Recreational CCR Instructor Course (APD Inspiration/Evolution CCR)
This truly is the beginning of a major change in the Recreational Diving Industry! The PADI Rebreather Diver course is an entry-level closed-circuit rebreather (CCR) and semiclosed-circuit rebreather (SCR) course for diving within the accepted recreational envelope (no stop diving, and no overhead environments) to 18 metres using rebreathers that meet the specifications appropriate for recreational divers.
The PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver continues training for PADI Rebreather Divers who also have the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification, qualifying them to dive to 30 metres. Here we teach Instructors to plan and conduct such programs.
Rebreather Instructor Qualification
Certified PADI Rebreather Instructors may teach the following programs on the specific Type-R rebreather(s) they are qualified on:
• Discover Rebreather
• Rebreather Diver
• Advanced Rebreather Diver
• Rebreather Qualifier
• Rebreather Refresher
To enroll in the PADI Rebreather Instructor Training course, an individual must:
- Be a renewed PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (or a PADI Instructor with a higher rating).
- Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor.
- Be a PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor
- Be certified as a PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver on the specific Type R rebreather for which the candidate is qualifying, or have a qualifying certification from another training organization. Instructors meeting this requirement with a qualifying certification from other training organizations must review the PADI Rebreather Diver and Advanced Rebreather Diver Manual and complete the Knowledge Reviews prior to the Rebreather Instructor Training course.
- Have a minimum of 150 logged dives, of which at least 75 dives were made on a rebreather, with at least 50 dives and 50 hours on the specific Type R rebreather for which the instructor is qualifying as a PADI Rebreather Instructor.
- Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months.
Instructor Candidate Materials
Instructor candidates must have, in their possession, a personal, current set of the following materials for study with and use during the course and for reference afterward:
- PADI Rebreather Diver and Advanced Rebreather Diver Instructor Guide in a language the candidate understands
- All the materials required for Rebreather Diver and Advanced Rebreather Diver students, as listed in the PADI Rebreather Instructor Guide, unless the materials are not available in a language understood by the candidate
- PADI Rebreather Diver and PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver Exams and answer sheets
Instructor Performance requirements
- Candidates attend four Instructor Trainer-led curriculum presentations and two in water staff demonstrations:
• Introduction & Course Overview (Instructor Trainer Presentation)
• PADI Rebreather Courses (Instructor Trainer Presentation)
• How to Teach Rebreather Courses (Instructor Trainer Presentation)
• Marketing PADI Rebreather Courses (Instructor Trainer-led Workshop)
• Confined Water Role Model Rebreather Teaching Skills (Instructor Trainer Demonstration)
• Open Water Role Model Rescue Demonstration (Instructor Trainer Demonstration)
- Candidates give at least two confined water teaching presentations, two practical application presentations, two knowledge development presentations, and one open water teaching presentation integrating two skills.
- Prior to certification, candidates must give at least one presentation in each of the following areas, earning the following scores or higher:
a. Knowledge development – 3.5
b. Confined water – 3.4
c. Open water – 3.4
- Candidates also:
a. Demonstrate mastery of knowledge development by earning a score of 80 percent or higher on the PADI Rebreather and Advanced Rebreather Instructor Exam. Candidates must review all items missed until they demonstrate mastery of those items.
b. Demonstrate the ability to effectively brief, coach, debrief and assess student learning in the practical application sessions.
c. Perform all rebreather skills in the Waterskills Evaluation as appropriate for the specific unit, scoring no less that a 3 on any skill, with at least 50 percent of skills scored at a 4 or higher.
d. Successfully complete the PADI Rebreather Diver Rescue Workshop.