Entry level CCR Training is available on the AP range of rebreathers and the JJ-CCR (through the IART training agency).
Trimix CCR Training is available on AP, JJ-CCR and Megaladon rebreathers.
Please see below for course details.
The IANTD Closed Circuit Rebreather Diver program (aka mod1) trains the diver in the theory and practical skills necessary to safely dive using a closed circuit rebreather in the Advanced Nitrox/Advanced Recreational Trimix depth range. You will learn how to strip down, prepare and check the rebreather and how to conduct pre dive safety procedures before each dive and then develop your skills from confined to open water using a closed circuit rebreather.
The program qualifies divers in the safe use of a closed circuit rebreather for dives to a maximum depth of 42 msw (140 fsw) if using an air diluent or 48 msw (160 fsw) if using diluent containing helium with a maximum of 15 mins of decompression.
For divers without the prerequisite qualification of Advanced Nitrox it is possible to take the course in conjunction with this and in some instances in conjunction with Advanced Recreational Trimix [please contact us for details].
Generally our classes run over 5 days, whilst it is possible to cram the class into 4 days we have found that the learning experience is much more positive when the extra day is used. Day one is a dry day, we concentrate on classroom [not carpark!] topics, getting to know your rebreather and a very valuable session 'dry' diving your unit; this is the foundation for many of the skills we will be doing once in the water so it gives an extremely valuable head start when it comes to diving the units. More classroom and practical sessions are fitted around the diving over the next 4 days.
Day 2 and 3 are spent getting some time on the unts in shallow water and practicing the core skills and drills; a CCR course requires at least 800 mins of dive time so it is best to be warm and dry as we will be spending a lot of time in the water!
The final 2 days see's us progressing into deeper water and really enjoying the units for what they are designed for diving! Obviously with a few skills and drills thrown in but it is important not to loose sight of the fact that
there is a skill in diving the unit, so we make sure you get some good genuine dive time on your unit.
If students have elected to take the Advanced Recreational Trimix course at the same time as their Mod 1 then it is normal to factor in a 6th day for some trimix dives.
For those of you who are keen to complete your CCR training but are not yet convinced then we are happy to supply a hire unit for you to use during your course or of course just to arrange a days try dive.
CCR Normoxic Diver
The IANTD Normoxic Trimix CCR Diver program takes the diver to the next step in their closed circuit training to cover decompression diving in the extended range using a normoxic trimix diluent.
Building on the closed circuit procedures learnt in the IANTD CCR Diver program, you will gain the skills and knowledge to extend your closed circuit diving safely. A significant part of the course covers the bailout equipment and procedures necessary to take the diver into the extended range environment whilst using closed circuit equipment.
The knowledge and skills taught in the IANTD Normoxic Trimix CCR Diver program qualify divers to perform closed circuit trimix dives to a maximum depth of 60 msw (200 fsw).
CCR Trimix [Hypoxic] Diver
The IANTD Trimix Closed Circuit Rebreather Diver program trains experienced divers to use a closed circuit rebreather in the full trimix depth range. The program concentrates on the bailout requirements and planning to dive safely in this environment.
The knowledge and skills taught in the IANTD Trimix CCR Diver program qualify divers to perform closed circuit trimix dives to a maximum depth of 100 msw (333 fsw).