter turn, etc.)

  • Different equipment configurations (long hose regulators, sidemount, back mount doubles)



  • Must be a certified Open Water Diver or higher.

  • Minimum age: 16 years old.

  • Must have proof of 24 logged dives or more.


Required Materials:

  • None.

  • Equipment rental is included.


Number of dives: In water training is required. All training is conducted in confined water at UWC.


Contact us if you have any questions!