Become a PADI Rebreather Diver!
The PADI Rebreather changes the way you will dive...FOREVER!!
The PADI Rebreather Diver course consists of three main phases:
Knowledge Development to understand the principles required
Shallow Water Dives to learn the required skills
Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!
Learn the principles, the assembly, the techniques and user maintenance for your required unit. Working through the DVD, workbook and classroom session, you will complete several knowledge reviews to evidence your understanding, and you will complete the required exam to conclude the Knowledge Development.
Shallow Water Dives
Taking the unit out for the first time can be daunting...But very exciting! We will go through the setup and required skills to master the unit and the whole rebreathing world. During a series of dives the skills will be introduced one by one, starting with nice and easy, working you up. They will become habit in no time and the fact you are doing them at depth later will make no difference.
Different to open circuit, some of the extra skills include; Clearing the loop, bailout techniques, advanced buoyancy, buddy contact and the special rebreather related hand signals.
Open Water Dives
As your skills progress, the dives become more challenging and you will soon be at 18m bubble-free enjoying wrecks reefs and marine life you would have never seen before!
Completing a mask clear whilst hovering sounds daunting, but in no time you will be pulling it off with ease.
What do I get?
You will get the PADI Rebreather and Advanced Rebreather Diver Manual, The Rebreather Prep Slate, and the Rebreather DVD. This includes all of the theory and shows practical demonstrations of how your diving will change whilst using a rebreather.
You should also have a copy of the relevant manual for the rebreather you are using.
How do I do It?
To enroll in the PADI Rebreather course, you must
Be a minimum of 18 years old.
Have completed at least 25 dives
- Be a PADI Open water diver or above
- Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver
- (or qualifying certifications from a recognised organisation).
Medical: For safety, all students must complete a brief scuba medical questionnaire that asks about medical conditions that could be a problem while diving. If none of these apply, you sign the form and you’re ready to start. If any of these apply to you, as a safety precaution your Doctor must assess the condition as it relates to diving and sign a medical form that confirms that you’re fit to dive.
The next logical step will be the PADI Advanced Rebreather Course!
Alternatively why not get some deep training in get prepared for the advanced course to qualify for 40m? The PADI Deep Diver course takes you to the depths of 40m on open circuit, which can be converted over to rebreather during the advanced training. Alternatively, now you have the silence fish life will become more abundant, why not take advantage of this with the Digital Underwater Photography course, and take pictures that Open circuit divers can only dream of!
PADI Open Water Diver
PADI Enriched Air Diver
25 Logged Dives
1-3 Classroom sessions
3 Knowledge reviews
5 Practical Application Workshops
Participants 1:4 Classroom
1:4 in the water
Poseidon MK VI Units are available for rental
Full Kit as normal including DSMB & Reel
Sofnadive and O2 per dive
Customer Reviews 2 item(s)
I took this course with TAL Scuba in Malta 2012.
As an experienced TEC diver I was skeptical about rebreathers. Why would I need one? - I had up to 6 tanks to dive with should I need them.... Boy was I wrong!
The most immediate thing was the weight! - packing the whole thing in to my hand luggage with my laptop, camera, housing and several other bits, I was impressed at how small the Poseidon MKVI Rebreathder unit breaks down for transportation. Putting the unit together took less time than prepping for a serious TEC dive and wearing the unit was a blast... how light?
Under the water my initial difficulty was buoyancy, (as it is for more experienced divers). My problem was I was wearing too much lead, once that had been stripped off, I was home free, and what a ride! Being under the water with a dry suit and 8lb of lead, for 4 up to 4 hours... Why would I ever want to do a TEC Dive ever again?
The course took me through the basics of assembly, how the unit worked, tips and tricks for running a unit, and most importantly the required skills for diving one safely and sensibly. The instructor was patient and knowledgeable.
By slowly introducing new skills and lots of repetition the skills sunk in and we were doing them without even thinking about it.
Even if you don't think Rebreathers are for you... this course is well worthwhile. In the few days doing this course I learnt more about buoyancy than I have ever done, it really made sense and gelled so much together. But more importantly this course really opened my eyes to rebreather diving. Watching the instructor and having fish in the way is a new experience, and one open circuit can seldom provide. Breathing mixed gases and warm at that, meant that finishing a dive unlike a TEC dive when I am gasping for a drink, I was refreshed and surface interval permitting, ready for the next dive immediately.
A truly worthwhile experience, one I would heavily recommend.
- You Have To Do This!
The title says it all! Did this course with Will and Trevor in Malta and loved every minute of it :0)
My first introduction to the silent underwater world of rebreathers and it sure is different. But in such a good way. Fish come closer, you can stay longer and you don't feel anywhere near as tired as you do on open circuit.
The course is comprehensive and really helps you understand how the kit works and keeps you safe. And it gives you a good chance to refresh the skills you learnt on your Open Water course but without any bubbles!!
I would highly recommend it :0)
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