What are Rebreathers?
Rebreathers are a type of diving unit that recycles Oxygen inside a closed breathing circuit. This allows divers to make much more efficient use of their breathing gas, often giving longer dive times and no-decompression limits. Rebreathers are also an ideal unit choice for marine life lovers, as they produce fewer bubbles from breathing, which are often the culprit of marine life moving away from the diver. Each Rebreather unit is different, so you must qualify to dive on the Rebreather model you intend to use and as always, PADI training is recognised worldwide. To learn more, click on one of the unit's below or Keep Reading to learn more about Rebreather Diving.
The Rebreather units we recommendClick on a unit to view courses, or purchase a Rebreather
- PADI Discover Rebreather
- PADI Rebreather
- PADI Advanced Rebreather
- PADI Rebreather Qualifier
- PADI Rebreather Refresher
- PSAI 48m Trimix
- PSAI 75m Trimix
- PADI Closed Circuit Rebreather 40m ( CCR 40 )
- PADI Closed Circuit Rebreather 60m ( CCR 60 )
- PADI Closed Circuit Rebreather 100m ( CCR 100 )
- PADI Rebreather Instructor
- PADI Rebreather Instructor for an Additional Unit (Used to allow instructors to teach on different models of Rebreather)
Watching marine life is something most divers love, but is something open circuit divers rarely get to seeup close because of the breathing noise which commonly disturbs the fish. A Rebreather however, emits minimal noise in comparison and lets you get much closer to the action.
Using only two, 3-litre cylinders, you can spend as much as four hours underwater in one dive. Nitrogen and depth times do effect this, but a carefully planned dive could easily fill 4 hours and would still leave some gas left for peace of mind, opening up possibilities never thought of before.
Rebreathing gas is recycled in a closed circuit, meaning that it's a warm and moist gas that you are breathing. The advantage here is twofold, as your body is not having to moisten, or warm the gas inside your lungs. This means there is less of a sensation of cold or dehydration after diving and less energy in the body is used warming up the inhaled breathing gas.
Once a Rebreather is setup for the intended depth, buoyancy will not affected by breathing, letting you float in position with no effort. A superb advantage for underwater photography, where you can hover motionless ready to take a video or picture of your dive.