Latest RTC member

The Rebreather Training Council is delighted to welcome AP Diving as its latest Associate Member. AP Diving has a long history of leadership in the rebreather world and their involvement will be very valuable.

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New Diver Medical Translated

The 2020 Medical questionnaire is now translated into more than 20 languages. You can download any of them for free from the UHMS site https://www.uhms.org/resources/recreational-diving-medical-screening-system.html

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Sterilizing rebreathers and COVID-19

AP-Diving has confirmed that CHEMGENE HLD4 is an effective medium for avoiding COVID-19 transmission, but they emphasize that it is really important to rinse out the disinfectant after soaking components in it. See the attached image for details.

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Fitness to dive and COVID-19

The UCSD has published useful guidelines on performing fitness to dive evaluations of individuals who have previously been infected with COVID-19 or are suspected to have been previously infected.

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COVID-19 Guidance for Diving Industry

DAN has provided a very useful set of guidelines for anyone operating a diving business, describing how to take steps to minimise the risks associated with COVID-19. Click the image to see them.

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Two new members for RTC

On 10 September 2019, RTC announced that two new members had been approved to join the organization. One is the French training federation, FFESSM, a body with long experience teaching rebreathers. The other new member, You Can Breathe Underwater LLC, specialises in the testing of rebreather systems.

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RTC is formally recognized by ISO

ISO Technical Committee TC 228 has approved a Liaison Request from RTC with WG 1 Recreational Diving Services Work Group. This means that in future, RTC will send one or more delegates to the ISO meetings and will have the same voting rights as any national delegate. The next ISO meeting will be on 8/9 […]

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ISO Standards for Rebreather Training to be Developed

The working group that has created a series of ISO standards for the recreational diving world, ISO TC 228 WG1, will start work on creating a series of ISO standards for rebreather training standards in May 2019 at a meeting in Italy. They will use as a template standards that have already been created by […]

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RTC and RESA to work towards common standards

The RTC had its Annual General Meeting on November 15, 2018, during DEMA at Las Vegas, USA. During the meeting, it was announced that RTC has reached an agreement to form a joint Standards Committee with RESA to work on aligning the two organisations’ standards.

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