Course Summary
Credit Type:
Self-paced (20 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 research diving


The course objective to qualify divers to plan and make no-stop dives to the maximum depth of the Type R rebreather unit or gas they are using, or 30 meters/100 feet (40 meters/130 feet if they are also certified as a PADI Deep Diver), whichever is less, in conditions comparable to or better than those in which they are trained and have experience.

Learning Outcomes:

  • explain the need for, and demonstrate the use of, additional equipment required for diving deeper than 18 meters/60 feet
  • explain and demonstrate how to plan and make dives using a Type R rebreather as deep as 30 meters/100 feet (or to 40 meters/130 feet if also certified as a PADI Deep Diver)
  • explain how to recognize and respond appropriately to problems and emergencies that occur deeper than 18 meters/60 feet

General Topics:

  • Knowledge development one
  • Course introduction
  • Rebreather limits: scrubber, oxygen consumption and bailout requirements
  • Configuring off-board bailout
  • Using off-board bailout cylinders
  • Knowledge development two
  • Planning deep rebreather dives
  • Reducing risk with the right attitude
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Discussion
  • Laboratory
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Other
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Quizzes
  • Complete the Advanced Rebreather Diver Final Exam. Evaluation of performance mastery skills during one confined water training dive and four open water training dives.

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials

Other offerings from PADI Americas, Inc.