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PADI Rebreather Diver Courses

PADI Closed Circuit Rebreather diver level courses in the beautiful Bay Islands of Honduras

Utila Dive Centre and GoPro Utila are once again the leaders in the regional dive industry as the first dive center and resort to be able to offer PADI closed circuit rebreather training for all divers through our PADI Career Development Center located on Utila, in the Caribbean Bay Islands of Honduras.

Well, finally the recreational scuba diver’s equipment has evolved with the recreational closed circuit rebreather, enabling diving in style and with much greater benefits underwater. Now you can really enrich and enhance your dive experiences over noisy open circuit scuba. The benefits of diving a closed circuit rebreather over traditional open circuit scuba include;

  • Longer dive times with extended gas consumption, and longer no decompression limits
  • Less noise, no bubbles and the ability to become a part of the aquatic realm, not just an observer. Fish and other creatures will come close to check you out!
  • More enhanced photos and videos of aquatic life as you can now get much closer to your subjects
  • Stay warmer longer as less body heat is exhaled
  • Divers who do not want to go tec but want the benefits of extended times underwater
  • Or a foundation for tec rebreather training

Check this video of a PADI Poseidon MKVI Closed Circuit Rebreather course at Utila Dive Centre

There are various levels of certification for divers wishing to get training on a closed circuit rebreather. At Utila Dive Centre, we can offer the following levels;

PADI Rebreather Open Water Diver certification (3 days);
Prequisites;
PADI Open Water Diver
PADI Enriched Air diver
25 logged dives
Minimum 18 years old

The course qualifies you to dive independently with either another rebreather or open circuit diver to a depth of 18 meters/60 feet and within no decompression limits, and to be able to safely bail out to open circuit at any time.  Knowledge development takes place through independent study and Instructor-led prescriptive teaching. Students will have the PADI Rebreather Diver manual, PADI Rebreather Predive Checklist Slate, PADI Recreational Rebreather Diving Key Skills Video and manufacturer’s manual and/or other support literature for the rebreather used in course. There will be practical sessions in unit assembly and dive checks. The course includes 6 training dives (with a minimum time on the unit of 200 minutes). In-water skills cover clearing a flooded loop, monitoring heads-up display (HUD) and electronics, buoyancy and trim, switching to bail out, alternate air source use with another rebreather diver, and deploying a submersible marker buoy.

The PADI Rebreather Diver course goals are to teach students to:

• Prepare and predive check a Type R rebreather, following accepted practices and the specific manufacturer’s requirements for the unit.
• Dive with a Type R rebreather demonstrating effective buoyancy control, depth and time management and generally effective application of the dive skills taught in the course (or prerequisite to the course).
• Perform post dive care and maintain a Type R rebreather, following accepted practices and specific manufacturer requirements for the unit.
• Recognize and respond appropriately to problems and emergencies that occur during setup, diving or post dive.

PADI Rebreather Advanced Open Water Diver certification (2 days);
Prequisites;
PADI Open Water Diver
PADI Enriched Air diver
PADI Open Water rebreather diver
30 logged dives
Minimum 18 years old

Postrequisite; Be certified as an PADI Advanced diver prior to certification (training dive 3 of the PADI Advanced rebreather course can credit as Adventure Deep dive if knowledge development requirements are met)

This course builds upon the knowledge and skills taught in the PADI Open Water rebreather diver course, but now qualifies divers to dive to depths of 30 meters/100 feet with either a closed circuit rebreather diver or open circuit buddy. Knowledge development takes place through independent study with the PADI Advanced Rebreather diver manual (already part of the PADI Open Water Rebreather diver manual) and Instructor-led prescriptive teaching. Students will have the PADI Rebreather Diver manual, PADI Rebreather Predive Checklist Slate, PADI Recreational Rebreather Diving Key Skills Video and manufacturer’s manual and/or other support literature for the rebreather used in course. There will be practical sessions in unit assembly and dive checks. The course includes 5 training dives with a minimum time on the unit of 240 minutes. Additional in-water skills cover breathing from another rebreather diver’s alternate air source, deploying a submersible marker buoy, rigging and carrying an additional off-board bail out tank, switching to both on-board and off-board bail out, and deeper dive planning on a closed circuit rebreather.

The PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver course goals are to teach students to:

• Explain the need for and demonstrate the use of additional equipment required for diving deeper than 18 metres/60 feet.
• Plan and make dives using a Type R rebreather as deep as 30 metres/100 feet, or to 40 metres/130 feet if also certified as PADI Deep Divers.
• Recognize and respond appropriately to problems and emergencies that occur deeper than 18 metres/60 feet.

 

PADI Integrated Open Water and Advanced Open Water Diver Rebreather certification (4 days);
Prequisites;
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
PADI Enriched Air diver
30 logged dives
Minimum 18 years old

This course combines the PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water rebreather levels and qualifies you to dive independently with either another rebreather or open circuit diver to a depth of 30 meters/100 feet and within no decompression limits, and to be able to safely bail out to open circuit at any time. Knowledge development takes place through independent study and Instructor-led prescriptive teaching. Students will have the PADI Rebreather Diver manual that has both the Open Water and Advanced Open Water portions, PADI Rebreather Predive Checklist Slate, PADI Recreational Rebreather Diving Key Skills Video and manufacturer’s manual and/or other support literature for the rebreather used in course. There will be practical sessions in unit assembly and dive checks. The combined course includes 8 training dives with a minimum time on the unit of 440 minutes. In-water skills cover clearing a flooded loop, monitoring heads-up display (HUD) and electronics, buoyancy and trim, switching to bail out, alternate air source use with another rebreather diver, deploying a submersible marker buoy, rigging and carrying an additional off-board bail out tank, switching to both on-board and off-board bail out, and deeper dive planning on a closed circuit rebreather.

PADI qualifier on different units (1-2 days);

Prerequisites;

Rebreather diver/Advanced Rebreather diver and 8 years old

This course qualifies certified rebreather divers on other units or new units, as either a PADI Open Water Rebreather diver or PADI Advanced Open Water Rebreather diver, and to dive independently with either another rebreather or open circuit diver to a depth of either 18 meters/60 feet or 30 meters/100 feet and within no decompression limits, and to be able to safely bail out to open circuit at any time. Knowledge development takes place through independent study and Instructor-led prescriptive teaching. Students will have the PADI Rebreather Diver manual that has both the Open Water and Advanced Open Water portions, PADI Rebreather Predive Checklist Slate, PADI Recreational Rebreather Diving Key Skills Video and manufacturer’s manual and/or other support literature for the rebreather used in course. This crossover program includes 3 training dives with 100 minutes of dive time for the Open Water Rebreather certification, or 4 dives with a minimum time on the unit of 140 minutes for Advanced Open Water Rebreather certification. There are practical sessions in assembly and dive checks to familiarise divers with the new unit. In-water skills cover clearing a flooded loop, monitoring heads-up display (HUD) and electronics, buoyancy and trim, switching to bail out, alternate air source use with another rebreather diver, deploying a submersible marker buoy, and for divers pursuing Advanced Open Water Rebreather diver certification, rigging and carrying an additional off-board bail out tank, switching to both on-board and off-board bail out, and deeper dive planning on a closed circuit rebreather.

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