Oahu Rebreathers

Aloha and thank you for your interest in our technical dive services. We are the premier dive center for on Oahu for rebreather support.  Why should you consider us?

  • We are the only dive shop to own boats on three sides of the island to give you a variety of diving options.
  • We have instructors offering Tec40, 60, and 100 on Poseidon Se7en, Hollis Prism 2 and Inspiration units.
  • clean air, oxygen, banked trimix (16/45 and 10/55) or you need a special blend
  • rental rebreather bottles and bailouts with regs, sorb by the pack or keg
  • Guided recreational rebreather dives, from non technical to technical depths.

Want to come dive with us? No need to pay outrageous baggage fees from the airlines, we have everything you need to rent from units, tanks, bailout regulators etc. Does your unit or equipment need repairs or servicing? No worries we have service technicians on staff to quickly repair all major brands regulators and the aforementioned units above.

We also do rebreather only charters for all diving levels to include deep wall drift dives and numerous 60m+ wreck dives.

HONOLULU SCUBA COMPANY SUPPORT FOR REBREATHER AND TECHNICAL DIVERS

Honolulu Scuba Company supports technical diving, especially rebreather diving.  Besides trimix O2 clean blending panel with Masterline booster, we also stock absorbent, rebreather rental bottles, bailout bottles with regs,and O2 sensors. We have technicians on staff for Prism2 and Se7en units.  Complete rental units can be made available in the event of a failure.  Rental units are $100 a day with a 3 day minimum or $500 per week.

WHAT ARE MY REBREATHER DIVING OPTIONS?

Regularly scheduled dive charters

Rebreather divers are welcome on regularly scheduled charters, $99 (see detail elsewhere on this site). However unless arrangements are made in advance for a rebreather specific charter, rebreather divers will need to stick to the open circuit dive plan.  Rebreather divers can book with Island Divers Hawaii, Honolulu Scuba Company, or Oahu Dolphin Divers.  One call can book them all.

Local Community Dives

Our local rebreather community schedules Honu Group dive vessels outside of regularly scheduled dive charters on weekends and weeknights.  These are up to two and a half hours of bottom time.  These evening charters are bare boat, bring 100% of your own equipment and arrange for a dive buddy in advance, there are briefings on board but no guide.  However, these charters are only $40.  You cannot expected anything to be on the boat that you did not bring.  You should consider a tip for the local rebreather dive professional that is donating his/her time to make these charters happen at this price point.

Private Rebreather Charters

For private rebreather charters, the cost is $750.  Arrangements will be need to made well in advance if technical depths are desired, as many or our technical instructors have day jobs.  This is a per charter fee.  Appropriate guide will be provided including in depth pre dive planning assistance.  Option: the buyer of a private charter may open it to local community to offset his/her cost.

Technical Beach Dives

Born for a desire to technical dive in small groups and avoid the cost of charter rental, our instructional staff have blazed the trail on Oahu for technical diving from the beach.  Sites are more limited, but walls from 150ft to 200ft are available, the Friendship wreck at 190ft, and the Coal Barge at 300ft are all obtainable.  Technical shore dive guiding rates are $200.  This is the dive shop and guide fee, consumables are a la carte.  You will need a technical quality scooter, the dive shop does not maintain these, the instructional core does that individually and the cost for their use will be paid directly to them.

TRAINING COURSE COSTS

Technical Diving Courses – PADI Courses

Course Duration Equipment Rental Price Course Price Additional Charges and Requirements
Rebreather Diver – Se7en 3 Days $100 per day – $500 per week $995.00 $500 Boat Charters & Consumables
Advanced Rebreather – Se7en 2 Days $100 per day – $500 per week $500.00 $500 Boat Charters & Consumables, prereq is Rebreather Diver
Tec40 – Se7en P2 & Inspo 5 Days $100 per day – $500 per week $1,500.00 $500 Boat Charters & Consumables
Tec60 – Se7en P2 & Inspo 4 Days $100 per day – $500 per week $1,500.00 $500 Boat Charters & Consumables
Tec100 – Se7en P2 & Inspo 5 Days $100 per day – $500 per week $2,000.00 $500 Boat Charters & Consumables

PADI TEC/REC MINIMUM DIVER QUALIFICATIONS:

Recreational Diver:

By the start of the course, a diver must:

  1. Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
  2. Be certified as a PADI Enriched Air Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
  3. Be at least 18 years old.
  4. Have at last 25 logged dives.

Advanced Recreational Diver:

By the start of the course, a diver must:

  1. Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
  2. Be certified as a PADI Rebreather Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
  3. Be at least 18 years old.
  4. Have at least 30 logged dives.

Prior to certification, a diver must:

  1. Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.

What is the difference between Recreational/Advanced CCR and TEC 40?

PADI Rebreather Diver/Advanced Rebreather Diver: For divers interested in re­breathers for their duration, silence and maximized no stop dive time in open water to 30 meters/100 feet or less (40 meters/130 feet with PADI Deep Diver training). These divers are not interested in TEC diving and don’t see an interest in the immediate future.

Tec 40 CCR Diver: For TEC divers taking up CCR diving, or recreational divers who are entering TEC diving as CCR divers. These are divers clearly interested in using CCR technology for diving deeper than 30 meters/100 feet, decompression and overhead environments. As Tec 40 CCR Divers, the divers will be limited to and qualified for 40 meters/130 feet and very limited decompression (a single stop of no more than ten minutes).

TEC 40:

By the start of the course, a diver must:

  • Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
  • Be certified as a PADI Enriched Air Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
  • Be certified as a PADI Deep Diver or show proof of 10 dives to 30 meters/100 feet.
  • Have logged at least 30 dives, with at least 10 using EANx deeper than 18 meters/60 feet.
  • Be at least 18 years old.

Before Training Dive 5: Certified as a PADI Rescue Diver.

Before certification: 50 logged dives. If the CCR manufacturer specifies a minimum number of dives and/or hours to take a beginning course with its unit, the higher number of dives/hours (the manufacturer’s or those listed here) is required for qualifying to take the Tec 40 CCR Diver course with that unit.

TEC 60:

By the start of the course, a diver must:

  • Be certified as a PADI Tec 40 CCR Diver, or have a qualifying certification from another training organization, with the Type T CCR to be used in the Tec 60 CCR Diver course.
  • Have logged at least 150 dives, with at least 25 dives and 50 hours experience diving the Type T CCR used in the course with an offboard bailout system following Tec 40 CCR Diver principles.
  • At least 10 of the dives must be deeper than 30 meters/100 feet.
  • If the CCR manufacturer specifies a minimum number of dives and/or hours

to enter a course that involves technical decompression diving with trimix diluent to 60 meters/200 feet with its unit, the higher number of dives/hours (the manufacturer’s or those listed here) is required for qualifying to take the Tec 60 CCR Diver course with that unit.

TEC 100:

By the start of the course, a diver must:

  • Be certified as a PADI Tec 60 CCR Diver, or have a qualifying certification from another training organization, with the Type T CCR to be used in the Tec 100 CCR Diver course.
  • Have logged at least 175 dives, with at least 50 dives and 100 hours experience diving the Type T CCR used in the course using offboard bailout systems.
  • At least 25 of these dives must be multi-stop decompression dives deeper than 40 meters/130 feet using trimix or heliox diluent.

If the CCR manufacturer specifies a minimum number of dives and/or hours to enter a course that involves technical decompression diving with trimix diluent to 100 meters/330 feet with its unit, the higher number of dives/hours (the manufacturer’s or those listed here) is required for qualifying to take the Tec 100 CCR Diver course with that unit.

WHAT IS A REBREATHER AND WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DIVING ONE?

PRICES FOR RENTAL AND CONSUMABLES

All rentals and consumables, as well as the service department for rebreathers and rental rebreather units are located at Honolulu Scuba Company at 670 Auahi Street Honolulu HI 96817.  That is in Kaka’ako about 5 minutes outside of Waikiki.

Current Price List is maintained on this website   LINK.