First Standard Published by Rebreather Training Council

The Rebreather Training Council (RTC) is the body representing training organisations providing courses for divers using rebreathers. The RTC has just published its first training standard which indicates the minimum requirements for a level of training. This first standard is named the RTC Rebreather Diver Level 1 and delineates a stage in a diver’s development where they are trained to dive with a rebreather to a maximum depth of 30 metres/100 feet with no planned stage decompression stops and without supervision by an instructor or divemaster.

The member bodies of the RTC can specify that a course in their own system equates to this standard, in which case they are confirming that their course at least meets the minimum requirements of this level.

PADI has confirmed that the Advanced Rebreather Diver course meets the requirements of the RTC Rebreather Diver Level 1 standard.

Vikki and Marcus

To find out more about the PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver course online or at your local PADI Dive Shop.