Rebreather Forum 4

The Rebreather Forum 4 is a gathering of diving enthusiasts, experts, and professionals who are interested in rebreathers, a diving apparatus that recycles breathing gas. The next Rebreather Forum 4 (RF4) will be held in Valletta, Malta from April 20-22, 2023. This symposium is a significant event in the diving community. The conference aims to advance and consolidate the diving community’s knowledge of rebreather technology and its use by technical, government and scientific divers, with the goal of improving rebreather diving safety and performance. Organized by Michael Menduno, the event attracts divers, manufacturers, trainers, and regulators from around the world.

RF4 will be divided into several sessions, each focusing on a specific topic related to rebreathers. Some of the sessions will cover safety, training, and diving accidents. The conference will also feature presentations from leading experts in the field, who will discuss the latest technology, research, and development related to rebreathers.

Meet Our Expert – Sean Harrison

Technical Diving International’s Senior Vice President, Sean Harrison, will be presenting. Technical Diving International (TDI) is one of the largest technical organizations in the world.

As a long-time scuba diver and an avid outdoorsman, Sean enjoys a lot of activities nearly all of which involve being outdoors. At the office, Sean deals with almost everything from training, RSTC, Insurance, and everything else that involves company relations with other agencies, manufacturers and the industry as a whole. During most of his off days when not at the beach with his sons, you can find Sean enjoying kayak fishing, canoeing, cycling and walks through local parks introducing his kids to the outdoors and helping them identify the flora and fauna. “I have been fortunate enough to live and travel around the world and one day will be able to take my sons to some exotic destinations.”

Sean is scheduled to present on Closed Circuit Rebreathers (CCR) training on Friday, 21 April.  The complete program is outlined on the Forums website:

Highlights of Rebreather Forum 4

Exhibitions have various manufacturers showcasing their latest rebreather models and accessories. Attendees will have the opportunity to test the latest technology and see how it performs in the water.

Panel discussions and workshops that will allow attendees to discuss the industry’s current challenges and develop solutions for a safer and more sustainable future. Organizers, Sponsors and Presenters hope to create a collaborative environment that encourages knowledge-sharing and innovation.

The program includes 22 hours of scheduled synthesis sessions plus additional events over a three-day period. Optional diving activities will be available before and after the workshop for those interested. Information regarding the conference diving operations can be found on the Forums Website:

Targeted Outcomes

Expected outcomes of RF4 will be consolidation of the industry knowledge base and enhance knowledge transfer. The event also aims to promote best practices within the community.

In Conclusion

RF4 is expected to be a significant event that will bring together the world’s leading experts in rebreather diving. The conference will provide a platform for knowledge-sharing and innovation and is expected to lead to the creation of new safety standards and best practices for rebreather divers worldwide. The success of RF will highlight the importance of collaboration and knowledge-sharing in creating a safer and more sustainable future for rebreather diving.

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