A) Course: Closed Circuit Rebreather Diver Level I (CCR I). No decompression Air diluent.
B) Course objectives: This course develops in the participant, the required abilities, knowledge and techniques to dive responsibly with the ISC
Pathfinder closed circuit 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 ISC Pathfinder CCR.
C) Pre-requisites: 50 logged dives, Advanced Open Water or equivalent qualification, Nitrox Diver certification and a valid diving medical.
D) Course content/duration: All theoretical and practical aspects of diving with
the ISC Pathfinder CCR as described in the IART-manual. In addition to time spent by the participant reading through the manual, the course duration
is generally 5-7 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 a total of 60 minutes confined water and 300 minutes open water time on the Pathfinder CCR. The instructor : student
ratio is not permitted to exceed 1:2.
E) Training aides: IART CCR manual Level I, air/nitrox dive tables, NOAA exposure tables, flash-cards, personal instructor materials.
F) Mandatory equipment: complete diving equipment suitable to the environment, recommended 7 litre (minimum 3 litre) bail-out cylinder and
regulator with a 2 metre regulator hose, low pressure inflation hose and SPG, slate and pencil, depth gauge and timer or dive computer.
G) Limits: max depth Pool/confined water: 5m. OW dive 1: max. 10m, OW dives 2 + 3: min. 10m – max 20m, OW dive 4 : min. 15m – max. 30m, OW dives 5+6
min. 20m – max 30m CCR dives planned to remain within CCR no decompression limits or no-decompression limits of OC nitrox tables if no CCR
computer is used. No dive may exceed a maximum duration of 2 hours.
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. 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
K) Certification renewal: not required