Air Diluent CCR/O2ptima
Want to experience total silence underwater or longer dives with smaller bottles? Find out if rebreather diving is right for you!
Once only available for the military and commercial diving, rebreathers are changing how the world dives. Not only are they being used for pushing the limits in exploration, photographers are also using them to get closer to marine life and capturing “never before” seen footage. Besides being silent, CCRs can maximize your gas supply and provide an optimum breathing gas for any depth by maintaining a constant partial pressure of oxygen. It is like having a nitrox blending machine on your back!
This is the entry level certification course for divers wishing to utilize a closed-circuit rebreather (CCR) O2ptima Specific, for air diving. The objective of the course is to train divers in the benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for diving a CCR and to develop basic CCR diving skills to a maximum depth of 30 meters / 100 feet, using air as a diluent. This is a “no decompression” course.
Course Length: 6 days minimum. Minimum of 60 minutes confined water training, Minimum of 420 minutes open water training to be completed over a minimum of 7 dives.
Maximum Depth: 30 meters/ 100 feet
Costs: $275 per day 1 diver with own O2ptima unit, $250 per day 2 divers with own O2ptima units. $350 per day 1 diver using our O2ptima unit.
Includes Materials, Equipment, Air Fills and O2 fills, and certification fee.
Prerequisites: 18 years of age. Provide proof of 50 logged open water dives in various circumstances. If completing a unit crossover, provide proof of 10 logged CCR dives in the last 12 months. Provide proof as an SDI Advanced Diver or equivalent and TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver or equivalent from agencies recognized by TDI (can be combined with course). Medical release form signed by a physician (md).
Be comfortable with the following skills: regulator exchanges (for instance, training or experience with bail out or side mount systems), bail out / stage tank handling and mask removal drills and efficient fin kicks.
Skills above can be taught during the course, but this might extend the course length.