AIR DILUENT CLOSED CIRCUIT REBREATHER DIVER
This is where rebreather diving starts with the entry level course. Training our divers in the skills necessary to dive, be able to perform emergency drills, and perform maintenance of their CCR unit of choice. Whilst we have Queenslands largest selection of demonstration rebreathers in store, it’s expected at this level that the student have their own, or unlimited access to one. When ordering a rebreather from a manufacturer, it’s unlikely it will be permitted to be shipped to you directly as you do not hold a certification, instead it will be delivered to your instructor. We work with all the major rebreather manufacturers to ensure this is a seamless process.
Many new CCR divers comment that even though they have several years of open circuit diving experience, the transition to CCR requires a new skill set for many basic skills such as buoyancy control. With our instructors, you’ll learn to develop the mastery needed to make the entry into the world of silent diving.
This is the certification course for divers wishing to utilize a closed circuit rebreather (CCR) for air diving. The objective of the course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards and proper procedures for diving a rebreather and to develop basic CCR diving skills to a maximum depth of 30 metres, using air as a diluent. No decompression diving is allowed on this course and there are special prerequisites before further training to CCR decompression diver.
Our instructors usually work with our clients one on one, or in very small groups so every aspect of your rebreather from maintenance, diving, theory and problem solving are fully covered. Our students tell us that rebreather training is usually the most comprehensive diving course they have ever taken.
Divers should note that course requirements and standards may vary from unit to unit and you should speak to us further for details. As a general guide :
1. Minimum age 18
2. Provide proof of 20 logged open water dives
3. Provide proof as a TDI Nitrox Diver or equivalent from agencies recognized by TDI
Course Structure and Duration
Confined Water Execution:
1. Minimum of 60 minutes confined water training to a maximum of 9 metres
Open Water Execution
1. Minimum of 420 minutes open water training to be completed over a minimum of 7 dives with a gradual increase in depth each day to a maximum of 30 metres over a minimum of 7 dives.
Qualifications of Graduates
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may independently:
1. Engage in diving activities utilizing the CCR to a maximum depth of 30 metres, utilizing air as a diluent