Rebreather Training in Rarotonga

TDI Centre in Rarotonga

Become a TDI rebreather diver in the Cook Islands!

Scuba dive Rarotonga with a rebreather and get up closer than ever before to our marine life. Feel the sensation of bubble free, silent diving with the added benefits of extra bottom time as well as warm and moist breathing gas. Once you start diving a Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) you do not want to go back to regular open circuit scuba.

We use APD’s Inspiration Evolution rebreathers for all our rebreather training. The Inspirartion rebreather was the first commercially produced closed circuit rebreather on the market and has been in production since well over 20 years. During this time, APD (Ambient Pressure Diving, formerly AP Valves) has continuously improved their Inspiration rebreather with many added innovations. The AP Inspiration Evolution is still up to this day one of the most used and trusted rebreathers worldwide.

At Adventure Cook Islands we offer the following AP Inspiration Evolution Closed Circuit Rebreather programs and TDI courses in Rarotonga:

CCR introduction try dive in Rarotonga

Rebreather Try Dive

This program is intended for certified divers who wish to find out what diving is like with a closed circuit rebreather (CCR) without having to do an extensive CCR course. Our CCR Try Dive program is not a certification course.

The rebreather try dive program is split into 2 seperate segments: a shallow confined water dive off the beach inside the lagoon and an optional deeper open water dive off the boat on the outer reef.

Confined Water CCR Try Dive
Open Water CCR Try Dive

Program prerequisites:

  • 18 years or over
  • Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
  • Proof of 25 dives

Program duration:

  • 2 to 2.5 hours

Prerequisites:

  • 18 years or over
  • Advanced OWD or equivalent with proof of 25 dives
  • Completion of our confined water CCR Try Dive within the last 14 days

Program duration:

  • 2.5 hours

TDI CCR Air Diluent course

During the CCR Air Diluent course you will step into a whole new world of silent diving. With the AP Inspiration Evolution rebreather, you will use latest closed circuit rebreather technology which optimizes your breathing gas for any depth and maximizes your bottom by time.

TDI CCR Air Diluent course

You will learn how to conduct no decompression CCR dives up to a maximum depth of 30 metres using air diluent.

Prerequisites:

  • 18 years old
  • Minimum of 20 logged dives
  • TDI Nitrox certification or equivalent

Program duration:

  • Online learning
  • 2 hours practical workshop
  • 1 confined water session
  • 7 Open water dives (minimum of 420 minutes) over a minimum period of 5 days

TDI CCR Air Diluent Decompression Procedures course

The CCR Air Diluent Decompression course is designed for existing open circuit technical divers or CCR Air Diluent divers wishing to take the next step into decompression CCR diving. During this course you will learn the required skills to safely conduct decompression CCR dives using air diluent, up to a maximum depth of 40 metres.

TDI CCR Air Diluent Decompression Procedures course

Prerequisites:

  • 18 years old
  • Minimum of 50 logged dives. If completing a unit crossover, at least 10 logged CCR dives in the last 12 months
  • TDI Advanced Nitrox certification or equivalent
  • TDI Decompression Procedures Diver or equivalent

Or

  • 18 years old
  • TDI Air Diluent CCR Diver certified or equivalent
  • Minimum of 30 hours and 30 dives on the CCR unit.
  • Six months CCR diving experience

Program duration:

  • Online learning
  • minimum 2 hours practical workshop
  • 1 confined water session
  • 7 Open water dives (minimum of 420 minutes) over a minimum period of 5 days

TDI CCR Helitrox Decompression Procedures course

The CCR Helitrox Decompression course takes you a step further and into mixed gas closed circuit rebreather diving. The course is designed for divers wishing to develop basic CCR diving skills and train to conduct mixed gas decompression dives using an air/nitrox/helium diluent up to a maximum depth of 45 metres.

TDI CCR Helitrox Decompression Procedures course

Prerequisites:

  • 18 years old
  • Minimum of 50 logged dives. If completing a unit crossover, at least 10 logged CCR dives in the last 12 months
  • TDI Advanced Nitrox certification or equivalent
  • TDI Decompression Procedures Diver or equivalent

Or

  • 18 years old
  • TDI Air Diluent CCR Diver certified or equivalent
  • Minimum of 30 hours and 30 dives on the CCR unit.
  • Six months CCR diving experience

Program duration:

  • Online learning
  • minimum 2 hours practical workshop
  • 1 confined water session
  • 7 Open water dives (minimum of 420 minutes) over a minimum period of 5 days
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