Inspiration Vision

The APD INSPIRATION VISON is a fully-closed electronically controlled rebreather operating with a voting logic ppO2 control system and dual controllers. The unit has multiple redundant and manual override systems on board and the integrated VISION decompression software which can be upgraded to a mixed gas version following completion of a Level II or Level II course.

It is available in two versions: 
the XPD with 3 litre inboard cylinders and the EVP with smaller housing and 2 litre cylinders. It is a follow-on development from the established Inspiration Classic and has been successful world-wide since its launch in 2005. Like the Classic, is often used in major diving expeditions effectively.

Options include an OCB integrated bailout, temp-stick scrubber monitor and, most recently a CO2 sensor. It offers sophisticated information to the diver to detect and deal with problems. For this reason a comprehensive, dedicated training is essential.

The IART unit-specific user course, combined with the unit specific IART manual, will prepare you with the knowledge and skills needed to safely dive the INSPIRATION VISION CCR within no-decompression limits to a maximum depth of 40 metres.

Theory Presentation:

  • Includes review of nitrox theory, physics and physiology
  • Familiarisation with all rebreather components
  • Dive planning and execution and emergency procedures
  • A written exam concludes the theoretical development.

Practical training:

  • Unit preparation, pre-dive checks
  • Disassembly, cleaning and disinfection
  • Dive planning
  • Dive techniques in confined water followed by open water environments
  • Protocol in emergency situation

The training reflects the standards required by the manufacturer of the rebreather. IART is authorized by the manufacturer to conduct this training. The course manual is constantly revised and improved in consultation with the manufacturer to reflect new developments resulting from technical improvements or gained through dive experience. You will receive the current edition from your IART AP Inspiration CCR instructor.



  1. Course:
    Closed Circuit Rebreather Diver level I (CCR I). No decompression dives. Air diluent

  2. Course objectives:
    This course develops in the participant, the required abilities, knowledge and techniques to dive responsibly with the closed circuit „Inspiration Vision" rebreather within sport diving and no-decompression limits. After successful completion of the course the participant is granted the permission to dive with and purchase the „Inspiration Vision" CCR.

  3. Pre-requisites:
    50 logged dives, Advanced Open Water or equivalent qualification, Nitrox Diver certification and a valid diving medical.

  4. Course content/duration:
    All theoretical und practical aspects of diving with the APD CCR „Inspiration Vision" as described in the IART-manual. In addition to time spent by the participant reading through the manual, the course duration is generally four-five days. It covers, in addition to extending and deepening the theoretical knowledge of the participant, training in pool/confined water and open water with not less than 300 minutes in-water time on the „Inspiration Vision".
    The instructor : student ratio is not permitted to exceed 1:2.

  5. Training aides:
    IART Inspiration Vision CCR manual Level I, air/nitrox dive tables, NOAA exposure tables, flash-cards, personal instructor materials.

  6. Mandatory equipment:
    complete diving equipment suitable to the environment, bail-out cylinder und regulator with min. 600 litres supply, slate and pencil, depth gauge and timer or dive computer.

  7. Limits:
    max depth Pool/confined water: 5m. OW dive 1: max. 10m,
    OW dives 2 + 3: min. 10m – max 20m,
    OW dives 4 + 5: min. 15m – max. 30m.
    Nodecompression CCR dives planned to remain within limits of O/C nitrox tables.

  8. Dive skills:
    all skills contained in the IART Inspiration Vision CCR Level I manual must be taught and performed according to the required standards.

  9. Requirements for certification:
    Following completion of the theory lessons a written test must be passed. After successful demonstration of all required practical diving skills the certification is documented by the issue of a certificate and a positive identification card (PIC). In accordance with IART quality control, both the participant and instructor must sign the appropriate training protocol. The Instructor must retain this protocol with the student's other training documents.

  10. Certification:
    issued by IART HQ

  11. Certification renewal:
    not required


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