This is a collection of all videos of seminars and presentations held at Rebreather Forum 3 – RF3.0, May 2012, Orlando Florida.
It’s an invaluable resource for Rebreather Divers, however, Open Circuit Scuba Divers will also find plenty of information relevant to their activities.
Anatomy of a CCR dive
Prof. Simon Mitchell, MD, PhD
Simon is not only a very experienced technical diver himself, but also a practicing anesthesiologist and diving physician, based in Auckland New Zealand.
Diving with Rebreathers
Dr. Richard Pyle
Being a true pioneer of the dive world and one of the first users of modern day CCR, Richard works for the Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawai’i, and the Hawaii Biological Survey.
Failure is not an option
Richie is an experienced technical diver, maritime historian and shipwreck explorer. He has lead expeditions to some of the World’s most famous and dangerous ship wrecks, including the Andrea Doria and HMHS Britannic, and Richie has discovered and filmed the wreckage of the German U-Boat U-869.
The five Golden Rules
Having recently been named a ‘Living Legend’ by Sport Diver Magazine, Jill is an award-winning filmmaker and an industry pioneer in the use of closed-circuit rebreathers.
Getting closer to the Action
Evan is one of the World’s leading underwater specialists in HD camera work and can be considered the industry expert in filming 3D underwater. He has been filming the History Channel’s underwater adventure series, Deep Sea Detectives, is working with the Emmy award winning Lonewolf Documentary Group, and more recently got involved with Woods Hole Oceanographic.
Computers for Rebreather Diving
Bruce is president of Shearwater Research Inc., the maker of the famous Shearwater Predator technical dive computer.
CCR Medicine and Physiology
Thermal Physiology and Protection
Dr. Neil W. Pollock, PhD
Neal is a Research Director at DAN and a Research Associate in the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.
Recreational Scuba Diving Fatalities by the Numbers
Dr. Petar Denoble, MD, D.Sc
Petar studied medicine at Zagreb University Medical School. He became the Diving Medical Officer in the former Yugoslavian Navy in 1978, where he completed a residency in Naval and Diving Medicine. From 1982 to 1991 he was a diving medicine specialist and researcher at the Naval Medical Institute in Split, Croatia. Petar now works as Senior Research Director for DAN.
Open-Circuit Diver Fatalities
Dan is the President of Divers Alert Network – DAN. Before entering that role, he was the Associate Diving Officer at Florida State University and Director of Diver Training Programs at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
Physiology of Rebreather Diving
Prof. Simon Mitchell, MD, PhD
Lessons learned from Rebreather Forum 2
Michael is not only a famous author in the World of diving, it was also him who invented the term “technical diving” back in 1991. He has since published numerous publications and was involved in organising many major industry key events.
Rebreather Education & Safety Association Mission
The Scientific Diving Community
Christian M. McDonald
Christian manages the Scientific Diving Safety Officer at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the oldest and one of the largest and most active scientific diving programs in the United States. He is also Chair of the US Antarctic Programs Diving Control Board and is the former president of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences.
Mark is Vice President of training and customer services at PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is an active technical diver himself and was involved in developing of all of the PADI courses utilizing mixed gas procedures.
Cinematography and the Use of Closed Circuit Rebreathers
Rebreather Use in Technical Diving
Phil is a famous UK technical diving instructor.
Lamar is the owner of US-based technical dive gear manufacturer Dive Rite. He is a living legend amongst cave divers and has been exploring cave systems all around the World. He developed the O2ptima CCR and published extensively on CCR bailout procedures and other protocols for CCR cave diving.
Design & Testing
O2 Sensor Technology for Rebreathers
Dr. Arne Sieber
Arne is an Austrian biomedical engineer and researcher working on advanced diving systems. He is an expert in medical sensor technology and their application in CCRs.
Knowing Your Limits: CO2 Sensor Technology
Kevin was the first Technical Diving instructor outside the USA. He comes from a background in engineering and has developed several ground breaking products for the diving industry from trimix computers to rebreathers.
Pre-Market Testing of Diving Rebreathers
Gavin Anthony, BSc, MSc, CChem, CSci, FRSC is the Technical Manager of Maritime Life Support at QinetiQ, England. He is a technical expert in diving technology, systems, safety and operations and has been diving for over 40 years.
Pre-Market Testing, Dive Lab
Mike was a US Navy saturation diver back in the 70′s. In the Navy he served as a crew member on three submarines and as a diver on two submarine rescue vessels. After he finished his military career, he worked for Kirby Morgan Diving Systems and Dive Lab Inc. where he conducts all CE testing. Mike has written many military and commercial training and technical manuals.
Oskar is a Scientist at the Department of Environmental Physiology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Previously he was employed as a scientist at the Department of Naval Medicine at the Swedish Defence Research Institute. He holds an MSc in engineering from Chalmers Technical University in Gothenburg, Sweden, and has been a military diver in the Swedish Navy.
NEDU Accident Investigations
Vince is Principle Investigator for Life Support Systems at the US Navy Experimental Diving Unit.
Semiclosed Rebreathers – The Light Side, the Dark Side
Dr. John R. Clarke
John R. Clarke, Ph.D., has been the Scientific Director of the Navy Experimental Diving Unit since 1991.
Jill Heinerth & Terrence Tysall
Terrence looks back at over 38 years of diving experience. He is a military diver and was deployed to Iraq serving with the Army National Guard and since retuning, has served as the first Executive Officer of the 627th Heavy Dive Team and later as a Captain and Commander. Other than that he is an expert consultant for companies specialising in underwater technologies.
Discussion and Consenus
Dr. Simon Mitchell