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Dixie Divers Poseidon Certification Classes

Padi Open Water Poseidon Rebreather Certification
This course qualifies you to dive independently with either Poseidon Seven/Six rebreather to a depth of 18 meters/60 feet and within no decompression limits, and to be able to safely bail out to open circuit at any time. Knowledge development takes place through independent study and Instructor led prescriptive teaching, practical sessions in unit assembly and dive checks, and the course includes 6 training dives with a minimum time on the unit of 200 minutes and in-water skills cover clearing a flooded loop, monitoring heads-up display (HUD) and electronics, buoyancy and trim, switching to bail out Valve (BOV), alternate air source use with another rebreather diver, and deploying a submersible marker buoy.


The PADI Rebreather Diver course goals are:
  • Prepare and pre-dive check a Type Recreational rebreather following accepted practices and the specific manufacturer's requirements for the unit.
  • Dive with a Type Recreational rebreather demonstrating effective buoyancy control, depth and time management and generally effective application of the dive skills taught in the course, or prerequisite to the course.
  • Perform post dive care and maintain a Type Recreational rebreather following accepted practices of Poseidon manufacturer requirements for the unit.
  • Developing the habit of keeping the loop closed when the mouthpiece is not in your mouth
  • Doing bubble checks, bailout drills and handling other potential problems
  • Fine-tuning buoyancy control
  • Monitoring displays and gauges
  • Recognize and respond appropriately to problems and emergencies that occur during setup, diving or post dive.
Sample Schedule:
Day One Classroom Lecture Lunch Break Classroom Lecture
Day Two CCR Assemble Lunch Break Pool Session
Day Three
2 Open Water Dives Lunch Break Cleaning Unit - Lecture
Day Four 2 Open Water Dives Lunch Break Cleaning Unit - Discussion
Day Five 2 Open Water Dives Lunch Break Cleaning Unit - Certification

To enroll in the Poseidon Open Water Rebreather Diver course, you must:
  • Be a PADI Open Water Diver
  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver
  • Have a minimum of 25 logged dives
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Students must have filled out the PADI RSTC Medical Statement. If the student answers yes to any of the questions, the student must have a note from a Physician.
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply ask our Dixie Divers' stuff.

Required Equipment :

Class Fees
The class fee is $1,500.00. A 50% deposit is required to reserve your space in class. Final payment is due first day of class.Rebreather crew pack
Classes included, one pool session and 3 boat trips.

Padi Advanced Open Water Poseidon Rebreather Certification.
This course builds upon the knowledge and skills taught in the PADI Open Water rebreather diver course but now qualifies divers to dive to depths of 30 meters/100 feet with a closed circuit Poseidon Rebreather Diver.

Knowledge development takes place through independent study with the PADI Advanced Rebreather diver manual (already part of the PADI Open Water Rebreather diver manual) and Instructor led prescriptive teaching, practical sessions in unit assembly and dive checks and the course includes 5 training dives with a minimum time on the unit of 240 minutes and additional in-water skills that cover breathing from another rebreather divers alternate air source, deploying a submersible marker buoy, rigging and carrying an additional off-board bail out tank, switching to both on-board and off-board bail out, and deeper dive planning on a closed circuit rebreather.

Sample Schedule:
Day One Classroom Lecture Lunch Break Classroom Lecture
Day Two CCR Assemble Lunch Break Pool Session
Day Three
2 Open Water Dives Lunch Break Cleaning Unit - Lecture
Day Four 2 Open Water Dives Lunch Break Cleaning Unit - Certification

The PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver course goals are:
  • Explain the need for and demonstrate the use of additional equipment required for diving deeper than 18 meters/60 feet.
  • Plan and make dives using a Type Recreational Rebreather as deep as 30 meters/100 feet, or to 40 meters/130 feet if also certified as PADI Deep Divers. Recognize and respond appropriately to problems and emergencies that occur deeper than 18 meters/60 feet.
To enroll in the PADI Advanced Poseidon Rebreather Diver course, you must:
  • Be a PADI Open Water Diver, but you must earn a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification to become a PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver
  • Have a minimum of 30 logged dives
  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Students must have filled out the PADI RSTC Medical Statement. If the student answers yes to any of the questions, the student must have a note from a Physician.
To dive deeper than 30 meters/100 feet, you must be a PADI Deep Diver.
Required Equipment :

Class Fees
The class fee is $1,500.00. A 50% deposit is required to reserve your space in class. Final payment is due first day of class start date.
  • Rental unit with Absorbent fills and Gas $690.00
  • Boat trips $100.00
Classes included, one pool session and 3 boat trips.

PADI Integrated Open Water and Advanced Poseidon Rebreather Diver Certification

This course combines the PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water rebreather levels and qualifies you to dive independently with either another rebreather to a depth of 30 meters/100 feet, and within no decompression limits, and the ability to safely bail out to open circuit at any time.
Knowledge development takes place through independent study and Instructor led prescriptive teaching, and students will have the PADI Rebreather Diver manual that has both the Open Water and Advanced Open Water portions, PADI Rebreather Predive Checklist Slate, PADI Recreational Rebreather Diving Key Skills Video and Poseidon's manual and other Poseidon support literature for rebreather course.

There will be practical sessions in unit assembly and dive checks and the combined course includes 6 training dives with a minimum time on the unit of 320 minutes and in-water skills cover clearing a flooded loop, monitoring heads-up display (HUD) and electronics, buoyancy and trim, switching to bail out, alternate air source use with another rebreather diver, deploying a submersible marker buoy, rigging and carrying an additional off-board bail out tank, switching to both on-board and off-board bail out, and deeper dive planning on a closed circuit rebreather.

Sample Schedule:
Day One Classroom Lecture Lunch Break Classroom Lecture
Day Two CCR Assemble Lunch Break Pool Session
Day Three
2 Open Water Dives Lunch Break Pool Session - Lecture
Day Four 2 Open Water Dives Lunch Break Cleaning Unit - Lecture
Day Five 2 Open Water Dives Lunch Break Cleaning Unit - Certification

To enroll in the PADI Advanced Poseidon Rebreather Diver course, you must:
  • Be a PADI Open Water Diver, but you must earn a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification to become a PADI Advanced Rebreather Diver
  • Have a minimum of 30 logged dives
  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Students must have filled out the PADI RSTC Medical Statement. If the student answers yes to any of the questions, the student must have a note from a Physician.
To dive deeper than 30 meters/100 feet, you must be a PADI Deep Diver.

Required Equipment :
Class Fees
The class fee is $2295.00. A 50% deposit is required to reserve your space in class. Final payment is due first day of class.

**Price is for classes only, books are not included, equipment rental is not included. Any special equipment required for classes are not included.

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