REBREATHER ADVANTAGES VS.
BETTER GAS EFFICIENCY
All of your exhaled gas is retained within the system in a closed loop. The rebreather replaces only the consumed oxygen and don’t waste gas. The result is longer dive time and use of a lot less gas. This means less visits to the filling station and cheaper fills (particularly when using Trimix)
LONGER NO-STOP DIVE TIME
Rebreathers constantly monitor the PPO2 in your mix. It’s basically like diving with a small nitrox blending machine on your back that is producing the best gas mix for whatever depth you are at. Rebreathers can keep the nitrogen in the system to a minimum, and divers can stay down longer with less risk of DCS.
Rebreathers produce few or no bubbles, so they don’t disturb marine life or reveal the diver’s presence. This allows you to get closer to marine life, which is why rebreathers are popular with researchers and professional underwater photographers.
WHAT IS CCR?
When you breathe, your body uses the oxygen you inhale and exhale the carbon dioxide waste. A rebreather is an advanced scuba gear that recirculate what you breathe:
Removing your exhaled carbon dioxide
Replacing the oxygen that you have consumed.
Controlling the oxygen concentration in the breathing loop.
With a rebreather you can recycle what you breathe over and over again!
Are you ready for the greatest dive innovation since Jacques Cousteau’s aqualung? Closed Circuit rebreathers (CCR) are created around a simple principle of a one-way breathing loop. One hose takes the gas exhale by the diver to a CO2 scrubber, and another brings it back filtered, refreshed and recycled to the diver’s mouth.
Rebreathers have been used for a long time by military and scientific divers, but every day more and more divers make the switch and join the CCR ranks. For example, nowadays it is very popular in underwater photography because of the benefits in marine life interaction and among technical divers because of the efficiency and safety in preparing extended range dives.