Hey there loyal Aquaviews readers! We’ll be attending the upcoming Rebreather Forum in just a few days and want to make our coverage as interactive as possible. Not sure what Rebreather Forum is? Here’s the organizers description:
This unique conference will address the major issues surrounding rebreather technology, and its application in commerical, media, military, scientific, sport and technical diving. RF3 has two key objectives; an emphasis on safety and the much needed peer review of the state of the art. As a RF3 delegate you will be part of this important process.
I am a PADI instructor with only one rebreather pool dive under my belt, so I claim to be no expert and know I’ll learn plenty during this three day conference.
But we want to help you, the divers of the world.
When we post news or articles about rebreathers, the response is typically along the lines of “it’s certain death”. However, in seeing devices like the Hollis Explorer as well as early pieces of the PADI rebreather courses, this is not a niche that plans to go away and is working diligently to become as safe as possible.
When BCD’s were introduced, people thought they were dangerous. Now they’re standard gear.
When dive computers were introduced, people thought they were dangerous. Now they’re standard gear.
When nitrox was introduced, people thought it was dangerous. Now it’s incredibly common.
Will rebreathers be next?
What Do You Want to Know?
Post your questions in the comments and we’ll do our best to get answers from the leading experts in rebreather design, training and use. This is going to be a busy conference, so we may not be able to get answers to every question, but we’ll do our best.
We’ll be live-tweeting, so follow us on Twitter or check the stream below. We’ll be posting on Aquaviews daily throughout the conference, so if you’re not a big Twitter fan, you can catch our summaries here.