PADI Rebreather Diver

Get longer no stop limits, reduced gas consumption (reuse most of your exhaled gas), & unmatched wildlife encounters because you don't release annoying bubbles.

Rebreathers used to be only for technical diving, but not anymore. New Type R (recreational) rebreathers are lightweight, easy-to-transport and have sophisticated electronics to simplify their use. Why dive a rebreather? 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. The PADI Rebreather Diver course introduces you to rebreather diving to a maximum depth of 18 metres/60 feet and lets you experience things you never imagined possible as a scuba diver.

What the Course Entails

Through self-study and instructor-guided sessions, you’ll learn how rebreathers work and the importance of proper setup and maintenance. Because rebreathers vary significantly, you’ll also study the manufacturer’s literature for the type of rebreather you’ll train on. During six dives, you’ll work on:

Course Pre-requisites

To enrol in the PADI Rebreather Diver course, you must:

Course Flow

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply - ask your PADI Rebreather Instructor.

How Can I Get Started?

Get the PADI Rebreather and Advanced Rebreather Diver Manual from your local PADI Dive Shop and start studying immediately. For this course, you need to read the manual introduction and first three chapters. You’ll also get a PADI Rebreather and Advanced Rebreather Diver Key Skills video and a PADI Type R Rebreather Pre dive Checklist Slate to help you prepare for your dives.

What is the next adventure?

Advanced Rebreather Diver

Holidays featuring this Course

Solo Divers

Kuredu Island Resort

Maldives, Northern Region

The Kuredu Island Resort is a large, lively, fun and cosmopolitan resort located in Lhaviyani Atoll offering excitement in all areas with the beautiful blue sea rich in abundant exotic marine life.

  • Located on Lhaviyani Atoll
  • 383 bungalows and villas
  • Vibrant cosmopolitan resort
  • Choice of 7 restaurants
  • Pro Divers on-site
  • Reef sharks, turtles & mantas