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Rebreathers reuse the gas you exhale by recycling the good part and replenishing it for your next breath. This means your gas supply is significantly larger in a compact package compared to what you can carry in a scuba tank for conventional open-circuit scuba diving. It’s a huge benefit that allows longer dives. Another benefit is the quiet factor. Underwater photographers really like it because they can approach aquatic creatures that would ordinarily shy away from bubble noise. Also, because you breathe gas that’s been warmed by you and the recycle process, rebreather diving keeps you warmer
a bonus in cool water.

 
 REBREATHER TRAINING 

 DISCOVER REBREATHER

Rebreathers are intriguing. They’re cutting-edge dive technology. Always wanted to try one? The Discover Rebreather program lets you dive with a recreational rebreather or a technical closed circuit rebreather (CCR) in controlled conditions with a PADI Rebreather Instructor or Tec CCR Instructor. You'll discover how quiet diving can be without bubbles and quickly learn how different buoyancy control is. A Discover Rebreather experience is an ideal opportunity to give rebreathers a try before you sign up for a full course. Or, if you’re already a rebreather diver, you can participate in the program to try a new or different type of rebreather.

You need to be a PADI Open Water Diver, at least 18 years old and have a minimum of 15 logged dives to sign up for a Discover Rebreather program.

What will you learn?

Your PADI Rebreather Instructor or Tec CCR Instructor will explain how rebreathers work and go over basic safety and operational instructions, such as what the rebreather is telling you through the gauges and heads up display (HUD). In the water, your instructor will help you adjust your unit and get comfortable before letting you swim around and explore.

Discover Rebreather Diving

 REBREATHER DIVER 

Rebreathers used to be only for technical diving, but not any more. New Type R (recreational) rebreathers are lightweight, easy-to-transport and have sophisticated electronics to simplify their use. Why dive a rebreather? You get longer no stop limits, reduced gas consumption because you reuse most of your exhaled gas, and unmatched wildlife encounters because you don’t release annoying bubbles. The PADI Rebreather Diver course introduces you to rebreather diving to a maximum depth of 18 metres/60 feet and lets you experience things you never imagined possible as a scuba diver.

To enroll in the PADI Rebreather Diver course, you must:

  • Be a PADI Open Water Diver
  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver
  • Have a minimum of 25 logged dives
  • Be at least 18 years old

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your PADI Rebreather Instructor.

What will you learn?

Through self-study and instructor-guided sessions, you’ll learn how rebreathers work and the importance of proper setup and maintenance. Because rebreathers vary significantly, you’ll also study the manufacturer’s literature for the type of rebreather you’ll train on. During six dives, you’ll work on:

  • Performing proper predive checks
  • Developing the habit of keeping the loop closed when the mouthpiece is not in your mouth
  • Doing bubble checks, bailout drills and handling other potential problems
  • Fine-tuning buoyancy control
  • Monitoring displays and gauges
  • Post-dive procedures and disassembly
Scuba DIver

 ADVANCED REBREATHER DIVER 

If you’re interested in rebreathers for their silence and maximized no stop dive time, and are happy to stay within recreational diving depth limits, then the PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver course is for you. This course builds on your PADI Rebreather Diver certification by expanding your knowledge, adding a bailout cylinder, and training you to dive as deep as 40 metres/130 feet. If you aren’t a certified rebreather diver yet, no problem – ask your PADI Rebreather Instructor about combining the PADI Rebreather and Advanced Rebreather Diver courses. 

To enroll in the PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver course, you must:

  • Be a PADI Open Water Diver, but you must earn a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification to become a PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver
  • Have a minimum of 30 logged dives
  • Are at least 18 years old

To dive deeper than 30 metres/100 feet, you must be a PADI Deep Diver.

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your PADI Rebreather Instructor.

What will you learn?

Through self-study and instructor-guided sessions, you’ll learn about scrubbers, oxygen consumption and bailout requirements, including how to configure a bailout cylinder system. Because rebreathers vary significantly, you’ll also study the manufacturer’s literature for the type of rebreather you’ll train on. During one confined water dive and four open water dives, you’ll practice bailout and other emergency procedures, as well as planning and executing deep rebreather dives.

Rebreather Wreck
 

 REBREATHER QUALIFYER 

As a PADI Rebreather Diver or Advanced Rebreather Diver you qualify to dive on a specific Type R rebreather. To dive on a different rebreather, you must qualify on that unit. Fortunately there is no need to take another complete PADI Rebreather Diver or Advanced Rebreather Diver course, you can simply enroll in a PADI Rebreather Qualifier program.

During the qualifier program, you’ll focus on the new rebreather – assembly, predive checks, disassembly and unique aspects of diving it versus other rebreathers you’ve qualified to use. When you complete the program, you earn a new certification card – either PADI Rebreather Diver or Advanced Rebreather Diver (whatever your level is) – which identifies the new model.

 

 

 REBREATHER REFRESHER 

If you’ve not been diving with your rebreather for a while, you should ease back into it by taking a PADI Rebreather Refresher. Your PADI Rebreather Instructor will help you review your PADI Rebreather Diver and Advanced Rebreather Diver Manual as well as the manufacturer literature and checklists. Then, get you back into the water on your unit to practice a few skills and regain comfort with your rebreather.