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CCR program development for the rVO units, this in accordance with The Rebreather Training Council (RTC).

RTC is the body representing training agencies 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.

  • CCR Diving – No decompression / Depth Limit: 30 meters
  • CCR Extended Range – Maximum 15 minutes of decompression / Depth limit: 40 meters with air as diluent or 45 meters with trimix
  • CCR Technical Extended Range – Unlimited decompression / Depth limit: 60 meters (coming soon)
  • CCR Hypoxic Trimix – Unlimited decompression / Depth Limit: 80 meters or 100 meters (coming soon)


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