On August 14 in Dahab this year, our team of three divers dived a distance of 10km in eight hours using rebreathers.
Due to interruptions in oxygen cell supply this year, AP Diving has taken steps to secure a second supplier. The cell from the new supplier, the same supplier as the Narked @ 90 cell, will have the designation APD16 and has a white label.
Rebreather diving is currently one of the fastest growing activities in the diving universe. Divers’ motivations for getting a rebreather vary.
Coming up first on the agenda was taking a closer look at the innards and getting familiar with all the components and how they came together. Looking at the unit as it was laid out gutted on the table, it struck me how compact everything was.Read more
The nascence of recreational rebreathers was just waiting to happen.
It’s the silence that first catches the attention, as you descend in the water column. There are no noisy bubbles. You can hear the soft whisper and rhythm of your own breathing and almost detect the beat of your heart. You relax and slow down.Read more
A rebreather dive begins before you enter the water. You strap on the machine, put on your mask, or pinch your nose, and “pre-breathe” the unit for five minutes while monitoring the sensors and heads-up display (HUD) for any signs of trouble.
Remember the first rule of scuba diving that you were taught in your basic open-water class?
Diving the Ojamo lime mine in Finland, 138 meters of water, 4°C.
Imagine sub-zero temperatures and a hole in the ice. That is your entrance to the underworld of Ojamo, the most popular diving site in Finland.
A rebreather is simply a way to reuse the gas breathed out by the diver in conjunction with a method of removing the carbon dioxide produced by the diver. The main advantage of a rebreather is that it is much more efficient on gas usage.Read more
Many of the pieces of equipment used by technical divers look different to the equipment used by recreational divers. However, for most of the time, the basic principles are the same.