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Rebreather Training, TDI Closed Circuit Rebreather Course, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

February 18th, 2009 DreamGirl

Become a Rebreather Diver in Sabah!

Become a Rebreather Diver in Sabah!

Rebreather Training, TDI Closed Circuit Rebreather Course, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

Congratulations to Ravi Spaarenberg of Sensi Borneo and Dean Lee who have just completed the TDI Advanced Nitrox Course and TDI Closed Circuit Rebreather Course (unit specific APD Evolution / Inspiration) with Borneo Dream in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Diving on Rebreathers

Diving on Rebreathers

This was the first ever TDI CCR (Rebreather) course run in Sabah, Borneo. So Ravi Spaarenberg of Sensi Borneo (Right) and Dean Lee (Left) were making history - by being the first ever Rebreather Divers qualified in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo.

All training was conducted in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, near Kota Kinabalu. You can enjoy looking at some photos taken during their course.

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TDI Courses, Rebreather Training, Technical Diving Courses, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

December 4th, 2008 DreamGirl
Rebreather Training in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah!

Rebreather Training in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah!

TDI Courses, Technical Training with Borneo Dream in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Borneo Dream offers the best range of technical diving courses in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. We are the only Dive Operator in Sabah to offer TDI technical diving courses.

Learning to Dive with a Rebreather

Learning to Dive with a Rebreather

Our next TDI courses are being held in February 2009 (9th - 14th February) in Kota Kinabalu. We will be running a TDI Advanced Nitrox Course and a TDI Closed Circuit Rebreather Module 1 course (unit specific - APD Inspiration / Evolution).

We still have as small number of places left, so if you’d like to join this tech diving course please email Billy at Borneo Dream. Read the rest of this entry »

PADI Semi Closed Rebreather (SCR) Course, Drager Dolphin, Rebreather Training, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

September 25th, 2008 DreamGirl
Chris Diving on the Drager Dolphin

Chris Diving on the Drager Dolphin

PADI Semi Closed Rebreather (SCR) Course, Drager Dolphin, Rebreather Training, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

Congratulations to Chris Loh who became a certified PADI Semi Closed Rebreather diver with Borneo Dream this week using a Drager Dolphin! The course involved three course dives over two days in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, TARP, Sabah, Borneo. Chris also enjoyed a fourth leisure dive on the Drager Dolphin following the course.

The Drager Dolphin

The Drager Dolphin

The Drager Dolphin unit uses a 5 litre cylinder in standard configuration filled with Nitrox / enriched air of mixtures from 32% - 60% (depending up on the dive profile). Chris achieved two 70 minute dives and used 140 bar out of his 5 litre cylinder. Using an integrated Delta-P VR3 with an external oxygen cell it was determined that Chris had a metabolic rate of 0.7 litres per minute. The unit weighs the same as a standard 80 cuft. scuba diving cylinder.

Borneo Dream are the only authorised PADI dive operator in Sabah, Borneo who can offer the PADI Semi Closed Rebreather speciality. If you would like to know more about this course, then contact us.

Enjoy photos of Chris during his course and his first certified dive on the Drager Dolphin. Welcome to the world of diving on rebreathers Chris :-)

Semi Closed Rebreather, Drager Dolphin training in Kota Kinabalu (KK), Sabah Malaysia

August 18th, 2008 Colin
Drager Dolphin Semi Closed Rebreather SCR, also available in black.

Drager Dolphin Semi Closed Rebreather SCR, also available in black.

Semi Closed Rebreather SCR - Training and Courses
Utilising the Drager Dolphin semi-closed rebreather, our experienced PADI and TDI trained staff can introduce you to the world of extended diving freedom. The Drager Dolphin uses a 5 Litre steel cylinder, after training and necessary experience it is capable of up to 150+ minutes on a single fill.

Drager Dolphin Semi Closed Rebreather (SCR) Try dive

Now you can try a Dolphin semi-closed rebreather without committing to a full specialty course. This experience will introduce you to the basic theory of semi-closed rebreather diving and the practical considerations of its use.

Divers must be:

  • 15 years or older
  • PADI Open Water Diver or Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.
  • PADI Enriched Air Diver or equivalent

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Rebreather information and a brief history.

August 17th, 2008 Colin
APD Inspiration and Evolution CCR Rebreathers

APD Inspiration and Evolution CCR Rebreathers

Rebreather Information and History - Where are all the bubbles?
Rebreathers in one form or another have been about for more 100 years. The basic principle is to clean your exhaled air of carbon dioxide, bring the oxygen content of the exhaled gas up to a level that can support life and then pass it back to the user.

Sounds simple, but it has taken many years of design work and testing to get where we are today. On today’s market there is probably 10 or more rebreathers of different shapes and forms available to the general public. This does not count the many types of military rebreathers.

On the UK market the big 9 are:-

  • Ambient Pressure Diving Ltd. Inspiration and it’s little brother the Evolution eCCR
  • Dräger’s Dolphin and little brother the Ray mSCR
  • KISS Manufacturing’s KISS and Travel KISS mCCR
  • San-O-Sub/Mares/Northern Diver Azimuth mSCR
  • Delta-P/CCR Technology Ouroboros eCCR
  • Megladon Electronic eCCR

These can then be split into two distinct types Closed Circuit Rebreathers (CCR) and Semi Closed Rebreathers (SCR). AP Diving’s Inspiration and Evolution are electronic CCR’s. While the KISS units are manual CCR’s. The Azimuth and the Dräger units are mechanical SCR units. You will also see that I have added either a lower case ‘m’ or ‘e’ to their designation. This is to indicate if they are Manual/Mechanically or Electronically controlled.

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