The unit is neither a fully closed circuit rebreather, nor a pure semi-closed system, but an intelligent hybrid that utilizes the best of both worlds. It’s compact, lightweight, and extremely easy to use.
The Explorer is unique in using a single gas; nitrox, and is electronically controlled to achieve an optimal balance of PPO2 and dive time. Plug and Play absorbent cartridges, easy guided setup with go or no go, optional CO2 tracking, and two hour design duration make this a dream for any recreational diver.
The Explorer diver will benefit from breathing warm gas, have lots of bottom time, and, since it does not produce any invasive bubbles, see more sea life than ever before.
For more information, please visit the manufacturer’s website.
The Fun Part
The Rebreather courses will prepare you for a whole new way of diving through covering three primary divisions:
- Knowledge Development: these sections cover the principles behind rebreather diving. Through this part of the course, you will establish the knowledge you need to master the specific skills needed in the practical applications and the training dives.
- Practical Applications: this portion of the course covers the hands-on, pre-, and post-dive of recreational rebreather diving. This primarily means setting up, checking, taking down, and maintaining the Hollis Explorer and other equipment, but also includes planning recreational rebreather dives.
- Training Dives: consisting of six dives, this part of the course takes place in the pool and open water. Under direct supervision of your instructor, you learn, practice, and then integrate the skills required for Hollis Explorer diving.
Along with this, the course will also count towards your Master Scuba Diver rating.
What You Learn
Through this course, you will learn to:
- prepare and pre-dive check the Hollis Explorer following accepted practices and the specific requirements for the Hollis Explorer.
- dive with the Hollis Explorer demonstrating effective buoyancy control, depth and time management, and generally effective application of the dive skills taught in the course.
- perform post-dive care and maintain the Hollis Explorer following accepted practices and Hollis requirements for the unit.
- recognize and respond appropriately to problems and emergencies that occur during setup, diving, or post-dive.
The Scuba Gear You Use
- a mask
- rebreather set-up (buoyancy compensating jacket and regulator)
- weight belt
- dive computer
The Learning Materials You’ll Need
For this course, you will need the Hollis Rebreather course and user manuals.
To take this course, you must have the following:
- PADI Open Water Diver
- PADI Enriched Air Diver or qualifying certifications from another training organization
- 25 logged dives
- You must be over 18 years old
Your Next Adventure
Upon completion of the course, we recommend that you consider going professional with your diving. Please contact us for further information.
- * Quoted price is per person. Price does not include HST, course materials, rebreather rental, gas fills, scrubber, bailout cylinder and regulator, dive/boat fees, food, accommodations, transportation, personal dive equipment, and comfort items. However, it does include tuition and certification fees.
- ** Includes at least one confined water and five open water dives, plus practical applications and demonstrations.
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