Diving, without the bubbles!
Closed Circuit Rebreather diving offers so much more than the quiet, peaceful environment you get when diving your rebreather, but it was this lack of noise that struck me when I first tried one! Come along for yourself, and see what advantages you could gain using a rebreather


Who should take this course?

The future of deep tech diving belongs to the CCR (closed circuit rebreather) and the Tec40 CCR course is where it all starts. If you’re interested in technical diving and want to dive a rebreather, the Tec40 CCR course is your entry into the tech diving realm. This first level of training introduces you to Type T CCRs, which can be electronic CCRs (eCCRs) or manual CCRs (mCCRs). During the course, you focus on developing the discipline it takes to be a technical diver while learning the details of proper setup, pre-dive checks, dive planning, failure and problem management and teamwork for CCR diving.

What will you learn?
You’ll learn to make no stop or limited decompression dives using a Type T CCR to a maximum depth of 40 metres during eight training dives. You’ll also cover:

  • Basic CCR function
  • Tech equipment and CCR setup and checklists
  • Diving CCRs and handling potential problems
  • Decompression software and open-circuit bailout requirements
  • Post-dive procedures and disassembly
  • Thinking like a Tec CCR diver

Where is the course held?
You can take the Tec40 CCR course locally in the UK or abroad. For course options to suit you please get in touch.

What scuba kit will you use?
At Hidden Depths we offer training on the AP Diving Inspiration CCR through Tec40 CCR Instructor Bruce Pearce. You can take the course on your own unit, or hire a unit for the course before you invest in your own.

You’ll use standard tech diving equipment appropriate for the local environment, including your exposure suit, mask, fins and weight system. You’ll also need a Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) and line, an audible surface signalling device, slate and a compass. You will also be carrying an offboard life support system, and using an oxygen analyser throughout the course.

After certification as a PADI Tec40 CCR Diver, you’ll need to qualify if you want to use a different Type T CCR model because procedures vary with each model. However, you don’t need to repeat the entire course. Just take a PADI Tec CCR Qualifier program that focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to use a different Type T CCR model.


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