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    CCR cave courses

    Hello everyone,

    I am new to rebreather world and have only been diving a rebreather for a couple of months. I was hoping someone could shed some light on cave courses in the CCR space. I have a few mates who are caving now, and looking into it all the courses, the introductory courses all require open circuit as the life support system of choice. Does anyone know if any of the cave groups, like CDAA, have any plans of setting up introductory courses using CCR? I have spent far too much time annoying my wife and far too much money to go back to diving open circuit but would like to try cave diving.

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    Re: CCR cave courses

    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaStef  View Original Post
    Does anyone know if any of the cave groups, like CDAA, have any plans of setting up introductory courses using CCR?

    IANTD is developing such a program.

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    Why would you not take all your cave training in ccr there is no OC cave prerequisite for ccr cave training
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    Re: CCR cave courses

    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaStef  View Original Post
    Hello everyone,

    I am new to rebreather world and have only been diving a rebreather for a couple of months. I was hoping someone could shed some light on cave courses in the CCR space. I have a few mates who are caving now, and looking into it all the courses, the introductory courses all require open circuit as the life support system of choice. Does anyone know if any of the cave groups, like CDAA, have any plans of setting up introductory courses using CCR? I have spent far too much time annoying my wife and far too much money to go back to diving open circuit but would like to try cave diving.

    Cheers,

    Stef

    I did IANTD full cave CCR with no prior OC cave diving experiance or qualification.


    ATB

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    I think the issue becomes it's really only feasible if you do it in zero to hero fashion which is not for everyone (nor should it be). If you have only been diving rebreather for a few months it may be wise to get some more experience before going into an overhead environment, just my 2 cents of course. You also need a CCR cave instructor who is also at least certified on your unit.
    Last edited by scubamoody; 14th May 2013 at 15:38.

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    Re: CCR cave courses

    Requirements for IANTD CCR I think are 35 hours on the rebreather. Did my full cave last year with no prior OC experience. 8 days, lots of diving and bookwork each night.

    Best investment I've made on courses so far!! Definitely made me a better diver overall.

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    Re: CCR cave courses

    Quote Originally Posted by DGraham  View Original Post
    Requirements for IANTD CCR I think are 35 hours on the rebreather. Did my full cave last year with no prior OC experience. 8 days, lots of diving and bookwork each night.

    Best investment I've made on courses so far!! Definitely made me a better diver overall.

    Danny
    Yes Danny, this is correct 35 hours a minimum of 20 dives. Personally I recommend more hours and dives on the unit before to start a CCR cave course.
    You want to make sure that you are comfortable with the CCR emergencies taught in the CCR diver course.

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    Re: CCR cave courses

    Now that we are on the subject, is the cave ccr certification open for all rebreathers? Or does it only apply to certain Rebreather's?

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    Re: CCR cave courses

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeppe_E  View Original Post
    Now that we are on the subject, is the cave ccr certification open for all rebreathers? Or does it only apply to certain Rebreather's?


    We had two KISS and an inspo on my course. Instructor was on a Meg

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    Re: CCR cave courses

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeppe_E  View Original Post
    Now that we are on the subject, is the cave ccr certification open for all rebreathers? Or does it only apply to certain Rebreather's?
    I heard Matt at Protec was looking at running one for the Mk VI but after a closer look at the unit changed his mind.

    Yes they are unit specific in many agencies.
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