First Rebreather Training Council Meeting Takes Place

The first face-to-face meeting of the newly formed Rebreather Training Council (RTC) took place on May 18 in Miami, Florida during the inaugural TEKDiveUSA 2014 conference.

The members of the RTC are training organisations that offer courses in using rebreathers.

“The RTC aims to promote safety and standardisation in the field of rebreather training, and the group intends to work closely with the Rebreather Education and Safety Association (RESA) to achieve these goals.”

The RTC members include: American Nitrox Divers Inc. (ANDI), Global Underwater Explorers (GUE), International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers (IANTD), International Association of Rebreather Trainers (IART), National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), Professional Scuba Association International (PSAI), RAID, Scuba Schools International (SSI) and Technical Diving International (TDI).


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John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.