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REBREATHER COURSES
Discover Rebreather
PADI Rebreather Diver
PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver
Tec 40 CCR Diver

Background on Rebreathers

PADI Rebreather Courses 

Think rebreathers are just for technical diving? Think again because the latest rebreathers are lightweight, easy-transportable units that use sophisticated electronics to simplify their use. Rebreathers allow longer no decompression limits, reduced gas consumption and unmatched wildlife encounters.

What is a rebreather?

The primary difference between rebreathers and open-circuit units is that rebreathers reuse some or all of the gas you exhale. There are two basic types of rebreathers: closed-circuit rebreathers (CCRs) and semi-closed rebreathers (SCRs).

The PADI Rebreather and Advanced Rebreather Diver courses use Type R units to introduce divers to rebreather diving within recreational dive limits. Type R rebreathers are electronically controlled and provide a back up for all the major systems and simplify training and use.

The rebreather used in this class is the AP Diving Evolution Closed Circuit Rebreather.   AP Diving created a Type R Rebreather from the most widely used CCR unit in the World the Evolution Type T Rebreather.     

Because each rebreather model is different, you will need to qualify on each rebreather model. However, once you are qualified you will not need to repeat the entire course to earn your certification with a different Type R rebreather model. The PADI Rebreather Qualifier focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to use a different Type R rebreather model.

 Discover Rebreather

Cost: $125

Want to try cutting-edge dive equipment and learn about rebreather technology? The Discover Rebreather program is your opportunity to try a recreational rebreather or a technical Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) in controlled conditions. 

The program is open to certified divers at least 18 years of age who have logged at least 15 dives.  

During the program, you'll learn:

  • the differences between rebreathers and open circuit scuba 
  • about the two basic rebreather types  
  • how rebreathers function

You'll also get in the water for a rebreather dive. Your PADI Rebreather Instructor or Tec CCR Instructor will show you new hand signals specific to rebreather diving and you'll learn what the rebreather is telling you through the handset, heads up display (HUD) and audible alarms. You'll also discover the differences in buoyancy control while descending, ascending and hovering in a rebreather, adjust the mouthpiece and bail out to open circuit. You'll do all of this in the clear, calm waters of a pool or confined water so you can discover the new challenges and benefits of rebreather diving.  

The Discover Rebreather program is an ideal opportunity to learn about this emerging technology.

 Discover Breather Course Schedule

 Course offered upon request.


 PADI Rebreather Diver

Cost: $700

In this entry-level rebreather program you will learn to use Type R rebreathers to a maximum of 18 metres/60 feet within no decompression limits.

The is an extensive course taught in small groups and individually.  You will be taught by one of the most experienced CCR Instructors and Active CCR divers in the Midwest.

Prerequisites:

  • PADI Open Water Diver and PADI Enriched Air Diver certifications (or qualifying certifications from a recognized organization).
  • 25 logged dives
  • 18 years old

Includes:

  • Instruction Manual
  • DVD
  • Pre-Dive Checklist Slate
  • Use of AP Diving Evolution Type R Rebreather for duration of Course
  • All Pool and Open Water Sessions
  • Fast Electronic C-Card Processing

 PADI Rebreahter Diver Course Schedule

 Course offered upon request.


 PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver

Cost: $500

This course expands on the basic knowledge you have already acquired and provides training to a maximum of 30 metres/98 feet (40 metres/130 feet if you have a PADI Deep Diver certification), including carrying a bailout cylinder.

Prerequisites:

  • PADI Open Water Diver and PADI Rebreather Diver certifications (or qualifying certification from a recognized organization) on the Type R rebreather used in the course
  • 30 logged dives
  • 18 years old
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (prior to PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver certification)

Includes:

  • Instruction Manual
  • DVD
  • Pre-Dive Checklist Slate
  • Use of AP Diving Evolution Type R Rebreather for duration of Course
  • All Pool and Open Water Sessions
  • Fast Electronic C-Card Processing
 PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver Course Schedule

 Course offered upon request.


 Tec 40 CCR Diver Course

Cost: $1,500

Learn to plan and make dives using air diluent and air or enriched air (EANx) bailout gas on Type T (technical) closed-circuit rebreathers (CCR) to a maximum of 40 metres/130 feet with a single decompression stop of no more than 10 minutes.

Tec 40 eCCR Diver is the first level of training that addresses technical diving with Type T CCRs, which include a range of electronic CCRs (eCCRs) and manual CCRS (mCCRs). Tec 40 eCCR Diver introduces student divers to diagnosing life-support problems and, when possible, returning to the loop to complete the dive with limited decompression obligations.

This training is significantly more challenging than recreational rebreather diving because divers learn to be both a tec diver as well as learning to tec dive with a CCR.

Prerequisites:

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI Enriched Air Diver, PADI Deep Diver (or have experience of more than 10 dives to 30 metres/100 feet) certification and at least 30 dives logged with specific experience requirements.
  • Prior to Training Dive Five, student divers must be certified as PADI Rescue Divers
  • Prior to certification, student divers must have 50 dives logged.
  • There are provisions for other qualifying certifications.
  • 18 years old

Includes:

  • Instruction Manual
  • DVD
  • Predive Checklist Slate
  • Use of AP Diving Evolution Type T Rebreather for duration of Course
  • All Pool and Open Water Sessions
  • Fast Electronic C-Card Processing

 Tec 40 CCR Diver Course Schedule

 Course offered upon request.


 Background on Closed Circuit Rebreathers


Technical diving has been revolutionized by the development, availability and reliability of Closed Circuit Rebreathers. CCRs provide numerous benefits to the technical diver, including: reduced gas consumption, optimum EANx blends for decompression and a wider range of solutions to equipment problems. Consequently CCRs potentially allow the technical diver a greater access to time underwater - greater time based on gas logistics when compared with an open circuit technical diver and more time available to find solutions to gas management problems. As time is a critical and a finite resource divers wanting to dive at and beyond the recreational envelope can now choose PADI Technical CCR training to achieve their goals.



 
 
 
 

 
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