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What is a re-breather?
A re-breather is a type of breathing system that allows the user to breathe in areas devoid of a suitable atmosphere, most often underwater. Instead of a Scuba set up that is open circuit with the exhaled air being pushed into the water, the closed circuit re-breather recycles the exhaled air, removing CO2 allowing the user to carry smaller cylinders. These systems have greatly increased dive times as well as diver mobility. They are widely used in military applications because they don't leave a tell-tale path of bubbles that would blow their cover. For the recreational diver they offer a lightweight set up that can easily be maneuvered through tight spots encountered when cave and wreck diving.

How can I learn how to SCUBA dive?
The best way to learn scuba diving is through PADI, the professional association of dive instructors. These instructors are widely recognized and found around the world. In a short amount of time they can teach the basics of scuba diving in a pool and then open water. The three steps to simple certification can often be completed in a single day making this an easily accomplished activity that can even be done while on vacation. The certification is good anywhere and there is always room for a diver to progress. It is important to learn from trusted, experienced diver because there are many dangers underwater that the beginner is not aware of. Most places will not even rent or fill equipment unless the diver is PADI certified.

How much does SCUBA diving cost?
The most expensive part of Scuba diving is the initial instruction which often costs right around $500 though deals can be found in some areas. The next step is buying the equipment which will cost a diver minimum $600 on up. This is really not that expensive, which is probably one of the reasons that diving is so popular around the world. Once the equipment has been purchase the only expense is getting to the water and filling the cylinder. The cost for filling a tank is under $20. It is highly recommended that quality gear is purchased, this is your life support system.