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 ISO rebreather training standards

The ISO Working Group that sets diving standards is meeting over the 10/11 March 2021. The standards for a 30 metre no-deco rebreather diver and 40/45 metre deco rebreather diver are nearing completion, and the group have started work on the next two standards, which are for a 60 metre and a 100 metre level. […]

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Michael Menduno Joins RTC

Michael Menduno has been invited to join the RTC as an individual Observer Member in recognition of his special expertise in the field of technical diving. Diving since 1976, Menduno is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of InDepth and an award-winning reporter and technologist, who has written about diving and diving technology for more than 30 years. […]

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TEKDiveUSA postponed

TEKDiveUSA, the main biennial US technical diving conference/show, was to have been held in Orlando in April. Now, the organisers have made the following announcement: β€œIn the interest of addressing the health and safety concerns of our ticket holders and in consultation with partners throughout the technical diving industry, as well as local and federal […]

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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 β€” Non-Decompression diving ISO 24642: Requirements for rebreather diver training β€” 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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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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