Posts with the tag “closed-circuit-rebreathers”
Are rebreathers suitable for recreational divers? Part 1
October 21st, 2023
One of the biggest factors that comes into the decision to switch to a rebreather is costs. This has two aspects, the costs of the rebreather, including buying and maintaining it, set against the cost...
August 22nd, 2022
A set of double steel cylinders like what technical divers commonly use weighs more than 100 pounds, while a CCR is about 50 pounds depending on the model. But that’s not the complete picture. Double ...
Pushing the Envelope: New Research into the Physiology of Deep Rebreather Diving
August 2nd, 2022
Our knowledge of decompression and other physiological aspects of immersion relies heavily on data from a very large number of dives, the vast majority of which is relatively shallow. At depths down t...
Hypoxia Signatures in Closed-Circuit Rebreather Divers
May 30th, 2022
Malfunctions in closed circuit rebreathers (CCRs) can cause hypoxia if oxygen is not added to the breathing loop and the diver remains unaware of decreasing oxygen levels. Hypoxia, dangerously low ox...
Hazards in Wreck Diving
July 29th, 2021
Nearly every ocean, sea and lake holds a world of shipwreck exploration for advanced open-water divers. Each lost ship, submarine, airplane and even the odd locomotive is a time capsule waiting for an...
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