Dive centers for users of Submatix rebreathers
The idea behind this network is simple. HIPPOCONSULTING is training more and more rebreather divers, and so we had to find a solution to help everyone to exploit their equipment. Until then, the three or four annual trips were enough, to help these “Rebreather users” to travel and exploit the Submatix, but considering the growing number it is no longer possible.
Hence the idea of creating a worldwide network of centres hosting the Submatix Recyclers of the HIPPOCONSULTING Network. H.S.D.C. was born. The HSDC was founded.
|Arimair||Plougastel (29), France||www.arimair.fr|
|Club sous l’eau||Saint-Raphaël (83), France||www.clubsousleau.com|
|Corsica Diving Center Maeva plongée||Porticcio (2A), France||www.maeva-plongee.com|
|Diving Attitude Egypte||Hurgada, Egypt||www.divingattitude.com|
|Ecole bretonne de plongée technique||Bretagne, France||www.popeye-plongee.com|
|Espace Mer||Giens (83), France||www.espacemer.fr|
|Hippoconsulting||Lorgues (83), France||www.hippoconsulting.com|
|Manta Club||Bandol (83), France||www.manta-club-bandol.com|
|Nomad Océan Aventures||Oman||www.discovernomad.com|
|Plongée Recycleur Var||La Crau (83), France||www.plongee-recycleur-var.fr|
|Polydive||La roche en Brenil (21), France||www.polydive.fr|
|Saint Mandrier Plongée||Saint-Mandrier (83), France||www.saint-mandrier-plongee.com|
|Serial Divers||Saint-Barthélemy, France||www.serialdivers.com|
|Sports Med||La Garde (83), France||www.sportmed.fr|
|Submatix US||Florida (US)||www.submatix.us|
|Tek Dive Experience||Marina Taina Tahiti||www.tekdiveexperience.com|
It is all very well to train divers to use rebreathers and sell them kit. But a study we carried out in 2011 showed that many divers find themselves with little support once they have completed training and returned home.
This goes against our vision. Helping divers use their SUBMATIX rebreathers is crucial for us. Too many divers or instructors look for dive centres where they can practice their passion. A rebreather diver is not simply a Tek and deep water diver. We aim to dispel this myth.
90% of our customers are recreational rebreather divers, photographers, biologists, or simply divers looking to explore peacefully, in the same motion space as recreational open circuit divers. They also like to take their rebreather with them when they travel.
Dive centres are not always aware of this sort of practice, and often refuse these types of customer out of ignorance. As such, we have proposed the HSDC concept to several centres who will welcome you in good conditions.
A “Hippo-Safe-Diver” Dive Card is currently under review in order to recommend rebreather divers to centres within the HSDC (Hippo-Sub-Dive_Center) network, and also in order to provide the training course and number of dive hours completed, and rebreather background.