A) Course: Closed Circuit Rebreather Diver Level I (CCR I). No decompression dives. Air diluent
B) Course objectives: This course develops in the participant, the required abilities, knowledge and techniques to dive responsibly with the closed circuit LIBERTY
LEVEL I rebreather within sport diving and no-decompression limits. After successful completion of the course the participant is granted the permission to dive with and purchase the LIBERTY LEVEL I.
C) Pre-requisites: 50 logged dives, Open Water, or equivalent qualification, Nitrox Diver certification, entrance test Nitrox and a valid diving medical.
D) Course content/duration: All theoretical and practical aspects of diving with the LIBERTY LEVEL I rebreather as described in the IART manual. In addition to time spent by the participant reading through the manual, the course duration is generally 4 until 5 days. It covers, in addition to extending and deepening the theoretical knowledge of the participant, training in pool/confined water and open water with not less than 7 dives and 420 minutes in-water time on the LIBERTY. The instructor : student ratio is not permitted to exceed 1:2.
E) Training aides: IART CCR manual Level I, and/or manufacturer manual, instructor powerpoint, instructor handbook, air/nitrox dive tables, NOAA exposure tables, flashcards, personal instructor materials.
F) Mandatory equipment: complete diving equipment suitable to the environment, bailout cylinder und regulator with min. 1400 litres supply, slate and pencil, dive computer.
G) Limits: max depth Pool/confined water: 5m. OW dive 1: max. 10m, OW dives 2 – 3 min. 10m – max 20m, OW dives 4 + 5: min. 15m – max. 30m, OW 6 + 7 at the free disposal of the Instructor. No-decompression CCR dives planned to remain within limits of O/C nitrox tables.
H) Dive skills: all skills contained in the IART CCR Level I manual must be taught and performed according to the required standards.
I) Requirements for certification: Following completion of the theory lessons a written
test must be passed with a minimum of 80%. After successful demonstration of all required practical diving skills the certification is documented by the issue of a certificate and a positive identification card (PIC). In accordance with IART quality control, both the participant and instructor must sign the appropriate training protocol. The Instructor must retain this protocol with the student’s other training documents.
J) Certification: issued by IART HQ