Silent World is the largest and most experienced rebreather dealer in the Pacific Northwest. We have been Training, selling and servicing rebreathers for over 21 years. Go with Experience!
Instructor Craig Willemsen, has been diving and teaching rebreather divers and Instructors since the late 1990's. Craig has over 2500 logged rebreather dives all over the world, come learn from one of the best!
Why all the training? Our goal is to have you "over-learn" the basics so you are completely comfortable with your rebreather. We go over and above the minimum training standards required by certifying agencies..
AND we offer rebreather-friendly dive trips for like-minded rebreather divers. See why we have rebreathers users from all over the country diving with us!
Wondering whether rebreathers are the next logical step for you?
. WHY DIVE A REBREATHER???
Deco Efficiency Imagine diving for 60 minutes at 100 feet with no decompression time. Or 90 minutes at 65 feet. Or two hours or even four hours at shallower depths. Rebreathers reduce the nitrogen out of the air you breathe, reducing significantly your nitrogen load that leads to decompression diving, longer surface intervals, and, at worst, decompression sickness.
Less to no Bubbles! Your exhaled gas isn't released into the surrounding water. This means you aren't venting bubbles all over the place. Loud bubbles. Clouds of bubbles. Less bubbles means diving silently. That silence, and the lack of scary random bubble clouds, allows you to get eye to eye with shy marine life that would usually hide upon hearing you approach
Get Closer! Most professional UW photographers are using rebreathers and are able to approach critters without them swimming off as quickly
More Time! For Closed circuit units, like the Prism 2, you carry upwards of 6+ hours of breathing gas!!! .
A truly SILENT WORLD (Hey that's the name of the store???!!)
More Rebreather Information:
Prism 2 Video series: Learn about the Prism 2 basic operations and use with this Youtube video series.
A Learner's Guide to Closed-Circuit Rebreathers: Richard Pyle's seminal article. Everything you wanted to know about closed-circuit rebreathers.
Just How Simple are Rebreathers by Jon Keiren, former TDI Training Director
Divers Deserve the Truth about Rebreathers. Again, by Jon Keiren.. A MUST READ
Rebreathers-Are they for me? April 2013 article from SDI/TDI (Great Read!)
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For those of you looking to go deeper or stay longer (or both!) The Prism 2 is hard to beat. Fully Closed Circuit, no bubbles! This unit allows you to explore pretty much "wherever!". This is for the more advanced diver looking for a new and exciting challenge!
NEXT COURSE START DATE: email Craig for next class start date