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Looking for the following data for a project. If anyone has any actual hard data or links they'd like to share, much appreciated:
Number of CCR's in use globally
Current CCR sales trends globally
Originally Posted by cathal
These data don't exist unfortunately - not in the public domain anyway. Lots of speculation but nothing solid. The hardest data we have are training numbers (new entry level rebreather certs by the 3 biggest agencies) published in the Rebreather Forum 3 Proceedings 2012. The paper is entitled "A tripartisan look at the state of rebreathers: ANDI, IANTD, TDI collective rebreather certification numbers and market analysis". It appears on pages 281 - 286 of the proceedings document.
If you google Rebreather Forum 3 Proceedings you will find a number of places where you can download the document. It is pretty big I think.
If my memory serves me correctly there had been approx. 17,000 new rebreather certs world wide by those 3 agencies at the time of the meeting. That does not, of course, amount to 17,000 active rebreather divers, so straight away you have to start making assumptions. You might also look at Andrew Fock's fatality paper published in DHM. A moderate amount of informed speculation about the numbers you are looking for. I can send you the paper if you can't find it.
Thanks Simon. I'll take a look later on today.
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