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WHY DIVE REBREATHERS ?
Diving with a reabreather unit (especially closed circuit rebreather units, or CCR's) is the ideal and "purest" way of diving, providing a whole range of advantages compared to any other underwater breathing system, and especially traditional "open circuit" diving.
Diving with a rebreather opens up a whole new dimension in the underwater world. It is like exploring the world with a plane or helicopter, instead of with a bicycle. While open circuit diving and rebreather diving are both "diving", approach and training are totally different.
Also, like being able to ride a bicycle is not a prerequisite to flying a helicopter, it is not a prerequisite to be able to dive open circuit before starting diving a rebreather unit. This is a very widely spread misconception among divers. It is actually a bit more difficult to adapt to rebreather diving when one is an experienced open circuit diver, as there's reflexes the open circuit diver needs to get rid of. New divers on the other hand will not have acquired these bad "counterproductive" reflexes for rebreather diving.
- A Closed Circuit Rebreather allows to reduce the impact of a diver to virtually zero, leaving the environment untouched, undisturbed and pure.
- Silent diving, without virtually any noise.
- Bubbleless diving. Bubbles released by divers will disturb and sometimes even kill marine life, destroy cave or wreck environments which may end up collapsing due to the mechanical and chemical (corrosive) action of bubbles. Because of this, some wrecks around the world are legally only allowed to be dived with a rebreather unit (e.g. HMS Brittannic, the wreck of sistership of the Titanic).
- A rebreather unit allows the diver to be part of the underwater world, compared to only be a visitor. Fish and other underwater life will happily ignore silent rebreather divers, allowing rebreather divers to get up close and personal. Rebreather diving allows encounters and feelings like freedivers will encounter, but with a greatly increased immersion time and safety. Underwater documentaries are today exclusively produced thanks to the use of rebreather units.
- Rebreather units extend dive time tremendously, by having optimal gas use.
- Rebreather units allow to reach remote or deeper areas where open circuit equipment can't support divers safely, allowing divers effectively to go where no one has ever gone before.
- Rebreather units maintain the optimal gas mix for any depth, reducing greatly the exposition and saturation of inert gases into the tissues of the diver, resulting in safer diving profiles.
- In case of need of decompression procedures, rebreathers will allow for optimized accelerated decompression thanks to the use of high oxygen contentration in the loop.
- Rebreathers provide warm breathing gas, which reduces risk of hypothermia due to long immersions, and reduce at the same time risk of decompression incidents or decompression stress.
- Rebreathers provide moist breathing gas, reducing greatly dehydration during a dive, and again reduces the risk of decompression incidents or decompression stress.
- Rebreather units have several redundant safety systems, which allow for efficient management of emergency situations.
- Rebreathers allow for great savings on expensive breathing gases (i.e. helium) on deeper dives, allowing the reduction in gas cost to pay back for a reabreather unit in as little as 50 deeper mixed gas dives.