Guest Blog: My First Rebreather Experience

A great write-up from Florine of detailing her first rebreather try-dive at DIVE2016.

Taken from an article written by Florine of

Yes, you can definitely spend your entire weekend at a dive show and still have a lot of fun! This is exactly what I did last weekend in Birmingham, UK, for the 2016 edition of the DIVE show. Not only I got to talk with incredible people, discover new destinations to inspire your next dream scuba diving holiday or adventure, but I also tried shiny scuba toys including a rebreather in one of the two pools of the show. The latter was a very first experience for me and as you can see in the pictures, it wasn’t as easy as my first scuba dive 18 years ago. Nevertheless, I think you will be interested in my experience about what diving with a rebreather involves.

When you’re passionate about underwater photography and videography, at some point, someone will pop up the question about rebreathers as they allow to spend longer time underwater and to approach wildlife easily as you don’t make bubbles which usually scare animals off.

If you’re unfamiliar with what a rebreather is, contrary to your standard scuba tank and regulator which can be called an “open circuit” because you get rid of the air you just breathed in, the rebreather is called ‘closed circuit” because you keep breathing the same air. “How is it even possible?” Thanks to a genius system of a cannister filled with soda lime which absorbs the carbon dioxide and a tank of pure dioxygen that replenishes the air, you can breathe in and out the same air!

When I discovered that Midlands Rebreather Diving was offering free try dives with AP diving CCRs (Closed Circuit Rebreather) at the DIVE2016 show, I immediately jumped on the occasion. [continue reading]

About Florine:

Florine is a Divemaster and the author of the dive travel blog World Adventure Divers. She dives in tropical like extreme cold waters, selecting her destinations when both adventure diving and cultural discoveries are part of the journey. Her blog also covers all her best travel tips and best itineraries to discover each country she has visited without breaking the bank.

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