TDI Rebreather Discovery (Try-Dive)

TDI Rebreather Discovery (Try-Dive)

One of the real growth areas in diving over recent years has been that of technical diving. While this may mean different things to different people, it can broadly be thought of as diving deeper and longer than recreational no decompression limits would permit, with the use of more specialised diving equipment. An excellent example of this equipment, and a type of diving that has enjoyed massive growth in popularity of its own, is that of Rebreather Diving.

However, it is not entirely accurate to say that rebreathers are the preserve of more advanced diving. Notably over the last few years, some of the largest diver training agencies have developed recreational rebreather programmes. This serves as recognition that rebreathers offer real benefits to ALL levels of diver.

Why TDI Rebreather Discovery (Try-Dive)?

The TDI Rebreather Discovery course is designed to give prospective students an introduction to diving a TDI approved rebreather in a controlled environment under the direct supervision of an active TDI Rebreather Instructor.

It is an opportunity to understand this equipment in more detail, learn about the benefits (and potential drawbacks) and discover the wonder of the truly silent underwater world!!

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How do I book myself on a course?

To book yourself on a course please select one of the courses above, send us a message, and we will get back to you to discuss further details.

Further information on TDI Rebreather Discovery (Try-Dive) (back to top)

What do I need to start?

There is now required reading list/manual for this course. However, there are a number of excellent books/articles on rebreather use that students may choose to look at in advance : Barsky, Thurlow & Ward - The Simple Guide to Rebreather Diving Bob Cole - Rebreather Diving Jeffrey Bozanic - Mastering Rebreathers

What will I do?

Over the course of the theory and confined water session, students will cover areas such as:

Brief Introduction on the History and Evolution of Rebreathers
Practical Mechanics of the System
Breathing gases
Gas physiology
System electronics
PO2 monitoring
emergency procedures

There will also be an introduction to basic yet fundamental skills of rebreather diving. These will include:

System checks
Loop volume
Use of mouthpiece
Bailouts
monitoring of PO2
descent/ascent
buoyancy

How long will it take?

The course involves at least one evening pool and theory session (£55).

In addition, there is the option to complete an additional open water dive that will be held at the NDAC, Chepstow (£75). Dates for this are arranged to suit.

What previous experience do I need?

To enrol on this course students must:

1. Be minimum 18 years old

2.Have 10 logged dives (for confined water experience only)

3. Have 25 logged dives (if conducting optional open water dives also)

4. Have TDI Understanding Nitrox qualification, or equivalent.

What do the fees include?

All professional tuition Insurance costs while on the course TDI Certificate upon completion. All required oxygen fills. All required absorbent fills. Hire of rebreather

What don't fees include?

Entry fee to dive site used for the Open Water dives (if applicable) Costs of transportation to and from dive sites (if applicable) Any personal costs (eg. food, drink, accommodation) Hire of any equipment for open water (except rebreather)

What can I do once I'm qualified?

Unfortunately, this course does not constitute a qualification of any sort. Upon completion, you are not able to dive on a rebreather - you have only gained an experience of what it is like to do so. Your instructor will have discussed the options available with you.

What's next?

Having enjoyed your rebreather try-dive experience, you may wonder how you can take it further. The next step is to enrol on the full entry level rebreather course - TDI Air Diluent CCR Deco Procedures Diver (often called MOD 1). See the full details available on this website under the TDI Rebreather Courses.