PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver Course

With the PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver program, you can dive in silence and train yourself to scuba dive as deep as 130 feet (40 meters). You will be learning about scrubbers, oxygen consumption, bailout requirements (including configuring a bailout cylinder system), and so much more under this course. If you are interested in maximum no-stop dive time and rebreathers for their silence, as well as are happy staying within recreational diving depth limits, then this PADI course is perfect for you. This program expands your knowledge by training you to dive as deep as 40 meters. Thus, it builds on your PADI Rebreather Diver certification. In case you are not a certified rebreather diver yet, then you can discuss about combining the PADI Rebreather and Advanced Rebreather Diver courses with your PADI instructor.

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In order to enrol in the PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver course, one must:

  • Be a PADI Open Water Diver. In addition to that, you must earn a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification to become a PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver.
  • Has a minimum of 30 logged dives
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a PADI Deep Diver for diving deeper than 30 meters/100 feet 

Qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply. One can discuss it with their PADI Rebreather Instructor.

Academic

In the Advanced Rebreather Diver course, you will learn about scrubbers, oxygen consumption, and bailout requirements with the help of self-study and instructor-guided sessions. Rebreathers vary significantly. And that’s why you will also study the manufacturer’s literature for the type of rebreather you will train on. You will practise bailout and other emergency procedures during four open water dives and during one confined water dive. You will learn planning and executing deep rebreather dives as well.

Equipment

You will be using your mask, fins, exposure suit, and a collapsible snorkel if you have one. Your PADI Rebreather Instructor will advise you about the type R rebreather. Using an open-circuit regulator and SPG, he will also fit you with a bailout cylinder system. 

If you are willing to use a different rebreather model, then you will need to qualify after certification. This is because procedures differ with each model. But you are not required to repeat the whole course. You simply need to take a PADI Rebreather Qualifier program that focuses on the skills and knowledge required for using a different Type R rebreather model. Your PADI instructor will make sure that all Type R rebreathers used in diving courses meet requirements. 

In case you are interested in technical diving, then the PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver course will be helpful for you. It may credit toward the Tec 40 CCR Diver program on the same rebreather. For more information, contact our expert divers at Aqua Nomad.

Medical requirements

A minimum level of health and fitness is required for scuba diving. In case you are suffering from any chronic health condition, or taking certain medications and/or had surgery recently, you will have to get written approval from a physician before diving. In order to avoid any confusion, you can simply download and review the Diver Medical Form to make sure that you will not require approval from a physician to dive. You should not ask your instructor, dive master, or dive shop staff for medical advice as they are not physicians. Only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive if you do not have a minimum level of health and fitness. 

Just dive under the waves and in no time, you will be transported to a miraculous colourful world. Scuba diving is an extremely peaceful experience wherever you are doing it- tropical coral reef or in a cenote. Forget the law of gravity here! You can move freely in all directions without any limitations. For those who want to experience something close to flying, scuba diving is what you should be doing. 

Our planet is 70 per cent water, but still, we cannot survive in that medium unassisted for a long time. But with scuba diving, this is absolutely possible. You can spend your time comfortably under the water for extended periods. And thus, you can discover marine life you never knew existed before. Even just knowing that because of engineering advancements, you are able to breathe under the water, makes you appreciate your life so much more. Who thought doing this with ease would be possible someday?

Diving is greatly affected by weather conditions. Underwater currents are created by waves and they make it tough to reach the point of immersion. If the conditions are unfavourable, then try another day. No compromise should be made in such a situation. After the dive, do not be in a rush to return to the surface. By hurrying, you can hurt your lungs because of experiencing a sudden change in pressure. You should rise slower than the column of bubbles released with each exhalation of air.

If you have decided to take that leap of faith, then Havelock Island (now known as Swaraj Dweep) is your one-stop destination. The island is known for the best diving spots in India. The azure waters are clear that ensure good visibility. Also, you may spot colourful corals at some sites. The PADI-certified, experienced divers at Aqua Nomads are committed to making sure that you have an experience of a lifetime under the water. The instructor will be with you during the whole time of your dive.

If you ever get an opportunity to have the miraculous experience of scuba diving in the Andaman Islands, then grab it! Diving with the experts of Aqua Nomads will surely be a great addition to your life. Getting PADI certifications here will add to your skill set.

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