An Update: 10 Recommended Practices for Safe CCR Diving in Galapagos

Back in October 2012 I developed a series of blog posts about "10 Recommended Practices for Safe CCR Diving in Galapagos". With our 2013 CCR live-aboard around the corner I would like to revisit these series of posts and share this with our guests. The original post with minor changes to add current links follow:

"Galapagos Rebreathers is a firm that has pioneered in developing rebreather diving in the Galapagos since 2010.  Over almost two years, we have successfully supported over 5 different rebreather friendly live-aboard trips and one major film project with a total of 10 rebreather divers who have performed over 300 hours of completely safe, professionally supported and rebreather supervised diving.

We work in affiliation with the most renowned rebreather diving professionals and instructor trainers in their regions. Before we started this, rebreather travel to this world class destination was nearly impossible. There was also no repository for the lessons learned about the particular conditions that could make diving in such a special destination safer. I’m glad to say this is no longer true.

At this time, Galapagos Rebreathers is the only firm actively offering rebreather support for people who want rebreather travel opportunities to the Galapagos Islands and I am the only active CCR professional in the region. Sharing knowledge about the lessons learned and particularities of diving rebreathers in Galapagos might be counterproductive from a commercial standpoint but is cumbersome in the face of preventing accidents.

For those who know me, you probably know I am someone with a positive and corrective approach. With this in mind, I have developed a series of posts to be published in this blog during the next few days. These posts come from lessons learned either by me and my companions while developing rebreather travel in the destination or from the study of what others have experienced here. 

You are welcome to follow this series of posts by clicking on the links below or by using this tag.

01 - No Solo Diving
02 - Have Off-Board Bailout Gas
03 - Bring a Medical
04 - Bring Experience
05 - Bring Spares
06 - Be Visible
07 - Avoid Fumes
08 - Log your Gas
09 - Mind Vertical Currents
10 - Do OUR Way