PADI Master Instructor Vincent, on the Poseidon MKVI and Rebreather Instructor Trainer, Kevin on the APD Inspiration.
The Poseidon Mk6 rebreathers were the first rebreathers to meet PADI’s recreational rebreather Type-R requirements and Kiwidiver was the first PADI Dive Centre to purchase the Poseidon Mk6 Discovery Recreational Rebreather in Thailand.
Since then several other recreational rebreathers have been added to the PADI Type-R Unit Register where manufactures register their units after they have met third party test as suitable for PADI courses. The units added include the APD Inspiration which has been around in the technical rebreather arena for many years and the new Hollis Explorer. Kiwidiver was also the first dive center in Thailand to have both the APD Inspiration rebreather in in Type-R recreational configuration and the Hollis Explorer.
Poseidon has since launched a new version of the MK6 aptly named the Se7en which has upgraded electronics, Bluetooth for software uploads and downloads and a stylish case to protect the main drum of the unit. Since essentially the user interfaces and operation is the same as the Mk6 it also has been added to the PADI Type-R Unit Register and same certification issued for both Mk6 & Se7en.
Combined Rebreather Diver & Advanced Rebreather Diver Course
PADI Recreation Rebreather Diver courses are an entry-level closed-circuit rebreather (CCR) and semiclosed-circuit rebreather (SCR) course for diving within the accepted recreational envelope (no stop diving, and no overhead envi¬ronments) using rebreathers that meet the specifications appropriate for recreational divers Type-R rebreathers that meet requirements for PADI courses.
Type-R rebreathers like the Hollis Explorer and the Poseidon Se7en are electronically controlled and provide a back up for all the major systems and simplify training and use.
PADI Rebreather Diver on the Poseidon
This beginner rebreather diver course allows divers, already certified as PADI Open Water, to train on a fully closed circuit rebreather. The course consists of confined water sessions followed by open water dives to a maximum depth of 18m. Our instructors will show you how to run through the appropriate pre-dive tests that ensure your equipment is fully functional prior to diving.
“Confined water” sessions allow you to become orientated with the unit, practice basic skills and emergency procedures that you would have learned during your recreational diver training – but this time using the rebreather! During the “open water” sessions emphasis is placed on skills that will enable the diver to be fully independent from their instructor. The beginner course runs through emergency procedures and buoyancy control developing different techniques than you would have learned for an open circuit system.
PADI Rebreather Diver course runs over 4 days and includes all equipment rental, course materials and certification card
PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver
The PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver course will look at the extra precautions needed for deeper diving and can increase your diver rating down to a maximum of 40 metres. This can take you to the limits of recreational diving and explore the remarkable capabilities of the recreational rebreather.
PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver course allows divers, upon course completion, to dive to 30m /100ft or you may combine with the PADI Deep Diver Speciality and increase your max depth to 40m/130ft. The course consists of 1 “confirned water” skills training session, followed by 4 “open water” dives and a final examination.
PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver course runs over 4 days, includes all equipment rental, course materials & certification
The combined course is exactly that it combines the PADI Rebreather Diver course and the Advanced Rebreather diver cours into one course so that you are not repeating skills. This course can be completed in 4-5 days and is by far our most popular course.\
The course allows divers, upon course completion, to dive to 30m /100ft or you may combine with the PADI Deep Diver Speciality and increase your max depth to 40m/130ft.
PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver course runs over 4-5 days, includes all equipment rental, course materials & certification