Philosophy of recreational CCR diving
Recreational closed circuit rebreather diving allows extended dive times and simplified dive preparation and planning, as compared to closed circuit technical rebreather divers. Recreational rebreather diving is limited to 30 meters/100ft with no-stop times, and has the option for immediate bail out to open circuit scuba carried on board the unit.
The PADI recreational closed circuit rebreather course is now available! This course utilises the most user friendly and convienient unit on the market, the fully automated Posedion MK6. Closed Circuit Rebreather technology is the most exciting development in the recreational scuba diving industry since Cousteau invented the Aqualung/Open Circuit regulator.
Like most inventions, evolution provides added benefits and features to a user. Think about how cars have evolved from simple automated machines like the Ford T-model (in any colour you want - as long as it's black!) which originally served the just the purpose of transportation, to the personalised vehicles we have today which not only allow a user to travel from A to B, but to do so with greater safety, comfort, and enjoyment. Or compare the first cellphones/mobile phones that came onto the market (originally very expensive, cumbersome, and lacking style, though they still enabled the user to have mobile communication) to today's cellphones and mobiles, which let us connect on the go with style and are more compact and user friendly and have many additional benefits and features.
Well, finally the recreational scuba diver's equipment has evolved to allow them to dive the recreational closed circuit rebreather, in style and with much greater benefits underwater. Now you can really enrich and enhance your dive experiences over noisy open circuit scuba. The benefits of diving a closed circuit rebreather over traditional open circuit scuba include;
- Longer dive times with extended gas consumption and longer no decompression limits
- Less noise, no bubbles and the ability to become a part of the aquatic realm, not just an observer. Fish and other creatures will come close to check you out!
- More enhanced photos and videos of aquatic life as you can now get much closer to your subjects
- Stay warmer longer as less body heat is exhaled
- Divers who do not want to go tec but want the benefits of extended times underwater
- A foundation for tec rebreather training
At just 18 kilos (39.6 lbs) fully gassed up and ready to dive, the Discovery MkVI weighs less than many dive tanks weigh on their own. And minus tanks and canister, it weighs just 8 kilos (17.6 lbs), making it easy to travel with. Many resorts and centers worldwide are now stocking the MKVI for rental use.
The Utila Dive Centre is currently the only PADI Career Development Centre in Honduras, the Caribbean, and Americas to offer this training for recreational divers. Our courses include;
- PADI Open Water rebreather diver - 3 days and qualifying you to depths of 18 meters/60 feet
- PADI Advanced Open Water rebreather diver - 2 days and qualifying you to depths of 30 meters/100 feet
- PADI Integrated Open Water/Advanced Open Water rebreather diver - 4 days and qualifying you to depths of 30 meters/100 feet
- PADI Rebreather Instructor courses - 3 days and qualifying you to teach the Open Water, Advanced Open Water, integrated program, Discover rebreather, rebreather crossover and rebreather refresher programs.
For more information on our PADI and Poseidon MK6 rebreather courses, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.