Rebreather courses

STDA provides 6 levels of training, three basic levels and three advanced levels, considering the diver level that enroll the course.

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The 'Intro to Rebreather - Basic' is for beginners without certifications and can be attended currently only with the ASCR Explorer.

Divers, already certified in OC, can attend directly the 'Intro to Rebreather - Adv' , the fundamentals CCR training program of STDA.

The continuation is the 'Deep' course for recreational divers and the 'CCR 1' and 'CCR 2' courses for OC certified technical divers.

For all the courses it's possible to attend the theory sessions through the web. In this way you can use your time at the best. Same thing if you want to come in Italy to attend your courses. You can do the theory lessons before your coming. Contact us for more info: info@stdahq.com

Currently 'STDA' considers as rebreather of reference the followings:

 

Why CCR rebreathers?

Theoretically talking, the Closed Circuit Rebreathers are considered the 'state of the art' of scuba diving. In the past, the development of these systems, faced many stops but in the new millenium, in particular with the huge improvement of electronics technology, the closed circuit rebreathers started to have a wide diffusion. The reasons were quite obvious from long time: using for deep and/or long dives a rare, strategic and always more expensive gas as helium, the most efficient system was and is without any doubt the CCR system. CCR have also an other big advantage: a CCR is really lighter (26-36kg) than OC double tanks (>40kg minimum) or a pSCR (>45kg minimum). Your back will thank you.

Moreover, during the years STDA has acquired evidence that CCR diving decrease the risk of DCS in divers affected by PFO.


Marco Valenti, STDA founder, believes in this system for many years. He's a CCR user since 2004. He's a CCR Instructor Trainer, developer and tester.

Keeping always in mind that is a different way of diving, generally more complex, CCR needs a different appproach than the open circuit. This means that it is not obvious that an experienced open circuit diver is automatically suitable for the use of a CCR. The history and the direct experience in training have brought out it clearly.

For these reasons, STDA stares at the training mainly on rebreather diving, with the goal to develop the use of rebreather also in recreational diving. What it's needed, it's the 'right' rebreather and training.

 

Congratulations to Stefano D. that in the last week-end finished his CCR3 training, matching all STDA standards and procedures. An hard works was done after theory and shallow water sessions with...

Congratulations to Pierluigi R. that finished his 'Intro to Tech- Fundamentals' training. Theory, dry-labs, confined and open water sesssions raised the bar of knowledge and skills leading to a...
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CCR 2 course (STDA™)

Targets

The 'CCR 2' course aims to complete the training started with the 'CCR 1' program, expanding the theoretical and practical knowledge and experience, to dive at a maximum depth of 60 meters, using Tri-mix and multiple bail-out mixtures and the Mnemonic Dive Planning.

The program extends the limit of the 'CCR 1' certification with an increase in the levels required for the exercises and diving procedures.

Prerequisites

  • be certified 'CCR 1' or equivalent
  • medical certificate not older than one year; recommended PFO examination (Patent foramen ovale)
  • minimum age: 20 years old
  • documented experience of at least 75 hours of dives with rebreather

Before the course start, the instructor could ask to do a rebreather dive to evaluate the level of training of the candidate.

Program and duration of the course with 3 students

Diver without Open Circuit Tri-mix 60mts certification

Diver with Open Circuit Tri-mix 60mts certification

minimum days: on-line theory + 6 days

minimum days: on-line theory + 4 days

theory, including 'dry' labs: minimum 10 hours

theory, including 'dry' labs: minimum 10 hours

Theory sessions: 5

Theory sessions: 4

Final assessment: quizzes with multiple choice

Final assessment: quizzes with multiple choice

Maximum percentage of allowed wrong answer: 20%

Maximum percentage of allowed wrong answer: 20%

Exceeding the maximum allowable percentage leads to the conclusion of the course

Exceeding the maximum allowable percentage leads to the conclusion of the course

Confined water sessions: minimum 2

Confined water sessions: minimum 1

Open water dives: minimum 6 with a cumulated run time of minimum 360 minutes

Open water dives: minimum 4 with a cumulated run time of minimum 240 minutes

The maximum time for completion of the course: 6 months that if exceeded, the course must be repeated entirely

The maximum time for completion of the course: 6 months that if exceeded, the course must be repeated entirely

Certification limits

  • Max depth 60 meters with mandatory out-board bail-out bottles, with adequate mixtures and volumes (liters of the mix)
  • Max pO2, set point: 1,2 ata
  • Diluent allowed: Tri-Mix - Max fHe 0,55 - 0,15< fO2≤ 0,18

The certification doesn't allow to dive in overhead environment (cavern, cave, wreck, underice etc) and 'SOLO' diving.

Costs

Contact us at info@stdahq.com for a quotation

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