Rebreather Resource Centre
Manuals, brochures, updates & useful links
Our resource centre below is constantly updated with the latest information, PDFs, instruction manuals and links to useful rebreather community resources.
IMPORTANT AP Diving Manufacturer Warning - Current limited Oxygen cells
Rebreather Cell Warning Advice - by Mike Fowler, Silent Diving
Sofnolime 797 v Spherasorb - Research Unveiled - June 2016
Hydraulic Equipment Warning - AP Diving Manufacturer Warning - Oct 2009
VISION HUD Signal Quiz by Peter Harris
Rebreather Quiz by Fred Buckingham
Oxygen Dangerpoints by Lynda Weller
A Learner's Guide to Closed Circuit Rebreather Operations (external link)
What is a Rebreather? (external link)
Anatomy of a CCR Dive by Dr Simon Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D. (external link)
CCR Physiology by Dr Simon Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D. (external link)
Decompression Controversies by Dr Simon Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D. (external link)
Failure is Not an Option: The Importance of CCR Checklists by Richie Kohler (external link)
SPECS, DATA SHEETS
AP Diving is a founder member of RESA, The Rebreather Education and Safety Association and fully endorses its aims: to strive towards continuous improvement in safety and education in the rebreather industry.
RESA aims to set a higher degree of cooperation among CCR manufacturers and address manufacturing standards but above all the priority is to promote a Culture of Safety in the CCR community as a whole. To this end, we're sharing a bank of useful documents, some general but most specific to A P Diving rebreathers.
Of these, the crucially important documents are the AP Diving rebreather manuals (there's a specific one for each model, which you can download at the top of the page). These contains a wealth of information, Q&As, training self-checks, dive checklists, cautionary information, buddy advice, problem solving and much more. We cannot stress strongly enough the need to study, learn, read and reread your manual before, during and after your training as part of your ongoing post-course learning curve and self-discipline as a CCR diver.
We'll be promoting any RESA initiatives and relevant materials produced by the industry and others on this site as and when they become available. We also recommend all new and prospective CCR divers take a look at the excellent RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) CCR Aware video which was launched at the Rebreather Forum3 (RF3) Conference in Florida in May 2012.
Useful links and downloads
RESA Standards - Current Revison - (PDF Download)