This is an exciting course, to enjoy the thrill of bubble free diving and to enroll in the PADI Rebreather Diver course.

Do you 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.

WHY YOU MIGHT WANT A REBREATHER

Long dive times: The biggest advantage of a rebreather is gas efficiency. A single fill of a small gas cylinder or cylinders and CO2 scrubber can last for anywhere from one to three hours, depending on which rebreather it is. Unlike open-circuit scuba, your gas duration on a rebreather is nearly independent of depth, so you could, in theory, spend all that time on the bottom.

Silence. Rebreathers exhaust few or no bubbles. You don’t hear that roar of exhaust bubbles, and neither do the fish. That allows you to get closer to marine life, which is why rebreathers are popular with professional photographers and some researchers.

Warm, moist breathing gas. The chemical reaction in the CO2 scrubber actually warms and humidifies your breathing gas. Diving with a rebreather does not give you that cotton-mouth feeling and doesn’t chill you as much.

Optimum gas mixture. The more sophisticated rebreathers constantly monitor the partial pressure of oxygen in your breathing mix. They can keep your PPO2 constant regardless of depth or exertion, or alter it on the fly for needs like decompression. The benefit can be less nitrogen uptake and faster offgassing–in other words, more bottom time with less DCS risk.

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.

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.

PADI Rebreather Open Water Diver course is today the most complete and up to date program to efficiently train divers in the use of recreational closed circuit Rebreathers Type R and qualifies you to dive independently to a depth of 18 meters/60 feet and within no decompression limits, and to be able to safely bail out to open circuit at any time

Outline

Knowledge development takes place through independent study and Instructor led prescriptive teaching, practical sessions in unit assembly and dive checks, and the course includes 6 training dives with a minimum time on the unit of 200 minutes and in-water skills cover clearing a flooded loop, monitoring heads-up display (HUD) and electronics, buoyancy and trim, switching to bail out, alternate air source use with another rebreather diver, and deploying a submersible marker buoy.

The PADI Rebreather Diver course goals are:

  • Prepare and predive check a Type Rebreather following accepted practices and the specific manufacturer’s requirements for the unit.
  • Dive with a Type Rebreather demonstrating effective buoyancy control, depth and time management and generally effective application of the dive skills taught in the course, or prerequisite to the course.
  • Perform post dive care and maintain a Type Rebreather following accepted practices and specific manufacturer requirements for the unit.
  • Recognize and respond appropriately to problems and emergencies that occur during setup, diving or post dive.

Prerequisites

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 of 30 metres/98 feet (40 metres/130 feet if you have a PADI Deep Diver certification). If you are not a certified Rebreather diver yet, no problem – we will get you on your way, just contact us via this web site. It is common to combine the PADI Rebreather & Advanced Rebreather diver into one great course.

Outline

Knowledge development takes place through independent study and Instructor led prescriptive teaching, practical sessions in unit assembly and dive checks, and the course includes 6 training dives with a minimum time on the unit of 200 minutes and in-water skills cover clearing a flooded loop, monitoring heads-up display (HUD) and electronics, buoyancy and trim, switching to bail out, alternate air source use with another Rebreather diver, and deploying a submersible marker buoy.

The PADI Rebreather Diver course goals are:

  • Prepare and predive check a Type Rebreather following accepted practices and the specific manufacturer’s requirements for the unit.
  • Dive with a Type Rebreather demonstrating effective buoyancy control, depth and time management and generally effective application of the dive skills taught in the course, or prerequisite to the course.
  • Perform post dive care and maintain a Type Rebreather following accepted practices and specific manufacturer requirements for the unit.
  • Recognize and respond appropriately to problems and emergencies that occur during setup, diving or post dive.

Prerequisites

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Be Rebreather Open Water Diver.
Rebreather OW QAR 3,500 Standard rebreather OW Book Online
Rebreather AOW QAR 2,500 Standard rebreather AOW Book Online
Combine Rebreather OW & AOW QAR 4,000 Save QAR 2,000 by combining both Rebreather OW & AOW Book Online

Includes

Rebreather Kit (BCD and Regulator) and bailout bottle
Certification fee and PADI Certificate Card
Covered by our professional diving insurance
Soft drinks during the Open Water Dives (sea)
Underwater photography during the course

Excludes 

Basic gear (wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins and boots) can be rented for extra fees.
PADI Rebreather Crewpak and DVD
Scrubbers during your course
Reel and SMB
Transportation To and from the dive site (can be arranged for extra fees).
Towel and breakfast