Rebreather Course Combo
First of all, the Rebreather Course Combo is the ultimate Recreational Rebreather program!
Do 3 hour dives with no bubbles and being much, much closer marine life interaction sound interesting? How about being much warmer while diving and using the same amount of gas whether you are either in a current or calm water? Or you are at 10m or at 30m?
If the answer is YES then the PADI Rebreather and Advanced Rebreather Combo is just the scuba diving experience that you have been waiting for! As a result of taking up rebreather diving our diving lives changed completely. Because the PADI Rebreather Combo combines the 2 Rebreather courses together into one streamlined package it eliminates unnecessary repetition. You will learn how to use a Rebreather and an off-board bail out cylinder. Maximum depth for the course is 30m.
This Combo Rebreather package is THE rebreather course package for anyone interested or serious about learning to dive CCR Rebreathers recreationally.
- Duration: 4 Days 5 Dives + 1 extra fun dive
- Pre-requisites: Advanced Open Water, EANx Diver and signed Diving Medical
- Minimum Age: 18 years old
- Digital/Online Study: Coming
- Availability: Daily
- Group Size: 4:1
- Personal Tuition: 1:1 personal tuition is available
Rebreather Course Combo: are ready to change your diving life?
Most of all the PADI Rebreather and Advanced Rebreather Diver Combo on the Poseidon MKVI / Se7en will do that for you! It certainly did for us!
The Rebreather Course Combo uses the PADI Rebreather and Advanced Rebreather pack. It is laid out as you would expect from PADI with the Quick Quizzes and Knowledge Reviews. The manual explains how Rebreathers work (both Closed and Semi-Closed). The Rebreather Course Combo will look at the various things you need to aware of when diving on CCR Rebreathers. Remember though that it it is a "generic manual." Or in other words the rebreather course manual is for every PADI Rebreather Course, irrespective of the unit that you are learning to dive.
Therefore the second half of your Independent study is to download the Poseidon Se7en and / or MKVI User Manual and read through this in detail. In fact you can download the manual here to save you time.
Poseidon Se7en and MKVI Closed Circuit Rebreather Course
The Poseidon Se7en and MKVI Closed Circuit Rebreathers are unique in many ways. Consequently, along with the PADI knowledge Reviews you MUST study the Poseidon User manual! The reason for this, is so you can understand how what you have read in the PADI Rebreather manual actually applies to the Poseidon Rebreathers. These are the rebreathers that you will be learning how to dive on with us on Phuket.
The Rebreather Course Combo starts off classroom with an indepth look at all your Knowledge Reviews. We will be looking at how each question/answer relates to the Poseidon Rebreather units. This usually takes us the best part of the day. We may or may not assemble the Poseidon Rebreather units and off-board cylinders at the end of the first day.
On Day 2 we will be heading to the pool for a half day or so. However if didn't set up the day before then we will then set them up first thing before we head off to the pool. The pool we use is 5m deep and absolutely perfect for rebreather training dives!
Some of the Rebreather Course Combo exercises you will learn in the pool include:
- How to switch between the Rebreather and both on-board and off-board bail out systems
- Rebreather Descents and Ascents
- Flooded loop procedures
- Alternate Air Source use with another Rebreather Diver
- Monitoring your heads up display
- How to rig and carry an additional tank as an off-board bail out system
- Deep dive planning on a Closed Circuit Rebreather
- Plan and making a dive deeper than 18 meter
- Learn to recognize and respond to problems that can occur when diving a rebreather at depth
- Deploying an SMB from depth
And everyone’s favourite:
- Buoyancy control using a CCR rebreather!
Diving on the Rebreather Course
The last 2 days we will go out on the boat for 2 days of excellent rebreather diving on the Poseidon Rebreathers. We head out to Racha Yai / Noi Islands for the first day of diving. We go here because the dive sites are shallow, very clear water and we are in sheltered bays. This is the environment we want for your first open water dives on a closed circuit rebreather. On the second day we either head back out to Racha Noi / Yai or we go Phi Phi. The dives we need to do on day 2 must be between 18-30m. So if possible we will be diving on the Wrecks on Racha Yai Bay 1 or the new Phi Phi Wreck. We could also dive on The King Cruiser depending on the tide and current and how easily you have adjusted to rebreather diving.
There are FIVE Open Water Training Dives which combine all the skills and dives from both courses. However nothing is missed out, PADI has simply reorganized the dives to eliminate unnecessary repetition.
However as we can't get enough Poseidon Rebreather diving ourselves: We give you a total of SIX dives which allows for one extra fun dive with no exercises that need to be performed. You can just chill and get some Poseidon Rebreather Bottom time!
Open water training dives on the rebreather course
Although you are able to easily do 3 hour dives on your Poseidon Rebreather we will be limiting all open water training dives to a maximum of one hour. This is due to the day trip boat schedules. We will however be doing three dives a day.
During your open water dives there is nothing really new to learn. As with most PADI courses it is more a case of adjusting the open water environment. You will be continuing with the same skills and exercises that you completed during your rebreather pool dives. These mostly deal with rebreather emergency management along with working on your buoyancy. This you are going to find very, very strange to start with. You will be learning to dive all over again!
Your Rebreather Course questions answered
Very simply because it IS a Closed Circuit Rebreather System and as no gas leaves “the loop” when you breathe in or out. You do not go up and down AT ALL! Not like open circuit where you go and down each time you breathe out. No horrible noisey bubbles either. Howevever you will find it does take a few hours of diving the unit before you get used to it.
After you successfully complete this course you will be qualified to dive on the Poseidon Se7en / MKVI Closed Circuit CCR Rebreather. Your training will be to a maximum depth of 30m with no decompression.
In addition you will find that you can also dive on a Rebreather for any PADI courses that you now want to take. If you are a PADI Instructor then you will be able to teach all your courses except for Open Water, DSD and IDCs while diving your Poseidon Rebreather!
In conclusion... CONGRATULATIONS! Your new diving life has begun ...
Now you are a PADI Rebreather and Advanced Rebreather Diver
Most of all. the question is what and where do you want to dive now?
You can now do no-decompression 3 hour dives which changes the game completely! This enables you to dive completely different sorts of dives than you used to. Because of this dive sites you thought you knew well are going to be completely different to what you remembered. Imagine what you are going to be seeing on a 3 hour dive compared to that 40 or 50 minute dive you were used to doing.
You are probably going to be be diving where no-one else goes as there is never enough dive time or air!
Diving the Similans after your rebreather course
Imagine going on a superb Liveaboard Safari to The Similan and Surin Islands for example. Now imagine doing one THREE hour long dive on your favorite Similan or Surin dive site. This would of course be while the open circuit divers do a 50 minute dive, followed by a 60 min surface interval and then their second dive. All while you are on your FIRST dive of the day!
And you can dive your Rebreather on any PADI course that you take. There is no reason to ever go back and dive Open Circuit if you do not want to. Our PADI Course Director and PADI Poseidon Rebreather Instructor Trainer Chris Owen hasn’t dived on anything but his Poseidon MKVI or Se7en Rebreathers since 2013. With the exception of when he teaching an IDCs and he has to dive on standard open circuit due to PADI standards.
For some divers the PADI Tec 40 CCR Diver Course is their next target. This is because they want to learn more about Rebreathers and go deeper and stay longer. Technical Closed Circuit CCR Rebreather diving requires a very different mind-set to that of a Recreational Rebreather Diver.
And for you PADI Instructors out there who take this course,YES, you guys are going to want to take the PADI Rebreather Instructor Course! As you will NEVER be able to NOT want to teach these courses!
Rebreather & Advanced Rebreather Combo Pricing Options
|Included: PADI course materials, PADI certification fees, Poseidon Rebreather Rental, Scrubbers, O2 fills, Air fills, Boat fees, Lunch and breakfast on the boat, drinking water, tea, coffee, equipment rental (if needed) and round trip hotel transfer from Patong, Kata, Karon, Chalong to the boat and back.|
|2 Days Boat||5 dives + 1 for fun!||45,000 THB|
|Private Course||1:1 Tuition||Add 2,000 THB|
|Special Discount available for two or more people booking together|