The new APD Closed Circuit Rebreathers (CCR) with Vision electronics - the Evolution and Inspiration Vision are every bit as revolutionary as their pioneering predecessor - the Inspiration Classic - building upon its proven qualities and adding a wealth of technological innovation.

Over time the Vision electronics were developed and now the Inspiration is also available as the Inspiration Vision. The existing Classic Inspiration units can be retro-fitted with the Vision package. This upgrade consists of the Vision electronics head on a new Inspiration-size 2.5kg scrubber unit, the Head Up Displays, and wrist display with all the options.

The smaller Evolution was built on the foundations of the Inspiration taking the best of its features into a more compact unit.

The Inspiration offering advantages in scrubber duration and the Evolution offering advantages in size and weight, the choice between the two has now further developed the Evolution+.

The Evolution+ combines the 2 litre cylinders from the Evolution and the larger scrubber as used on the Inspiration, all housed in a case giving the best of both worlds.

This programme covers the requirements to dive the following units fitted with the Vision electronics:

Evolution +

One programme to cover all three units!


Minimum age is 18 years at the start of training.
The Evolution/+ or Inspiration with manual inflation Speciality is minimum 8 hours of underwater training with an Evolution/+ or Inspiration Speciality Instructor.
A certified diver may start from Level 2 with the Evolution/+ or Inspiration Speciality or they could cross over from the Classic Inspiration at any level.
A certified diver on the Evolution/+ or Inspiration is also certified to dive the Classic Inspiration.
Please note divers certified through RAID on the Classic Inspiration are not qualified to dive the Evolution/+ or Inspiration (Vision).


These Standards are forming part of, and are in addition to, the RAID General Diving Standards.


By the end of this unit specific training course you need to own and/or have possession of an Inspiration/Evolution with vision electronics manufactured by AP Diving LTD of England.

Eye Test

You are required to pass the manufacturer's vision eye test, as found in the user manual. Your RAID instructor shall check this with you; by requesting you to read out the test whilst wearing a mask that you intend to wear underwater. (Refer to user manual).

Dive Computer

This Specialty requires your dive computer to have the minimum of the Nitrox version of the manufacturer's decompression software.

The above is subject to RAID General Diving Standards and change without notice.



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