REBREATHER COURSES – TYPE R – PADI

PADI Poseidon CCR
PADI Poseidon CCR

PADI was the first agency to create the Recreational Rebreather (type R) courses. They wanted to bring the rebreather closer to the recreational diver thus made the Open Water course and Advanced Open Water Course for rebreathers for World’s first recreational rebreather – The Poseidon MKVI Rebreather Discovery.

Who should take these courses?
Rebreathers used to be only for technical diving, but not any more. New Type R (recreational) rebreathers are lightweight, easy-to-transport and have sophisticated electronics to simplify their use.

Why dive a rebreather? You get longer no stop limits, reduced gas consumption because you reuse most of your exhaled gas, and unmatched wildlife encounters because you don’t release annoying bubbles.

The PADI Rebreather Diver course introduces you to rebreather diving to a maximum depth of 18 metres/60 feet and lets you experience things you never imagined possible as a scuba diver.

The next level the Advanced Open Water level on CCR. 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 40 metres/130 feet.

What will you learn?
Through self-study and instructor-guided sessions, you’ll learn how rebreathers work and the importance of proper setup and maintenance. Because rebreathers vary significantly, you’ll also study the manufacturer’s literature for the type of rebreather you’ll train on. During six dives, you’ll work on:

  • Performing proper predive checks
  • Developing the habit of keeping the loop closed when the mouthpiece is not in your mouth
  • Doing bubble checks, bailout drills and handling other potential problems
  • Fine-tuning buoyancy control
  • Monitoring displays and gauges
  • Post-dive procedures and disassembly
  • Staging a bailout cylinder (in AOW level only)
Markko Junolainen -PAdi Rebreather Course instructor
PADI Rebreather Course instructor

PADI Rebreather Courses

PADI Open Water level Rebreather diver:

The objective of this course is to train divers to develop basic rebreather diving skills appropriate to diving within the normal recreational depth limits for no decompression diving to 18 metres using oxygen and an air diluent.

 PREREQUISITES:
MINIMUM AGE: 18 years
MIN DIVER/CERTIFICATION LEVEL: PADI Open Water Diver and PADI Enriched Air Diver certifications (or qualifying certifications from a recognized organization).
MIN AMOUNT OF DIVES: 25 (twentyfive) logged open water dives
COURSE DURATION: 3 days including 6 dives to maximum depth of 18msw
SYSTEM: CCR MKVI or Se7en
Prerogatives: After completing thePADI OW CCR course, the successful candidate can engage in Poseidon MKVI or Se7en CCR diving up to 18 meters
Certification available through: PADI
Combination of courses: CCR, Wreck, Cave
What Can I do next: Advanced Rebreather level to 30 meters

PADI Advanced Level Rebreather diver level:

The objective of this course is to train divers to develop basic rebreather diving skills appropriate to diving within the normal recreational depth limits for no decompression diving to 30 metres using oxygen and an air diluent.

PREREQUISITES:

MINIMUM AGE: 18 years
MIN DIVER/CERTIFICATION LEVEL: PADI Open Water Diver and PADI Rebreather OW Diver certifications (or qualifying certification from a recognized organization) on the Type R rebreather used in the course
MIN AMOUNT OF DIVES: 30 logged open water dives
COURSE DURATION: 3 days including 6 dives to maximum depth of 30msw
SYSTEM: CCR MKVI or Se7en
Prerogatives: After completing the PADI Advanced  CCR course, the successful candidate can engage in Poseidon MKVI CCR diving up to 30 meters
Certification available through: PADI
Combination of courses: CCR, Wreck, Cave
What Can I do next: Mixed Gas Rebreather level

 

Poseidon Discovery MKVI rebreather free pool trial
Poseidon Discovery MKVI rebreather free pool trial
Rebreather Divers in pool Taiwan
Rebreather Divers in pool Taiwan