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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 New Standards Published by Rebreather Training Council

The Rebreather Training Council (RTC) is the body representing training agencies providing courses for divers using rebreathers. In the last two years, the RTC has published training standards for entry-level recreational and technical rebreather divers. Now, the RTC has published two further standards delineating two further stages in a diver’s development, both advanced technical diving […]

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RTC Statement on Rebreather Training Standards

August 25, 2018 The Rebreather Training Council (RTC) is a body wholly devoted to the creation of safety-related standards for the training of divers in the use of rebreathers. Ten of the world’s leading rebreather training organisations are members of RTC and so it represents the best authority on the ongoing evolution and development of […]

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RTC Publishes Additional Standard for Rebreather Training

The Rebreather Training Council is a body representing leading training organizations that offer rebreather training. Presently, ten organisations are members and work together to exchange information and create agreed training standards and operational protocols. In 2017, the RTC published the RTC Recreational Rebreather Diver Level 1 standard, now, the RTC has also published the RTC […]

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RTC Press Release

The Rebreather Training Council (RTC) appreciates the positive comments supporting the release of its first standard: RTC Recreational Rebreather Diver Level 1, which specifies the requirements for no planned decompression, “recreational” level of training using a rebreather.   The RTC is a substantive body representing the interests of most of the international training organizations offering […]

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First Standard Published by Rebreather Training Council

The Rebreather Training Council (RTC) is the body representing training agencies providing courses for divers using rebreathers. The RTC published its first training standard on August 22, 2017, which indicates the minimum requirements for a level of training. This first standard is named the RTC Recreational Rebreather Diver Level 1 and delineates a stage in […]

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RTC Website Launched

The Rebreather Training Council launched its new website on 25 March 2015: www.rebreathertrainingcouncil.org   The RTC was formed to allow leading training agencies that offer rebreather training to work together and exchange information.  The mission of the RTC is to promote the safe use of rebreathers by creating industry agreed training standards and operational protocols. […]

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