The Technical Core Rebreather Knowledge Module
Rebreather diving is becoming ever more popular and the need for a rebreather manual that delves deep into the workings of these units has never been more important. At RAID we love rebreathers, we teach them, we dive them and we explore on them. We are fascinated with their design and how to get the best out of these incredible machines
We are also committed to increasing the use of rebreathers and at the same time increasing their safety. We believe that training is at the heart of all safe rebreather diving and we are committed to bringing to our divers the latest, most current rebreather information.
The Technical Core Rebreather Knowledge module is designed to present rebreather divers, both technical and recreational with an advanced level of information.
The manuals are generic and not specific to one unit or even to one style of rebreather. Within these pages you will find information on rebreather design, use, components and so much more.
When participating in a technical entry level program with RAID, the Core Rebreather Knowledge manuals will automatically download with the rebreather program that has been selected. Divers completing an entry level program will be required to complete the quizzes and exam associated with the Core manuals before participating in any in water training.
RAID's intelligent online system will issue a participation completion e-card once the program has been completed. The RAID Instructor teaching the program is required to confirm this program has been completed.
These manuals can also be purchased as a stand-alone. They are perfect for anyone wanting more rebreather knowledge, someone interested in rebreathers, a diver participating in entry level rebreather training or someone participating in advanced level rebreather diving like trimix or cave or wreck.
There are 5 manuals within the module, they are:
Diving in General
Physics and Physiology
The Core Rebreather Knowledge 'Diving in General' manual provides a general overview of the terms and mnemonics used when rebreather diving. The manual also discusses the increased responsibilities of rebreather diving.
New skills and behaviours
Acknowledging and managing increased risk
The Core Rebreather Knowledge 'Equipment' manual provides a detailed overview of rebreathers equipment, design and use.
In this manual, the different styles and types of rebreathers are discussed. Everything from O2 rebreathers to eCCR units. In addition to this the details regarding how a rebreather functions and performs is broken into easy to understand topics.
The Core Rebreather Knowledge 'Physics and Physiology' manual provides a detailed overview of the physical and physiological factors that influence rebreather diving.
The laws relating to diving - Dalton, Boyle and Henry
The Three H's - Hypoxia, Hypercapnia and Hypoxia
Decompression sickness and
The Core Rebreather Knowledge 'Rebreather Incident and Rescue' manual provides a detailed overview of the risks associated with rebreather diving, how to avoid them and suggestions for responding in the event of an emergency.
Increased incident & accident potential
incident & accident response
Preservation of evidence
Rebreather caustic chemical burns
The Core Rebreather Knowledge 'Management' manual provides a detailed overview of all the steps needed to safely execute a rebreather dive.
Planning and preparation