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Do checklists work?

The RTC is promoting the use of checklists for divers. Technical diving operations are complex and there are many things to remember when planning a dive. The routine actions that should be standard before every technical dive are involved and can be easily overlooked if the diver gets distracted or fails to follow a systematic […]

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Mouthpiece Retaining Straps

The RTC is running a campaign to highlight the value of using a Mouthpiece Retaining Strap when diving with a rebreather – a simple device that can be a lifesaver. Click here for full details.

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Divesoft joins the RTC

We are very pleased to welcome Divesoft as a new RTC Associate Member. Based in the Czech Republic, Divesoft makes the Liberty CCR, as well as a range of computers and other related equipment.

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Work Continues on Rebreather Training ISO Standards

The ISO Working Group developing standards for rebreather training met virtually on 26/27 November 2020 to continue working on the two standards for rebreather diver training: ISO 24063: Requirements for rebreather diver training — Non-Decompression diving ISO 24642: Requirements for rebreather diver training — Decompression diving to 45 m The RTC has Catagory C Liaison […]

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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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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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 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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