Closed Circuit Rebreathers (CCR) are redefining how the world dives. Traditionally Rebreathers were only for Technical Divers (Type T Rebreathers.) PADI's Rebreather programs have introduced a new Recreational option for divers to experience lightweight, transportable units that allow longer bottom times, reduced gas consumption, and interactions with aquatic life people have only dreamed of.
CCR reuses air that is normally exhaled in Open Circuit diving. They recycle the air by "scrubbing" the carbon dioxide out of the "breathing loop" and injecting oxygen as necessary to maintain a set point. Recreational Rebreathers utilize pre-packed scrubbers for convenience and safety for the diver. The units are designed to dive within no decompression limits with sophisticated technology that has been simplified for ease of use.
You will be certified to 60 feet within no decompression limits. You will be able to assemble and pre-dive your rebreather, follow unit specific checklists, safely bail out to open circuit, clearing a flooded loop, monitoring of heads-up display (HUD), buoyancy and trim, deploying a submersible marker buoy, rigging of off-board bail out cylinder, and rebreather dive planning just to name a few key skills.
The course will require 3 days of diving (including pool and open water sessions), 3 knowledge development sessions, and 3 practical applications / equipment configuration sessions.
Each diver will be required to have a complete rebreather, including:
Poseidon MKVI Rebreather rental available for $50 per day
Equipment provided by SLC Scuba:
Divers will read the appropriate section of their Rebreather & Advanced Rebreather Manual and answer the Knowledge Reviews prior to the practical application portion. A score of at least 80% is required on all exams.