Advanced Rebreather Diver
Rebreather Qualifier Program
Think rebreathers are just for technical diving? Think again because the latest rebreathers are lightweight, easy-transportable units that use sophisticated electronics to simplify their use. Rebreathers allow longer no decompression limits, reduced gas consumption and unmatched wildlife encounters.
What is a rebreather? The primary difference between rebreathers and open-circuit units is that rebreathers reuse some or all of the gas you exhale. There are two basic types of rebreathers: closed-circuit rebreathers (CCRs) and semi-closed rebreathers (SCRs).
The PADI Rebreather Diver courses use Type R units to introduce divers to rebreather diving within recreational dive limits. Type R rebreathers are electronically controlled and provide a back up for all the major systems and simplify training and use.
Because each rebreather model is different, you will need to qualify on each rebreather model. However, once you are qualified you will not need to repeat the entire course to earn your certification with a different Type R rebreather model. The PADI Rebreather Qualifier focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to use a different Type R rebreather model.
Rebreather Diver Course: Poseidon MKVI Discovery Rebreather
In this entry-level rebreather program you will learn to use the Poseidon MKVI Rebreather to a maximum of 60 feet within no decompression limits. You will log 200 minutes on the unit over the course of 6 dives. There will be 3 knowledge development sessions and 3 practical applications / equipment configuration sessions. You will learn to assemble and pre dive test, how to safely bail out to open circuit, buoyancy and many other skills unique to Rebreather Diving.
- PADI Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from a recognized organization).
- Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from a recognized organization).
- 25 logged dives and 18 years old.
Schedule and Price
At Dive Utah, we can accommodate any schedule. The PADI Rebreather Diver course requires 3 days. Course fee is $850 + books and rental.
Integrated Rebreather Course - Rebreather & Advanced Rebreather Diver: Poseidon MKVI Discovery Rebreather
This course combines both the PADI Rebreather & Advanced Rebreather courses into one program. You will learn to assemble and pre dive test, how to safely bail out to open circuit, buoyancy, carrying an off board bail out cylinder, and many other skills unique to Rebreather Diving. You will be certified to a maximum of 100 feet (130 feet if you have a PADI Deep Diver certification), including carrying an off board bailout cylinder. You will spend 440 minutes over the course of 8 dives on the Rebreather. There will be 5 knowledge development sessions and 4 practical applications / equipment configuration sessions.
- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from a recognized organization)
- Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
- 30 logged dives and 18 years old.
Schedule and Price
The PADI Rebreather/Advanced Rebreather Diver courses require 4 days. Course fee is $1250 + books and rental.
Rebreather Qualifier Program: Poseidon MKVI Discovery Rebreather
Divers wishing to certify on the Poseidon MKVI Discover Rebreather need to complete the Rebreather Qualifier program, which covers unit-specific skills and knowledge. If you already hold your PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver certification, there will be additional segments for divers so you can be certified at your current level on the new unit. This course will require 1-2 days with 3-4 dives depending on your current Rebreather Diver rating. You will spend between 100-140 minutes during the Qualifier.
- PADI Rebreather or Advanced Rebreather Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization). Divers entering the program with a qualifying certification from another organization must meet additional requirements.)
- Minimum age of 18 years old.
Schedule and Price
The PADI Rebreather Qualifier course requires 1-2 days. Course fee is $500 + books and rental.