Prism 2 Rebreather Preparation Class
Hollis Prism 2 Rebreather preparation class is designed to help divers from any agency prepare for their time in the water with a certified Prism 2 Rebreather Instructor.
Introduction to the Prism 2 CCR
Academic Prep - 1
1. Academic PrepAn introduction to the course including Prerequisites, Required Documents, Required Equipment, Course Content and Certification Limitations.
Technology - 2
1. TechnologyJill explains and compares the different types of dive systems, describing how to select the right tool for the right dive.
History - 3
1. HistoryAn overview of rebreather history from the 1700's through today with an emphasis on the greatest impact areas of undersea construction and military applications.
Physics - 4
1. PhysicsThe math and science of using a rebreather. In this chapter Jill provides an overview and explanation of the physics formulas and data most relevant to breathing underwater.
The Basics -5
1. The BasicsAn overview of rebreather basics including: gas supply, gas control mechanism, counterlung, carbon dioxide removal system and bailout system.
The Prism 2 - Description - 6
1. The Prism 2 - DescriptionWhat's new with the Prism 2, what's included and a complete description of all the components.
Pre-dive - 7
1. Pre-diveChecklists, inspections, repair and maintenance logs and the decision to dive.
Operations - 8
1. OperationsHeads Up Display overview along with a Primary Display Workshop
Mechanics - 9
1. MechanicsThe parts and function of rebreathers. Topics include: cylinder considerations, counterlung, hydrostatic effects, scrubber types and carbon dioxide absorption.
Dive Planning - 10
1. Dive PlanningHow to plan the dive, which gasses to select, set point determination and gas consumption are a few of the topics covered in this chapter.
Procedures - 11
1. ProceduresPrism 2 CCR procedures including discussions about the descents, ascents, buoyancy control, hydrostatic effects, in water verification, loop volume, PO2 monitoring, handset issues and failure modes.
Packing the Scrubber - 12
1. Packing the ScrubberHow to pack the scrubber.
Water Skills , part one - 13
1. Water SkillsWater skills - Gas sharing, hose disconnects and using an SMB
Dive Skills, part two - 14
1. Dive Skills, part two - 14Additional dive skills including: Mask clearing, minimum loop volume, manual pO2 control, manual diluent flush and dynamic p02 control.
Dive Skills, part three - 15
1. Dive Skills, part three - 15A few more dive skills including an assortment of different ascents, removing water from loop, offboard bailout and handset operation.
Dive Skills, part four - 16
Post Dive Operations - 17
1. Post Dive OperationsTesting, Cleaning, Storage and Service
1. Bonus ChapterBetter Buoyancy and Trim.
Jill HeinerthA pioneering underwater explorer and filmmaker, Jill Heinerth has dived deeper into caves than any woman in history. With a collection of magnificent images, from Antarctic iceberg caves to the Floridan Aquifer and subterranean Siberia, Jill shares a glimpse of a breathtaking world few will experience. Recognized as a leading technical diver, she is one of the world’s experts on rebreather technology. An engaging speaker, Jill’s multimedia presentations stir audiences with life’s lessons learned during expeditions above, below and inside the earth.
An award-winning filmmaker, Jill wrote, produced, and appeared in Water’s Journey, the PBS documentary series that takes viewers on travels through the world’s greatest water systems. Hollywood filmmakers, including Lakeshore Productions (The Cave) and James Cameron, have called on her to produce difficult underwater scenes, and international magazines and new media companies look to her to document extreme environments.
Jill Heinerth’s accolades include being named Scuba Diving Magazine’s “Sea Hero of the Year,” a “Living Legend” by Sport Diver Magazine, induction into the exclusive New York Explorer’s Club and the inaugural class of the Women Diver’s Hall of Fame. Jill recently received the Wyland ICON Award, a recognition she shares with several of her childhood heroes including Dr. Robert Ballard, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Rachel Carson and the legendary Captain Jacques Cousteau.
Dozens of stories lauding Jill’s accomplishments, have appeared in National Geographic Magazine, the New York Post, London Telegraph, Wired Magazine, Sport’s Illustrated Women, prominent international diving magazines and a 21-page photo feature in Deep, China’s most prestigious outdoor adventure publication.
Jill is an industry expert in the use of closed-circuit rebreathers. She is frequently called upon by manufacturers and international training agencies to assist in the development of new technologies and training materials. Her RebreatherPro.com blog attracts a large and loyal audience.
Jill Heinerth is in demand as a professional keynote speaker, workshop leader and facilitator at international conferences and corporate gatherings. She is a thought leader and risk assessment expert in the field of exploration and extreme expeditions.
Jill is a regular contributor and video expert for DIVER magazine and her photography and writing have been featured in prominent magazines and major newspapers around the world. She is the author of three books on cave diving and underwater photography.
Born in Canada, Jill lives with her husband Robert, in North Florida, where she starts most days with a refreshing swim in the clear water of her local spring.
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