I have recently returned to the UK after another great visit to Lanzarote and the Rubicon Dive Centre. As part of my trip I completed stage two of my Megaladon rebreather course. For someone approaching their 54th birthday (February 4th if you want to send presents!) and with just over three years dive experience this was quite a step forward.
Right from my first try dive on a rebreather I was hooked and I could see why people say they are the way forward for diving. I did my course with Chris, the Dive Centre owner . Chris’s belief is that you should learn to do it right, be safe and have fun, which is something I also believe as well, and this was emphasised throughout the course. Diving on a rebreather IS different and the buoyancy control takes a little getting used to, but boy is it worth it.
They say ‘converts’ are always the worst but there is no doubt I have been totally converted to closed circuit diving. Everything you have heard about ‘silent diving’ is true. The reason I love diving is the peace and tranquillity that it offers, but you can multiply this tenfold on a rebreather. To this you can add no more dry mouth, no bubbles (so no scared fish), the ability to dive for longer and dive deeper – what more can you ask for!
If you have been thinking about trying out a rebreather, my advice is ‘go for it’ and make your diving even more enjoyable. If you haven’t been thinking about it, then start, you might be pleasantly surprised. If an old bugger like me can do it so can anyone and if you are going to try it then I can 100 per cent recommend the Rubicon Dive Centre.
A (very) satisfied customer