Keep it Simple is the philosophy applied to all products designed and built by KISS Rebreathers. The most reliable machines are those that are straightforward, easy to use, and easy to repair, regardless of what function they are meant to perform. When designing underwater life support equipment, KISS Rebreathers feel that it is especially important to follow this philosophy. With this mind, KISS rebreathers are designed to be durable, yet easy to assemble, dive and learn how to use.

The KISS CLASSIC uses a buffered manual control system. Oxygen is added in two ways. Via the manual add valve and a continuous flow. The continuous flow is set to provide you with just below your actual requirement meaning that you only occasionally need to top-up to maintain setpoint during the dive. There are no complex electronics!

The only electronics is the three Jetsam independent backlit ppO2 displays. Each display has its own housing, battery and sensor, making the system completely redundant. The batteries are user changeable. Each display can be replaced independently and spares are easily affordable.

The IART unit-specific user course, combined with the unit specific IART manual, will prepare you with the knowledge and skills needed to safely dive the KISS CLASSIC CCR within no-decompression limits to a maximum depth of 40m.

Theory Presentation:

  • Includes review of nitrox theory, physics and physiology related to rebreather diving
  • Familiarisation with all rebreather components
  • Dive planning and execution and emergency procedures
  • A written exam concludes the theoretical development.

Practical training:

  • Unit preparation, pre-dive checks
  • Disassembly, cleaning and disinfection
  • Dive planning
  • Dive techniques in confined water followed by open water environments
  • Protocol in emergency situations

KISS CLASSIC CCR Level 1 Standards

  1. Course: Closed Circuit Rebreather Diver level I (CCR I). No decompression dives. Air diluent
  2. Course objectives: This course develops in the participant, the required abilities, knowledge and techniques to dive responsibly with the closed circuit “KISS” rebreathers 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 “KISS” Classic or Sport CCR.
  3. Pre-requisites: 50 logged dives, Advanced Open Water diver or equivalent qualification, Nitrox Diver certification and a valid diving medical.
  4. Course content/duration: All theoretical and practical aspects of diving with the “KISS” CCR as described in the IART-manual. In addition to time spent by the participant reading through the manual, the course duration is generally five 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 6 dives and a minimum of 400 minutes total in-water time. The instructor : student ratio is not permitted to exceed 1:2.
  5. Training aides: IART KISS CCR manual Level I, air/nitrox dive tables, NOAA exposure tables, flash-cards, personal instructor materials.
  6. Mandatory quipment: complete diving equipment suitable to the environment, slate and pencil, bail-out cylinder und regulator with min. 600 litres supply, depth gauge and timer or dive computer.
  7. Training limits: max depth Pool/confined water: 5m. OW dive 1: max. 10m, OW dives 2 – 4: max 20m, OW dives 5 + 6: min. 15m – max. 30m. Nodecompression CCR dives planned to remain within limits of O/C nitrox tables.
  8. Dive skills: all skills contained in the IART CCR Level I manual must be taught and performed according to the required standards.
  9. 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.
  10. Certification: issued by IART HQ
  11. Certification renewal: not required
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