How long is rebreather training?
Rebreather training classes are typically 5-6 days long, although sometimes longer depending on a number of factors, including the training agency, your local conditions, your instructor, and your ability to satisfy the class standards.
How do you become a rebreather diver?
To enroll in the PADI Rebreather Diver course, you must:
- Be a PADI Open Water Diver.
- Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver.
- Have a minimum of 25 logged dives.
- Be at least 18 years old.
How long do military rebreathers last?
A single fill of a small gas cylinder or cylinders and CO2 scrubber can last for anywhere from one to six hours, depending on which rebreather it is. Unlike open-circuit scuba, your gas duration on a rebreather is nearly independent of depth, so you could, in theory, spend all that time on the bottom.
What is rebreather training?
Rebreather diving is underwater diving using diving rebreathers, a class of underwater breathing apparatus which recirculate the breathing gas exhaled by the diver after replacing the oxygen used and removing the carbon dioxide metabolic product.
What is the max depth for a rebreather?
130 to 148 feet
Those already qualified for decompression diving can immediately qualify for rebreather decompression dives. Individual training agencies limit depth to 130 to 148 feet (40 or 45 m) respectively.
How long will a rebreather last underwater?
You can usually dive for 2-3 hours with even small cylinders (rebreathers typically have either two 2/3l cylinders or one 3/5l cylinder).
How much does rebreather cost?
Buy a rebreather from a reputable manufacturer. If you are going to spend upwards of $10,000, you deserve to be diving a piece of equipment that has gone through proper third-party testing and validation.
Can you breathe forever with a rebreather?
You still have gas to breathe, and its oxygen and CO2 content do not change instantaneously. A rebreather failure can be deadly. A rebreather is constantly mixing the gas in your breathing loop, removing carbon dioxide and adding oxygen.