DIRrebreather Overhead Environment Workshop
The DIRrebreather Overhead Environment workshop is designed to provide the participant with rebreather-specific knowledge and skills to safely explore caves and wrecks within the limits of their current certification. This workshop doesn’t include complex navigation techniques (as in a Full Cave Diver course) and deep cave/wreck exploration (as in the DIRrebreather Expedition Mixed-gas workshop).
To participate in the workshop, it is required to:
Be at least 18 year old.
Have a Certification as rebreather diver (SCR or CCR) by a recognized Training Agency
Have a Certification as wreck diver or cavern diver by a recognized Training Agency. A certification as Advanced Wreck Diver or Intro to Cave Diver is strongly recommended.
Have participated in a DIRrebreather Fundamentals workshop in the past two years.
Be physically and mentally fit
Have a DAN Insurance (or equivalent diving insurance)
The DIRrebreather Overhead Environment workshop can be combined with the OC wreck or cave/cavern course provided all the performance requirements are met.
It can also be conducted as soon as the initial wreck/cave/cavern course has been completed on Open Circuit SCUBA.
The techniques being taught in this workshop are specific to rebreather diving and can be applied to both overhead environments (wreck/cave). However other techniques (navigation, line use, etc) are specific to each environment and cannot necessarily be applied to the other one. Initial certification, participant’s experience and local conditions will dictate where the DIRrebreather Overhead Environment should take place.
DURATION AND LIMITS
The workshop should last for a minimum of 4 days with at least 4 hours of Academics and 6 in-water sessions to a maximum depth depending on the participants’ current certification level.
Maximum in-water Instructor-to-student ratio is 1:3