Standards


The RTC has agreed on the following standards defining the minimum requirements for training divers using rebreathers at the following levels:

RTC Recreational Rebreather Diver Level 1

A diver able to dive with a rebreather in the company of at least one other certified diver without supervision in conditions similar to those experienced during this course. The training organization may specify a maximum depth for certified divers up to a maximum of 30 metres/100 feet.

RTC Technical Rebreather Diver Level 1

A diver able to dive with a rebreather in the company of at least one other certified diver without supervision in conditions similar to those experienced during this course. The training organisation may specify a maximum depth for certified divers up to a maximum of 40 metres/130 feet.

RTC Technical Rebreather Diver Level 2

A diver able to dive with a rebreather and two or more off-board bailout cylinders in the company of at least one other certified diver without supervision in conditions similar to those experienced during this course. The training organization may specify a maximum depth for certified divers up to a maximum of 60 metres/200 feet.

RTC Technical Rebreather Diver Level 3

A diver able to dive with a rebreather and at least two or more off-board bailout cylinders in the company of at least one other certified diver without supervision in conditions similar to those experienced during this course. The training organization may specify a maximum depth for certified divers up to a maximum of 100 metres/330 feet.

 

The standards can be downloaded without charge from here:

RTC Recreational Rebreather Diver Level 1

RTC Technical Rebreather Diver Level 1

RTC Technical Rebreather Diver Level 2

RTC Technical Rebreather Diver Level 3

RTC Position on Rebreather Manufacturer’s Guidance