PADI Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) Instructor course
At Utila Dive Centre/GoPro Utila, we are the only PADI Career Dive Center in the Americas to offer diver and Instructor level training on the PADI closed circuit rebreather programs. Get an edge on your professional career and specialise in teaching divers the PADI closed circuit rebreather program – enhance your employment potential, excitement in teaching, and earnings. The PADI CCR Instructor course (recreational level) is available for all PADI Instructors who meet the following prerequisites;
1. Be a renewed PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (or a PADI Instructor with a higher rating).
2. Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor.
3. Be a PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor
4. Be certified as a PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver on the specific Type R rebreather for which the candidate is qualifying, or have a qualifying certification from another training organization. Instructors meeting this requirement with a qualifying certification from other training organizations
must review the PADI Rebreather Diver and Advanced Rebreather Diver Manual and complete the Knowledge Reviews prior to the Rebreather Instructor Training course.
5. Have a minimum of 150 logged dives, of which at least 30 dives were made on a rebreather, with at least 30 dives and 30 hours on the specific Type R rebreather for which the instructor is qualifying as a PADI Rebreather Instructor (diving packages can be offered at Utila Dive Centre to help meet this requirement).
6. Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months.
The Instructor candidate will also attend presentations giving a general overview of PADI rebreather courses, how to teach specific PADI rebreather courses and marketing PADI rebreather courses. The PADI closed Circuit Rebreather Instructor course takes 3 days, with an extra day for the simulated audit dives if needed in lieu of course assist. For rebreather Instructors from another agency, the PADI Rebreather Instructor crossover course takes 1 1/2 days, plus an extra day if simulated audit dives are needed in lieu of course assist (note previous teaching experience also meets this requirement).
We can offer a complete package (course fees, materials, unit rental) to train a PADI Instructor as a PADI Type R CCR Instructor, including student level training, required 30 dives/hours and Instructor course including audit for a package price of $3499 and can be completed in 2 weeks!