Rebreather Diving: become a fish!


Tahiti Private Expeditions offers the opportunity not only to discover the underwater world but to become a part of it!

For the passionate divers who have traveled the world's most exquisite and rare dive spots, or newbies in recreational diving, the latest rebreather technology will provide brand new thrilling sensations. Divers will feel like a fish!

How does it work?

The air breathed is recycled into a system in which CO2 is kept and O2 added.

The pros of the system:

  • No bubbles, no noise like scuba diving. If you stay still, you become invisible to the marine life surrounding you. Fish come closer and in larger numbers. Behaviors rarely seen while scuba become easier to watch: love parades, hunting phases and very close encounters with pelagic life.
  • Whether the dive takes place at 10 or 40 meters (30 or 110 ft), your dive time can be up to 3 hours or allow 3 dives of one hour each without having to refill the rebreather system.
  • Your safety - deco stops will be dramatically decreased. Indeed, rebreather diving involves air enriched in O2 called Nitrox. The main difference with Nitrox used with scuba is that the amount of O2 breathed can be adapted throughout the dive and your depth. These systems are extremely safe to dive with.

  • The gear we have selected and use is not heavier than regular scuba gear. It is a plus for ladies interested in the system as weight is not an issue.

The potential drawbacks:

  • The use of such a system requires a training of a minimum of 6 to 8 dives during the course and a couple of classes to understand the system and how to use it. However, our long time experience has allowed us to develop a way to make training fun while following the rules to learn.

  • Most yachts are not equipped with such specific gear. In such cases, Tahiti Private Expeditions will look after the logistics and provide the rebreathers for a trip anywhere in the world along with sending one of our specialists. We are used to monitoring this extra logistics and make it hassle free for our clients. 
  • We use AP Diving Evolution rebreather units (closed circuits), which have a strong reputation and offer related PADI certifications.

In a nutshell, the first dive will be a brand new experience, nothing like scuba diving. The way of breathing is different to that of scuba but not more difficult. However, after a couple of dives, you will soon realize the high dive potential ahead and incredible forthcoming encounters. You will definitely become addicted to this new dive technology and become a fish among the fish!