Exploring Depths Unveiled: Liberty Side Mount CCR Training with TDI
Welcome to a journey that will redefine your relationship with the underwater world – the Liberty Side Mount CCR (Closed-Circuit Rebreather) training course with TDI. Prepare to embark on a captivating adventure that promises extended dive times and a whole new dimension of silent and immersive exploration beneath the waves.
Discover the Liberty Side Mount CCR rebreather:
Here is a detailed introduction of the Liberty rebreather by the manufacturers at Divesoft, including:
Design philosophy – Construction features – Scrubber options – O2 inlet options – Counterlungs – Cylinders – Loop components – Gas off-boarding – Unit assembly (not a guide to assemble the unit)
The Evolution of Rebreathers
The course begins by tracing the fascinating evolution of rebreather technology. From the humble beginnings of ancient diving bells to the cutting-edge systems of today, you’ll uncover the transformation that has made modern diving safer, more efficient, and infinitely more thrilling. Discover the science behind closed-circuit rebreathers, which enable longer dives by recycling exhaled gases. Explore the remarkable features of the Liberty CCR, understanding how its innovative design enhances buoyancy control and dive efficiency.
Gear Configuration and Setup of the Liberty Side Mount CCR
Step into the world of efficient side mount gear configuration – a realm where comfort and functionality intertwine seamlessly. With hands-on guidance, you’ll learn to assemble and configure the Liberty CCR system. Each component will become an extension of yourself as you master the art of streamlined equipment setup. Experience the versatility of side mount diving, which makes gear handling on land easier and provides unprecedented underwater maneuverability. Learn buoyancy control techniques specific to side mount setups, allowing you to glide through the underwater realm effortlessly.
Gas Management and Physiology
Dive deeper into the physiology of rebreather diving, where nitrogen absorption is optimized for extended bottom times. Gain insights into advanced gas management strategies that come with CCR diving, including setting precise setpoints and efficiently managing bailout gases. The Liberty CCR’s gas monitoring system will become your best ally, ensuring heightened awareness and safety. You’ll unravel the mysteries of diving physiology and gas dynamics, empowering you to push the boundaries of underwater exploration.
Dive Planning and Safety Protocols
Dive planning becomes an art as you master the intricacies of calculating dive parameters with the Liberty CCR. Learn the factors influencing dive planning, such as depth, time, and gas mixtures, and develop meticulously detailed plans for each dive. Safety protocols take center stage, equipping you with the knowledge to navigate emergencies confidently. Through realistic simulations, you’ll develop the reflexes required to manage emergencies with composure, ensuring that every dive remains an unforgettable experience.
Underwater Navigation and Exploration
Immerse yourself in the unparalleled thrill of underwater navigation using the Liberty CCR’s silent operation to your advantage. Approach marine life without disrupting their habitat, getting closer than ever before. Explore the art of wreck penetration and cave diving, where the flexibility of the side mount configuration proves its worth in confined spaces. As you explore mesmerizing underwater environments, you’ll forge a deeper connection with the underwater wonders and become an integral part of their world.
Advanced Techniques and Specializations
The journey doesn’t end with mastery; it’s merely the beginning. Refine your diving skills with advanced techniques like trim adjustment and bubble management, achieving a level of control that opens doors to new possibilities. Choose from an array of specializations – deep diving to enriched air nitrox – tailoring your expertise to your passions. Knowledgeable and experienced Liberty CCR instructors will serve as mentors, guiding you toward excellence and offering insights only accomplished explorers possess.
As you complete the Liberty Side Mount CCR training course with TDI, you’ll stand on the cusp of a new era of underwater exploration. Armed with knowledge, skill, and an insatiable passion for the depths, you’ll join a community of divers who have embraced the future of diving technology. With each dive, you’ll unlock the hidden wonders of the underwater realm, fostering a connection that will last a lifetime. Welcome to a world where silence speaks volumes, and every dive is a symphony of discovery.
Who this Liberty Side Mount CCR course is for:
Enrolling in rebreather diving courses presents an exciting opportunity for certified divers seeking to elevate their diving skills and equipment proficiency. Whether your passion lies in underwater photography, the attraction of silent dives, or a desire to engage intimately with marine ecosystems, rebreather diving offers a gateway to fulfill these aspirations.
Rebreather Course prerequisites:
- Minimum age 18
- 20 logged dives
- TDI Nitrox Diver or equivalent
What you can expect to learn:
During your TDI Liberty Sidemount CCR Air Diluent Diver training, you will take an in-depth look at all of the following and more:
- History and evolution of rebreathers
- Comparison of open circuit (OC), closed circuit, and semi-closed circuit, rebreather (SCR) systems noting the pros and cons of each
- Practical mechanics of the system
- Gas physiology
- Proper scrubber packing: following manufacturer’s recommendation
- Electronic or manual systems design and maintenance
- Dive tables
- Dive computers
- Dive planning
- Emergency procedures
- Dive checklists
- Predive checks
Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include all of the following and more:
- All open water dives must be between 9 metres/30 feet and 30 metres/100 feet
- Two dives must be deeper than 20 metres/50 feet, and one dive must be deeper than 27 metres/90 feet.
- The partial pressure of oxygen (PpO2) is not to exceed the manufacturers’ recommendation or a working limit of 1.3
- All dives are to be completed within CNS percentage limits with a recommended maximum of 80 percent of the total CNS limit.
- Where the user opts for an automatic diluent valve (ADV) fitted and approved by the manufacturer, additional skills such as regular diluent gauge monitoring and addition control must be emphasized.
- Unit build-up and breakdown.
- Predive checks
- Verify diluent and oxygen contents using an analyzer
- Demonstrate correct predive planning procedures
- Cover emergency procedures
- Use of BCD/dry suit and effective management of loop breathing volume for buoyancy control
- Stop at 13-6 metres/ 10-20 feet on descent for leak/bubble check
- Electronic system monitoring for partial pressure of oxygen levels (set point) and switching set points
- Use of lift bag, or surface marker buoy and reel, where appropriate
- Proper execution of the dive within all pre-determined limits
- Demonstration of safety stops at pre-determined depths
- Constant loop volume management
- Post-dive cleaning of the unit
- Diver maintenance of the unit
What’s in it for you?
Upon successful completion of this the Liberty Side Mount CCR course, graduates may engage in diving activities utilizing the CCR they were trained to dive without direct supervision of the TDI Instructor so long as the following limits are adhered to:
- The diving activities approximate those of training
- The areas of activities approximate those of training
- Environmental conditions approximate those of training
- To a maximum depth of 30 metres/100 feet
- No decompression dives are permitted