The Poseidon MK6 is upgradeable to 60m and it has been promised that we will be able to upgrade to the 100m Poseidon Tec rebreather
Technical diving has been revolutionized by the development, availability and reliability of Closed Circuit Rebreathers. CCRs provide numerous benefits to the technical diver, including: reduced gas consumption, optimum EANx blends for decompression and a wider range of solutions to equipment problems.
Consequently CCRs potentially allow the technical diver a greater access to time underwater - greater time based on gas logistics when compared with an open circuit technical diver and more time available to find solutions to gas management problems. As time is a critical and a finite resource divers wanting to dive at and beyond the recreational envelope can now choose PADI Technical CCR training to achieve their goals.
Kiwidiver will be offering the new range of PADI technical Tec CCR rebreather courses on a range of units as they become available.
PADI Divers carry the most respected and sought after scuba credentials in the world. No matter where you choose to dive, your PADI Rebreather certification card will be recognized and accepted.
With more than 133,500 PADI Professionals and more than 6,000 PADI Dive Shops and Resorts operating in more than 180 countries and territories, you will likely find a PADI Rebreather Instructor who can speak your language and offer you a comfortable learning experience.
PADI Tec CCR courses have the latest and most advanced educational materials.
PADI Tec CCR courses use the same Performance-Based Learning model as other PADI courses. This means that you progress as you demonstrate that you have mastered specific performance requirements essential to becoming a scuba diver. Your scuba instructor is there to help you meet these requirements, regardless of how quickly or slowly you master them. You must earn your PADI certification, but you do so in an encouraging and well-supported learning environment.
PADI maintains a register of rebreathers that manufacturers specify meet the key features of a Type R (Recreational) or Type T (Technical) rebreather and have successfully undergone recognized third-party testing against an appropriate standard such as EN14143. PADI Unit Register
Currently only rebreathers included in this register can be used for PADI rebreather courses.
VR Technology: Sentinel and Sentinel Expedition rebreathers
AP Diving: Inspiration, Evolution and Evolution Plus Vision rebreathers
Learn to plan and make dives using air diluent and air or enriched air (EANx) bailout gas on Type T (technical) closed-circuit rebreathers (CCR) to a maximum of 40 metres/130 feet with a single decompression stop of no more than 10 minutes.
Tec 40 CCR Diver is the first level of training that addresses technical diving with Type T CCRs, which include a range of electronic CCRs (eCCRs) and manual CCRS (mCCRs). Tec 40 CCR Diver introduces student divers to diagnosing life-support problems and, when possible, returning to the loop to complete the dive with limited decompression obligations.
This training is significantly more challenging than recreational rebreather diving because divers learn to be both a good technical diver as well as learning to technical dive with a CCR.
Kiwidiver use AP Inspiration Vision Rebreathers for Tec Diving
Tec 60 CCR Diver is an intermediate technical Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) diver program where you'll learn to use life support equipment in completing dives outside the recreational and air diluent envelope.
You will learn to plan and make dives using trimix/heliox (minimum 16% oxygen) as a diluent using a Type T CCR to a maximum depth of 60 metres/200 feet and complete multiple decompression stops while carrying adequate bail out gas.
Tec 60 CCR Diver is the second level of training that addresses technical diving with Type T CCRs, which include a range of electronic CCRs (eCCRs) and manual CCRs (mCCRs). Tec 60 CCR develops the understanding and skills for diagnosing life-support problems while using trimix/heliox to complete a technical dive with its necessary decompression obligations.
Tec 100 CCR Diver is at the top of the PADI Tec CCR diver training. In this course, you’ll learn to plan and make hypoxic trimix/heliox dives using a Type T (technical) CCR to a maximum of depth of 100 metres/328 feet, carry and manage multiple bailout cylinders and complete multiple decompression stops.
The Tec 100 CCR Diver course addresses technical diving with Type T CCRs, which include a range of electronic CCRs (eCCRs) and manual CCRs (mCCRs). Tec 100 CCR Diver refines your ability to diagnose, understand and effectively respond to life-support problems. In the course, you will use hypoxic trimix/heliox diluent to complete a technical dive, with its necessary decompression obligations, while carrying a range of high/low oxygen and trimix/heliox bailout cylinders.
Because rebreathers differ in the layout and specifics, certifications for rebreathers are unit-specific. This means you need to qualify on each model separately – but you don’t need to retake the entire course if you’re already qualified as a Tec 40 CCR, Tec 60 CCR or Tec 100 CCR Diver. The Tec CCR Qualifier program applies unit-specific skills and knowledge to your existing certification so you can be certified at your current level on the new unit.
Similar to a Scuba Review, this program refreshes your technical rebreather knowledge and skills and is recommended if you have not recently used a rebreather.