Discover Rebreather and try cutting-edge dive equipment: closed circuit rebreather technology? The Discover Rebreather program is your opportunity to try a recreational rebreather or a technical Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) in controlled conditions.
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.
The PADI Rebreather and Advanced Rebreather Diver courses use Type R units to introduce divers to rebreather diving within recreational dive limits. They are electronically controlled and provide a backup for all the major systems, which simplifies training and use.
You’ll also get in the water for a rebreather dive. Your PADI Rebreather Instructor will show you new hand signals specific to rebreather diving. 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.
|Prerequisites:||PADI Open Water Diver||PADI Nitrox Diver|
|Dive Gear:||Basic Package||Basic Package|
|Next Step:||Rebreather Diver||Advanced Rebreather Diver|