PADI Discover CCR Course Overview
The PADI Discover CCR program is a great way to try a rebreather before making a commitment to the purchase of a unit. This non-certification course allows you to make 2 dives on one of the rebreathers in a confined water environment. With a maximum depth of 5m, the PADI discover rebreather experience is purely an introduction to and a try and dive experience.
Why dive a rebreather (CCR)? You get longer no stop limits, reduced gas consumption because you reuse most of your exhaled gas, and unmatched wildlife encounters because you don’t release annoying bubbles. Why not discover rebreather diving with the Rebreather Zone?
This is a 1/2 day course with 1 dive.
Who should take this program?
Rebreathers are intriguing. They’re cutting-edge dive technology. Always wanted to try one? The PADI Discover CCR (Rebreather) program lets you dive with a recreational rebreather or a technical closed circuit rebreather (CCR) in controlled conditions with a PADI Rebreather Instructor or Tec CCR Instructor. You'll discover how quiet diving can be without bubbles and quickly learn how different buoyancy control is. A Discover Rebreather experience is an ideal opportunity to give rebreathers a try before you sign up for a full course. Or, if you’re already a rebreather diver, you can participate in the program to try a new or different type of rebreather.
You need to be a PADI Open Water Diver, at least 18 years old and have a minimum of 15 logged dives to sign up for a Discover Rebreather program.
What will you learn?
Your PADI Rebreather Instructor or Tec CCR Instructor will explain how rebreathers work and go over basic safety and operational instructions, such as what the rebreather is telling you through the gauges and heads-up display (HUD). In the water, your instructor will help you adjust your unit and get comfortable before letting you swim around and explore.
How can you start learning now?
Contact a PADI Dive Shop to ask about PADI Rebreather and TecRec courses. Dive centers and resorts that offer technical diving courses will usually display the PADI TecRec icon. Also, check out the PADI TecRec blog.
What scuba gear will you use?
You’ll want to have your mask, fins and exposure suit. Your PADI Rebreather Instructor or Tec CCR Instructor will have the rebreather for you to use.