The Professional Scuba Association International’s (PSAI) Advanced Re-breather Diver course is designed for those divers who wish to use a Semi-Closed or Closed Circuit Re-breather with Nitrox pre-mix or an air diluent during their decompression diving activities to max depth of 48m.
We can also supply CCR units from new cheaper than direct sale and parts for all the Ambient Pressure Units through our trade department.
Include the Advanced Nitrox Course and the Inspiration Advanced Re-breather Course for £960 saving of £200
I. Course Description
This outline is generic and designed to work with all SCR, mechanical and electronic closed circuit re-breathers PSAI have enabled Instructors to teach. A re-breather manufacturer specific requirement on depth, gas or absorbent canister duration will always take precedence if within the standard set out below.
II. Course Objectives
The PSAI Advanced Re-breather Diver Course student will be able to demonstrate proper re-breather care and maintenance, both pre and post dive. The student will also demonstrate proficiency in the skills outlined in Section X, Skill Requirements, of this outline.
lll. Course Qualifications
Apply the knowledge and skills outlined in this standard to plan and conduct decompression dives in environments and conditions similar to their training, when properly equipped and accompanied by another certified diver.
IV. Prerequisites for Course Entry
C. Prior Dive Experience
D. Special Notes
V. Course Minimums and Standards
A. Classroom Hour
B. Confined Water Dives
C. Open Water Dives
D. *PSAI Qualified Sport Re-breather Divers
VI. Course Instructional Materials Requirements
A. All students will use the appropriate PSAI Advanced Re-breather Diver manual. Provided by us.
B. All students will also use the manufacturers recommended documents or instruction manual for the chosen re-breather.
C. PSAI Re-breather instructors will use this Standard and the PSAI Re-breather Diver Course Guide, as a minimum. A PowerPoint presentation is also available.
D. PSAI also has a teaching slate and a set of scenario slates for this course.
VII. Course Equipment Requirements
A. Each student is to have access to and full use of a re-breather for the duration of the course. PSAI do not recommend sharing re-breathers.
B. Exposure equipment suitable for use in the environment where the course is conducted.
C. Equipment suitable to conduct full leak testing, calibration and absorbent changes throughout the course.
D. Carry suitable additional gas for bailout and decompression independent of the re-breather, fitted with an operational regulator and pressure gauge and additional whip to connect to suit inflation or diluent addition button.
Vlll. Curriculum Requirements
The PSAI Advanced Re-breather Diver course requires the use of the appropriate PSAI Re-breather Diver manual. This manual will have all the necessary information to appropriately cover, in the detail necessary for this level of certification, the following areas of information:
A. History of Re-breather Diving.
B. Mechanical and Electronic monitoring aspects of the re-breather.
C. Physiological Principles of Re-breather Diving.
D. Equipment for Re-breather Diving.
E. Dive Planning.
F. Problem Solving.
lX. Skill Requirements
A. Land Based - A PSAI Advanced Re-breather Diver student shall:
B. Confined Water - A PSAI Advanced Re-breather Diver student shall undertake skills required to enable the correct continued use of a re-breather:
C. Open Water - A PSAI Advanced Re-breather Diver student shall:
X. Course Completion Performance Requirements
To be awarded the Professional Scuba Association International’s Advanced Re-breather Diver certification, the student must:
A. Attend all required academic sessions.
B. Successfully master all academic and in-water skills.
C. Correctly set-up all electronic monitoring parameters fitted to a re-breather.
D. Correctly perform all dry land based checks and maintenance.
E. Complete the PSAI Advanced Re-breather Diver written examination with a score of at least 80%. All questions shall be correctly answered or remediated and explained.
F. Conduct the open water dives with appropriate skill and attention to all dive parameters.
G. Conduct correct post-dive cleaning and maintenance procedures.
H. Correctly plan, execute, and log the required dives.
The PSAI instructor is responsible for ensuring that the Advanced Re-breather Diver student has demonstrated the appropriate respect and understanding for diving with a re-breather. If the student fails to maintain proper depth control, gas management or time awareness, etc., the instructor may require additional training to take place prior to certification.
Note: Depth Qualification following successful completion of this course is commensurate with the students own diving experience and choice of re-breather. These PSAI parameters are offered as maximum depths:
If PSAI Advanced Nitrox certificate is taught as part of the course the student will be assessed as diving to a maximum of 45 meters (150 feet) and able to undertake correct decompression diving skills and stops. The PSAI Advanced Nitrox certificate must also be issued. If previous formal experience shows training in decompression skills diving then the additional Advanced Nitrox qualification need not be issued but 45 meters will still remain the maximum depth permissible.
Where a student wishes to undertake non-decompression diving on a re-breather following this standard, the maximum depth qualification will be maximum 30 meters (130 feet). The qualification will be Re-breather Diver, not Advanced Re-breather Diver.
All levels of PSAI Rebreather certification cards are Brand & Model specific. The Brand and Model the student was trained on will be listed on the certification card. No “generic” rebreather certification cards will be issued by PSAI at any level.
With Adv Nitrox package is £960 saving of £200
Please contact us for further information