The acclaimed Rebreather Forum – this time in its fourth edition – is returning in 2023, and will be held in Malta from 20-22 April.
The event, which is sponsored by DAN Europe, DAN, PADI and Heritage Malta, will be held at the old University of Malta campus in Valetta.
The purpose of this scientific and trade-only meeting is to advance the diving community’s state of knowledge regarding rebreather technology and its uses, with the goal of improving rebreather diving safety and performance. Proceedings of the meeting will be published and made publicly available.
While the Rebreather Forum 4 team work on organising the event, they have set up a preliminary website with the basic details and a place for you to express your interest and get on the mailing list for updates. They expect to have registration up and running soon.
And yes, there will be diving – shipwreck diving to be specific, with the help of their colleagues at RAID and Heritage Malta.
RF4 will actually be the fifth such meeting held by the diving industry. The Rebreather Forum and Rebreather Forum 2 were held in 1994 and 1996, when rebreathers were just becoming available to the diving community. Rebreather Forum 3 was held in 2012 and was followed by the Rebreathers and Scientific Diving Workshop in 2015. Proceedings of these meetings are available as downloads on the RF4 site.