PADI Rebreather and Advanced Rebreather Combined course for the Hollis Explorer 30m / 40m

PADI Rebreather and Advanced Rebreather Combined course for the Hollis Explorer 30m / 40m
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Who needs open circuit??
What a fantastic course!

The unit itself is as easy as people are saying, its straightforward to assemble, easy to care for and great fun to dive. Particularly enjoy the lack of bubbles and the warm gas.

Trevor was superb as an instructor - knowledgeable, patient and friendly. Always felt relaxed and safe throughout. Trevor's real world experience and a clear enjoyment of what he does make it a great course and one I would highly recommend.

If you are thinking about seeing what all the fuss is about - do it. Cant think of a reason to dive OC - unless an RB is unavailable..... now just need to convince "the boss" that I need my own one!
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Review by Tom / (Posted on 17/05/2015)
Awesome Explorer course
Thanks Trevor brilliant course, Great in depth training, learnt much more than I expected..quality
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Review by John W / (Posted on 07/03/2015)
Fantastic Hollis Explorer Course
A fantastic unit paired with an equally fantastic Instructor! It became very clear to me during the course that Trevor's knowledge of the Explorer is exceptional. I found the whole course presented in a manner that combined the realization that my Instructor knew exactly what he was talking about , whilst at the same time it was presented in a way that made the whole course an enjoyable and fun experience. If you're looking for a light , well made, recreational unit with the support of a major manufacturer, combined with an experienced Instructor, look no further.
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Review by Mark / (Posted on 17/01/2015)
Brilliant course, excellent instruction
Just got back from Malta after completing the Re-breather and Advanced Re-breather course on the Hollis Explorer.
What can I say????
Well, Trevor made explaining about the units very easy to understand. He was very patient and answered any questions we had concisely....
He took his time with us, making sure the units were set up properly and also making sure our weighting was correct so that buoyancy control was a lot easier to manage. All of this was completed at Adventure Divings Home Reef....
Once this was complete, we headed out to the open sea to complete some serious dives, and boy, those were serious dives.
Whilst we were completing the re-breather courses, we also used the units for the night, wreck and deep specialities and these proved the ideal tool for the job, giving much greater bottom times than would have been possible on open circuit...
All in all, a wonderful course, with a brilliant teacher in a perfect location....
My recommendation is....
Do the advanced re-breather in Malta and while your at it, tag on a couple of specialities.....
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Review by Steve / (Posted on 08/10/2014)
Brilliant course, excellent instruction
Just got back from Malta after completing the Re-breather and Advanced Re-breather course on the Hollis Explorer.
What can I say????
Well, Trevor made explaining about the units very easy to understand. He was very patient and answered any questions we had concisely....
He took his time with us, making sure the units were set up properly and also making sure our weighting was correct so that buoyancy control was a lot easier to manage. All of this was completed at Adventure Divings Home Reef....
Once this was complete, we headed out to the open sea to complete some serious dives, and boy, those were serious dives.
Whilst we were completing the re-breather courses, we also used the units for the night, wreck and deep specialities and these proved the ideal tool for the job, giving much greater bottom times than would have been possible on open circuit...
All in all, a wonderful course, with a brilliant teacher in a perfect location....
My recommendation is....
Do the advanced re-breather in Malta and while your at it, tag on a couple of specialities.....
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Review by Steve / (Posted on 08/10/2014)
Huge thank you to Trevor Leyland, for training us and sharing his wealth of expertise and knowledge
Just got back after an mazing week in Malta , diving . Completing my wreck , deep , night and rebreather and rebreather advanced coarses. A huge thank you to Trevor Leyland, for training us and sharing his wealth of expertise and knowledge , and also a big thank you to Allan Hartmann and Alan weaver from Adventure Diving Malta, for all their help and assistance throughout the week.
And showing us where all the best pie shops are,
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Review by Ronald Cutland / (Posted on 03/10/2014)
You could not go wrong training with TAL Scuba
2 fantastic days diving on the Hollis Explorer Rebreather, a BIG thank you to Gill for letting me finish the course with out her, make up for it BIG time, Thanks to Trevor Leyland for putting up with us and thanx to Lynda and Adi for buddying up and diving, Any one wanting to do a recreational rebreather course could not go wrong with this unit and TAL Scuba Divers
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Review by Mike / (Posted on 18/07/2014)
Top Course
So what did I think for the Explorer. I started the pool work and classroom work in Dec 2013.
At first, it appeared to be a little confusing, but very soon I was put at great ease by my Instructor.
From then on, What a great course. You soon get to grips with the building of the kit and the pre-checks, and the more you use and dive with the unit, the more you get to enjoy it. I was lucky to be able to complete my open water dives in Malta, which I did in Feb 2014, and we did have a few extra dives as well. The first thing that hits you is, NO BUBBLES, It is so so quiet. The warmth from the unit, that is a big help, and you don’t get out the water and drink the whole bottle of water, as normal with your old open circuit. My last dive in Malta, I went back on to open circuit, OMG, the noise, I was cold within about 45 minutes, and YES, drunk tons of water after the dive.
I used the unit in Truk Lagoon for 6 days. 19 Dives and the unit worked with no faults. The performance was brilliant, it’s a great, robust unit, and it Truk it did get a good workout. The Soda lime is very easy to change, so are all the other parts. There are plenty of safety features as well, which one would expect.
The diving in Truk, my buddy was using twin 10/12 litre tanks. Most dives where between 35-40m and you can soon clock up some deco stops. In a general rule, my buddy would have about 30 mins deco using open circuit, and using the Explorer, I would have about 10-12 Minutes. The plus side, It’s the small amount of gas you use, 5 Litre in the unit and a side mount –COOL. When you check the log on the Expoler`s computer, COOL, it tells you that you have just used about 90 Bar !! On a 5 Litre. Now work that out, It’s a must have bit of dive kit. The trip worked well, as my buddy on OC had to wait a few minutes more for me to complete the pre-dive checks and pre-breath, but underwater, you always have to wait on the stops for the open circuit divers (never leave your wing man)
All in All, A fantastic bit of kit. I think it is quite well priced as well.
There are the normal pros and cons, which the instructor will explain to you, with respect to the other units on the market.
How would I rate the course & Explorer?
Instructor 10/10
Explorer.
Ease of use 9/10
Build – 8/10
Display / Computer 7/10 – A little hard to see in strong sun light, and sunny shallow dives
Performance 9/10
Looks 6/10 – A black back cover would look better.
Cleaning / Building 8/10

My recommendations. Put your open circuit gear to one side and get on this course!

NOTE FROM TAL SCUBA - PLEASE NOTE THE EXPLORER IS DESIGNED FOR NONE DECO DIVING WITH 32-40% NITROX.
Review by Bristol Nick / (Posted on 21/05/2014)

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