Closed Circuit Rebreather

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!

We offer CCR training from air dil (Mod 1) to Advanced Trimix (Mod 3) on the Dive Rite O2ptima, O2ptima Chest Mount and Fathom Gemini Rebreathers. 

Air Dil, Air Dil Deco, Helitrox (MOD 1)

This is the entry level certification course for divers wishing to utilize a closed-circuit rebreather (CCR) O2ptima, either in back mount counter lung or chest mount models. 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, using air or helitrox as a diluent. This course can be taught with or without decompression.

Course Length: 5 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. Unit Crossover 2 1/2 days

Maximum Depth: 30meters/100feet no deco, 40 meters/130feet with air dil deco 45 meters/150feet with helitrox deco.

Prerequisites:
No Decompression: 

  • Minimum age 18
  • Provide proof of 50 logged open water dives. If completing a unit crossover, provide proof of 10 logged CCR dives in the last 12 months. 
  • Provide proof as a TDI Nitrox Diver or equivalent from agencies recognized by TDI.
  • With Decompression (air or helitrox): 1.

or

  • Minimum age 18
  • TDI Air Diluent CCR Diver certified or equivalent,
  • Minimum of 30 hours and 30 dives on the CCR unit.
  • Six months CCR diving experience.
 

Costs: Diving a CCR is a serious commitment. That is why we require you to own your own rebreather to take this course. Therefore, we make it a no headache process by combining the unit and training into a complete package. Everything except helium (gases, cylinder rental, extend air and scrubber, weights, bailouts, learning materials is included with no additional costs)

O2ptima CCR (back mount counter lungs) and training is $12,250

O2ptima CM CCR (chest mount) and training is O2ptima CM w/ Nerd $9,750

or with Shearwater wrist controller or $9,450 .

Upgrade from Air Dil to helitrox $1100

Upgrade Air Dil Deco to Helitrox $700

If additional training is required past the included 5 days, the cost is $450 per day including consumables

Unit Cross Over (Already certified on another CCR)

O2ptima CM CCR (chest mount counter lungs) and training is $7675* with Shearwater wrist controller or $8375* with Shearwater NERD.

O2ptima CCR (back mount counter lungs) and training is $10,875*.

*Based on prices of CCRs at time of publishing.

MOD 2 Mixed Gas (60 Meters – 200ft)

This is the mid level certification course for divers wishing to utilize a closed-circuit rebreather (CCR)  to engage in technical diving activities utilizing the unit specific CCR to a maximum of 60 meters / 200 feet, utilizing a mixed gas (trimix) diluent containing 16 percent or greater oxygen.

Course Length: Minimum of 360 minutes open water training to be completed over a minimum of 6 dives including 1 equipment configuration and drills practice air diluent dive to a maximum 20 Metres/66 Feet.

Maximum Depth: 60 Meters/200ft.

Course prerequisites:

·       Minimum age 18

·       Provide a verified log of a minimum of 50 rebreather hours distributed over a minimum of 50 dives on the specific rebreather. If the diver has 50 hours on another CCR unit recognized by TDI, only 25 hours are required to be on the specific unit

·       Have completed and qualified the TDI Air Diluent Decompression Procedures Rebreather/TDI CCR Helitrox Diluent Decompression Procedures Diver course or equivalent from agencies recognized by TDI

 

Costs $2100, includes cylinders, gases *inc. helium* and extendair/sorb .  Extra equipment such as personal dive gear and bailout/deco regs are not included at this level but can be rented for the course.

If additional training is required past the included  days, the cost is $450 per day including consumables

MOD 3 (Advanced Mixed Gas 100 Meters – 330feet)

This is the highest certification course
for divers wishing to utilize a closed-circuit rebreather (CCR)  to engage in technical diving activities utilizing the unit specific CCR to
a maximum of 100 metres / 330 feet, utilizing any mixed gas diluent appropriate
to the dive plan.

Course Length: Minimum of 420 minutes open water training to be completed over a minimum of 7 dives including 1 equipment configuration and drills practice air diluent dive to a maximum 20 Metres/ 66 Feet

Maximum Depth: 100 Meters/300ft. 

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Certified TDI CCR Mixed Gas Diluent
    diver, or equivalent from agencies recognized by TDI.
  • Provide proof of a minimum of 100
    rebreather hours over a minimum of 100 dives; a minimum of 50 hours and 50
    dives must be on the unit specific CCR. A minimum of 30 dives must be deeper
    than 30 Metres/100 Feet and a minimum of 10 logged mixed gas CCR dives, after
    mixed gas diver training, must be deeper than 50 metres/165 feet requiring
    staged decompression 
 

Costs:  $2450, includes cylinders and gases *inc. helium* and extendair/sorb .  Extra equipment such as personal dive gear and bailout/deco regs are not included at this level but can be rented for the course

If additional training is required past the included  days, the cost is $450 per day including consumables.

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