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Becoming an SSI Open Water Rebreather Diver is the newest and greatest way to start your underwater adventure!

With personalised training and taking enough time, we make sure you are truly comfortable under water with the skills and equipment you will use. In general, an Open Water Rebreather Diver course consists of 3 parts: Academics, Pool Training and Open Water Sessions.


The SSI Training Materials and Online Training program are designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you. You can complete the academics online when you sign up for SSI’s Online Training program, and then attend review sessions at your chosen SSI Dive Centre.

Pool Training:

For your pool and open water training your instructor will personalise the fit of your rebreather so you will become comfortable in your “second skin”. In the pool you will learn and practice skills SSI believes that Comfort Through Repetition is the key to making you a diver not just teaching you to dive.

Open Water Sessions:

You will complete at least 6 open water dives and have the chance to experience everything you learned in the pool hands-on. After successful completion of your open water training dives you will become a Certified Diver. The SSI Open Water Rebreather Diver certification is recognised worldwide so your diving experiences will be limitless.

The fun doesn t need to stop there! With just a little more training, you can go even further - imagine diving in underwater shipwrecks, with sharks, or becoming an underwater photographer! Check out all of the exciting Specialty Programs you can get involved in. It s your chance to move to the next level in your diving adventures. SSI will be a reliable buddy accompanying you on your way.


Rebreathers are essentially a gas recycling machine, it takes the exhaled breath and removes the CO2, adds oxygen and allows you to breath it again, this makes rebreathers unparalleled for providing extra time enjoying the underwater world. Today rebreather technology has advanced so much rebreathers are incredibly light, simple to travel with, easy to use and accessible to all. Some of the benefits of diving rebreather include longer dive times, silent “Bubble Free” diving allowing unmatched ability to get close to wildlife add to that reduced gas consumption and its clear to see rebreathers will soon be the only way to go diving.


Discover a new world! Enjoy the freedom of gliding through the blue while the latest technology keeps an eye on the diving so you enjoy the view! Experience new adventures and explore undiscovered worlds. Make new friends! Rebreather Diving is much easier than you might think! Be ready to enjoy a new challenge and dive into a new world!
Rebreather diving is a awesome sport that offers everything from heart-pumping action to quiet relaxation.
Whatever kind of experience you are looking for, a rebreather training program from SSI will best prepare you for a lifetime of adventure!


Fun from the first experience — Education from Scuba Schools International (SSI) is the best way to start your rebreather adventure. Why? Our training programs are designed with one goal in mind, for you to relax and have fun when you dive! The only way to have a great time diving is to become truly comfortable with the skills and the equipment you will use.


For more information regarding your Open Water Rebreather Diver Training options contact one of the over 2,500 SSI Dive Centre locations worldwide or checkout our Online Training options.

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Always saw rebreathers as Technical, Complicated and Scary? Not any longer. The new breed of recreational rebreathers as changing perceptions and capturing the hearts of open circuit divers world wide.


The benefits of rebreather diving are unparalleled, Longer no decompression times - allow you spend longer exploring that wreck, composing the perfect photo and spending longer doing what you love, underwater. Bubble Free Silence - Gives you access to a totally new world you can get closer to marine life than ever before. Increased Gas Efficiency - Don t let you gas consumption end your dive early, you usually run out of time in the day before you run out of gas on a rebreather!

SSI have been dedicated in providing the most comprehensive rebreather programs for recreational divers, not only can you learn to dive or move to a rebreather you have access to the entire SSI diver and professional career path! Deep speciality with more bottom time than ever before, Digital Underwater photography with you so close to the subject and silent even fish don t notice you! Rebreather Stress & Rescue program trains you to assist other divers with difficulties and protect yourself by being more confident and capable.


The Certified Diver Rebreather programs allow you the chance to enter the exciting world of rebreather diving without necessarily having to dramatically change your existing diving philosophy. These programs simply enhance and build upon your existing knowledge. They provide the knowledge, skills and experience that will allow you to get the most from the new equipment and become a confident rebreather diver. This is the opportunity you have waited for – discover new horizons and ask your dive centre for SSI’s Rebreather programs. A whole new world full of adventure and fun with an excited dive community is waiting for you!

Open Water Rebreather Diver - 18m
Deep Rebreather Diver - 40m
Full Range of SSI specialities
Rebreather Diver Stress & Rescue
XR & TXR Rebreather Diver (Coming late 2014)