Take a Rebreather Class

You’ve probably heard how scary rebreather instructors are. They train you like you’re in the army, yelling and demading more. And, you’re getting all this heat in some dive, with peeling paint, sitting on an uncomfortable plastic chair. NOT ANYMORE!

Add Helium is the ‘Montessori School’ of diving. We believe that, if you’re spending money on a rebreather class, you should at least have a decent classroom to sit in while you learn.

We also believe in positive reinforcement. There are no drill sargeant instructors at Add Helium. No question is a stupid question. We want you to succeed!

Finally, how could we possibly ask you to spend a fortune on a rebreather when you don’t even know if it’s something you like? We rent rebreathers to your for training so that you can see if rebreather diving is up your alley.

 

What an Add Helium Rebreather Class Does for You

Your first certification into rebreather diving is unit specific, and depending on your pre-requisites, this course will qualify you to depths up to 40 meters.

The best advice we can offer is for you to show up ready to learn. Try to forget you know anything about diving. This class is designed to bring you through the process and most people find it to be informative, easy, and straightforward.

Add Helium offers training on the following rebreathers – rEvo, Megalodon, Copis Megalodon, Pathfinder, Hollis Prism, Kiss Classic, Kiss Orca Spirit, Kiss Sidekick, Optima, and Poseidon.

 

 

Class Prerequisites

  • TruDive must be purchased prior to class

  • Clients should read the CCR owners manual (if applicable) and make notes.

  • Clients should read the dive computer manual.

  • Please read our article, “How to be a good student” and adhere to the suggestions.

 

 

Class Fee’s

The class fee is $1700.00. Full payment is due a minimum of 30 days prior to class to reserve your seat. Class fees are refundable up to 30 days prior to the start of class. Class fees may be transferred to another class date, if the cancelation occurs less than 30 days prior to class.

 

Additional fees outside of the class expenses that are paid to Third Party Providers may include:

  • Boat charter fees – will vary
  • Pool admission fees – $20
  • Boat crew gratuity – $30-45 ($10-15 per diver, per trip recommended)
  • Parking fees – $20 (parking may or may not be required, depending on dive site)
  • Lunch – will vary

These fees listed are estimates for your convenience in planning, and may vary.

You may also incur absorbent and cylinder fill fees, if necessary.

Contact us at training@addhelium.com.

Concierge Services

Our Concierge will help you find lodging, car rental, gear rental, and other information you require! Don’t hesitate to contact Add Helium’s Concierge, Maggie, for assistance organizing your training.

If you are flying in from out of town, you will need a rental car to transport you and your dive gear from one site to another. Rental cylinders and other rental packages are also available through Add Helium. Just ask Maggie!

Ask Us About the Rent-A-Rebreather Program

Logbook

As the Add Helium dive team began to explore deeper and further, they were not satisfied with the “status quo” of information. Training agencies and industry experts clearly disseminated outdated and unsubstantiated information.

We all need information based on valid research to achieve optimal dives.

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Obesity, Fitness and Diving

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19 Mar
Rebreather Myths

Mar 19th, 2015 by admin in Business ,Rebreather Diving

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15 Jun
Coming Full Circle: Diving the O2ptima…again.

Jun 15th, 2015 by admin in Business ,Rebreather Diving

By October of 2007, I had become an Optima diver. Trading in my doubles for a rebreather was a careful decision; one involving research and asking questions. I certainly did not want to buy a “garage made” rebreather and Dive Rite, a major manufacturer of technical diving equipment, was presenting a “factory made” rebreather. Eventually,,

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