If you are interested in rebreathers for their silence and maximized no stop dive time and are happy to stay within recreational diving depth limits, then the PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver course is for you. This course builds on your PADI Rebreather Diver certification by expanding your knowledge, adding a bailout cylinder, and training you to dive as deep as 30meters/ 100 feet. If you are not a certified rebreather diver yet, no problem, ask your PADI Rebreather Instructor about combining the PADI Rebreather and Advanced Rebreather Diver courses.
To enroll in the PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver course, you must:
To dive deeper than 30 meters/100 feet, you must complete the PADI Deep Diver Course.
Qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply, ask your PADI Rebreather Instructor.
Through self-study and instructor-guided sessions, you’ll learn the following:
To obtain your PADI Rebreather and PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver Manual simply contact us if you do not have it already and start studying immediately. For this course, you need to read the manual introduction and the last two chapters. Watching the PADI Rebreather and PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver Key Skills video will really help you prepare for your dives.
Beyond your mask, fins and exposure suit, plus collapsible snorkel, if you have one, your PADI Rebreather Instructor will advise you about the Type R rebreather you’ll use. Your instructor will also fit you with a bailout cylinder system with open-circuit regulator and SPG.
After certifying as a PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver, you’ll need to qualify if you want to use a different rebreather model because procedures vary with each model. However, you don’t need to repeat the entire course. Just take a PADI Rebreather Qualifier program that focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to use a different Type R rebreather model.
Your instructor will make sure that all Type R rebreathers used in PADI courses meet requirements, such as being third party tested and that manufacturers ensure their rebreathers meet a comprehensive list of requirements.
Earn your next rebreather qualification:
Interested in technical diving? The PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver course may credit toward the Tec 40 CCR Diver Course on the same rebreather.
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