Cedric Verdier

Bailout on a rebreather

Bailing out to Open Circuit is like falling in the snow when you are learning to ski. It’s a solution when facing a problem—not always the most elegant solution, but always the easiest one, and most of the time, the most efficient one. But Open Circuit bail-out is actually much more than simply going off the loop and breathing from another second stage. There are lots of possibilities.

Rebreather for Cave Diving

The use of rebreathers in caves is nothing new. Decades ago, Hans and Lotte Hass used them to venture into marine caves. Profiles like Rob Palmer in the UK, Bill Stone, George Irvine and Jarrod Jablonski in the USA, or Olivier Isler in Europe, are also strongly linked to rebreathers and cave diving.

What to think about before buying a rebreather

One morning, sooner or later, you will wake up with a strange sensation—as if some minor and weird changes happened in your body overnight. You are not turning into another Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, but in the recent weeks you have co me to find your dives to be very noisy with all the bubbles escaping from your regulator starting to get on your nerves.